110 eco-friendly buses to hit Istanbul’s roads

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) has signed an agreement with Turkish conglomerate Sabancı Holding bus-making unit Temsa Global to buy 110 environment-friendly buses....

So many kinds of tea, so little time

Writer Doris Lessing said that she could not be certain whether she would be alive the next day, but that if...

Ancient city’s covered market opens to tourists in Turkey’s Denizli

Continuing excavations in the ancient city of Tripoli in Denizli have unearthed a rare find, a covered bazaar. The site has already been...

Ephesus popular among tourists again

Izmir, which is home to important ancient sites and museums such as Ephesus, Acropolis and St. John, this year hosted nearly 3...

King’s tomb becoming centre of attraction in western Turkey

The tomb of Karia King Hekatomnas and the Sacred Area, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List and...

A Grand Bazaar replica to open in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is preparing to open its own version of Istanbul’s historical Grand Bazaar. Construction began this week on the Las...

Istanbul welcomes ten millionth tourist this year

A welcoming ceremony took place for the ten millionth tourist in Istanbul. Istanbul welcomed on Friday its ten millionth tourist, a Pakistani family,...

Online shopping expected to more than double to TL 35 billion in 2013

Online shopping expected to more than double to TL 35 billion in 2013 In a parallel trend to the increasing number of smartphones...

Istanbul left suffering from effects of heavy snowfall

The first snow of winter started to fall in Istanbul on the night of December 10th. The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality took tight...

Solution to Istanbul’s parking predicament: Floating car parks

The Istanbul Municipality is preparing to introduce its solution to the quagmire of constantly full multistory car parks, one of the city's ...

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