Gladiators of Aydin to appear on 3D screens

The Aydın Archeology Museum starts a new project to exhibit ancient gladiator mosaics on screens. Ancient mosaics and excavated blocks from the Orthosia...

Luxury hotel chain sets eyes on Turkey

Luxurious hotel brand Sofitel is keen to develop a hotel in Turkey. “We are passionate about developing a Sofitel Legend or a Sofitel...

Turkish police to test drug use by drivers, notice says

The Security General Directorate is set to start testing drivers’ use of drugs, and drivers under the influence of drugs will be fined...

New legislation and standards to come for ‘Nargile’ pipes

It will now be required to place health warnings on the glass portions of water pipes, regularly referred to as ‘nargile’ in Turkey....

Drink at home, Turkish PM tells booze regulation critics

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has advised members of the public upset at draconian new alcohol laws to enjoy their libations in...

Istanbul up to sixth hottest global tourist spot

Istanbul saw the highest increase in visitor numbers in Europe last year. It is expected to host 10.4 million tourists in 2013 and earn...

Istanbul gets its own Disneyland on the Golden Horn

A theme park inspired by the world-famous Disneyland opens its doors in Istanbul. The project, located on 600,000 square meters of...

Turkish Parliament adopts alcohol restrictions, bans sale between 10 pm and 6 am

Parliament’s General Assembly has adopted a highly controversial alcohol bill proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), tightening restrictions...

This summer to be hottest in 50 years

The General Directorate of Meteorology has forecast that temperatures will be very high this summer, which is expected to be the hottest summer...

Controversial ‘alcohol ban’ bill passes commission

A draft bill restricting the sale and consumption of alcohol has passed from a parliamentary commission after long debates. The Turkish Parliament’s Planning...

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