Census taking and tax collection in the Ottoman Empire

Turkey's census results were announced last week, showing that the population now exceeds 80 million and Istanbul's is over 15 million. The Turkish Statistical...

Bodrums 600-year-old Sandıma village abandoned to meet its fate

A centuries old village in a mountainous area, one kilometer away from the Geris neighborhood in the western town of Bodrum, has become a...

Museums, ancient sites in Turkey start year with record

The number of visitors to museums and ancient sites increased by 57 percent in January this year.  Earnings from museums and ancient sites reached 14.5...

Green ‘cab-bikes’ draw attention in Luleburgaz

Cab-bikes," which have been put to operation by the Luleburgaz Municipality to help decrease the factors of climate change as part of the Grant...

Minaret stands alone on frozen lake in eastern Turkey

Agri's village of Bascavus was submerged once the Yazici Dam started to operate. The entire village became an underwater city and the only visible...

One of the oldest churches in Anatolia found in northern Turkey

Possibly one of the oldest churches in Anatolia was unearthed in the northern Turkish province of Karabuk, a report said Friday. According to Anadolu Agency...

Historical 12,000 year-old inn vandalized in Mugla

The walls of a historical 12,000-year-old inn in the Western Province of Mugla’s Marmaris district have been destroyed with writings, paintings, and engravings. The...

Storm knocks down hundreds of trees in Bolu, northwestern Turkey

Strong winds and a storm, coupled with ever-changing weather conditions, knocked down hundreds of yellow pine trees in Turkey's northwestern Bolu province. Hasan Keskin, head...

Deer meat, steering wheel, bridal gowns among forgotten items at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport

Among the items travelers forgot at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in 2017 were deer meat, a car steering wheel, mold marbles, bridal gowns, bricks and...

Turkish companies brace for Amazon’s arrival

With e-commerce giant Amazon poised to enter the Turkish market, local companies, online retailers, and financiers are bracing for impact, according to a report...

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