Tea: Turkey’s favourite beverage came to Anatolia just 140 years ago

The Ottomans were introduced to tea, the most important beverage in Turkish daily life, about 140 years ago. During the reign of Abdülhamid II,...

Istanbul festival attracts youth with music, sports and more

The second Istanbul Youth Festival, the largest event of its kind in Turkey, started yesterday in a venue offering concerts, sports events, exhibitions, games...

Turkey’s Eastern Express puts romance back on track

Until a few years ago taking the 24-hour train ride for a 1,365 km (850 mile) trip - instead of a plane journey of...

Turkey’s southeastern city Diyarbakır awarded Oscar of tourism sector

La Pomme d'Or or The Golden Apple, regarded as the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers' (FIJET) equivalent of the Oscars in tourism...

Swedish meatballs originally Turkish dish: Swedish government

The Swedish meatball dish is originally based on a Turkish recipe, the Swedish government wrote on its official Twitter account on April 29. “Swedish meatballs...

Visual feast of common poppies in Sanliurfa

Common poppies, which grow in many regions in spring, are mentioned in poems, legends, and folk songs and present a visual feast in the...

Turkish archeologists identify earliest-known images of Turks in ancient Persias Persepolis

What could be the earliest-known images of Turks, engraved some 2,600 years ago, have been identified in the ancient Persian palace of Apadana in...

3 cuddly bear cubs taken under protection after their mothers die

Three bear cubs from northern Turkey's Rize and Artvin provinces have been taken under protection after their mothers died. The cuddly bear cubs were found...

Town divided by the Euphrates huge draw for tourists

Located on the shores of the Euphrates, Birecik in southeastern Turkey's Sanliurfa draws numerous tourists thanks to its historical fortress, delicious food, and its...

Adrenalin in nature: Paragliding over Lake Van

Located on the shores of Lake Van, which is famous for its blue waters and beautiful nature, Altinsac and the In bay area in...

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