Turkey follow up cigarette ban by prohibiting ‘Nargile’ smoking indoors.

Nargiles, or water pipes, which have seen a recent surge in popularity of late, will no longer be allowed in indoor public establishments...

US, Turkey cooperate to find missing American

Sierra’s husband, Steven, and brother David Jimenez arrived in Istanbul to follow the search. The U.S. embassy and consulate general were working on...

Duchess’ miracle remedy for morning sickness: Bursa figs

The Duchess of Cambridge was hospitalized in December due to the morning sickness she has been suffering from during her pregnancy. ...

Highest in Europe, Turkish pump prices rise further

Turkey's unenviable status as Europe's highest payer for gasoline was further strengthened on Thursday when a new government hike pushed the price of...

Antalya police investigate fake expat marriages

Police in the southern Turkish province of Antalya have formed four investigative teams to find foreigners illegitimately married to Turkish citizens to obtain...

Longer stay permits to woo Arab asset buyers

Arabs are willing to buy residences in Turkey if the residence permit permissions given to foreigners are extended, according to the chairman of...

Young Europeans Travel to Turkey for Spa treatments and pampering

Turkey’s thermal tourism sector is now being promoted abroad with European youth and Arab families as target customers. At the International Luxurious Thermal...

Positive signal from EU in Turkey’s membership talks

Turkish Minister of EU Affairs and chief negotiator Egemen Bağış (R-C), met with European Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Füle recently in Dublin. A...

15,000 animals, mainly from pet shops, abandoned in 2012

Most animals taken to shelters in İstanbul are bought from pet shops and later abandoned. Around 15,000 stray animals, most of which were...

Germans top list of foreign land buyers

Foreigners have bought some 19,000 real estate properties in Turkey after a bill removing the condition of reciprocity in land sales came into...

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