Alacati Herb Festival heralds spring

Organized by Izmir's Cesme Municipality, the 10th Alacati Herb Festival will begin today. This year's theme herb is chard. The Aegean cuisine is known for...

Daylight Saving Time (DST) Not Observed in Turkey

Remember in the UK and most of Europe, Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday, 31 March 2019 at 01:00:00. Clocks for example in the...

Kusadasi cruise port in Turkeys Aegean to host 195 cruise ships

With big companies turning their routes to Turkey again, Ege Port in the Kusadasi region of the Aegean province of Aydin, where the highest...

The art of puppetry comes to Izmir

The Izmir International Puppet Days, which started as a small festival in Izmir in 2007, will present 44 different shows from 24 countries to...

Bill paying made easy

You may or may not be aware that at the Foreign Citizens Advice Centre we run a free bill paying service. Whether you are currently...

Ancient harbor bath, imperial salon in Izmir waiting to be rescued

An archeological site consisting of a harbor bath and an imperial salon from Roman times in the Aegean province of Izmir is waiting to...

Ancient theater being unearthed in Izmir

An ancient theater in the Aegean city of Izmir, built when its name was Smyrna during the Hellenistic period and buried under soil 1,500...

Turkish students make feathery friends at school bird sanctuary

Ibrahim Karamanlioglu, the principal of the Nurullah Kocabiyik Primary in Aydin's Didim district, asked students a question four years ago: "If you had an...

Winter arrives this week as temperatures plunge across Turkey

Temperatures across Turkey are expected to plunge this week, including in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, as rainy and windy weather continues across the country. In...

Wendy Coward aka Beatrice James – A Tribute

It was with great sadness to hear today about the passing of Wendy Coward aka Beatrice James who passed away in August. Beatrice James was...

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