Seb-i Arus ceremonies, cycling tours invite everyone to Konya

This year celebrations for for Seb-i Arus, the night Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi died, will be held on Dec. 17. Sema rites and ceremonies for...

No more free plastic bags as new law comes into force

A new environmental law that came into force Monday makes the sale of plastic bags mandatory instead of free handouts and orders businesses to...

Reverse vending machines to boost recycling in malls across Turkey by 2021

Reverse vending machines will be put in shopping malls across Turkey by 2021 in order to facilitate more recycling, the head of Turkey's Chamber...

Water orchids invade Orontes River in southern Turkey, alarming locals

Locals in southern Turkey's Antakya are alarmed by water orchids invading the Orontes River, which crosses through the city, and are asking authorities to...

Cameras reveal three trees bears rub against in Turkey’s Kars

Bears in the eastern province of Kars’ Sarikamis forests have their favorite trees to scratch their itches on, motion-triggered cameras installed by the KuzeyDoga...

Vandals destroy history in Phrygian Valley

The Phrygian Valley, located within the borders of the Aegean provinces of Kütahya and Afyonkarahisar and the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir, has suffered...

Tis the season to be jolly: Christmas events all over Turkey

While Christmas is certainly not a holiday celebrated predominantly in Turkey, you might be surprised at all of the many ways the country's expat...

Strong winds send temperatures plunging in NW Turkey, disrupting sea traffic

Strong northeasterly winds sent temperatures down by 4 to 6 degrees Celsius Thursday in northwestern Turkey, bringing strong rainfall and disrupting sea traffic in...

Turkey adopts plain packaging law in fight against smoking

A new law on plain packaging for tobacco products formally came into force yesterday, six years after the country launched an all-out war against...

Cat without forelegs happy in her home

Osman Kaplan, an animal lover who adopted a kitten without forelegs after finding her on a street, has been designing many tools to make...

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