How and where to celebrate Easter in Turkey

Easter, one of the most important holidays in the Christian world, is this Sunday, April 21 and while this holiday is not celebrated widely...

Turkeys oldest tortoise turns 99

Known as Turkey’s oldest turtle, Tuki, which lives in the Faruk Yalcin Zoo in the northwestern province of Kocaeli’s Darıca district, has turned 99. Organized...

Turkish shepherds fight ‘Siberian’ cold to tend flocks

Ahough spring is dawning elsewhere in Turkey, shepherds in a region known as the "Siberia of the Mediterranean" continue to struggle to keep their...

Didim Vegfest will teach you to go green

As Turkey's first vegan festival, Didim Vegfest is set to start on April 19 right next to the remains of the Temple of Apollo. Throughout...

Lost and found: Officials seek owners of abandoned vehicles at Istanbuls closed airport

Officials at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, which was closed to commercial flights earlier in April, are looking for the owners of several vehicles who abandoned...

2,200-year-old amphitheater in ancient city of Stratonikeia to be restored to former glory in...

A 2,200-year-old amphitheater in one of the largest ancient marble cities in the world, Stratonikeia, located in nowadays Mugla in Turkey's southwest, will be...

Turkish woman professor among scientists who revealed first photo of black hole

Turkish professor Feryal Ozel is one of the members of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration which on April 10 announced a milestone in...

Baby bliss: Celebrating birth in Turkey

Celebrating the birth of a baby is common practice in every culture but the Turks take it to the next level with the love...

Sweet and fun: Izmir chocolate festival returns

Turkey's western city of Izmir invites chocolate lovers from all over the world to enjoy a weekend of sweets, live performances, workshops and most...

Lake Meke: An 8,000-year-old natural beauty

Nicknamed the "amulet of the world," Lake Meke in Konya's Karapinar district lures tourists with its interesting and mesmerizing views. In winter and spring,...

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