Huge fairy chimney in Cappadocia now open to visitors

The Ortahisar Castle, the biggest fairy chimney in the Cappadocia region, is open to visits after nine years and...

Turkish President Gül approves controversial bill restricting alcohol

President Abdullah Gül has approved the controversial bill  restricting the sale and advertising of alcohol. The 15 day limit allocated for the president’s...

Tourism sector criticizes plan to curb alcohol sales

Tourism industry and drinks firms say Turkey’s new code to ban alcohol advertising and restrict sales, which will come into force after the...

Talented vendors show off entrepreneurial skills at protests

Smart monitoring of the needs of the protestors demonstrating against the government's redevelopment project of Gezi Park have opened up windows full of...

Antalya hosts record number of visitors in first 5 months

The Turkish Mediterranean tourism hub of Antalya enjoyed an 11.2 percent increase in the number of tourists between January and May, hosting 2.66...

Largest pilates demonstration in Denizli brings world record

The women broke the world record for the largest pilates demonstration/class, previously held by 862 women in Madrid in 2009. The record was...

Gladiators of Aydin to appear on 3D screens

The Aydın Archeology Museum starts a new project to exhibit ancient gladiator mosaics on screens. Ancient mosaics and excavated blocks from the Orthosia...

Luxury hotel chain sets eyes on Turkey

Luxurious hotel brand Sofitel is keen to develop a hotel in Turkey. “We are passionate about developing a Sofitel Legend or a Sofitel...

Turkish police to test drug use by drivers, notice says

The Security General Directorate is set to start testing drivers’ use of drugs, and drivers under the influence of drugs will be fined...

New legislation and standards to come for ‘Nargile’ pipes

It will now be required to place health warnings on the glass portions of water pipes, regularly referred to as ‘nargile’ in Turkey....

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