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....

Drink at home, Turkish PM tells booze regulation critics

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has advised members of the public upset at draconian new alcohol laws to enjoy their libations in...

Istanbul up to sixth hottest global tourist spot

Istanbul saw the highest increase in visitor numbers in Europe last year. It is expected to host 10.4 million tourists in 2013 and earn...

Istanbul gets its own Disneyland on the Golden Horn

A theme park inspired by the world-famous Disneyland opens its doors in Istanbul. The project, located on 600,000 square meters of...

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