Tourism

The best beaches in Turkey

Kabak Beach, Fethiye It is one of The Guardian's Top Ten beaches. When we went it was full of Turkish people enjoying their weekend and a bunch of happy hippies who gave it some real character. It's a surprisingly busy place but plenty of room to absorb the visitors. Warm sea and nice beach - can't wish for more. Mermerli Beach, Antalya In Mermerli Beach, where you will feel the historical...

Istanbul Canal project

Turkey will start a tender for Canal Istanbul, a mega-infrastructure project involving the construction of a 45-kilometer shipping canal in Istanbul parallel to the Bosporus Strait. It is one of Turkey's most strategic mega projects and plans to eliminate the rising risk posed by ships carrying dangerous goods through the Bosporus. The 45km canal, which will be built in the center of the European...

Turkey’s 14-day quarantine for passengers of some countries

Turkey has announced new travel restrictions for passengers entering the country in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a news shared by Turkish Airlines, people from eight countries including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa and Nepal will be quarantined for 14 days in locations determined by the governorships. Passengers from...

Turkey’s heritage added to UNESCO

Two more sites within Turkey have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. The total number of Turkish assets has now reached 85. All 85 sites are from the Gobeklitepe archaeological site in Turkey's southeastern province of Sanliurfa, and the ancient city of Ephesus in western Anatolia. These are the two Turkish towns that most recently entered the UNESCO World Heritage list. Apart...

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