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Istanbul’s neighborhood to host int’l festival

Istanbul’s neighborhood to host int’l festival

The 18th International Büyükçekmece Culture and Arts Festival will be held between July 28 and Aug. 5 in Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece neighborhood, featuring art from 64 countries

Comment(s)7/27/2017

Dutch engineer aims high with latest green roof design

Standing between raised beds of plants on top of a former naval hospital, Joris Voeten can look across to the garden, cafe and terrace that decorate the sloping roof of Amsterdam's NEMO science museum.

Comment(s)9/10/2017

Roman Castle to open to tourism

Roman Castle to open to tourism

Restoration works have almost been finished in Gaziantep’s Roman Castle, Rumkale. The historic castle will open to tourism soon

Comment(s)7/27/2017

Hollywood actress Liv Tyler visits ancient city of Ephesus with her family in Turkey’s İzmir

Hollywood actress Liv Tyler visits ancient city of Ephesus with her family in Turkey’s İzmir

Hollywood actress Liv Tyler visited the ancient city of Ephesus in the Aegean province of İzmir with her family on July 15

Comment(s)7/17/2017

State plan for Colosseum gets thumbs-up

State plan for Colosseum gets thumbs-up

Italy’s top administrative court awarded victory to the government in a dispute over the management of the Colosseum amphitheater on July 24, rejecting objections from Rome’s anti-establishment mayor

Comment(s)7/25/2017

Tourists eye Cambodia’s new world heritage site

Tourists eye Cambodia’s new world heritage site

Tourists flocked to Cambodia’s newest world heritage site on the weekend, the 16th and 17th century forest temple of Sambor Prei Kuk after it was recently added to the U.N. cultural organization’s heritage list

Comment(s)7/17/2017

Turkey’s Köprülü Canyon set to welcome 700,000 tourists for rafting

Turkey’s Köprülü Canyon set to welcome 700,000 tourists for rafting

Turkey’s Köprülü Canyon, one of the world’s easiest rafting tracks, is set to welcome nearly 700,000 tourists this year, according to tour organizers in the region

Comment(s)7/25/2017

Historical olive oil factory will be a wellness center

Historical olive oil factory will be a wellness center

A 19th century olive oil and soap factory in the northwestern Turkish resort town of Ayvalık will be restored and converted into a wellness center by the local municipality.

Comment(s)7/16/2017

Cyclists pedaling to Istanbul to promote Hagia Sophia

Cyclists pedaling to Istanbul to promote Hagia Sophia

Some 30 cyclists have been pedaling from the Turkish capital city of Ankara to Istanbul to promote the “Hagia Sophia Exhibition with Documents and Pictures” organized by the Turkish Historical Society (TTK)

Comment(s)7/22/2017

Sunken Mediterranean treasure: A secret for better wine

Sunken Mediterranean treasure: A secret for better wine

Divers scavenging in shipwrecks slumbering at the bottom of the North Sea since World War II were disappointed not to find dazzling troves of gold and jewels

Comment(s)7/12/2017

Historic rock-carved Virgin Mary Monastery awaits tourists in Giresun

Historic rock-carved Virgin Mary Monastery awaits tourists in Giresun

After Sümela, Turkey’s second largest monastery built out of a mountain, the Virgin Mary Monastery in the Black Sea province of Giresun is awaiting local and foreign tourists

Comment(s)7/19/2017

Traditional Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling competition kicks off in northwest Turkey

Traditional Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling competition kicks off in northwest Turkey

The traditional Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling competition, Turkey’s longest running sports event, starts this week for a 656th time in the northwestern province of Edirne

Comment(s)7/12/2017

1,800-year-old Greek Orthodox church faces risk of collapse

1,800-year-old Greek Orthodox church faces risk of collapse

A 1,800-year-old Greek Orthodox Church and its monastery situated on the Kameriye (Kamelya) Island in the Aegean Sea, just off the Aegean province of Muğla’s Marmaris district, is facing risk of collapse despite being a popular spot for tourists

Comment(s)7/18/2017

Turkish writer Metin Hara, supermodel Adriana Lima spotted together in Istanbul

Turkish writer Metin Hara, supermodel Adriana Lima spotted together in Istanbul

Turkish writer Metin Hara has confirmed that he is in a romantic relationship with Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima, best known as a Victoria’s Secret angel

Comment(s)7/11/2017

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