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Kelebek Vadisi, back to basics

Kelebek Vadisi, back to basics

The best way to go to Kelebek Vadisi is by boat. Every day a couple of times the boat from Kelebek Vadisi is waiting for you at the beach of Ölü Deniz. You get on board...

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Sesame Street ın Afghanistan

Sesame Street ın Afghanistan

Children’s favorite Sesame Street came to Afghanistan with a new series featuring familiar characters like Elmo and Big Bird.

Comment(s)12/2/2011

Turkey to renovate bathhouse in Bosnia

Turkey to renovate bathhouse in Bosnia

Turkey prepares to restore Isa Bey Bathhouse (hamam) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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New investments on the way on Ilgaz Mountain

New investments on the way on Ilgaz Mountain

Ilgaz Mountain is aiming to become the country’s No. 1 winter sports center with new investments. The region will have a new chairlift and sports complex

Comment(s)12/2/2011

Historical houses serve as restaurant museum

Historical houses serve as restaurant museum

A newly opened restaurant-museum in the eastern province of Erzurum has gathered 11 historical houses under the same roof, displaying centuries-old household items and drawing great interest from tourists.

Comment(s)12/9/2011

Consulting group picks Vienna as top city to live

Consulting group picks Vienna as top city to live

Vienna has the best living standard in the world and Baghdad the worst, according to a consulting group that annually ranks the globe’s major cities.

Comment(s)11/30/2011

Iran weaves technology into its Persian carpets

Iran weaves technology into its Persian carpets

Persian carpets, worth half a billion dollars in exports, have come under threat in recent years and some are responding by introducing some radical transformations.

Comment(s)12/9/2011

Ani, the city of 40 gates with beautiful views, endless plains, hills and clouds

Ani, the city of 40 gates with beautiful views, endless plains, hills and clouds

Ani, which straddles the border with Armenia, sits in isolation in the eastern Turkish province of Kars. Its ruins are today the only reminder of the hundreds of thousands of people that used to call the site home

Comment(s)11/22/2011

Santa Claus visits Istanbul and celebrates birthday at consulate

Santa Claus visits Istanbul and celebrates birthday at consulate

Sinterklaas, otherwise known as St. Nicholas, lived in Turkey from 270 until 343. He was a respected bishop in Myra, a place near Antalya.

Comment(s)12/6/2011

‘Crazy Turk’ shares his memories in new book

‘Crazy Turk’ shares his memories in new book

Author Özkan Gülkaynak, the ‘Crazy Turk’ who traveled the world by boat, has written a new book about the sea that he describes as the ‘most detailed and broad book on the topic.’

Comment(s)11/23/2011

Diyarbakır aims high in regional fair sector

Diyarbakır aims high in regional fair sector

The southeastern province of Diyarbakır is hosting an increasing number of fairs. Fair organizing company TÜYAP expects the city to become Middle East’s fair center.

Comment(s)12/5/2011

Old graveyard to open to tourism

Old graveyard to open to tourism

A centuries-old graveyard that was used as a barricade for Ottoman soldiers in 1915 and 1916 during the Gallipoli Campaign in the northwestern province of Çanakkale has been restored and will soon open to visitors

Comment(s)11/2/2011

Project to promote Damal dolls

Project to promote Damal dolls

Works have started to promote the Damal dolls unique to the eastern Anatolian province of Ardahan to the wider masses.

Comment(s)12/4/2011

Bagpipe artist nominated for UNESCO

Bagpipe artist nominated for UNESCO

Bagpipe player Bülent Bekar, who produces the musical instrument in his own workshop in the Black Sea province of Rize’s Çamlıhemşin district, has been selected as a candidate for UNESCO’s Living Human Treasures Heritage by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

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