Two Turkish towns included in best tourism village list

Two settlements in Turkey have been included in the U.N.'s Best Tourism Villages list, the U.N. World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO) have said.

Mustafapaşa, a town in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, and Taraklı, a small district in the northwestern province of Sakarya, are among the "best examples of villages embracing tourism to provide opportunity," the U.N. body said.

Turkey’s exports break new record last month

Turkey's exports rose 33.4 percent to $21.5 billion in November, Trade Minister Mehmet Muş said at a news conference organized to announce the preliminary foreign trade figures in Ankara on Dec. 2. 

Turkish exports hit $221 billion in the last 12 months, while the figure reached $203.1 billion in the first 11 months of this year, he added.