Turkey in spotlight as ‘world’s largest museum’

A new project titled “The World’s Largest Museum: Turkey,” which includes a book, photography exhibition and a documentary film, was launched over the weekend at the Istanbul Archaeology Museums.

The project was initiated jointly by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, the Turkish Travel Agencies Union (TÜRSAB) Museums Initiatives, and the Bilkent Cultural Initiatives.

Countdown begins for Golden Orange Film Festival

The 51st Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will be held between Oct 10 and 18 with a particular focus on films from Spain, the guest country Turkey’s premier film festival will be back for its second half-century in just three months’ time, as the 51st Golden Orange Film Festival brings together stars and top-level cinema in Antalya between Oct. 10 and 18.

Women-only beach to be opened in top Turkish tourism center

The Mediterranean province of Antalya, known as one of Turkey’s top tourism centers, will soon have a women-only beach, Antalya Mayor Menderes Türel has announced.

The Sarısu beach will be turned into a free of charge, women-only beach before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ends on July 27, Türel said during a fast-breaking iftar meal at a municipal nursing home on July 16.

Six-year-old Russian tourist dies in Mediterranean province of Antalya

A 6-year-old Russian boy has drowned in a swimming pool at a holiday resort in the Turkish city of Antalya, where he was staying with his family.

Hotel officers immediately jumped into the pool to rescue Dimitri Samoilenko when they realized he was not able to get out of the water after going down a water slide.