Yacht crew faces felony arson charges over Hydra wildfire

The Piraeus prosecutor has filed felony arson charges against the captain and 12 crew members of the yacht Persefoni I, from which fireworks allegedly sparked a forest fire on Friday on the island of Hydra. 

The 13 defendants have been granted a continuance to testify before the magistrate next Wednesday. 

Erdoğan set to meet Putin, Biden in back-to-back summits

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to engage in a series of high-stakes diplomatic meetings, starting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and followed by U.S. President Joe Biden during a busy early July itinerary.

Following the conclusion of Eid al-Adha, Erdoğan will embark on official visits to three countries.

Putin hopes to meet Turkish President Erdogan at regional meeting

Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin, quoted by Russian news agencies, said on Tuesday he hoped to meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next month at a regional meeting in Kazakhstan.

"I hope that very soon, on the 3rd or 4th of July, he will be in Astana as far as I know," Putin told visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, referring to the capital of the former Soviet state.

Antalya welcomes record 4 mln tourists in five months

Antalya, one of Türkiye's most popular holiday destinations, welcomed 3.96 million foreign tourists in the first five months of 2024.

The number of foreign tourist arrivals in the January-May period increased by a strong 16.3 percent from a year ago, the Culture and Tourism Ministry said in a statement.

TAV opens new airport terminal in Kazakhstan’s Almaty

TAV Airports, a member of Groupe ADP, has completed a $200 million investment in Kazakhstan's economic and cultural capital Almaty.

The first passengers arrived at the new terminal on June 1 from London, the company said in a statement, adding that the new terminal increases the airport's annual passenger capacity to more than 14 million.