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Historic Turkish bath in Istanbul put up for sale

A historic Turkish bath built in Istanbul in 1562 during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent has been put up for sale for 29 million Turkish Liras ($3.45 million).

The Horhor Bath, which was built by Behruz Ağa, the sultan's private chambermaid, was put up for sale by the shareholder family.

Wales coach Robert Page hints at different 'personnel' for Turkey

Wales coach Robert Page said he could make alterations for his side's second Euro 2020 Group A match against Turkey in Baku.

Page's men, who reached the tournament's semifinals five years ago, opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland on June 12.

"I was pleased with the performance but it doesn't mean it will be the same personnel," he said.

Foundation promotes İznik tiles worldwide

With a mission to promote the traditional art of handmade İznik tiles, which disappeared 400 years ago without a trace, the İznik Foundation has been making efforts to keep the art alive by producing these exceptional pieces of work in its workshop in İznik.

These tiles are produced with original recipes from 600 years ago with traditional production methods.

Reducing gas imports with discovery 'big success' for Turkey: Expert

Any opportunity to reduce import dependence will be considered a big success, and Turkey's latest natural gas discovery cumulating in 540 billion cubic meters of reserves will help, according to Thomas Purdie, a research analyst at Wood Mackenzie.

Erdoğan, Biden to address number of issues

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will discuss all the aspects of the Turkish-American ties with U.S. President Joe Biden in their in-person meeting on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels, specifying the latter's categorization of the 1915 events as genocide and the U.S. exclusion of Turkey from the F-35 fighter project.

Turkey's machinery exports reach $9.2 bln in 5 months

Turkey's machinery exports reached $9.2 billion in the first five months of this year, according to figures released by a sector association on June 13.

The sector's exports increased by 37 percent year-on-year in the January-May period, and 12 percent versus the same period in 2019, the Machinery Exporters' Association said in a press release.

Mitsotakis stresses need for agreement with Turkey to find a way to manage differences

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday in an interview with international news network France 24 stressed the need for an agreement in a common framework with Turkey in order to find a way to manage the differences between the two countries with respect for international law and good neighborly relations.

Satellite-tracked turtle ends up in Tunisia after 300-day journey

A loggerhead sea turtle tracked by satellite ended up in the Northern African country of Tunisia following a nearly 300-day journey across the Mediterranean starting in Turkey, over 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) away, Turkish scientists found.

Turkey rescues 35 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

Turkey rescued 35 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea on June 11 after they were illegally pushed back by Greek authorities into Turkish territorial waters, according to a security source.

Iraqi PM inaugurates Turkish-built hospital

Iraq's prime minister on June 12 inaugurated a training and research hospital built by a Turkish construction company in a city on the Euphrates River.

14 ISIL terror suspects nabbed in Istanbul

At least 14 suspects were detained in Istanbul over their suspected links to the ISIL terror group and conflict zones, a security source said on June 13.

Provincial counter-terrorism units on June 11 simultaneously raided 20 addresses in 13 districts of Istanbul and made the arrests, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Turkey condemns YPG/PKK terror attack on hospital in Afrin

Turkey on June 12 condemned an attack by the terror group YPG/PKK on a hospital in Afrin, northern Syria which killed at least 13 civilian patients and injured dozens.

In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry "strongly" condemned the attack and its perpetrators, including one of the YPG/PKK's other aliases, the so-called SDF.

1,800-year-old statue found in ancient Metropolis

An 1,800-year-old statue of a woman was unearthed in İzmir, Turkish officials announced on June 12.

In a Twitter post, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry's Department of Excavations said the statue was found in the ancient city of Metropolis located in İzmir's Torbalı district.

Turkey lowers coronavirus vaccine eligibility age to 40

Turkey has lowered the vaccine eligibility age to 40, the Turkish health minister announced on June 13.

"If you are 40 or older, you can make an appointment as of this morning. We expect 100% participation," Fahrettin Koca wrote on Twitter.

Koca said earlier that nearly 450,000 coronavirus vaccine doses were administrated on June 12.