Latest News from Turkey

Turkish beach unveils 200 sand sculptures

Turkey's international sand sculpture festival is welcoming visitors for the 14th time in the Mediterranean city of Antalya.

Qatar Airways launches flights to Izmir

Qatar Airways made its first direct flight from the capital Doha to Turkey's Aegean city of Izmir on May 23.       

İş Bank secures over $1 bln syndicated loan

İş Bank, one Turkey's largest private lenders, has said it signed a syndicated loan agreement in the amount of 644.9 million euros (some $ 722 million) and $323.5 million with a maturity of 367 days.

Turkey gives 7/24 language support for medical tourists

With its 28 translators operating in six different languages, the International Patient Assistance Unit (IPAU) of Turkey's Health Ministry looks forward to helping foreign patients.

Security forces seize 1400-year-old book

A religious motivational book believed to have been written 1,400 years ago was seized by security forces in southeastern Turkey on May 23.

Shortage of staff to protect wildlife in Turkey: Official

A senior official at the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry has complained about the shortage of staff protecting the wild animals in Turkey during a presentation to parliament's Animal Rights Research Commission.

Greek buyers at Chinese fair in Turkey

The 2019 China Products Fair kicked off in Istanbul on Thursday, drawing more than 300 superior Chinese suppliers and many traders from Turkey and other countries.

Vezhdi Rashidov: The Place of the St. Stephen Iron Church is in UNESCO

Today the Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Culture and Media Vezhdi Rashidov welcomed the UNESCO Director- General Audrey Azoulay in Sofia. He shared the idea that the Bulgarian St. Stephen's Iron Church in Istanbul should be included in the World Heritage List of the organization.

Bill to protect Cappadocia ratified

Turkish parliament ratified a bill on May 23 that aims to protect Cappadocia, a touristic hub in central Turkey.         

Romanian princess meets Syrians in Turkey

Princess Marie of Romania on May 23 visited Syrians living in Turkey's southeastern provinces bordering Syria.         

Turkey's Erdogan and Trump may meet soon says Turkish official

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump may soon have a face-to-face meeting, either in Turkey or on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan next month, a senior Turkish official said on Wednesday.

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