state-run Anadolu Agency

Turkey witnessed least precipitation of two decades last year

An annual report released by the State Meteorological Service has showed that the volume of the precipitation across the country between Oct. 1, 2020 and Sept. 30, 2021, has been the least of the last two decades.

"The precipitation decreased by 16 percent compared to rainfalls that occurred a year ago and some 19 percent down from the average of several years," the report said.

Iconic movie theater Alkazar reopens

The Alkazar Movie Theater, one of Beyoğlu's symbolic venues, has reopened its doors with the new name "Hope Alkazar" on the last day of the Beyoğlu Culture Road Festival.

Speaking about the Alkazar Movie Theater and its 100-year-old history at the opening ceremony, Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister Ahmet Misbah Demircan said a very beautiful structure emerged after the restoration.

Photogrammetric map of Iasos made

The ancient city of Iasos, a port city founded by the Argosians in the western province of Muğla's Milas district, impresses visitors as it resembles an open-air museum with its great walls, aqueducts, agora, theater, Roman-era tombstones and fishermen's market.

Archaeological excavations continue in the ancient city, which is located in the Kıyıkışlacık neighborhood.

Ancient shops unearthed in Aizanoi

A bone workshop and an oil lamp shop have been unearthed in the ancient city of Aizanoi, located in the western province of Kütahya.

The excavations in Aizanoi, which is home to the best-preserved Zeus Temple in Anatolia and is also called the "Second Ephesus," have been carried out by the Kütahya Museum Directorate.