Transport and Infrastructure Ministry
The Transport and Infrastructure Ministry is leading efforts to safeguard Istanbul's vital structures, including the Bosphorus bridges, in anticipation of a major earthquake along the region's fault line.
Minister Abdulkadir Uraloğlu unveiled a comprehensive evacuation strategy, emphasizing the priority to minimize casualties and ensure the availability of essential resources.
Within the scope of the restoration works of the historical Maiden's Tower, one of the symbolic buildings of Istanbul, the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry has informed that they have surrounded the island where the tower is located with stakes to keep it standing and afloat for thousands of years.
The Transport and Infrastructure Ministry has announced that it has decided to increase the price cap for domestic flights.
Accordingly, the maximum fare for domestic flights soared from a previous 990 Turkish Liras to 1,150 liras.
In July, more than 8 million passengers traveled on domestic routes.
The famous holiday resort town of Kuşadası in the western province of Aydın hosted five cruise ships with 6,700 passengers on board in a single day.
Liners Celestyal Olympia, Star Flyer, MSC Lirica, Viking SKY and Seven Seas Explorer docked at the Ege Port on July 5.
Passengers of the cruise ships visited the ancient city of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary.
At least 37 people have been rescued after a boat carrying 45 migrants capsized southeast of the Greek island of Crete, Turkish authorities said on July 23.
The boat sank at 9.10 p.m. local time (1800GMT) on July 22 in the search and rescue area of Turkey due to severe weather conditions, the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry said in a statement.