Eid holiday boosts tourism activity

The Eid al-Fitr holiday is giving a boost to Türkiye's tourism activity as bookings by holidaymakers rise 40 to 45 percent this year compared with last year.

The Eid marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Eid holiday starts on April 21 and ends on April 23, but families are merging a short school break and Eid to go on a long nine-day vacation.

Turkish scientists work on drug to prevent cancer

In the light of the previous studies of Türkiye's Nobel laureate in chemistry, Aziz Sancar, Turkish scientists have conducted a study that could prevent the development of cancer with drugs.

The absence of the p53 gene, which is called the "guardian angel" against cancer and prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cells, causes 50 percent of all cancers.

Contemporary Istanbul to host leading galleries, artists

The 17th of Contemporary Istanbul will take place between Sept. 17 and 22, featuring 65 leading galleries and art initiatives from 22 countries.

For the second time, Contemporary Istanbul will welcome visitors to Tersane Istanbul, a new venue located in the historical Ottoman-era shipyards on the picturesque shores of the Golden Horn.