Millions of people across Turkey on Tuesday mourned the loss of more than 53,000 friends, loved ones and neighbors in the country's catastrophic earthquake a year ago.
To mark what it calls the "Disaster of the Century," the government arranged a series of events to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the disaster in southern Turkey.
Millions of people early Feb. 6 partook in "silent marches," traversing through desolate streets across 11 southern provinces to commemorate the 53,537 lives on the first anniversary of the twin earthquakes.
Participants observed a moment of silence at 4:17 a.m., the haunting moment when the first tremor of 7.7 magnitude struck the cities while millions were asleep.
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have revealed extensive slates of mayoral candidates in a move ahead of the March 31 local elections.
The CHP's announcement, following a party assembly meeting on Jan. 10, presented mayoral candidates for six pivotal metropolitan cities.
Kurtuluş Street (Herod Caddesi) in Antakya in the southern Turkish province of Hatay, a kind of shopping center for the rich in the ancient era known as the "world's first illuminated" street, is set to come back to life nine-meters underground. The first traces of human settlement in Antakya date back to the Paleolithic Age.
A Roman-era mosaic that was unearthed at a construction site in the southern province of Hatay in April will soon be promoted in Paris.
According to a statement made by the municipality, the "skeleton mosaic" will be promoted to the world on Oct. 25 as part of the "Mosaic Road project" by the ONE Association, which aims to promote Anatolian mosaics to the world.