While Turkey's Mediterranean resorts have just emerged out of a massive wildfire disaster, four tourist sailing boats in Antalya's Alanya district caught fire, in which two of them burned to death.
A fire broke out late Aug. 15. on a boat named Mozi 07 that was anchored in an Alanya fisherman's shelter, spreading to three neighboring vessels.
For the first time in Turkey's local elections, a Russian-born candidate has been nominated independently to run for mayor of the southern province of Antalya's Alanya district.
A mass grave in the Mediterranean resort district of Alanya dating back thousands of years could give new insight into the people of that era, according to Turkish researchers.
Alanya Castle, which was included on the UNESCO Tentative List in 2000, welcomes around 140,000 visitors a month. The castle in the southern province of Antalya's Alanya district was built in the Hellenistic era on an area of 10 hectares and is surrounded with six kilometers of walls. It hosted the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and the Ottoman civilizations for many years.