Antalya

Trabzonspor beats Fenerbahçe, reaches Turkish Cup final

Trabzonspor beats Fenerbahçe 3-1 in the Ziraat Turkish Cup semifinal match on June 16 to advance to final. 

Trabzonspor secured the 5-2 aggregate victory, having won the first leg 2-1 at home in March.

The visitors took the lead in the sixth minute at Ülker Stadium, when Norwegian star Alexander Sorloth scored the opener.

Unearthed relic in Patara honors Roman senator

An unearthed inscription in the ancient city of Patara in Turkey's Mediterranean coast, honors the Roman senator Tiberius Claudius Flavianus Titianus Celer.  

Located in the Kaş district of southwestern Antalya province, Patara is known as the capital of the ancient Lycian civilization, which consisted of 23 cities in the middle of the first century BC.

Holiday resort town ‘proud’ for being spotted from space 

The Demre district of the Mediterranean province of Antalya was seen in a photograph taken from space for the first time.

SpaceX's spacecraft Crew Dragon interlocked with the International Space Base 19 hours after its launch into space on May 30.

In the first photo sent from the space base, Kekova, a prominent holiday spot in Demre was also seen.

Underwater photographer sheds light on technological addiction with his work

A Turkish photographer has dived into the Mediterranean Sea to capture pictures depicting what he calls modern day addictions and problems of society, including smartphone addiction that has accelerated recently as people stayed at their homes for over two months as part of sweeping measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

Children trek 4 km in Taurus Mountains every day to pick up signal for online classes

For children living in the remote mountainous areas of the Mediterranean province of Antalya, distance learning introduced in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic could be exhausting.

Some students living in the Taurus Mountains, which spans much of southern Turkey, have to trek to a point where they can pick up signal because they do not have good reception in their villages.

Local man sewing quilts under trees for half century

A man who earns a living by sewing quilts in the Mediterranean province of Antalya has been carrying out his profession for 45 years under redbud trees that have dotted the city for decades.

The 58-year-old Veli Yıldırım, who began working with a needle and thread for the first time at the age of 13, said that almost all his life was spent by sewing quilts.

Caravan tourism gets a boost during pandemic

Vacationers who avoid being in crowded environments due to the coronavirus pandemic are preferring caravanning, an official of the National Camping and Caravanning Federation said on May 28. 

Leyla Özdağ, CEO of Turkey's only authorized caravan tourism federation, spoke to Anadolu Agency about the increasing demand for camping and caravans.

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