Antalya

Two storks, surprise guests of Patara

Two storks seen in the ancient city of Patara, the capital of the Lycian Union in the Kaş district of Antalya, in mid-January has excited the excavation team working there. The storks were spotted on the walls of Anatolia's first wireless telegraph station, and after spending some time there, they flew hovering over the ancient city.

Historical ‘button houses’ become centers of tourist attraction

The Sarıhancılar neighborhood in the southern province of Antalya's Akseki district, known for its historical houses called the "button houses," is becoming a tourism hotspot following restoration works by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

"This place is like a movie set with these 'button houses,'" Akseki Mayor İbrahim Özkan told the state-run Anadolu Agency.

Turkish resort town to host world tennis stars

The Antalya Open, the first Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tournament of 2021 to be held in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, will start on Jan. 5 and will continue until Jan. 13.

World No. 10 Matteo Berrettini will lead three top 20 players at the event, one of two tournaments set to take place in week 1 of the 2021 ATP Tour calendar.

Cats, chickens killed with toxic ham in Antalya

Some 17 cats and three chicken were poisoned to death in the southern province of Antalya's Kemer district on Dec. 21, causing fury and unrest among animal lovers who have urged officials to find the ones responsible for the animal killings.

"We want the security forces to find these people who killed them," said Mihrican Honamlı, the head of the Women Platform of Kemer.

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