Turkish defense firms ink $10 billion in deals last year

Turkish defense companies signed agreements worth a total of $10.2 billion abroad last year, Haluk Görgün, the head of the Defense Industry Agency (SSB) has said.

The Turkish defense industry has exported 230 products to 185 countries over the past 10 years, Görgün told a conference organized at the southern province of Antalya.

Heavy rains trigger floods, leaving one dead in Antalya

Heavy downpours overnight in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have led to widespread flooding, resulting in the death of one resident in the Kepez district.

The deluge, intensifying during the night, caused water accumulation on roads, making it challenging for both pedestrians and vehicles to move. Some rural neighborhoods witnessed flooding in homes and businesses.

Rent prices falling in Antalya as Russians leave the city

Rent and home prices in the province of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast, have been declining as many Russians, which constitute the largest group of foreigners living in the city, are relocating to Serbia and Dubai.

Rents and home prices skyrocketed in the city after thousands of Russians and Ukrainians arrived in Antalya after the war broke out between the two countries.

Plane makes emergency landing after lightning strike in Istanbul

A Turkish Airlines (THY) aircraft carrying passengers from Istanbul to the southern province of Antalya has been struck by lightning shortly after takeoff.

After the THY flight for Antalya departed from Istanbul Airport on Jan. 29 at 9:25 a.m., the cabin crew promptly informed the control tower that the aircraft was hit by lightning.