Ukrainian envoy slams district mayor for playing Soviet song

Ukrainian Ambassador to Ankara Andrii Sybiha has slammed the Mediterranean province of Antalya's Alanya district municipality for playing Katyusha, a patriotic Soviet song, during a roving concert in the town from a bus to mark May 9 Victory Day, when the Soviets defeated Nazi Germany in 1945.

Secluded Kalkan draws attention of local tourists wanting to holiday in isolation

As coronavirus lockdowns around the world are easing, the resort town of Kalkan on the Mediterranean coast is drawing the attention of tourists who want to holiday in isolation.
The town of Kalkan in the Mediterranean province of Antalya attracts the attention of those who want to spend an isolated holiday in the midst of nature as it has thousands of villas.

Inscription unearthed in ancient city of Patara

An excavation team in the ancient city of Patara, located in Turkey's Mediterranean coast, unearthed an inscription in an ancient theater.

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.

Academics spending more than 30 years in ancient excavation area

When the first excavations in the ancient city of Patara began in 1988, archaeologists and academics were using wheelbarrows to carry their digging items and their findings. Now that they found a trove of ancient relics, they say it's time for conservation.

The excavations have so far trained three professors, two associate professors and three doctors in the Harbor Bath excavations.

Locals live isolated amid virus on Turkey’s lake island

Residents of a lake island in Turkey live a mostly isolated live, but most importantly they are corona-free as the world grapples with the novel coronavirus. 

Mada Island is the biggest of 32 islands inside Beyşehir Lake in Isparta and Konya provinces in southwestern Turkey. It is 250 kilometers from Turkey's tourist hub of the province of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast.