Antalya

Turkish farmers continue planting, harvesting as usual

Farmers across Turkey continue works for harvesting and planting while abiding by the measures against the spread of coronavirus and on some occasions with special permissions from local authorities.

Preparations to plant sunflower, corn, beetroot and potato have been completed in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, which is known as the grain silo of the country.

Autistic athlete aims high in upcoming Trisome Games

Şevval Devrim, a young athlete with autism, is working hard, spending hours for training to be ready for the Trisome Games, which is scheduled to take place between Oct. 19 and Oct. 23 in the Mediterranean province of Antalya.

The Trisome Games is a global competition for athletes with Down's Syndrome. Şevval will compete in judo and swimming in the upcoming games.

Project against puffer fish delights local fishermen

Turkey's Agriculture and Forestry Ministry has started a project against the poisonous puffer fish, which started being seen in the country since the 2000's and invaded the Mediterranean coast.

Fishermen will receive five Turkish Liras (80 U.S. cents) from the authorities in exchange for a tail of the puffer fish they caught within the scope of the project.

Ballerinas and singers sport flawless makeup and costumes onstage

Antalya State Opera and Ballet (DOB) artists undergo huge, and dramatic, transformations for every show, sometimes having to apply six hours of makeup for a two-hour show. Their makeup and costumes enthrall the audiences often, as the artists frequently perform characters from different eras, from the 1500's to the present day.

Patara, cradle of civilizations, is declared this year’s tourism site

Following the years of Troy and Göbeklitepe in 2018 and 2019, respectively, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry declared 2020 as the Year of Patara, the ancient city where St. Nicholas was born. Now, the ministry will promote the ancient city in the southern province of Antalya's Kaş District.

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