Antalya

Unique figurines found in Patara

Excavations ongoing in the ancient city of Patara in the southern province of Antalya have revealed two figurines dating back to 3,000 and 7,000 B.C.

According to reports, the stone figurines, which had not been discovered in earlier excavations, reveal the connection between the Bronze Age and Anatolian cultures.

Russian citizen in suspected suicide in Antalya

Yekaterina Shmatova, a 25-year-old Russian citizen, was found dead in the southern Turkish province of Antalya on Aug. 11, in a house where she was staying with her Turkish boyfriend.

Police found the dead body of Shmatova in the bathroom, where she appeared to have hung herself using a scarf.

Her boyfriend, identified only as E.E., called the police after finding the body.

‘Interactive’ nature museum to open in Antalya

Turkey’s first “interactive” nature museum is set to be opened in the southern province of
Antalya, with plants and animals unique to the region introducing to visitors in their own “technologically-enhanced” environment.

The museum will be located in the Termessos National Park with the support of the Mediterranean Development Agency.

Weary Heracles popular in its home after repatriation

The Weary Heracles statue, the top half of a 1,800-year-old Roman sculpture of the mythological hero Heracles that was repatriated to Turkey from the Boston Museum in the United States after 30 years abroad, has now been on display at the Antalya Museum for nearly 1,000 days.
 
The statue has received more than 400,000 visitors during this period.

Tree houses draw tourists to Olimpos

Olimpos is a little known getaway in the southern province of Antalya, full of outside sporting activities and a plethora of wooded area to escape the concrete jungle of daily life Antalya, which hosts more than 12 million tourists every year with its well-known sea, sun and sand, also offers opportunities to those who want to have an alternative holiday.

'Girl with red foulard' and four other Gezi protesters face up to 98 years

Prosecutors in the southern province of Antalya have demanded up to 98 years in prison for five Gezi protesters who participated in demonstrations held after the death of a protester in Hatay last September, while their presented a public transportation card as part of their key evidence.

Earthquake in northern Aegean measured at 6.4 Richter, felt in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria [Update]

An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck off the coast of northern Greece on Saturday and was felt as far as neighboring Turkey and Bulgaria but there were no reports of casualties or serious destruction, police and fire brigade officials said.

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