Semester break boosts demand for ski resorts

Uludağ, one of Türkiye's important winter tourism centers, has started to receive an influx of tourists as mid-term break started for 20 million students across the country.

Holidaymakers rushed to Uludağ after the first ski resorts opened to the public in the northwestern province of Bursa, indulging in skiing activities all day long despite fog.

Country breaks temperature record as wildfires continue

As extreme temperatures continue to spiral globally, heatwaves and wildfires have wreaked havoc throughout several parts of Türkiye, especially in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir, where mercury has shot up to a whopping 49.5 degrees, breaking the country's all-time heat record, the environment minister has informed.

Rainfall jams Istanbul traffic, density at 71 pct

Due to the heavy rainfall that started in the morning hours of May 17 and accidents that have occurred at some points of the city, traffic was jammed once again in Istanbul.

Citizens leaving their homes to go to work and school were stuck in heavy traffic. The traffic congestion occurred in both directions on Kadıköy D-100 Highway.

4.8 magnitude quake hits northern province

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the southern province of Bolu, while the tremor was also felt in Istanbul, the capital Ankara and the neighboring province of Düzce, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) has announced.

The quake occurred at 1:55 p.m. in the province of Bolu, and its depth was determined as 8.18 kilometers, AFAD said in a statement.