The epidemiological situation continues to deteriorate in most Balkan countries, forcing some of them to introduce stricter local restrictive measures. At the same time, efforts by the authorities to stimulate vaccination continue, with a third dose of the vaccine already being offered in some countries.
A village in the Marmara region, some 195 kilometers away from Istanbul, has been enthralling visitors with its natural beauties, offering people an alternative holiday destination.
"Kıyıköy is beautiful in every season," said Veli Şen, the provincial cultural and tourism director of the northwestern province of Kırklareli.
Turkey is set to extract petroleum from three newly discovered reserves in the country's southeast and northwest, the energy and natural sources minister said on May 27.
"Following the discovery of 405 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea, we have also found oil in three new onshore wells," Fatih Dönmez tweeted.