Ski tracks surrounded by Scotch pine forests and natural beauty attract thousands of visitors to the Cıbıltepe Ski Center in the Sarıkamış district of the northeastern province of Kars.
Thousands of people marched on Jan. 7 in the eastern province of Kars to commemorate the tens of thousands of Ottoman soldiers killed in the Sarıkamış operation during the First World War, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Dec. 31 that a surge in demand for seats on the Eastern Express, a train service that links Ankara with the Eastern province of Kars, could mean adding more wagons to the line.
Ayhan Bilgen, a Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker for the eastern province of Kars, was released on Sept. 8, nine months after he was arrested as a part of a terror investigation.
Bilgen was detained early on Jan. 29 in the Esenboğa Airport in Ankara and taken to the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar visited a unit on the border with Syria in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Sept. 1 on the first day of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holiday.
Agriculture and Livestock Minister Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba accompanied Akar during the visit, greeting soldiers on duty at the 8th border command in the town of Birecik in Gaziantep.
We carry the same name: Brigadier Gen. Murat Yetkin used to be the commander of the 9th Commando Brigade in Sarıkamış, in the northeastern border province of Kars, until the military coup attempt of July 15-16, 2016.