Rize

Rize’s former storage containers transformed into cozy retreats

In the northern province of Rize, the  traditional Turkish "serender," once used primarily for food storage, is being repurposed into hotel rooms by a local family.

The wooden structures, elevated on four poles and featuring a round base to deter rodents, were symbols of wealth in the past.

‘Mad honey’: Türkiye’s elixir with dark side

Its fans swear it can cure heart palpitations, dodgy stomachs and even impotence. Yet every year hundreds of people end up in hospital after gorging themselves on Türkiye's "mad honey."

But beekeeper Bayram Demirciler is adamant the honey his bees make high in the mountains above the Black Sea "has never caused any problems."

African workers supersede Georgians in tea picking

Workers from African countries, who filled the void to pick tea in the northern province of Rize last year after the border was sealed for Georgian workers due to the coronavirus pandemic, have lent a hand to Turkish tea plantation owners this year too.

Workers from Gambia, Senegal, Sudan and Zambia, residing in Turkey with work permits, flocked to Rize to pick tea.

Erdoğan's lawyers file complaints over CHP leader's 'political murder' remarks

Lawyers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed a criminal complaint to the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Oct. 18 regarding the allegation of "political murders" by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party executives.

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