Sakarya

Two Turkish towns included in best tourism village list

Two settlements in Turkey have been included in the U.N.'s Best Tourism Villages list, the U.N. World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO) have said.

Mustafapaşa, a town in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, and Taraklı, a small district in the northwestern province of Sakarya, are among the "best examples of villages embracing tourism to provide opportunity," the U.N. body said.

Master woodworker wants to open museum for his collection

Bekir Başar, a retired woodworker living in the northwestern province of Sakarya, wants the antiques he has collected over the years to be transferred to future generations at a museum.

Having been interested in collecting antique items since his childhood, the 58-year-old Başar started to collect antiques by visiting vintage dealers, scrap dealers and flea markets all over Turkey.

Police identify beheaded woman from serial number on breast implants

Turkish police have identified an Iranian woman in the northwestern province of Sakarya who has been beheaded from the serial number of the silicon breast implants she had.

Authorities are not disclosing the identity of the murdered woman and her companion as the investigation is ongoing.

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