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Full speed ahead on boating vacations

Boating vacations, which in previous years appealed to a narrower audience in the summer season, continue to grow with the effect of daily rental models, thanks to the increasing isolated vacation habits after the pandemic.

This season, the increase in demand from those who want to vacation by renting a boat draws attention. Göcek Gulf has an important place again as the first route.

Abramovich anchors superyachts worth $1.2 bln in Türkiye

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich - sanctioned by the U.K., European Union and Canada - has anchored two more superyachts in Turkish waters, bringing the total count to four.

According to Luxury Launches, a website publishing stories about the world's jet set, the 55-year-old tycoon brought 67-meter-long "Garcon" and 55-meter-long "Halo" to the Aegean coastal district of Göcek.

Jethro Tull in Istanbul

As part of its 'The Prog Years' tour, legendary British rock band Jethro Tull will perform at Zorlu PSM on June 17. Ian Anderson, who serves as the band's songwriter, producer, vocalist, flutist and sometimes guitarist, will be accompanied by Jethro Tull 'The Prog Years' musicians David Goodier, John O'Hara, Joe Parrish, and Scott Hammond during the concert.

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World’s first all-carbon superyacht Khalilah stands off Bodrum

Bodrum, Turkey's tourism hotspot in the Aegean coasts, which has become a destination for million-dollar luxury yachts over the last decade, has welcomed its first superyacht of the year docked in Yalıkavak Marina on the north of the Bodrum Peninsula.

With the Marshall Islands flag on it, "Khalilah," the 48-meter-long superyacht, belongs to Russian oil baron Alexei Golubovich.

Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a family

Japan on Dec. 26 executed a 40-year-old Chinese man convicted of murdering a family of four, in the country's first execution of a foreigner since the disclosure of details on sentences carried out began in 2007, the justice ministry said.

The man, Wei Wei, had committed the murders in mid-2003 with two accomplices who were also Chinese nationals, media reported.

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