Turkish museums host nearly 9 mln visitors in 2020 despite virus

More than 8.91 million people visited Turkish museums and archaeological sites in 2020, despite the negative effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

The sites have an important role in the context of protecting cultural heritage, transferring it to future generations and generating a collective memory.

Friends make barbeque on boat due to virus restrictions on land

Three friends made barbeques on a boat while cruising on the Seyhan Dam Lake in the southern province of Adana due to the coronavirus measures imposed in the nearby picnic area, disallowing to have barbeques.

According to Demirören News Agency, three friends, whose identities are unknown, came to the picnic area near the Seyhan Dam Lake to make a barbecue.

Photographer raises money for family living in tent

With the efforts of a photographer who started a social media campaign to raise money, a family living in a shabby-looking tent has now found a home in Turkey's southern province of Adana.

After moving to Adana from the southeastern province of Diyarbakır in 2015, a couple, Nevzat Gezici and Gile Gezici, along with their children, started to live in a tent.

Entrepreneurial hackathon to kick off

A hackathon on migration and entrepreneurship, called the "Migathon," is set to kick off on Jan. 8 with the participation of Turks and Syrian asylum seekers.

The event will take place between Jan. 8 and 10. Turks and Syrian asylum seekers residing in Turkey's Istanbul, Şanlıurfa, Adana, Mersin, Bursa, İzmir, Ankara, Konya and Hatay provinces will be able to participate.