Aegean Region

Top model Campbell holidaying in Bodrum with daughter, friends

World-renowned British top model Naomi Campbell has chosen the Aegean tourism hub Bodrum for summer vacation this year with her two-year-old baby girl.

The 52-year-old Campbell was caught by paparazzi while touring the famous "Cennet Koyu" (Paradise Bay) on a yacht with her friends with whom she rented a secluded villa.

Gate of Hell opens to visitors

The Gate of Hell, (Plutonium), which was unearthed in 2013 by the Italian excavation team in Pamukkale, one of Türkiye's UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites, has been opened to visitors. Plutonium, which is called the "gateway to the land of the dead" in ancient sources, began hosting hundreds of local and foreign tourists on the very first day.

Man graduates from engineering school after 40 years

A man returned to school after 40 years to graduate from engineering school at the age of 63.

Üzeyir Aydın had to drop out of the civil engineering department at a university in the province of Balıkesir that he enrolled in 1978 due to financial problems.

"It was 1983 when I had to stop studying because my family was going through hard times," Aydın recalled.

Passenger traffic at airports rises 94 pct in five months

Turkey's airports served 57 million passengers in January-May, a strong 94.2 percent increase from a year ago.

The international passenger tally rose by 161 percent on an annual basis in the first five months of the year to 28.4 million people, data from the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) showed on June 6.

Rural women’s touch in archaeology

The number of archaeological excavations in the western province of Muğla, which is home to important ruins besides offering sea, sand and sun tourism, increased from 23 last year to 30 this year. While most of the archaeological excavations continue in summer and winter, seabed rescue excavations are also carried out.