Feridun Altaş is on a trail to find the family of a French mountaineer who died while climbing the Kaçkar Mountains in the Black Sea region 32 years ago.
Altaş, a resident of the Çamlıhemşin district of Rize province, believes bones that he buried in 2000 belong to Philippe Tardieu, whose whereabouts remained unknown for many years after he disappeared.
Officials in Turkey's Black Sea province of Rize have identified 11 new spots that will serve as alternatives to the popular Ayder Plateau in the face of strong demand from local and foreign tourists. Click through for the story in photos...
An urban transformation process, run by the state-owned Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ), will begin in the idyllic Ayder Plateau located in the Çamlıhemşin district of the Black Sea province of Rize by the end of this year, the local governor has announced.