Turkey witnessed least precipitation of two decades last year

An annual report released by the State Meteorological Service has showed that the volume of the precipitation across the country between Oct. 1, 2020 and Sept. 30, 2021, has been the least of the last two decades.

"The precipitation decreased by 16 percent compared to rainfalls that occurred a year ago and some 19 percent down from the average of several years," the report said.

Ancient jug returned to Turkey

A golden spouted jug, which dates back to 4,250 years and belongs to the period of Hattians, one of the ancient civilizations of Anatolia, has been returned to Turkey and now adorns the shelves of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara.

A welcoming ceremony was held on Oct. 26 at the museum to mark the return of the ancient work.

Gastronomy tourism festival kicks off in western Turkey

The 3rd Gastro-Afyon Tourism and Flavor Festival to showcase regional delicacies kicked off in Turkey's western Afyonkarahisar province on Oct. 15. 

Afyonkarahisar has been home to many civilizations and has a huge potential for gastronomy tourism, which enabled it to enter UNESCO's Creative Cities Network in 2019.

UNESCO officials, Moldovan team explore gastronomy culture in Turkey’s west

In an effort to promote an exchange of culinary culture between Moldova and Turkey, members of the UNESCO Turkish National Committee and a Moldovan delegation have come to Turkey's southwestern province of Afyonkarahisar to take delight in the region's world-famous gastronomic heritage.