Meteor shower in Antalya skies

The last and biggest meteor event of this year, the Geminid meteor shower, occurred in Turkey on Dec 14. This photo shows the visual spectacle over Antalya's ancient Aspendos Theater.

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Guitar fest to open in Antalya

The 4th International Antalya Guitar Festival will run from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12 in Turkey's southern province of Antalya.

 Organized by the Middle East Technical University Alumni Association and the local Muratpa?a Municipality, the festival will be held at the Murat Pa?a Municipality Cultural Center. 

Municipalities clash over dissident performers at Antalya Theater Festival

After the Antalya Municipality refused to provide a stage to the Antalya Theater Festival this year, its Muratpa?a District Municipality has offered to host the festival, which is allegedly under fire from the government over its hosting of actors critical of the Turkish government.

China increases Turkey's "3 i's" for a G-20 more relevant to the developing world

Turkey's G-20 presidency ended with the Antalya Summit last month, and the Chinese year has already begun with the release of the document "China G-20 2016: G-20 Summit 2016, China" that underlines its priorities for 2016. Looking back at the Turkish G-20 priorities document released approximately one year ago, one remembers the three "i's" - inclusiveness, implementation and investment.

Russia approves sanctions against Turkey over downed plane

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Dec. 1 signed a government order approving a raft of sanctions to be imposed on Turkey over the downing of a Russian warplane. 

The order, published on the government's official website, included a list of the agricultural products that Russia will no longer import from Turkey from Jan. 1, 2016, Reuters reported.