Fikret Otyam laid to rest after a ceremony

A ceremony was held yesterday at the Ankara Contemporary Arts Center for famous painter, journalist and author Fikret Otyam, who died on Aug. 9 at the age of 89 in the southern province of Antalya. 

The ceremony began with a moment of silence and continued with a speech delivered by Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu. 

Four children drown in four days in southern Turkey

Four children have drowned in hotel pools in southern Turkey over the past four days.

Safa Boutadjine, 7, the daughter of a French family vacationing in a hotel in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, drowned after she entered an adult pool at the hotel located in the Çolakl? neighborhood in Antalya's Manavgat district at around 6 p.m. on Aug. 5.

Bus carrying Russian-speaking tourists rolls over in southern Turkey, at least four dead

At least four people were killed after a bus carrying Russian-speaking tourists rolled over in southern Turkey on Aug. 6.

Do?an News Agency reported that the bus, carrying Russian, Ukrainian, Belarussian and Kazakh tourists, was going from Pamukkale in the province of Denizli to the popular southern resort of Antalya.

Asian tourists taking cultural tours in Antalya, ecological tours in Isparta

Antalya and the nearby provinces of Isparta and Burdur are attracting growing numbers of Korean and other Asian tourists who are looking for a holiday full of culture and adventure With culture on offer in Antalya and outdoor activities available in Isparta and Burdur, tourists from East Asia are increasingly flocking to southern Turkey for holiday opportunities.