5.2 earthquake shakes Turkey's Antalya

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck the Demre district of the southern Antalya province in the early hours of Oct. 7, with no casualties or serious material damages reported.

The epicenter of the quake, which took place at 12:27 a.m., was 34.92 kilometers below the Earth?s surface, data from Turkey?s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) showed.

Istanbul, Antalya named in world's top shopping cities in Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015

Istanbul and Antalya have featured in a list of the world?s top shopping destinations for Muslim tourists in a report which provides detailed insights into their spending behavior while travelling. 

The MasterCard-CrescentRating Muslim Shopping Travel Index 2015 (MTSI 2015) has revealed Muslim travelers spent a total of $62 billion globally in shopping and dining. 

Eid holiday heats up Turkey's decelerating tourism sector

After a slow season, Turkey?s tourism sector has recently accelerated, with hotel occupancy rates as high as 90 percent during the Eid al-Ahda (Feast of Sacrifice) holiday. 

During the holiday, over 350,000 local tourists visited the country?s coastline, said Turkey?s Hoteliers Federation (TÜROFED) Osman Ay?k. 

Ottoman ceramics found at Santa Claus site in Antalya

The Santa Claus Museum in Antalya's Demre is one of the most visited places. Recent excavations there have unearthed Ottoman-era ceramics as well as Byzantine era artifacts Ottoman-era ceramics have been discovered during excavations at the Noel Baba (Santa Claus) Museum excavations in the southern province of Antalya's Demre district. 

Antalya Culture Center opens with Picasso, Ara Güler

The southern province of Antalya has a new culture center, recently opened with two exhibitions by two masters, Picasso and Ara Güler The former Antalya Trade and Industrial Chamber (ATSO) building in the center of the southern city has been turned into a culture center. The opening of the Antalya Culture and Arts Center (AKS) was made with original paintings by Picasso on Sept.

VIDEO: 130 Syrian migrants seeking seasonal work found in Aegean woods

A total of 130 migrants of Syrian origin seeking seasonal work in the Seydikemer district of Turkey's Aegean province of Mu?la have been found in the woods and sent to neighboring Antalya province under gendarmerie watch. 

The group arrived at the district with hopes of finding seasonal work in hothouses but decided to return to Antalya as their search did not yield any results. 

Protocol signed to protect caretta carettas in Mediterranean

A protocol has been signed by the Kemer District Municipality and Ulup?nar Environmental Protection, Development and Operation Cooperative to protect, watch and introduce endangered caretta carettas, or loggerhead turtles, in the Kemer district of the Mediterranean resort town of Antalya.