?I?ll tell you what we have: we have a hotel reservation, that?s for sure,? an Ankara based diplomat told me when I asked about his expectations for the upcoming G-20 summit.
His answer obviously reflected the uncertainty as to what kind of government would host the G-20 summit scheduled to take place in Antalya on Nov. 15-16.
As the number of tourists visiting Turkey this summer has seen a sharp drop, Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Çetin Osman Budak has filed a written question to Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu about whether the decrease is due to political and security concerns, and enquiring whether measures will be taken to support the sector amid the drop.
One of the missions of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is to ensure that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable. Biodiversity research that the WWF conducted in Turkey in 2002 in Antalya-Patara revealed that the Ka? district on the Mediterranean has special significance.
Antalya?s ancient Aspendos Theater will host four events in September and October. But civil engineers are worried about a sound system that may damage the theater The ancient theater of Aspendos, which was closed to art events in 2008 to prevent damage, was recently reopened after a restoration process.
The Antalya Piano Festival and the Golden Orange Film Festival will be organized back-to-back this year with a decision by the municipality The Antalya Metropolitan Municipality has combined this year's two big artistic organizations back-to-back. The 16th International Piano Festival, which had usually been held in November in previous years, will be held in October.
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 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.
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.