Antalya hotel begins ‘legal’ felling of trees to build golf course after loosening of restrictions

A hotel in the southern tourist hotspot of Antalya has begun cutting a large number of trees to make way for a golf course, after legal changes that no longer require the acquisition of Environmental Assessment Reports (ÇED) for facilities such as malls or golf courses.

Education director decides which songs to be played in shuttle buses

The provincial education director of the Mediterranean city of Antalya, speaking at the Antalya Chamber of School Shuttles, said the following: "Girls will not sit in the front seat of shuttles; they will take the back seats. The ones taking the front seats will absolutely be boys."

Snow snarls traffic across Turkey

Bad weather conditions have hit a number of provinces across Turkey, with many roads blocked by heavy snowfall.

Officials have warned that more snow is to come in six southeastern provinces, including Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa, Mardin, Batman and Siirt, especially in towns at higher altitudes. They warned that citizens should be cautious.

Two killed in Turkish laundry facility explosion

An explosion occurred at a large laundry facility on an industrial site in the southern Turkish province of Antalya on the morning of Nov. 19.
Ambulances were immediately dispatched to the scene. Ahmet Kısa, the president of the provincial fire department, has said the explosion left two people dead and wounded at least 13 others, with three in serious condition.