Antalya

Historic theater presents 21st Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival

The opening of the 21st International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival will be held by Giuseppe Verdi’s opera ‘Aida’ on Aug 30 in the historical atmosphere of Antalya’s Aspendos Theater The southern province of Antalya’s historic Aspendos Theater will host the 21st International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival between Aug. 30-Sept. 24.

Women, men swim together to protest Antalya women’s only beach

A group of people, including female and male members of Antalya People’s House (Halkevi), swam together on Aug. 24 to protest the city’s new women’s only beach.

The group gathered at a picnic area next to the Sarısu beach which has been opened with a ceremony by Antalya Municipality after being converted into a free-of-charge, women’s only beach.  

Halkevi to protest Antalya women’s only beach as example of ‘gender apartheid’

Female and male protesters are planning to swim together at Antalya’s Sarısu beach to protest its recent transformation into a women’s only beach.

The beach was converted into a free-of-charge, women’s only beach and opened with a ceremony on Aug. 16 by Antalya Municipality.

Turkey third in world with 397 blue flagged beaches

Turkey has been chosen third in the world in 2014 with its 397 blue-flagged beaches, according to the Chamber of Shipping’s (DTO) İzmir Branch.

In 2012, the number of blue-flagged beaches in Turkey was 355, marinas 19 and yachts 13, while in 2013 the number of blue-flagged beaches numbered 383, marinas 21 and yachts 13.

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