Turkey is experiencing the warmest May due to hot weather front from North Africa, causing rising temperatures across the country, according to state meteorology officials.
After the weekend during which the temperatures set all-time record highs for May in Antalya, Muğla, Burdur and Isparta, temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius on May 18 in most cities.
Turkey's president marked the 743rd anniversary of the Turkish language on May 13.
In 1277, Mehmet I of Karaman, a province in central Anatolia, declared Turkish as the official language of the Karamanid dynasty.
"We always defended the interests of our country and the right of the oppressed in Turkish," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Twitter.
As coronavirus lockdowns around the world are easing, the resort town of Kalkan on the Mediterranean coast is drawing the attention of tourists who want to holiday in isolation.
The town of Kalkan in the Mediterranean province of Antalya attracts the attention of those who want to spend an isolated holiday in the midst of nature as it has thousands of villas.
An excavation team in the ancient city of Patara, located in Turkey's Mediterranean coast, unearthed an inscription in an ancient theater.
Located in the Kaş district of southwestern Antalya province, Patara is known as the capital of the ancient Lycian civilization, which consisted of 23 cities in the middle of the first century BC.
While the new coronavirus outbreak, which affects the whole world, continues, the tourism sector is preparing for the post-epidemic period.
Known around the world as a unique destination that offers a combination of fascinating nature and history, the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya is getting ready for the upcoming summer season by taking precautions against the virus.
"The number of visitors and tourism revenue in Turkey decreased during the first quarter because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, officials statistics showed on April 30.
The number of visitors declined 67.83% to 718,097 in March, compared to a year ago, according to Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry.