Restoration begins in Cappadocia

Restoration efforts in Cappadocia, a pivotal tourism destination in Türkiye, have commenced on four iconic fair chimneys, aiming to preserve these natural wonders for another 5,000 years.

The restoration and conservation efforts are underway with the supervision of the Cappadocia Field Directorate in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir.

Fees to shoot films, ads at Cappadocia soar

In a recent development, Cappadocia, home to fairy chimneys and a tourism hotspot in Central Anatolia, has witnessed a significant surge in the fees for commercial film and video shoots, with a one-day filming rate soaring to 14,270 Turkish Liras ($472) and a one-second advertisement shoot to a whopping 40,773 liras ($1,350).

Cappadocia breaks visitor record

The Cappadocia region has broken the visitor record with nearly 5 million local and foreign tourists in 2023 as one of the top tourism centers in Türkiye.

"There is an increase of approximately 21 percent during 2023 compared to 2022. This figure is the highest number of all time, a record," said Nevşehir Mayor Ali Fidan.

Uber offering hot balloon rides in scenic Cappadocia

Uber has started offering hot balloon rides in touristic Cappadocia, renowned for its natural formations, underground and aboveground cities, as well as its fairy chimneys.

"Starting this week, Uber Balloon will be available in the UNESCO World Heritage Göreme National Park, and riders can book directly in the app via Uber Reserve," the company said in a statement on Oct. 24.

21-year-old national boxer dies in traffic accident


A tragic traffic accident in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri has claimed the life of a 21-year-old national kick boxer, who bagged a gold medal in the European Championship and held several Turkish national titles.

A car carrying Buket Kaya on Oct. 22 at around 11:30 p.m. rear-ended a truck in Kayseri's Melikgazi district.

‘Golden Triangle’ may become new attraction for Chinese tourists

Three Turkish provinces, also known as the "Golden Triangle" of Upper Mesopotamia, may become the new favorite destination of Chinese tourists, according to hoteliers and tour operators.

The southeastern provinces of Diyarbakır, Şanlıurfa and Mardin are home to well-known historical and ancient sites, including the famous Göbeklitepe.