Turkish nomads have crisscrossed Anatolia's steppes for thousands of years. But this year, they won't because their 1,000-year-old tradition was hampered by the coronavirus, which has ravaged the entire world.
When summer comes to southern Turkey the nomadic Yörük tribe knows it is time to pack their tents and embark on the long trek north with their herd of animals.
Some 800 participants from all over the country are expected at the 21st Festival of Masquerade Games in Stara Zagora on March 9, the Municipality said. The organisers expect the arrival of 19 companies, including six of children. Each company will present a custom typical of its hometown before a four-member jury.
From Asia to Europe, Turkey has been the host to many ancient civilizations for thousands of years. With its affluent sources of ancient ruins, Turkey is in the forefront when it comes to historical artifacts. Some of them are not as well-known by tourists as they deserve, like the history’s first love poem and a Viking graffiti in one of the greatest buildings ever built.
An animal lover in İzmir's Ödemiş district has mounted an umbrella on top of a traffic light pole to protect a dove from the heat. Two motherless chicks had been left in the dove's nest for the dove to look after.
Dozens of ancient objects described as “priceless treasures,” including artifacts from the Roman, Greek, Persian and Islamic civilizations, have been seized from smugglers in Istanbul after the police’s latest sting operations. Click through for the story in photos...