Land prices skyrocket in Turkey’s northwest after Bill Gates rumors

Land prices in Turkey's northwest have nearly doubled after rumors that Microsoft founder Bill Gates bought 22,000 acres of agricultural land in the region.

Landowners hoping to cash in on the opportunity are trying to sell their land at exorbitant prices with some listing up to $10,000 per parcel, according to a report

Turkey’s Edirne aims to draw 10 million tourists in 2022

The northwestern province of Edirne, which borders Greece and Bulgaria, expects to host 10 million tourists in 2022.

The Edirne Promoting and Tourism Association (ETTDER), a non-governmental organization established in the province in 1962, has already started preparations to double the number of tourists visiting the province in 2022.

Ancient artifacts throw light on history in northwestern Turkey

Artifacts from the ancient civilizations of Thrace, Persia, Macedonia, Rome and Byzantium, unearthed in northwestern Turkey, are a must-see for museumgoers in the area.

The findings are presented in three of Turkey's provinces in the Thrace region, namely Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdağ, all of which have hosted human civilization since ancient times.

Mahyas to light up Turkish mosques during Ramadan

Only hours before the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, mahyas were hung in significant mosques of Turkey's northwest cities such as Istanbul, Edirne and Bursa, which once served as Ottoman capitals.

Turkey's General Directorate of Foundations continued the hundreds of year old tradition of hanging mahyas to significant mosques this year as well.