Turkish cuisine exhibition opens at Presidential Complex

First lady Emine Erdoğan has inaugurated an exhibition at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, highlighting Aegean cuisine as part of the third edition of Turkish Cuisine Week festivities.

All 81 provinces of Türkiye, along with its overseas representations, are hosting a week-long series of programs spotlighting the unique dishes and local ingredients of Turkish gastronomy.

At least 8 killed in accident in country’s southeast

A collision between a passenger minibus and a truck has killed at least eight people and injured 11 others in the southeastern province of Gaziantep.

A minibus traveling towards the neighboring city of Hatay on May 6 collided with a concrete mixer truck, local media reported. The vehicle carrying several passengers was crushed by the impact of the accident and tumbled down a slope.

Zeugma Mosaic Museum breaks visitor record

Zeugma Mosaic Museum in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, one of the largest mosaic museums in the world, broke its daily visitor record during the Eid holiday.

Gaziantep Museum Director Özgür Çomak stated that the all-time visitor record across Türkiye was broken on the second day of Eid al-Fitr and said, "We reached a record number with 5,660 people on the second day alone."

UN organizes donation campaign for cultural heritage in quake-zone

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has launched a global donation campaign for the restoration of cultural assets damaged in the Feb. 6 earthquakes.

With a total of 352 out of 8,444 historic buildings in 11 provinces in the earthquake zone damaged or destroyed, the UNDP campaign focuses on buildings such as Hatay Archaeology Museum, Gaziantep Castle and Sarımiye Mosque.