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Mayor raises concern over soaring rent prices in Bodrum

The mayor of tourism hotspot Bodrum, located in the southwestern province of Muğla, has raised his concerns against the soaring monthly rental prices, complaining that public employees or workers will run away from the district.
Due to the pandemic, the monthly rent prices rose 10 times in three years, with landlords asking 5,000 Turkish Liras ($548) for a 45-square-meter house.

Famous Turkish actor becomes minimalist, moves to hotel

Defending a minimalist lifestyle, famous Turkish actor Nejat İşler has started living in a hotel room in Istanbul, saying that "life has fit in a backpack."

İşler, who was living in Bodrum, a world-renowned tourism hotspot in the southwestern province of Muğla, for over a decade, noted that he has currently moved to a hotel in Istanbul.

Int’l Bodrum Jazz Festival in September

Organized by the Jazz Association with the support of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, the 5th International Bodrum Jazz Festival will start on Sept. 1.

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At the festival, 10 Turkish liras of each ticket sold will be transferred to a fund created for the compensation of wildfire disasters in order to support the healing of the fire-hit Aegean resort of Bodrum.

TIME selects Bodrum as one of ‘World’s Greatest Places’

The world-renowned news magazine TIME has selected Turkey's prominent tourism hotspot Bodrum as one of the world's 100 greatest places in 2021.

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Choosing only one destination from the country, the magazine called the district of the southwestern province of Muğla the "St. Tropez of Turkey."

Rhodes – The International Jazz Festival returns to the island

For the third year, the island of the Knights will be flooded with jazz tunes, as part of the Rhodes & South Aegean International Jazz Festival, the great celebration that proves that music can only unite people. The initiator of this initiative and artistic director of the festival is Dimitris Vasilakis, an internationally renowned saxophonist, composer and educational researcher.

Traffic deadlock as millions return home from holiday

Millions of people hit the roads across the country on July 24 and 25 to return home from the Aegean and the Mediterranean coasts where they spent a nine-day-long Eid al-Adha holiday.

According to data from the police, some 46 people died and more than 400 were wounded during the long holiday, with eight dead in the traffic accidents over the weekend.

Yachts race for parking spot in tourism hotspot Bodrum

People in droves have thronged to the famous resort town of Bodrum in the southwestern province of Muğla on the Aegean coast during the long Eid al-Adha holiday, causing traffic jams on the roads.

With yacht owners racing for a good spot to anchor their vessels in surrounding bays during their stay, the town's shoreline has become overcrowded as well.

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