Historical geography

Atatürk Mansion in Turkey’s northeast to be restored once more

The exterior plaster of the Atatürk Mansion in the northeastern province of Trabzon has been cracked, the paint on the walls swelled, and the marbles darkened despite extensive restoration conducted seven years ago.

The mansion will be refurbished with a restoration project prepared by a commission and approved by the Cultural Heritage Preservation Regional Board.

Environmentalist artist’s house ‘suspiciously’ burned to ashes

The house of a prominent environmentalist who creates awareness about nature with her critical paintings has been burned down in the Black Sea province of Trabzon just hours before she attended a press conference against cultural fishing, bringing the possibility of attempted arson in mind.

House sales to foreigners surge by over 25 pct in Sept

Property sales to foreigners in Turkey rose by 25.8 percent annually in September, the country's statistical authority announced on Oct. 13.

Foreigners bought 6,630 properties during the month, according to a statement by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

Among all house sales, 4.5 percent were made to foreigners.