Human geography

Istanbul named among world’s best cities in 2021

A U.K.-based culture magazine has picked the world's best 37 cities, ranking Turkey's largest metropolis Istanbul in the list.

Out of the 37 ranked cities chosen by the Time Out magazine, San Francisco made it to the top of the list and was followed by Amsterdam and Manchester, while Istanbul was listed 36th.

Copenhagen, New York and Montreal were also at the top of the list.

Yale’s Frank Snowden on how this pandemic, like others, is changing history

If 2020 had been coronavirus-free, it would have been difficult to envision a Donald Trump defeat or to see the global economy operating under strict statist control fueled by printed money. These are only two developments that are bound to cause a kind of lasting change that has not yet been fully realized.

30 people test positive for Covid at Thessaloniki retirement home

Authorities in Thessaloniki are responding to a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home at the northern port city's Thermi district.

A total of 30 people - 25 residents and 5 members of staff - have so far tested positive for the virus.

All of them are said to be in good health.

Turkey welcomes 11.2 mln foreign tourists in 10 months

Turkey welcomed some 11.2 million foreign visitors during the first 10 months of 2020, the country's Culture and Tourism Ministry said on Nov. 23.

During lockdowns and travel restrictions worldwide due to the pandemic, the number of foreigners visiting the country posted a decline by around 72.5% on a yearly basis, the ministry data showed.

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