Istanbul Province

Princes’ Islands, Silivri have Istanbul’s cleanest beaches

The Princes' Islands and Silivri, a district along the Maramara Sea, is home to the cleanest beaches in Türkiye's largest metropolitan city of Istanbul, the General Directorate of Public Health has announced.

While some Istanbulites are preferring to enjoy the pleasant waters of Bosphorus to cool off from the scorching heat, others are flocking to the beaches in the city.

Rain batters country, pounds Istanbul hardest

Torrential rains have lashed several parts of Türkiye, with the metropolitan city of Istanbul bearing the brunt the most as its world-famous Grand Bazaar has filled with flood water.

Following the torrential rain warnings issued for 17 provinces, including Istanbul, the expected rain hit the metropolitan city on Aug. 15.

Ottoman and Byzantine-era remains unearthed

During the archaeological excavations in and around the Million Stone, located right next to the Basilica Cistern and is considered the zero point of the world, opposite the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul's Fatih district, the remains of buildings that are believed to be a neighborhood in the Ottoman Empire and walls from the Byzantine era have been unearthed.