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Most expensive airline ticket sold at 33,000 Turkish Liras last year

The most expensive roundtrip and one-way airline tickets for international flights were sold at 33,000 Turkish Liras and 28,000 liras, respectively in 2021, a report has shown.

Air travel gained momentum last year after countries and carriers eased most of COVID-19-related measures, said Turna.com, an online ticket sales company in its 2021 Travel Report.

Rain, strong winds disrupt daily life in Istanbul

Heavy rainfall disrupted daily life in Istanbul with strong winds taking over the Turkish metropolis as the Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS) issued "yellow" and "orange" alerts in 54 more provinces.

Istanbul was battered by downpours after a precipitous weather hailing from the Balkans that loomed over the city.

Rabbi who took shelter in Istanbul mosque returns home

A rabbi who took shelter in a Turkish mosque during a massive snowstorm in Istanbul that ravaged the Turkish metropolis a few days ago has finally arrived in his native Israel.

Israel Elbom, a 62-year-old rabbi and kashrut supervisor who was on a work assignment in Istanbul, was brought to a mosque by security forces after being stranded on a highway for half a day.

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