Maiden’s Tower to be opened to visitors next March

The Culture and Tourism Ministry is aiming to open the Maiden's Tower, whose restoration works have been going on since September 2021, to visitors by next March, Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy has said.

"We gave the building a tower museum format so that a structure that Istanbulites watch from afar will now become a structure from which they watch Istanbul from the inside," Ersoy said.

Economic model helps limit exchange rate volatility: Nebati

Türkiye's economic model helps limit the effects of the volatility in exchange rate, Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati has said.

The Türkiye Economic Model supports exports by adopting the value-added production approach, he added.

"With this mode, the impacts of exchange rate volatility, which is occasionally experienced, is limited," Nebati wrote on Twitter.

Travis at Zorlu PSM

As part of its 'The Invisible Band In Concert plus The Classic Hits' tour, Brit-rock band Travis will perform at Zorlu PSM on Oct. 19.

The band's latest album in December last year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their album 'The Invisible Band,' featuring new versions of legendary hits such as 'Sing,' 'Side' and 'Flowers in the Window.'

ISTANBUL, Zorlu Center PSM,

Day 191 of the Invasion of Ukraine: IAEA wants to establish Permanent Presence at Zaporizhzhia NPP

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

The Bosphorus is closed because a cargo ship with Ukrainian grain got stuck

The Bosphorus Strait is closed to vessels in both directions because of a stuck cargo ship carrying grain from Ukraine to Italy. This was announced by the Turkish Coast Guard Directorate.

Orient Express in Istanbul after three-year hiatus

Europe's first cross-continental train, the Orient Express shuttling between Paris and Istanbul has arrived in Türkiye after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The train departing from Paris visited Budapest, Bucharest, Varna and the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne before arriving in Istanbul.