Vandals destroy history in Phrygian Valley

The Phrygian Valley, located within the borders of the Aegean provinces of Kütahya and Afyonkarahisar and the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir, has suffered heavy destruction by treasure hunters. Targeting rock tombs, churches and castles in the region, the vandals also destroyed the walls of the rock-hewn Ayazini Church built a millennium ago with dynamite. 

A tasty triangle

Turkey has three new entries in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN): Istanbul as a city of design, Kütahya as a city of crafts and folk art, and finally Hatay (also known as Antioch) as a city of gastronomy.

Soldier kills three others before committing suicide in Turkey's west

A soldier in the Aegean province of Manisa killed three other soldiers before killing himself on June 11, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The soldier, who reportedly suffered a nervous breakdown and was identified only by his initials N.A., opened fire in a gendarmerie station in Manisa's Kula district.

Village women up in arms to stop museum construction in Turkey's Kütahya

Around 300 village woman took up pickaxes, shovels, rakes and axes in order to halt construction of a museum on a pasture in the western Turkish province of Kütahya on June 2, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Women from Kütahya's İnköy neighborhood blocked the Kütahya-Eskişehir highway in protest at the Archeology Museum construction plan.