Mediterranean Region, Turkey

Massive forest fire engulfs Mediterranean district

A massive fire erupted in two different locations in the southern province of Antalya's Manavgat district has destroyed dozens of hectares of forest cover and caused the evacuation of five settlements.


The cause of the fires in the Yeniköy and Side neighborhoods of the district is still unknown.

Russian tourists return to Turkish resort after flights resume

The first group of Russian tourists arrived in Turkey's southern province of Antalya, as Moscow resumed full-scale air traffic with Turkey on June 22. 

On April 15, Russia had temporarily suspended regular and charter flights with Turkey due to COVID-19 concerns. After a two-month break, Russian tourists started to come to Turkey again.