Seafront houses in İzmir rented for Tarkan concert

A frenzy has sparked following the announcement that Turkish pop icon Tarkan is coming for a concert in the western province of İzmir's Kordon, an iconic seafront promenade, as part of the 100th anniversary of the Liberation of İzmir on Sept. 9, with houses that have balconies being rented for up to $500 a night.

Bulgaria: The Floods Continue, Villages are Separated from the World, People are Being Evacuated

There is no information about dead or injured people in the flood in Bogdan and Karavelovo. Such signals are being received but at the moment they have not been confirmed. This is what Commissioner Nikolay Nikolov, director of the General Directorate of Fire Safety and Protection of the Population, told BNT.

Torrential Rains have Flooded the Sub-Balkan Region, Rivers are Overflowing and Villages are Under Water

A partial state of emergency has been declared in five villages in the Sub-Balkan (Podbalkan) region in Bulgaria, following heavy rains that fell in the area last night. The Sub-Balkan road is closed to traffic due to flooded sections.

Salaries in the Bulgarian Army are increasing between 16 and 25%

Between 16 and 25% salary increases are foreseen in the army. This is what the resigned Defense Minister Dragomir Zakov told BTV.

"I signed the orders to increase the pay in the army before I left for the studio. The largest percentage increase will go to military positions," the minister said and clarified that the 16% increase is for the senior command staff.

Turkish national basketball player weds in Aegean tourism hub

Famous Turkish basketball player Cedi Osman, who plays for NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, has tied the knot with actress Ebru Şahin at a wedding ceremony in the western province of İzmir's coastal district Çeşme.

Some 250 celebrities and family members gathered at the ceremony on July 9.

"We are very excited," said the 27-year-old captain of the Turkish national basketball team.