Outdoor recreation

Demand for e-motorcycles increase in Turkey

Electric motorcycles have become the new apple of the eye for Turkish consumers, with some 6,000 e-motorcycle sales in the first four months of this year.

"People turn to e-motorcycles to afford commuting and easily reduce transportation expenses," Remzi Öztürk, the general secretary of Motorcycle Industry Association (MOTED), said.

Demand for camping sites with ‘fair price’ in Istanbul skyrockets

The camping sites in Istanbul, which offer an alternative vacation in tents with "fair prices," have become a new trend in the metropolis, with people flocking to the sites in the districts of Şile, Çatalca and Sarıyer.

"The occupancy rate of the camping sites in Istanbul has reached 80 percent for the Eid holiday next week," Demirören News Agency reported on April 29.

Official dons wingsuit every day to get home

An official working at a cable car facility in Fethiye's Mount Babadağ flies his way to his house in his wingsuit every day after work.

Cengiz Koçak began parachuting in 1991 by jumping off from airplanes when he was a cadet and became a free-type paratrooper while serving as a non-commissioned officer in the Kayseri 1st Commando Brigade.

Some 289 bird species observed in Turkey this year

A total of 289 bird species have been reported in Turkey, according to an official statement on May 13.

This ranks Turkey 31st among 191 countries, said the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks in a statement released on World Migratory Bird Day, observed each year on the second weekend of May.