Erdo?an orders block of presidential palace rebuilt for concerts: Report

Turkish President Erdo?an has reportedly ordered a block of the new presidential palace be rebuilt so it can host concerts and similar events. Meanwhile, a leading architect in Ankara has claimed the ??The staff of the palace is likely to suffer from sick building syndrome? due to ?dense magnetism.?

Turkish president vows to preserve historical artifacts

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an pledged his support to the preservation of historical artifacts on Jan. 12, vowing to closely follow their restoration and revival both at home and abroad.

The president's remarks came during an opening ceremony for the newly-restored sections of the Topkap? Palace Museum in Istanbul.

World’s first adobe palace comes to light in eastern Turkey

Excavations will start soon in the Aslantepe tumulus, one of the latest 13 places in Turkey that have been included in UNESCO’s world heritage temporary list. Dating back to the 5,000s B.C., the ancient site in the central Anatolian province of Malatya is home to the world’s first adobe palace, which was unearthed in previous years. This year, the goal is to unearth the palace completely.