The fortunate Islands were a group of legendary islands mentioned by various ancient Greek writers
An academic of a Turkish university has swum for 15 hours in the 34-kilometer Catalina Channel, which stretches between Santa Catalina Island and Los Angeles in the United States.
Raha Akhavan Tabatabaei, an academic from Sabancı University, successfully reached her goal by swimming the track, known as the world's one of the most dangerous open-water swim routes.
Property sales to foreigners in Turkey rose by 25.8 percent annually in September, the country's statistical authority announced on Oct. 13.
Foreigners bought 6,630 properties during the month, according to a statement by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).
Among all house sales, 4.5 percent were made to foreigners.
Squirrels residing in Istanbul's famous Emirgan Woods attract visitors' attention. (AA Photo)
The Kanal Istanbul project has been "debated entirely" but is now at the stage of implementation, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Oct. 8.
Speaking at the 12th Transportation and Communication Week at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Erdoğan said the Bosphorus's inability to carry the increasing freight traffic led them to seek alternatives.