Provinces of Turkey

Ancient city of Ephesus limits visitor numbers

Turkey's iconic ancient city of Ephesus in the picturesque Aegean region has decided to limit the number of daily visitors due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

A total of 650 people will be allowed to visit the historic site at a time, said Cengiz Topal, director of the Ephesus Museum.

Normally around 10,000 people visit the site daily, he told Anadolu Agency.

Turkey's black community feels right at home

Turkey's little-known black community has been living in the Aegean province of Aydın for the past 200 years.

The people who identify themselves as Afro-Turks migrated from Sudan in search of work, mostly on plantations.

The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a white American police officer, has shocked them like the rest of the world.

Pamukkale, Turkey hopes to host 1 mln tourists in 2020

Pamukkale, a natural landmark tourist attraction in southwestern Turkey hopes to attract some 1 million tourists over
the next six months after normalizing from the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Pamukkale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its mineral-rich thermal waters and white travertine terraces in Turkey's province of Denizli.

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