Provinces of Turkey

Photos of Ottoman Empire’s first radiotelegraph station come to light

Photographs showing the original state of the Radiotelegraph Station, which was built in the ancient city of Patara in 1906 to provide communication between the Derne Port of Libya under the Ottoman rule and the Patara Port, have come to light.

The photos were published in the magazine called Servet-i Fünun in March 1906.

İsmailağa jamia leader Ustaosmanoğlu dead at 93

Mahmut Ustaosmanoğlu, a Turkish Sufi sheikh and the leader of the influential İsmailağa Jamia of the Naqshbandi-Khalidiyya Tariqah, died on June 23 at the age of 93.

According to a statement by the tariqah, his funeral service will be held on June 24, in Istanbul's Fatih district where the movement is centered.

Gate of Hell opens to visitors

The Gate of Hell, (Plutonium), which was unearthed in 2013 by the Italian excavation team in Pamukkale, one of Türkiye's UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites, has been opened to visitors. Plutonium, which is called the "gateway to the land of the dead" in ancient sources, began hosting hundreds of local and foreign tourists on the very first day.

Precipitation to hit northern provinces through week

A new precipitation wave will impact the northern provinces along the Black Sea shores through the week, said the meteorologists, warning many provinces of thunder-boomers and floodings.

According to the State Meteorological Service, there will be rainfalls in the Marmara region, some Aegean provinces, the provinces near the Georgian border.

Man graduates from engineering school after 40 years

A man returned to school after 40 years to graduate from engineering school at the age of 63.

Üzeyir Aydın had to drop out of the civil engineering department at a university in the province of Balıkesir that he enrolled in 1978 due to financial problems.

"It was 1983 when I had to stop studying because my family was going through hard times," Aydın recalled.

Passenger traffic at airports rises 94 pct in five months

Turkey's airports served 57 million passengers in January-May, a strong 94.2 percent increase from a year ago.

The international passenger tally rose by 161 percent on an annual basis in the first five months of the year to 28.4 million people, data from the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) showed on June 6.