Tourism In Turkey

Tourism Malaysia wins global accolade

ISTANBUL, December 9, 2021: Tourism Malaysia once again won the World’s Leading Country Tourism Board award at the Uzakrota Global Travel Awards 2021, which took place at Madame Tussauds in Istanbul last week. Organized by the Uzakrota Travel Summit, the annual event aims to recognize and reward industry players for …

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Tourism Malaysia named world’s first country tourism board in Istanbul

KUALA LUMPUR: Tourism Malaysia, through its overseas office in Istanbul, Turkey, was recently named in the category of Best Country Tourism Offices in the World at the 2021 Uzakrota Global Travel Awards held at the Madame Tussauds museum in Istanbul. Tourism Malaysia, in a statement released Tuesday, December 7, said …

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Istanbul, the world’s most affordable place to move: UK-based study

Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul has been chosen as the world’s most affordable city to settle in, according to a study by a UK-based credit broker. Research conducted by money.co.uk took into consideration factors such as house prices, cost of living and average salary to determine the most affordable places to …

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My Life Story: Feeling Safe in Turkey

Growing up in the United States, finally Los Angeles to be exact, Turkey has always seemed like a distant and intimidating destination for my peers. But they didn’t know that every summer when I went to Turkey to see my father, I had the best time of my life. I …

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Tourism sector misunderstood, insufficient support: association leader

The support promised by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism to the tourism sector following the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has not lived up to expectations, said the president of the International Industry Association MICE (I -MICE), Hüseyin Kurt, in an opinion piece for the Turkish tourist information page …

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Travel Turkey Izmir Fair 2022 will determine the route of global and Turkish tourism

Travel Turkey Izmir Fair 2022 will determine the route of global and Turkish tourism Izmir, the capital of Turkish trade shows, will bring together tourism professionals from around the world at the Travel Turkey Izmir trade fair and congress from December 2-4. Continuing their efforts to make Izmir one of …

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Moldovan tourists fascinated by the atmosphere of Cappadocia in Turkey

Moldovan tourists are amazed by the natural, historical and cultural beauties of Cappadocia as direct flights have started to the central province of Nevsehir. Flights between the international airport in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau, and Cappadocia Airport in Nevsehir pave the way for those who wish to visit the …

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“The Muslim World Needs Common Ground In A $ 7 Trillion Halal Economy”

The global halal economy, which was $ 4 trillion in 2017, has now reached $ 7 trillion, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Thursday at the 7th Global Halal Summit held with the 8th Halal Summit of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Oktay said the summit hosts nearly …

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Emirates News Agency – WAM REPORT: UAE, Turkey aim to advance bilateral ties

ABU DHABI, November 22, 2021 (WAM) – The United Arab Emirates and Turkey aim to strengthen and advance their bilateral ties. Within this framework, officials from the two countries held meetings and calls to discuss ways to strengthen their bilateral relations and a number of regional and international issues of …

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Discussions on strengthening tourism cooperation between the Maldives and Turkey

Discussions were held on strengthening cooperation in the tourism sector between the Maldives and Turkey. Following a ceremony held at the President’s office where the Ambassador-designate of Turkey to the Maldives, Rakibe Demet ÅžekercioÄŸlu presented his credentials to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, discussions took place on a wide range of …

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Third Annual Turkey Trot Held at Raven Rock Golf Course

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Members of the Letcher County community held their third annual Turkey Trot on Saturday. Held at the Raven Rock Golf Course in Jenkins, the event featured a “fun run” for the kids, a 5km run and a 10km run. Proceeds from the event were donated …

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Pearls of the province of Izmir: Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary and Şirince

Turkey’s Aegean coast is full of beautiful places and choosing which one to visit, especially if you have limited time, can be a bit difficult. Izmir province itself has dozens of historical and natural attractions and it would be impossible to fit them all in one day, even if you …

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Kikilias: tourism, a region where Greece and Turkey can cooperate

IZMIR – “We are living in a sensitive, sometimes difficult period, but we must all agree that tourism and travel are the framework in which we can and will be able to work even better together and cooperate,” Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Wednesday. . , while addressing the …

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Thailand’s economy contracts, hopes of tourism-led recovery

Thailand’s economy contracted in the third quarter, official data showed Monday, but hopes for a gradual recovery are growing after the kingdom reopens to foreign tourists this month. The country recorded its worst performance last year since the Asian financial crisis of 1997, with an economic contraction of 6.1 percent. …

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German conductor to perform, train in Turkey

ISTANBUL German conductor Frieder Bernius will perform in Turkey, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on November 4. class = “cf”> Bernius, founder and director of the Kammerchor Stuttgart (Stuttgart Chamber Choir), will conduct a series of concerts and formations in Istanbul and the capital Ankara. Hosted by …

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Istanbul surpasses last year’s tourist count in just 9 months

Turkey’s tourist metropolis, Istanbul welcomed 5.8 million tourists in the first nine months of this year, already surpassing numbers reached throughout 2020 when the sector suffered a severe blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. In September alone, some 975,916 tourists visited the city, according to official data from Istanbul’s Provincial Directorate …

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New finds at 9 million-year-old fossil site in Muğla

New fossil specimens have been found in an area dating back 9 million years near Kaklıca Tepe, in the Özlüce district of MuÄŸla in Turkey, where excavations began after its discovery by shepherds in 1993. Professor Berna Alpagut, professor in the anthropology department at Ankara University, said: “In the excavations …

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Antalya to benefit from COVID shutdown in Russia

MOSCOW / ANTALYA Antalya, one of Turkey’s hottest tourist attractions, braces for an influx of Russian holidaymakers later this month after Moscow ordered a week-long paid holiday nationwide from October 30 to curb COVID-19 infections amid record virus deaths. class = “cf”> Following the government shutdown decision, thousands of Russian …

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Photo enthusiasts capture images of ancient sites in Turkey

Photography enthusiasts taking part in the fourth stop of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Turkey Photo Safari took photos of the ancient towns of Letoon and Xanthos in Mugla provinces and Antalya. The event, organized to present the cultural, historical and natural riches of Turkey which …

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Turkey rejects orientalist approach to the African continent

“We embrace the peoples of the African continent without any discrimination,” Turkish President Erdogan said in his address to the Angolan parliament as part of his four-day tour of Africa. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the Angolan parliament in Luanda, Angola, October 18, 2021. (AA) Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

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Polish-Turkish friendship gives hope to world diplomacy

With recent positive developments, especially in defense, Turkey and Poland, two countries sharing many commonalities in cultural history, cuisine and diplomacy, have stepped up their cooperation and bilateral relations. The constant developments and negotiations indicate that the two countries, both full members of NATO, wish to intensify their collaboration through …

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No quarantine in Turkey for Indians vaccinated Covishield-Sputnik, to extend the same for Covaxin after the nod of the WHO | Indiafleurit

Indians who have received Covishield or Sputnik V vaccines can travel to Turkey without any restriction or quarantine. Once Covaxin obtains WHO approval, travelers vaccinated with the same vaccine will also be able to travel to Turkey without any restrictions, the country’s embassy in India said. According to the latest …

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CCC spreads wings in Ankara, Turkey

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and Ankara Chamber of Commerce in Turkey virtually signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen trade, investment and tourism between Sri Lanka and Turkey on September 29 2021. Ankara Chamber of Commerce is the representative body of Ankara industrial and commercial entities, established in …

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Man admits role in ‘birth tourism’ program – Huntington Now

As part of his plea, Aksakal lost $ 397,500 as proceeds related to his role in the scheme. From January 2017 to at least September 2020, Aksakal and his co-conspirators announced a birth tourism program on two Turkish-language Facebook pages, www.facebook.com/ bebegimamerikadadogsun and Wwww.facebook.com/amerikadadogum.org, and a Turkish website https://amerikadadogum.org. Translated …

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Turkey speeds up approval of Paris climate agreement

Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan submitted the Paris climate agreement to Parliament on Friday for ratification. The president had earlier announced that the agreement, which will strengthen Turkey’s international position in the fight against climate change, is expected to be approved by parliament upon his return from summer recess on …

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“Seats” found in a Roman Empire-era arena in Turkey

Archaeologists in western Turkey have discovered the 1,800-year-old equivalent of “lodge seats” in a giant arena dating back to the Roman Empire. During excavations in the ancient Pergamon Amphitheater, a large arena built to mirror the Colosseum in Rome, researchers discovered two seat blocks with inscriptions carved on the east …

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Turkey suspends free medical care for Syrians

IDLIB, Syria – Turkey recently suspended the issuance of the Temporary Protection Identity Card – known as the Kimlik – for Syrian refugees in need of life-saving treatment inside Turkish territories, replacing it by a medical tourism document. On September 20, the medical coordination office of the Bab al-Hawa crossing …

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Stone Hills introduced to Şanlıurfa

ANLIURFA The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) showcased the Stone Hills, which are home to the earliest examples of sedentary life and social communities in the world, at an event organized at the Åžanlıurfa museum. class = “cf”> The opening ceremony …

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FPCCI welcomes trade by road with Turkey

KARACHI: Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan (FPCCI) welcomed the operationalization of road transport and trade between Pakistan and Turkey, a statement said on Wednesday. In a historic event, the first land transport cargo will be transported to Turkey via the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) Corridor from Pakistan. FPCCI …

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3 cities selected for the European destination of excellence 2022

Today, the European Commission announces the three preselected destinations for the 2022 European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) competition. This initiative rewards the best achievements in sustainable tourism and green transition practices in smaller destinations across Europe. Gürsu in Turkey and Middelfart and Thisted in Denmark convinced the panel of independent …

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In Turkey, a water tomb becomes a park

A pre-dawn thunderstorm had purified the air and brought comfortable temperatures after days of 100-degree heat. As we exited the port of Seddulbahir, I could see, on the Asia Minor side of the Dardanelles, the hilltop site of the ruins of ancient Troy – first excavated by Heinrich Schliemann in …

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Who can travel to Russia in 2021?

International tourism is currently going through difficult times, but borders are gradually opening up with certain restrictions. Russia resumes air traffic with many countries and resumes issuing tourist visas. Who can enter Russia? Denis Grishkin / Moskva Agency The main document that regulates entry into Russia during the pandemic is …

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Rich Turks Boost Consumption Amid Soaring Inflation

Home and car sales have increased and shopping malls and entertainment venues appear to be quite buzzing in Turkey, even as steadfast inflation and widespread unemployment continue to haunt the country’s struggling economy. What about this seemingly contradictory trend? Are Turks throwing barbecues on the flames of inflation? Soaring prices …

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Senior Turkish officials celebrate Eid al-Adha

Senior Turkish officials on Monday released messages to mark the Islamic holiday of Qurban Bayram, also known as Eid al-Adha. In his message to mark the holiday, President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan said he hoped the bayram would bring peace to the world. “I pray to God that Saint Qurban Bayram …

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Mount Nemrut receives 30,000 visitors per month

ADIYAMAN Mount Nemrut, one of the world’s most important historical and cultural heritage sites, was visited by nearly 30,000 visitors last month after authorities decided to ease most restrictions related to COVID-19 . Rising 2,134 meters above Adıyaman Province in southeast Turkey, Mount Nemrut welcomed nearly 1,000 visitors every day …

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The AK party’s digital revolution in Turkey

Since coming to power in 2002, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has approached social issues with scholarly thoroughness. The AK Party government was determined to meet the expectations of the people by focusing its energy on the country’s most pressing issues, including the issue of poverty, the population’s …

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Pandemic has led treasure hunters to carry out illegal digs

ISTANBUL While Turkey’s rich civilization heritage attracts amateur and professional treasure hunters, historic sites and areas believed to contain “treasures” from past civilizations have been illegally looted, especially during the pandemic despite security measures. Curfews and closures imposed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease have led many treasure …

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Turkish city of waterfalls attracts nature lovers

DÃœZCE Known as the ‘city of waterfalls and lakes’, the province of Düzce in northwestern Turkey has become a popular destination for nature lovers with the start of the normalization process amid the pandemic of coronavirus. Düzce, which is easily accessible from metropolitan cities such as Istanbul and Ankara, attracts …

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Hidden gem of Phrygia becomes tourist hub

AFYONKARAHÄ°SAR A hidden gem in the ancient Phrygian valley has become an alternative tourist destination in western Turkey with many historical places and ‘fairy chimneys’. Üçlerkayası village in Ä°hsaniye district of Afyonkarahisar province is a “hidden paradise”, according to Tanju Tetik, director of the Phrygian Culture Foundation. The village bears …

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Radisson opens a new hotel in Izmir, Aliaga

Radisson opens the Radisson Hotel Izmir Aliaga and welcomes its guests to one of Turkey’s main ports and gateway to Izmir, the pearl of the Aegean Sea. The opening of the hotel strengthens the brand’s presence in Turkey and brings the Group’s portfolio across the country to more than 31 …

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Turkey hopes to recover tourism industry after 20-month shutdown

Turkey recently began welcoming tourists for the summer season after 20 months of closures that devastated the country’s important industry, the Associated Press reported Thursday. As restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic loosen with the proliferation of vaccinations and previously suspended Russian civilian flights resume to the country, Turkey’s Antalya …

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Zambia has many tourist attractions – Turkish tourism expert

By ALICE NACHILMBE Turkish tourism expert claims that Zambia has many tourist attractions needed to fascinate international tourists with unique experiences. And 1,500 Zambians visited Turkey in 2019, a 40% increase from 2018. Turkish Travel Agency Association (TURSAB) Corporate Affairs Director Gulberk Asyapar said that Zambia, with its various tourist …

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