Tourism In Turkey

The siren call

“Honey or jam? “ Every morning the young, newly trained rookie waiter would ask in broken English. The young couple replied with a laugh, “Honey please!” The waiter and the couple were Turkish, but they repeated this breakfast ritual throughout the week, as if they were rehearsing a piece to …

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Wave surfing can lift Turkey higher

In several articles, I have tried to express the need for Turkey’s maritime openness and to justify it with a geopolitical and socio-cultural approach. In addition, I had proposed to promote maritime openness through boating. Now there is good news in this regard. Turkish surfers narrowly missed making it to …

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Look for Turkey’s summer flowers, plants and trees

With Turkey’s extremely varied geographical landscape, which is located on two continents and surrounded by four seas, it is no surprise that the country is home to over 9,000 species of flowers, one-third of which are indigenous. In Turkey, flowers and plants have been used for medicinal, culinary and landscape …

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Why Turkey’s Marmara Sea is full of marine glanders

FFor months, the surface waters of Turkey’s Sea of ​​Marmara were filled with a slimy substance colloquially known as “sea snot”. The cloudy mud, officially called marine mucilage, has clogged the nets of Turkish fishermen, suffocating marine life and generally disgusting tourists and coastal residents with its stickiness and stench. …

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The historic district of Mardin serving tourism

TUESDAY As part of new projects, the historic Dereiçi district of Mardin, considered one of the emblematic places of multicultural life in Turkey where many films and television series have been filmed, will be put at the service of tourism. The rural district, located 9 kilometers from the Savur district, …

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Rivi archaeological site in preparation for sightseeing

TEHRAN – Local authorities have started to develop tourist infrastructure and amenities at the Rivi archaeological site in northwestern Iran. “Considering the importance and tourism potential of this historic site, we are trying to provide the necessary land to attract tourists and sustainable jobs to the historic Rivi site,” said …

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What is the biggest obstacle in Turkey-Greece relations?

Foreign Minister Mevlüt ÇavusoÄŸlu paid an official visit to Greece last week. The visit was part of efforts to reduce tensions between the two neighboring countries. Turkey and Greece have experienced a tense summer of 2020, mainly due to disagreements in the Eastern Mediterranean. Particular attention was paid to ÇavuÅŸoÄŸlu’s …

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Turkey and Greece finally at a crossroads

The tide has turned. The storms and tsunamis seem to be over at least for now. The two neighbors, Turkey and Greece, have reached common ground for talks and cooperation. I think that is a reason to be optimistic about the tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. The visit of Foreign …

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Dubai and Turkey remain on the red list

Tourism hot spots Dubai and Turkey both remained on the government’s red list after announcing the first overhaul of the travel traffic light system. After assessing the most recent data, the Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed its updated Green, Amber and Red Lists which govern the severity of restrictions …

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Turkey allows vaccinated tourists to skip tests

Share the article Last update 7 hours ago Entering Turkey has become much easier from June 1, 2021, as the Turkish government removes the need for PCR tests for those who can prove they are fully vaccinated. Essentially, any country can visit Turkey for non-essential travel and tourism, but as …

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Quarantine imposed on arrivals from 8 countries in Turkey

At the start of the summer tourist season, Turkey introduced new restrictions for passengers arriving from abroad in an attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new measure from official authorities, passengers departing from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will …

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Cittaslow Gökçeada Island prepares to welcome visitors

ÇANAKKALE Gökçeada, the world’s first island of Cittaslow, in the western province of Çanakkale is preparing to welcome visitors this summer. Located in the far west of the country and formerly known as Imbros, the 279 square kilometer Gökçeada is also Turkey’s largest island. It has always been one of …

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Visitİzmir available online

ISTANBUL A mobile tourism application, VisitÄ°zmir, covering 30 districts, 11 categories and 2300 locations in the western province of Ä°zmir, is now available to the public. The mayor of Ä°zmir and chairman of the Ä°zmir Foundation, Tunç Soyer, said that the objective of the application, realized with the objective “Another …

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Turkey extends detention of civil society leader Kavala

GAZA CITY: As a ceasefire was established in Gaza on Saturday, Palestinians began to count the cost of the 11-day war in Israel. Airstrikes and artillery shelling destroyed or damaged nearly 17,000 homes and businesses, 53 schools, six hospitals, four mosques and 50% of Gaza’s water supply infrastructure, leaving 800,000 …

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Turkey presents vaccine identity card to its citizens

ISTANBUL Turkey has activated a ‘vaccine ID card’ through the Hayat Eve Sığar (HES) system, an online application for tracking COVID-19 contacts, as vaccine passports should be put into practice when traveling to countries of the European Union. People who will have their first and second doses of the coronavirus …

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Sisi’s Egypt outweighs Erdoğan’s Turkey

BESA Center Perspectives Paper n ° 2,016, May 5, 2021 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan’s foreign policy, a combination of imperialism and Muslim Brotherhood sentiment, was most visible in his actions against Abdel Fattah Sisi’s Egypt. Ankara begins to recognize its madness. Will the new US administration learn …

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Turkey hopes lockdown saves tourist season

ISTANBUL Turkey is placing its hopes in the health security program and the pandemic lockdown for the new tourist season after a rapid rise in the coronavirus wiped out many early foreign bookings and prompted Russia, its main source of visitors, to interrupt flights. On May 4, Turkish Culture and …

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Turkey hopes toughest lockdown yet to save tourist season

Turkey’s tourism industry trusts in the toughest coronavirus lockdown measures yet, hoping that they, along with the industry’s employee vaccination campaign, would save this year’s summer season as much as possible. The country is on the verge of silence in a nearly three-week nationwide curfew that would begin Thursday and …

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