Turkey celebrates Eid, at the mosque and the beach
Eid al-Fitr is one of the most significant calendar events in Turkey. During the two-day celebration mosques fill with worshippers, and feasts are held in every home. It's also a time of travel, and one of the most lucrative tourist periods of the year, generating more than US$500 million for the economy.
Quarter 1 tourism figures in Antalya up by 25% in 2019
One of the leading tourist destinations in Turkey, Antalya continues to post increasing visitor numbers with a 25% growth of foreign tourists visiting the city in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period the year before.
Brits warned ahead of summer trips to Turkey
A surge in the number of Brits heading to Turkey has prompted a warning from the British government: expect queues. Ataturk Airport recently shifted operations to Istanbul's new airport, and travellers are warned to make sure their visas are in order ahead of travelling to the new hub.
Rising new Landmark in Istanbul – Camlica Tower
As Camlica Tower, a new radio tower on the Asian side of Istanbul comes to the end of construction; visitors will be able to marvel at a stunning view across the city. The part of the tower that has been designated as a restaurant complete with observation point is said to reach 388 metres in height.
Turkey’s economy will dodge recession, say analysts
Spending and lending ahead of March's elections had a good result in Turkey, and analysts believe the country might have swerved the recession that many people feared. However, there's still plenty of work to do to address inflation levels and the low currency, as well as finding a way to address Turkey's foreign debt.
Celebrations and Culture Festival Welcome Erdirne in the Spring
The history in Erdirne spans over 1,500 years, it is located in the area of East Thrace in the North West of Turkey, between the borders of Bulgaria and Greece. East Thrace served as the Ottoman capital for almost a century until Sultan Mehmed conquered Istanbul in 1453, with Istanbul then becoming the empire’s new capital.
Don't go on holiday, stay and vote, city dwellers urged
People living in the cities are being urged on social media to stay home during the next mayoral elections on June 23 in order to vote. Campaigns by southern resort cities mention upcoming storms, an amusing way of telling people to not visit until after the votes are cast. The controversial mayoral rerun was announced after President Erdogan accused opposition of corrupt practices.
Turkish Airlines to offer direct flights from Antalya to London
Celal Baykal, Turkish Airlines Genera Manager who is based in London said, “with a combination of stunning scenery, excellent weather and world class golf courses to offer, it’s easy to understand why Antalya is such a popular destination for thousands of British holidaymakers each year.”
The fascinating, cutting-edge tech at Istanbul Airport
With billions of dollars invested into Istanbul's New Airport, it's little surprise the behemoth enterprise is leading the way in tech. The latest systems will keep the huge infrastructure running like clockwork, while touches like robots will make usability easy for the estimated 200 million passengers passing through the airport each year.