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.
Istanbul election re-run news greeted with shock
Whoever wins Istanbul, wins Turkey. It's a fact Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long known. After all, Turkey's leader was once mayor of the country's largest city himself. That's why the Turkish president has pushed for a re-run of the mayoral election which saw an opposition candidate win the mayoralty last month.
Brits are shunning EU holidays in favour of Turkey
Brexit's struck again. With uncertainty prevailing in the UK, fed-up Brits are looking outside the eurozone for holidays. A Thomas Cook report shows that bookings to Turkey have gone up by 27 percent over last year as Brits lock in package summer holidays. Turkey expects more than 40 million visitors this year.
Antalya submarine offers glimpse into undersea world
Turkey's first submarine attraction, which runs out of Antalya, has gone from strength to strength since its 2017 launch. This year, the tourist attraction expects 22,000 tourists, who explore shipwrecks and the marine life in the Mediterranean waters.
Istanbul Airports welcome 15 million people in two months
Compared with the same period in 2018, January and February of this year have seen an increase of 216,490 passengers on domestic and international flights travelling through Ataturk International Airport, Sabiha Gokcen and the new Third Istanbul Airport.