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Turkey Set to Confirm Potential Energy Project with Israel

Turkey’s energy minister Berat Albayrak has confirmed that he will visit Israel before the end of 2017 to finalise an ambitious gas line project from Israel to Turkey. The announcement was made at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul that ran from the 9th to the 13th of July....

Posted on 13 July 2017

14 Things to Know Before Visiting Turkey

It seems like a lifetime since we naively set foot on Turkish soil for the first time. In those days, our only information source was Lonely Planet travel guidebooks, because the internet was in its infancy. Despite all its useful information, nothing could have prepared us for the momentous event,...

Posted on 11 July 2017

The Most Popular Coastal Holiday Resorts in Turkey

Turkey thrives as a tourist and expat destination, mainly because of the masses of coastal holiday resorts attracting beach lovers and expats seeking a life in the sun. Only a small area of the country is landlocked and the north, west and part of the south together have 5,000 miles...

Posted on 07 July 2017

After Effects of the Recent Heatwave in Turkey

A recent heatwave in Turkey has received mixed reactions from locals and promoted a series of events previously unknown. On June the 30th, Meteorology Departments, through the country’s official press agency, warned of record temperatures and humidity levels coming in from the North African area, that would impact Greece, Bulgaria...

Posted on 03 July 2017

Turkish Tourism News for June 2017

Overall, June 2017 has been a successful month for the Turkish tourism industry that is slowly bouncing back after two years of devastating results for the country’s 6th largest industry. Much of the hype and attention was focused on Russian tourists, after the Russian consulate general in Antalya, predicted that...

Posted on 29 June 2017

The Mediterranean Coast of Turkey Travel Guide

Forming the main bulk of the Turkish Riviera, the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is a delightful collection of small villages, quaint towns and cosmopolitan cities. Backed in parts of the scenic Taurus mountains, the sandy beaches stretching for miles, are some of the most beautiful in the whole country. Indeed,...

Posted on 27 June 2017

The Best Holiday Towns of Mediterranean Turkey

The Turkish Mediterranean Coast covers most of the southern side of the country. Starting from the bustling city resort of Marmaris and heading eastwards to the Antalya region, potential holidaymakers have a variety of destinations and places to choose from. The holiday towns of Mediterranean Turkey lure many nationalities including...

Posted on 25 June 2017

Things to do in Mediterranean Turkey

Mediterranean Turkey, a large gathering of holiday resorts, cities and towns covers the southern Turquoise Coast of the country. Anyone choosing to holiday there will not be disappointed for many reasons. It has some of the best beaches, an ideal weather climate and a mass range of things to do,...

Posted on 23 June 2017

Turkey Kicks Off its Opera and Ballet Festivals for 2017

The opera and ballet festival season has started in Turkey, marking three prominent sets of concerts and shows that are expected to earn high admiration and sell out performances. Arts have been a focal feature of Turkish society since the formation of its republic in 1923, yet thanks to the...

Posted on 21 June 2017

Sarihacilar Village: The Rising Star of Antalya

An 800-year-old Turkish village known for its button houses and 600-year-old mosque is receiving rising interest from foreign visitors, therefore re-sparking the concept of rural tourism in the Antalya region. The province which is the second-most visited tourist destination in Turkey has suffered recently, with various issues and events keeping...

Posted on 17 June 2017

City Gears up for Istanbul Shopping Fest

Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is gearing up for its annual shopping fest running from the 1st to the 16th of July. This will be the seventh year of showcasing the ultimate experience in a city responsible for much of the trade, business, tourism, education and finances industries of...

Posted on 14 June 2017

A New Addition to Cave Tourism in Turkey

Even though turmoil in recent years has prompted a decrease in year-on-year visitors to the country of Turkey; tourism stats are still much higher than they were at the turn of the century. One prominent reason for this is the intense diversification, of its tourism structure to capture the attention...

Posted on 12 June 2017

The Turkish Food and Drink Starter Guide

We have many travel tips for first-time visitors to Turkey and the first is to delve into the cultural side of Turkish food and drink. The national cuisine of Turkey and its beverages never fails to amaze and delight with its intense diversity of flavours and ingredients. Vegetarians will be...

Posted on 09 June 2017

The Best Beaches on the Aegean Coast of Turkey

Over the last twenty years, Turkey has risen to fame in the travel industry as the ideal beach holiday destination. Providing everything couples, solo travellers and families want for their sandy retreat; the 445 Blue Flag beaches probably take much credit. However, stats exclude scenic, small bays rarely visited by...

Posted on 19 May 2017

The Best Holiday Towns on the Turkish Aegean Coast

The Turkish Aegean Coast covers the entire western side of the country. Many say it isn’t as scenic as the Mediterranean coast on the southern side, yet every year thousands of holidaymakers fly into Bodrum and Izmir airports for Turkish sun, sea, and sand. Some of these destinations have also...

Posted on 17 May 2017

Turkey’s First Touristic Submarine takes its Maiden Dive

The Nemo Primero in Antalya that is Turkey’s first touristic submarine has made its maiden voyage to much success and media attention. The 20-meter long and 4-meter wide sub holds up to 48 people, including the crew and can dive down 35 metres for passengers to view underwater shipwrecks and...

Posted on 15 May 2017

Veganism in Turkey is on the Rise

Although the national diet of Turkey has for many centuries heavily included vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains, veganism as an alternative lifestyle was slow to catch on. That is changing, however, with a growing interest in the concept from the younger generation, who once they have tried it are eager...

Posted on 12 May 2017

Iztuzu Beach Turtles of Dalyan Start Their Nesting Season

The famous Iztuzu beach turtles of Dalyan have returned to one of their favourite nesting places in Mediterranean Turkey marking the beginning of the breeding season for 2017. Also known as the endangered Caretta Caretta or loggerheads turtles, the nearby hospital and sanctuary, DEKAMER kicked into action to aid their...

Posted on 10 May 2017

The Best Places to Visit in Aegean Turkey

The Aegean part of Turkey covers the western coastline and includes some inland areas. With an entirely different geographical landscape to its Mediterranean counterpart, it also differs in regional cuisine, traditions, weather climate and of course, the variety of places to visit. Attractions of Aegean Turkey are plentiful and not...

Posted on 06 May 2017

Bodrum Paramount Luxury Hotel Opening in May

On May the 6th 2017, to much hype and international attention, Paramount brings a slice of California to Turkey by opening a new luxury hotel and resort in the Zeytinlikahve Mevki Bay of the Bodrum peninsula. Promising to have a unique identity, inspired by local creativity, and be a living...

Posted on 02 May 2017