• "Edirne’s Health Museum on UNESCO list"

    The Health Museum in the northwestern province of Edirne, winner of the Mercury Perfection Award and the Europe Museum Award, has been accepted into the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List after seven months of work. 

  • 12 Sep, 2016

  • “Hotel occupancy rates plunge 32 percent in Istanbul”

    Hotel occupancy rates in Istanbul dropped 32 percent in April compared to the same month of 2015, outstripping the average nationwide drop of 22 percent, a leading tourism association has said, according to Anadolu Agency.

  • 22 May, 2016

  • “The past is red, Neolithic findings suggest”

    The ancients of the Neolithic era 8,500 years ago might have been “painting the town red” a whole lot earlier than over-exuberant revelers of the 1800s, according to new findings from the Yeşilova Mound in İzmir, which suggest red was the favorite color of the prehistoric inhabitants and was used extensively.

  • 21 May, 2016

  • “Ancient fossils moving to new museum in Turkey’s Çankırı”

    Ancient fossils dating back 8.5 million years, currently on display at the Çankırı Culture and Tourism Directorate, are set to be moved to the new Çankırı Museum. In 2014, officials decided to turn a building, first built as a government institution at the start of the 20th century by Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II, into a museum. The building had served as the Çankırı Courthouse for many years until the court was relocated. 

  • 18 May, 2016

  • “Black Sea Castle set to become tourism spot”

    Excavations are set to resume at Ordu’s 2,300-year-old Kurul Castle, the first scientific excavation field in the eastern Black Sea region, as the site will be transformed into a new tourism center which will “change Ordu’s history.” An ancient settlement and a first degree archaeological site, Kurul Castle is located on a sharp rock in the Bayadı neighborhood, 13 kilometers away from the city center. 

  • 12 May, 2016

  • “Libya’s ancient sites not exposed to same risk as in Syria”

    Libya has not faced the same risk to its antiquities as Syria and Iraq, though there is evidence the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is involved in the smuggling of antiquities, Libyan and international experts said May 11.  Libya is rich in ancient sites, including some of North Africa’s finest Roman and Greek ruins, as well as prehistoric rock art in the desert region of Fezzan.

  • 12 May, 2016

  • Artwork removed from Istanbul hotel rooftop by municipality for ‘visual pollution’

    Officials from Istanbul’s Beyoğlu Municipality have forced the owners of a hotel to shut down a rooftop screen playing a video by the artist Işıl Eğrikavuk, citing “visual pollution.”The work titled “Time to Sing a New Song” was on display at YAMA, a public art installation series screened on top of Istanbul’s Marmara Pera hotel.

  • 06 May, 2016