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Parliament convenes in special session for April 23

Parliament convened for a special session as part of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children?s Day under the leadership of its speaker, Mustafa ?entop, and with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an


YSK rejects attempt to disenfranchise dismissed civil servants

Turkey?s Supreme Election Board (YSK) has declined a request from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to disenfranchise civil servants who were dismissed with decree laws in the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt.


CHP seeks parliamentary inquiry into attack on K?l?çdaro?lu

The main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) has asked the Turkish Parliament to investigate an attack on party Chairman Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu during a military funeral in Ankara?s Çubuk province April 21.


CHP leader urges common sense after attack

Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu, the leader of the Republican People?s Party (CHP), has suggested common sense after a massive protest against himself during the funeral of a fallen soldier. He blamed some circles who do not want Turkey?s normalization.


Government delivering promised reforms: Albayrak

Turkey is carrying out policies pledged in the reform package, the country?s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said late April 22, after his ministry announced that government debt securities worth 3.7 billion euros ($4.16 billion) will be issued to support the banking sector.


Turkey slams US move to end waivers on Iran oil imports

Turkey's foreign minister on April 22 warned that Washington?s move to end sanctions waivers on Iranian oil sales would do harm to regional peace.


Regime, Syrian opposition do 3rd prisoner swap: Ankara

On April 22, a prisoner swap between the Assad regime and Syria's armed opposition took place as part of the Astana process, according to Turkey's Foreign Ministry.


?Whirling dervishes? mark Gallipoli campaign with ?sema?

Some 3,000 followers of the Sufi Mevlevi Order have performed a ceremony in Turkey?s northwestern province of Çanakkale to commemorate the landing of foreign troops on Turkish soil during World War I.


Turkey to observe Parliament?s anniversary

Turkey will observe National Sovereignty and Children?s Day on April 23 to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Parliament.


Turkish channel Natural TV reaches African audience

Natural TV, the only private Turkish TV channel to broadcast in Africa, brings original content from Turkey and increases cultural awareness in the region.


Building collapses in Istanbul?s Ka??thane

A four-story building collapsed April 22 in Istanbul?s Ka??thane district after a retaining wall at a construction site tumbled down.


Bodies of 2 Turkish citizens returned from Sri Lanka

Bodies of two Turkish citizens, who lost their lives in Sri Lanka bombings, have been brought to Turkey, a diplomatic source said on April 23.


Former Cumhuriyet journalists? lawyers appeal upcoming jail terms

The lawyers of eight former employees of daily Cumhuriyet, including journalists and executives, have appealed to an Istanbul court for the suspension of the execution of their jail terms.


Turkish Airlines launches direct flights to Baku

National flag carrier Turkish Airlines has launched direct flights between Esenbo?a Airport in Ankara and Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Molotov cocktails hit Turkish Consulate in Zurich

Turkey?s Consulate in the Swiss city of Zurich was attacked by a Molotov cocktail in the early hours of April 22, said the Turkish consul serving there.


PKK militants nabbed in Iraq brought to Turkey

At least four PKK militants were brought to Turkey from northern Iraq after they were nabbed in an intelligence operation, security sources said on April 22.


Teacher who claims to be Jesus suspended

A teacher in the Mediterranean province of Antalya was suspended on April 22 after he told his student that he is Jesus.


Arrest warrants out for 50 FETÖ suspects

Arrest warrants were issued for 50 soldiers, including still on active duty, across the country on April 22 for alleged links to FETÖ, judicial sources said.


Turkish agency opens clinic for Rohingya Muslims

Turkey?s state-run aid agency opened a clinic in Rakhine state, homeland of Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, on April 22.


Turkey to observe Parliament?s anniversary

Turkey will observe National Sovereignty and Children?s Day on April 23 to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Parliament.


Bora-Hansgrohe's Grossschartner wins Tour of Turkey

Felix Grossschartner of Bora-Hansgrohe team won 55th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey on April 21.


Notre Dame fire a warning bell for Europe?s monuments

The devastating Notre Dame fire was a warning bell that all of Europe needs to hear since so many monuments and palaces across the continent are in need of better upkeep


Turkey launches first anthropology DNA laboratory

A molecular anthropology laboratory in Ankara?s Hacettepe University will examine hereditary and bacterial diseases of ancient humans and animals


Turkey to issue debt securities to support state banks

Turkey will issue government debt securities worth ?3.7 billion ($4.16 billion) on April 24 to support its banking sector, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on April 22.


Turkish Treasury borrows $552 mln through auction

The Turkish Treasury borrowed some 3.22 billion Turkish liras ($552 million) from domestic markets, according to an official statement on April 22.


Turkey?s consumer confidence up 6.9 percent in April

Turkish consumers' confidence in the economy rose by 6.9 percent in April, the country's statistical authority announced on April 22.


Cengiz Insaat bids on highway projects in Bosnia

Turkish and Bosnian companies submitted bids to build a section of a pan-European north-south highway, part of 250 million euro ($280 million) in construction projects planned for this year, Reuters reported yesterday, quoting the Bosnian regional motorways company Autoceste FBiH.


Turkey, US establishing trade working group: Minister

Turkish and U.S. trade ministries are establishing a working group to achieve bilateral trade volume target, the country's trade minister said.


US intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security

U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on April 20, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West.


Sri Lanka attacks were revenge for N Zealand mosque killings: Minister

Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for recent deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on April 23, adding that two domestic radical groups were believed to have been behind April 21?s blasts.


Damascus opens airspace to Qatar Airways

Syria's government has agreed to allow planes from regional aviation giant Qatar Airways to fly over the country after eight years of conflict kept its planes at bay.


New IRA apologizes for journalist's killing

The New IRA militant Irish nationalist group has apologized for the killing of journalist Lyra McKee- its first acknowledgment that one of its members was involved, the Irish News newspaper reported on April 23.


Sri Lanka says international network involved in attacks

Sri Lanka said on April 22 it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.


Ukraine comedian Zelensky wins presidency in landslide

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his country's political establishment.


Sudan military warns against road blocks as protests continue

Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) warned on April 22 against protestors blocking roads and limiting the movement of citizens as protests continued after president Omar al-Bashir was forced from power.


Cranes migrating ?feel safe? amid Anatolian reed

Endangered cranes use Turkey as a country they seek safety in during their migration. With meticulous protection works, the number of the endangered cranes in Anatolia has increased from 10 to 30 in the past five years.


Turkey?s easternmost province ?old haunt? of birds

The Turkish province of I?d?r bordering Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan?s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic hosts some 330 bird species during the spring season.


Turks pitch tents for budget-friendly vacations

Turks are increasingly passing up skyrocketing hotel prices in favor of budget-friendly camping vacations. The sale of camping equipment such as tents has accordingly almost doubled. Some stores have expanded their camping sections to accommodate the growing demand.


Turkey ?country of honor? at Moscow film festival

Turkey has been named ?country of honor? at the 41st International Moscow Film Festival, which opened yesterday as part of the Turkey-Russia Culture and Tourism Year and will continue until April 25.


Van girls? choir to perform concerts in Istanbul

A choir of female students from rural areas of the Gürp?nar district in the eastern province of Van is preparing to perform in Istanbul?s Vodafone Park Stadium.


?zmir hosting international art biennial in May

The 5th International ?zmir Art Biennial is set to be held from May 3 to May 6 revolving around the theme ?Beyond the World.?


Çomakda?: Flower time

With its stone houses boasting colorful wooden trim, its clove-flavored coffees, its festive weddings and its famous Çomakda? women and their authentic costumes covered in flowers, it is the Aegean?s most beautiful spot


Conference explores women?s independence through film

Dozens of international scholars discussed how the depiction of women has changed in Turkish and international film and TV


Turkish actor Kural sentenced to 16 months in domestic violence case

An Istanbul court has sentenced Turkish actor Ahmer Kural to 16 months and 20 days in prison for ?insulting, threatening and deliberately injuring? the famous singer S?la Genço?lu, known more popularly as S?la. The court has suspended the sentence.


Extended Ramadan holiday may provide boon for Turkish tourism industry

Local hoteliers and tourism associations have welcomed the Turkish government?s decision to extend the Ramadan holiday in early June to nine days, saying this could prove a boon to the industry and generate an additional 3 billion Turkish Lira income for the sector.


Video shows last moments of two paragliders who died in Fethiye

A video circulating on the internet shows the last moments of aTurkish paragliding pilot and a Pakistani paraglider as they plunged to their deaths in a tandem paraglide accident April 15 is circulating on the internet.


Turkey deals huge blow on organized crime

Some 1,600 suspects have been arrested since January in a major security crackdown on organized crime in Turkey, the Interior Ministry said on April 16.


14.5 million adults, 252,000 children smoke in Turkey: Data

More people in Turkey are smoking despite recent government-initiated regulations and campaigns discouraging the unhealthy habit.


Fishing season ends in Turkey

Turkey?s fishing season will end on April 15, with a countrywide ban effective until Sept. 1.


9 facts about Turkish coffee that may surprise you

Dating back to the 15th century, Turkish coffee is more than a cup of beverage for the Turks. It is a symbol of friendship, a tool for fortune telling and an excuse for chit chatting. A cup of coffee is remembered for forty years, an old Turkish apothegm says. Click though for 9 interesting facts about Turkish coffee that you probably don?t know, compiled by ?nci Hazal Özcan:


16 astonishing UNESCO sites you probably didn?t know were in Turkey

Turkey has been the host to many ancient civilizations and empires for ages. Its heritage can be seen in its preserved sites, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Some of them remain largely undiscovered, though. Click through for our list, prepared by ?nci Hazal Özcan, including the 16 UNESCO sites in Turkey that you should --but probably did not-- see. (Photos: Alamy)


Top 10 archaeological discoveries in 2018

Nearly 350 archaeological excavations were carried out in 2018 in Turkey. The Culture and Tourism Ministry allocated 26 million Turkish Liras for the excavations. Nearly 50 rescue excavations are still continuing in the country. Click through for this year?s top 10 discoveries, ranked by Hürriyet's archaelogy reporter Ömer Erbil...


Top 10 new restaurants in Turkey for 2019

New restaurants have popped up in Turkey?s three largest cities ahead of the 2019 season. The Hürriyet jury, composed of professional gourmets, travelers and food enthusiast journalists, has selected the top 10 new restaurants. Click through for the full list...


Top 10 soup restaurants in Turkey

Turkish cuisine is one of the richest in the world when it comes to soups. Most Turks prefer to begin their lunches and dinners with soup, which is why you can find an incredible variety and depth in this culinary area. Click through for the top 10 soup restaurants across Turkey, selected by the Hürriyet jury of gourmets and food researchers...


Top 11 artifacts in Turkey?s museums that you should see but probably missed

From Asia to Europe, Turkey has been the host to many ancient civilizations for thousands of years. With its affluent sources of ancient ruins, Turkey is in the forefront when it comes to historical artifacts. Some of them are not as well-known by tourists as they deserve, like the history?s first love poem and a Viking graffiti in one of the greatest buildings ever built. Click through for the top 11 overlooked historical artifacts in Turkey...


Top 25 Turkish TV series, according to Forbes

Forbes magazine has announced the top 25 highest grossing Turkish TV series of the year. Click through for the full list...


Best Turkish movies ranked by Hürriyet jury

Since its beginning in 1914 with Fuat Uzk?nay?s proto-documentary titled ?The Demolition of Ayastefanos Monument,? Turkish cinema has produced dozens of masterpieces in several genres. Hürriyet Sunday?s jury composed of prominent directors, actors and cinema critics has picked the best movies of Turkish cinema. Click through for the top 50...


Top 5 weekend activities in Istanbul

Istanbul presents unique experiences for those who want to escape from the intense week day into the weekend in the world?s only intercontinental city. Click through for the top five suggestions from Hürriyet Travel:


Top 10 soup restaurants in Turkey

Turkish cuisine is one of the richest in the world when it comes to soups. Most Turks prefer to begin their lunches and dinners with soup, which is why you can find an incredible variety and depth in this culinary area. Click through for the top 10 soup restaurants across Turkey, selected by the Hürriyet jury of gourmets and food researchers...


Top 25 Turkish TV series, according to Forbes

Forbes magazine has announced the top 25 highest grossing Turkish TV series of the year. Click through for the full list...


Top 5 weekend activities in Istanbul

Istanbul presents unique experiences for those who want to escape from the intense week day into the weekend in the world?s only intercontinental city. Click through for the top five suggestions from Hürriyet Travel:


Turkey?s intelligence agency opens digital museum of espionage

Turkey?s National Intelligence Organization (M?T) has opened an online museum dedicated to the history of espionage on its website. From Turkish intelligence reports on Lawrence of Arabia to curious gadgets for espionage, you can click through for the stories from M?T?s digital museum.


Turkey?s top taxpayers announced

Turkey?s Revenue Administration (G?B) has announced the country?s corporate tax champions and top individual taxpayers in 2017. Click through for the top 10 in both categories, according to the G?B?s statement on Nov. 2, 2018...


Foreigners snap up Istanbul?s iconic waterfront mansions

They are among Istanbul?s most iconic sights -- magnificent waterside mansions strung out along the Bosphorus as the waters of the strait dividing Europe and Asia lap almost at their front doors. Click through for the AFP story in photos by Alamy...


Priceless 'Croesus Treasures' exhibited in Turkey's U?ak

The Croesus (Karun) Treasures with 432 pieces of priceless artifacts including two-time stolen winged seahorse brochure are displayed in Turkey's western U?ak province. Click through for the story in photos...


Thousands have already booked their seats for popular Eastern Express

With the winter approaching, the demand for seats on the Eastern Express, a train service that links the capital Ankara with the eastern province of Kars, has surged again, as the number of tickets sold so far for the winter months reached 10,000. Click through for the story in photos...


Thousands have already booked their seats for popular Eastern Express

With the winter approaching, the demand for seats on the Eastern Express, a train service that links the capital Ankara with the eastern province of Kars, has surged again, as the number of tickets sold so far for the winter months reached 10,000. Click through for the story in photos...


World?s top 20 healthiest cities list has one Turkish town

Bursa in western Turkey has ranked five in the list of healthiest cities in the world by Numbeo, while three more Turkish cities have appeared in the top 100. Click through for the top 20 healthiest cities in photos...


Top 10 museums in Istanbul, ranked by our jury

Being the capital of three empires, Istanbul hosts 82 different museums. The Hürriyet jury, composed of eminent historians, travelers and journalists, has picked the top 10 museums in Istanbul. Click through for the full list...


Top 15 exciting places and activities in Turkey

For lovers of adrenaline sports and wildlife activities, Turkey presents a number of breathtaking options. Click through for the full list with a bonus in the end...


Top 10 street food venues in Turkey ranked by Hürriyet jury

Street food is one of the most delicious ways to get to know a country and its culture. Hürriyet?s Gastronomy Jury has ranked the best street food venues in Turkey. Click through for the best of the best...


World?s weirdest museums list includes one Turkish venue

CNN Travel has ranked the world?s weirdest museums. The Avanos Hair Museum in Central Anatolia is the only Turkish venue ranked by CNN. Click through for the full list...


Top 9 things to do in Istanbul?s Princes? Islands

The Princes? Islands in the Marmara Sea present a unique opportunity for a short escape from Istanbul. Our jury has picked nine awesome activities that you can do on the islands. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 10 hamams in Turkey ranked by Hürriyet jury

Hamam, or Turkish bath, is one of the defining features of Turkish culture. A culture passed down over history, the baths, besides being a place to get pampered, is a spot for socializing and entertainment. Hürriyet?s jury have chosen the best traditional Roman and Ottoman baths of Turkey. Click through for the full list...


Top 15 exciting places and activities in Turkey

For lovers of adrenaline sports and wildlife activities, Turkey presents a number of breathtaking options. Click through for the full list with a bonus in the end...


Top 10 museums in Istanbul, ranked by our jury

Being the capital of three empires, Istanbul hosts 82 different museums. The Hürriyet jury, composed of eminent historians, travelers and journalists, has picked the top 10 museums in Istanbul. Click through for the full list...


Turkey?s most peaceful village: Ild?r?

Hürriyet Travel has selected Ild?r? in western Turkey as the country?s most peaceful village. Click through for the story in photos...


World?s top 20 healthiest cities list has one Turkish town

Bursa in western Turkey has ranked five in the list of healthiest cities in the world by Numbeo, while three more Turkish cities have appeared in the top 100. Click through for the top 20 healthiest cities in photos...


World?s weirdest museums list includes one Turkish venue

CNN Travel has ranked the world?s weirdest museums. The Avanos Hair Museum in Central Anatolia is the only Turkish venue ranked by CNN. Click through for the full list...


'Meow Park' opens doors to stray cats in Turkey's south

The ?Meow Park? on Turkey's Mediterranean coast has become a major draw for local stray cats, as it provides the felines with safe homes, along with ample food and space to play. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 10 hamams in Turkey ranked by Hürriyet jury

Hamam, or Turkish bath, is one of the defining features of Turkish culture. A culture passed down over history, the baths, besides being a place to get pampered, is a spot for socializing and entertainment. Hürriyet?s jury have chosen the best traditional Roman and Ottoman baths of Turkey. Click through for the full list...


Top 9 things to do in Istanbul?s Princes? Islands

The Princes? Islands in the Marmara Sea present a unique opportunity for a short escape from Istanbul. Our jury has picked nine awesome activities that you can do on the islands. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 10 waterfront restaurants in Turkey, selected by Hürriyet jury

Whether it is the gorgeous Bosphorus or the biblical River Euphrates, Turkey provides many options for those who would like to dine at a waterfront venue. Click through for the top 10 waterfront restaurants in Turkey selected by Hürriyet Travel?s jury of experts.


2,200 year old ancient city Aigai waiting to be discovered

Only one percent of the ancient city of Aigai in the Yunuslar district of the western Turkish province of Manisa has been unearthed so far in the excavations that started back in 2004. Click through for the story in photos...


Music and dance festivals in Turkey: A calendar for 2018-2019

Music and dance lovers can find something interesting for themselves this year, whether they like jazz or rock, latin or folk and whether they go to western or eastern Turkey... Click through for the 2018-2019 calendar for music and dance festivals in Turkey...


Mount Nemrut mesmerizes South Korean bloggers

A group of South Korean bloggers along with Korean tourism company executives have visited Turkey?s majestic Mt. Nemrut, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the southeastern Ad?yaman province.


22 unique experiences in Turkey, from petting stray cats to oil wrestling

If you come to Turkey, you should not leave without experiencing at least some of its uniqueness. See, hear, feel, eat, travel, have fun and love in Turkish style. Click through our list of unique experiences that you can only have in Turkey...


Mayor takes action against graffiti on walls of historical city for Christianity

The mayor of the western Turkish town of ?znik, which is a key venue in the history of Christianity, has launched a campaign against those who paint the historic city walls with graffiti despite repeated warnings. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 10 natural marvels in Turkey selected by Hürriyet?s jury

The Anatolian geography with its climate, unique location and biodiversity is home to several unique natural beauties. Lakes in the green valleys, mountain plains, unique rock formations, rivers, valleys and beaches? Hürriyet Travel has compiled the must-see natural marvels of Turkey. It is our hope to preserve these landscapes in the future. Click through for our top 10...


Top 20 museums in Turkey

As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world?s best museums. Click through for our top 20...


Turkey?s top 50 female CEOs

Turkish business magazines Capital and Ekonomist have selected the ?50 Powerful Female CEOs? of Turkey. Here is the full list announced at a ceremony in Istanbul on Sept. 5, 2018:


Turkish doctors become social media influencers

A recent trend on social media in Turkey is the increasing influence of a group of good-looking Turkish doctors. Click through for the photo story by Hürriyet reporter Kübra Genç...


Most popular Turkish pilot on social media changes job

Ebru Ünsal, who has been described as the most popular Turkish pilot on social media, has switched jobs. Click through for the story in photos...


Istanbul?s Kad?köy hailed among ?world?s coolest neighborhoods?

The district of Kad?köy on Istanbul?s Asian side has been hailed as one of the top 50 coolest neighborhoods in the world by Time Out magazine. Click through for the story in photos...


Priceless 'Croesus Treasures' exhibited in Turkey's U?ak

The Croesus (Karun) Treasures with 432 pieces of priceless artifacts including two-time stolen winged seahorse brochure are displayed in Turkey's western U?ak province. Click through for the story in photos...


Street lamp falls on unlucky passerby in Istanbul

A street lamp has fallen on the head of a passerby in Istanbul, injuring the man.


Best restaurants in Istanbul, ranked by Turkey's Pearly Gastronomy Guide

The Hürriyet newspaper's jury of experts has created the "Pearly Gastronomy Guide" to rank Turkey's best restaurants. Click through for the top 20 restaurants in Istanbul, according to the 2018 guide...


Top 10 boutique hotels in Turkey

Daily Hürriyet?s travel supplement, Seyahat, has listed the top 10 boutique hotels in Turkey. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 29 must-try Turkish street foods

Turkey is frequently described as a paradise when it comes to cuisine. Along with that, it also has hidden treasures in its streets as well. Click through for the top 29 Turkish street foods from "wet" hamburger to roasted chestnut, selected by the gastronomy jury of daily Hürriyet...


Top 20 museums in Turkey

As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world?s best museums. Click through for our top 20...


Top 20 museums in Turkey

As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world?s best museums. Click through for our top 20...


Best souvenirs to buy from 30 places in Turkey

Best souvenirs to buy from 30 places in Turkey


15 best hotels of Turkey in 2018, according to Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor?s annual list of best hotels has been published. Click through for the top 15 hotels in Turkey that won Travellers? Choice 2018 awards with the votes of the website?s users.


Top 9 places in Turkey for vacation in September

Those who have not been able to go on vacation over the summer or those who wish to extend their vacation can check Hürriyet Travel?s list for the best holiday destinations in Turkey in the month of September. Click through for the story in photos...


Turkey's traditional K?rkp?nar Oil Wrestling competition kicks off for 657th time

Turkey?s longest-running traditional sports event, K?rkp?nar Oil Wrestling competition, has started in the northwestern province of Edirne. The annual event, which is organized for the 657th time this year, attracts thousands of people. Click through for the story in photos...