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Erdo?an says Libya deal shows determination to protect rights

With the maritime deal between Turkey and Libya, Ankara has shown the world its determination to protect its rights under international law, Turkey?s President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said on Dec. 9.


Uncertainty shrouds Syria constitutional talks

The Syrian Constitutional Committee's third round of meetings will need co-chairs representing the "Syria?s government and its opponents" to agree on the agenda, a U.N. spokesperson has said.


Turkey, NATO to continue supporting Afghanistan: FM Çavu?o?lu

Turkey and NATO will continue supporting Afghanistan as long as Kabul seeks their help, the Turkish foreign minister said on Dec. 9.


Chile military plane disappears with 38 people on board

A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard "lost radio communication" on Dec. 9 after taking off from the south of the country for a base in Antarctica, Chile's Air Force said.


Inequalities are a roadblock to human development: Op-ed

Recent climate-related extreme events like floods, wildfires, unseasonably warm winter, hit the poorest and most marginalized communities the hardest.


CHP leader voices support for probing politicians? wealth

Main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) leader Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu has voiced support for former premier Ahmet Davuto?lu?s call on having a commission investigate the wealth of incumbent and former parliamentary officials.


Arms sales worldwide up 47% since 2002: Watchdog

The world's top 100 weapon producers have increased their global sales by 47% since 2002, a watchdog said on Dec. 9.


Boris Johnson gets served coffee the classic Turkish way

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Dec. 8 visited a Turkish Cypriot family?s house in London as part of the election campaign.


180 years later, on the same route

Inspired by the first photography trip that took place in 1839, a new exhibit at Pera Museum brings together interpretations of photographers who explore the same route with today?s techniques


Russia protests anti-doping agency's ban

World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to ban Russia from international competitions 'anti-Russian hysteria', says premier


The wacky, big-money world of pet influencers    

Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, Boo the Pomeranian and Doug the Pug are just some of the internet's star animals, who do everything from support worthy causes to promote major brands


Fair hosts thousands of cats

Russian felinology club organizes event with attendance of 2,000 cats from 12 countries


Cops guard new $120,000 banana after eating incident

Police now stand guard around a replacement banana artwork valued at tens of thousands of dollars after the original was eaten off the wall at an art gallery in Miami, Florida, reported local media. 


John Lennon: Poster boy for Beatles

Dec. 8 marks death anniversary of John Lennon, a famed singer and songwriter killed by a fan in 1980 in front of his home in New York


2 security officers killed, 7 injured in SE Turkey

At least two security officers were killed and seven others injured in a blast when an explosive device planted by PKK terror group in southeastern ??rnak province detonated on Dec. 9, according to the provincial governor?s office.


Turkish, Russian defense ministers hold phone call

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar discussed the situation in the Middle East in a phone call, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Dec. 9.


Turkey extradites another foreign terrorist

Turkey has extradited another foreign terrorist to his home country, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry on Dec. 9.


Police disperse women's ?Las Tesis? dance protest in Istanbul

Police have dispersed a protest in Istanbul where women sang their rendition of the feminist protest song "A rapist in your path," which has gained popularity around the world after it was first performed in Chile.


Flesh-eating fish reduced water level of Lake Bey?ehir, mayor says

The water level of Lake Bey?ehir, Turkey?s largest freshwater lake, has decreased from 26 meters of depth to six meters due to wrong fish production policies, according to Adil Bay?nd?r, mayor of the Bey?ehir district of the Central Anatolian province of Konya.


4,000 square km cleared from terrorists in N Syria: VP Oktay

With the Operation Peace Spring, Turkey aimed to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria, Turkish vice president said on Dec. 9.


Turkey deports 11 French citizens over ISIL links

Turkey deported 11 French citizens over links to the ISIL terrorist group, the Interior Ministry announced on Dec. 9.


Ankara offers condolences to India after factory fire

Turkey on Dec. 8 extended condolences to India over a deadly factory fire in the capital city.  


Turkish Film Week to kick off in Bosnia

The Turkish Film Week will kick off in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec. 11.


Turkey's new concert hall to be completed in 2020

Turkey's Presidential Symphony Orchestra will finally have a new facility by the end of 2020 with artistic, social and civic features, architects working on the project told Anadolu Agency.


Turkey's Yasemin grabs gold in Euro championship

Turkish runner Yasemin Can bagged the gold medal in European Cross Country Championships held in Portugal.


2020 to be Africa year for Turkey, says trade minister

Just around the corner, 2020 will be Africa year for Turkey which is engaged in several trade works in the continent, Turkey?s trade minister said on Dec. 9.


European bank backs Turkey's maritime industry

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) provided a $17.5 million loan to the operator of Tekirdag port on the Sea of Marmara, the bank said in a statement on Dec. 10.


Central Bank revises reserve requirement rule

Turkey's Central Bank on Dec. 9 revised the reserve requirement regulation that links the ratios and remuneration rates to loan growth rates.


Economists expect $1.6B+ current account surplus

Turkey's current account balance is projected to post a surplus of $1.6 billion in October, an Anadolu Agency survey found on Dec. 9.


European bank finances Turkish bus-ticketing app

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided $4 million in equity financing to Turkish online bus-ticketing service oBilet.


Turkish fruit juice exporters set target at $300 million

Turkey fruit juice exporters have set a target of total exports of $300 million for the next year.


Normandy Four declares progress in Ukrainian settlement

The leaders of the Normandy Four countries -- Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine -- declared progress Monday following a meeting in Paris.


France: Unions vote to extend strike amid deadlock

Workers from various sectors continue walkout against president's controversial pension reform


Police open criminal probe into New Zealand volcano deaths 

New Zealand police on Dec. 10 announced a criminal investigation to probe how an eruption at the White Island volcano led to an estimated 13 deaths.  


Chile military plane disappears with 38 people on board

A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard "lost radio communication" on Dec. 9 after taking off from the south of the country for a base in Antarctica, Chile's Air Force said.


5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted on Dec. 9 in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving many more missing.


Finnish minister Sanna Marin, 34, to become world's youngest PM

Finland?s transportation minister Sanna Marin was selected by her Social Democratic party on Dec. 8 to become the country?s youngest prime minister ever, taking over after the resignation of Antti Rinne.


Domaniç Mountains under blanket of snow

The Domaniç Mountains in the western province of Kütahya have been covered in snow, presenting picturesque scenes for ones who fancy winter season.


Cat with a broken leg adopted by teachers

A stray cat with a broken leg was treated and adopted by teachers and students of a secondary school in Sivas province on Dec. 3.


Top 5 best treks near Istanbul

Love the outdoors and exploring on foot? Here are some of the best hiking trails in near Istanbul!


Tohma Canyon enchants nature lovers

Tohma Canyon, located in the Darende district of eastern Malatya province, mesmerizes nature lovers with its rich greenery.


Enchanting sunset at Mount Nemrut

Visitors snap photos of massive stone heads that stare down on them from the summit of Mount Nemrut. (Source: The Associated Press)


Colors of autumn enlivens Central Anatolian waterfall

Göksü Waterfall, a wonder of nature located in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, attracts much attention from domestic and foreign tourists thanks to its unparalleled natural heritage.


Seven great holiday destinations near Istanbul

Here are seven great holiday destinations where you can rest your head during short holidays without getting too far from Istanbul!


Color fest in autumn in Kazda?lar?

Chestnut forests in the Kazda?lar?, surrounded by yellow and red tones and autumn outfits, attract photographers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.


Most budget-friendly destinations for a fall getaway in Turkey

As the weather gets colder and Mother Nature gently spreads its autumn colors, destinations for fall getaways become more popular among the world?s tourists. Turkey, with its abundant natural heritage, offers budget-friendly and romantic destinations for travelers. Click through for the most affordable holiday stops in Turkey. (Photos: Alamy)


Seven must-see ancient cities in Turkey

Turkey, with its abundant cultural heritage, was home to many ancient and archaic civilizations and empires. The patterns and remains of this rich history and culture are still evident in the ancient sites of Anatolian lands. Click through this photo gallery for the most mesmerizing and mystical ancient cities in Turkey, as compiled by ?nci Hazal Özcan:


World's second deepest canyon attracts visitors

World's second deepest canyon located in Turkey's Black Sea province of Kastamonu attracts visitors. (Source: Anadolu Agency)


9 must-see natural wonders in Anatolia

Anatolia is home to a rich array of natural attractions, including unique geography, climate, location and biodiversity, to explore. Here are nine natural wonders to add to your Turkey must-see bucket list


Most bizarre Turkish superstitions that will surprise you

From seeing a black cat to breaking a mirror, Turkish culture embodies many superstitions that are quite unique. Click through for our list, prepared by ?nci Hazal Özcan, to find out the most bizarre Turkish superstitions - which will definitely surprise you... (Photos:Alamy)


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:


9 must-see natural wonders in Anatolia

Anatolia is home to a rich array of natural attractions, including unique geography, climate, location and biodiversity, to explore. Here are nine natural wonders to add to your Turkey must-see bucket list


Kuzalan Natural Park enchants visitors

Kuzalan Waterfall Natural Park located in Black Sea province of Giresun mesmerizes visitors with its natural heritage.


Bird's paradise in southeast Turkey: Hevsel Gardens

The 8,000-year-old Hevsel Gardens in the southeastern province of Diyarbak?r, which is on the UNESCO Heritage List, hosts around 200 bird species.


Color fest in autumn in Kazda?lar?

Chestnut forests in the Kazda?lar?, surrounded by yellow and red tones and autumn outfits, attract photographers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.


5 must-visit Turkish villages

Turkey is one of the most extraordinary countries to visit. Here, we list the 5 unmissable villages in the country.


Color fest in autumn in Kazda?lar?

Chestnut forests in the Kazda?lar?, surrounded by yellow and red tones and autumn outfits, attract photographers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.


Most bizarre Turkish superstitions that will surprise you

From seeing a black cat to breaking a mirror, Turkish culture embodies many superstitions that are quite unique. Click through for our list, prepared by ?nci Hazal Özcan, to find out the most bizarre Turkish superstitions - which will definitely surprise you... (Photos:Alamy)


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...


Turkish women who made history

With the birth of the Turkish Republic, many rights have been granted to women, marking a milestone in the history of both the country and the world. The modern republic?s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and his sweeping reforms have aimed to create gender equality between women and men, as he was one of the first leaders in the world to grant women the right to elect and be elected. From the first woman pilot to the first female judges, many Turkish women made history, thriving to leave an enduring legacy for future generations. Click through to see the most influential Turkish women, as compiled by ?nci Hazal Özcan:


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...


11 prominent Turkish painters of 20th century

Don?t let the 150-year history of modern Turkish painting fool you; it is only the tip of the iceberg. Rooted in the 500-year history of traditional Ottoman miniaturization, the art of painting evolved in these lands when the society was released from Abdulhamid II?s tyrannical reign. Click through for 16 ingenious Turkish painters of the 20th century you should now about, as compiled by ?nci Hazal Özcan:


Seven must-see ancient cities in Turkey

Turkey, with its abundant cultural heritage, was home to many ancient and archaic civilizations and empires. The patterns and remains of this rich history and culture are still evident in the ancient sites of Anatolian lands. Click through this photo gallery for the most mesmerizing and mystical ancient cities in Turkey, as compiled by ?nci Hazal Özcan:


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.


Bollywood #MeToo accused back at work

In the US, #MeToo triggered the downfall of powerbrokers. Victims were hailed as trailblazers for speaking out, and millions of dollars were raised to support their cases. In Bollywood, women have faced a backlash, campaigners say.


Posthumous Leonard Cohen album offers apt final waltz

Mere weeks before his death at age 82, Cohen released his final album but he had more reckoning to do and the unfinished pieces he left behind


Pussycat Dolls announce reunion tour 10 years after split

The Pussycat Dolls are reforming for a reunion tour kicking off in Dublin next year, the American girl band said on Nov. 28.


Apple abruptly scraps film premiere over 'concerns'

Apple on Nov. 20 abruptly canceled the world premiere of "The Banker" over unspecified concerns, just one day before the film was due to close a major Los Angeles festival.


New kids on the block rule Grammys

New artists have caught the attention of the Recording Academy, as Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead in nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards


'Joker' expected to cross $1 billion global box office milestone

Comic book movie ?Joker? is poised to surpass $1 billion in global ticket sales on Nov. 15, becoming the first R-rated Hollywood movie ever to overcome the milestone.


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...


Statues on top of Mount Nemrut await visitors

Hotels in the southeastern province of Ad?yaman are enjoying a 100 percent occupancy rate thanks to a flock of domestic visitors wanting to spend their upcoming nine-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, along with the increasing number of foreign visitors wanting to see the beautiful Mount Nemrut.


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...


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...


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...


'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...