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Russia 'open to Turkish ops in Syria under Adana Agreement'

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have once again met in the Russian city of Sochi to determine the fate of Syria. Putin?s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov gave an interview to Hürriyet Daily News right after the trilateral summit. Peskov answered our questions in Turkish.


Öcalan?s capture 'did not end foreign support to PKK'

Twenty years after jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan?s capture, foreign powers continue to use the PKK as leverage against Turkey, says Uluç Özülker, a former ambassador who was deputy undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry in 1999


Turkey supports Syrian unity in anti-terror fight: Minister

Turkey supports the territorial integrity and political unity of Syria while conducting military operations against the YPG, the defense minister said on Feb. 17.


Erdo?an: CHP, ?Y? Party have been ?handed over to FETÖ, PKK?

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has accused the main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) and its ally in the March 31 local elections, ?Y? (Good) Party, of ?surrendering? to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and the illegal PKK.


CHP head: We are allying with all voters

The main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) is allying with all voters for the upcoming elections regardless of their political parties, leader Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu said on Feb. 17 in response to ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) accusations that his party was forming a de facto alliance with the Peoples? Democratic Party (HDP).


Netflix release of Turkish film in cinemas stirs reactions

Y?lmaz Erdo?an?s film ?Organize ??ler 2: Sazan Sarmal?? is being screened both in movie theaters and on the film streaming platform Netflix, causing outrage from the cinema sector


Istanbul vets make city's stray animals feel at home

Istanbul officials are increasing efforts to ensure the good health of the street animals, and thereby of the residents who come into contact with them. Click through for the AFP story in photos...


Egypt detains Turk, German for cocaine smuggling   

Egypt detained on Feb. 16 two foreigners for drug smuggling after they flew in to Cairo international airport carrying a large quantity of cocaine, official sources told AFP.


Ancient letters reveal Ottoman love story

Recently unveiled love letters sent by an Ottoman queen to her king shed light on the most famous love story of the era.


Syrian refugees' fabric showcased at London Fashion Week

Turkish Fashion Designer Zeynep Kartal's designs, prepared with the fabric woven by Syrian refugees in Turkey, were showcased at London Fashion Week on Feb. 16


Junior doctors opt out of surgical fields in Turkey

Doctors in Turkey are refraining from specializing in medical fields that require them to perform surgeries amid a rise in violence against medical personnel, intense work shifts, lawsuits launched against doctors and unsatisfactory paychecks.


YÖK rules out rumors on Syrians entering Turkish universities without any examination

Turkey?s Higher Education Board (YÖK) has denied rumors that Syrian refugees would enter Turkish universities without being subjected to any examination.


Turkish tourism sector eyes int'l congresses

Turkey is holding high hopes for the future in the field of congress tourism, representatives of the sector said on Feb. 17.


Turkey?s house sales decrease 25 pct in January

Turkey saw 72,937 house sales in January with a 24.8-percent annual fall, the country's statistical office announced on Feb. 18.


Police detain ISIL suspects sought by Interpol 

Turkish police on Feb. 17 rounded up four suspects in an operation against ISIL in the northwestern city of Bursa, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.       


Turkey supports Syrian unity in anti-terror fight: Minister

Turkey supports the territorial integrity and political unity of Syria during its fight against terror, the defense minister said on Feb. 16.


Bus driver fined for playing game on mobile phone while driving

A public bus driver in Turkey?s southern province of Adana has been fined and given penalty points for playing a game on his mobile phone while driving, ?hlas News Agency has reported.


More Turkish skiers flocking to Bulgaria after campaign

Turkish demand for Bulgaria?s ski resort Pamporovo has boosted upon Turkish Airlines? campaign offering discounts and free-of-charge services on afternoon trips to the skiers? haven.


Turkish man manages to capture rare footage of ermine

An amateur photographer in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli has managed to capture rare footage of an ermine.


Syrian refugees' fabric showcased at London Fashion Week

Turkish Fashion Designer Zeynep Kartal's designs, prepared with the fabric woven by Syrian refugees in Turkey, were showcased at London Fashion Week on Feb. 16


Abandoned dog waiting for its owners for a year at bus stop

A dog which was abandoned by its owners about a year ago at a bus stop has been since waiting for them to come back.


Istanbul hosts international angel investment forum

A two-day World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), started on Feb. 18 in Istanbul, is hosting policymakers, entrepreneurs, representatives of financial institutions and companies, and hundreds of angel investors from all around the world.


New deal to boost trade volume between S.Korea, Turkey

The South Korean ambassador to Turkey said on Feb. 18 a deal signed last August will boost trade volume between the two countries.


Turkey?s house sales decrease 25 pct in January

Turkey saw 72,937 house sales in January with a 24.8-percent annual fall, the country's statistical office announced on Feb. 18.


Turkey to reduce dependence on foreign energy: Erdo?an

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said on Feb. 16 that Turkey aims to reduce its dependence on foreign energy sources.


Turkey can act as center for arbitration: Trade minister

Turkey has the necessary know-how and potential to act as a center for international arbitration in its immediate region and beyond, country's trade minister said on Feb. 15.


Turkey?s budget post $953 mln surplus in January

Turkey?s central government budget balance posted a surplus of nearly 5.1 billion Turkish liras ($953 million) in January, new data from the Treasury and Finance Ministry showed on Feb. 15.


Turkish foundation to turn legendary Muhammad Ali?s house into summer school, museum

The Turkish New York-based educational Turken Foundation has purchased the home of legendary American-Muslim boxer Muhammad Ali to turn the estate into an educational camp and build a museum in Ali?s honor.


Japanese PM Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declined on Feb. 18 Monday to say if he had nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he also emphasized he did not deny doing so.


Egypt detains Turk, German for cocaine smuggling   

Egypt detained on Feb. 16 two foreigners for drug smuggling after they flew in to Cairo international airport carrying a large quantity of cocaine, official sources told AFP.


Spain?s PM calls snap election for April 28

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called a snap national election for April 28, potentially spelling months of uncertainty in the euro zone?s fourth-largest economy, where the political landscape is increasingly fragmented.


$100 million in humanitarian aid pledged to crisis-hit Venezuela

Twenty-five countries have pledged $100 million in aid to Venezuela, a top US official said Thursday, as the crisis-hit country?s Supreme Court took aim at oil executives appointed by the opposition.


Trump vows emergency declaration over wall, agrees to shutdown-averting bill

President Donald Trump vowed on Feb. 14 to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely to plunge him into a battle with Congress over constitutional powers.


Medieval medicine bottle unearthed in Harran

Archeologists have discovered a medieval earthenware bottle containing medicine in the southeastern province of ?anl?urfa?s archaeological site of Harran.


Rijksmuseum shows off its Rembrandts in blockbuster show

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum unveils the first ever exhibition of all of its Rembrandts to mark the 350th anniversary of the artist's death


Turkish library preserving manuscripts for two centuries

A Turkish manuscript library has been holding historic written works in authentic storages for 223 years.


Depreciation of lira drives hoteliers to shift focus to foreign tourists

The fluctuation in the value of the Turkish Lira has driven tourism companies and hoteliers to shift their focus from domestic visitors to foreign visitors.


Turkish man manages to capture rare footage of ermine

An amateur photographer in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli has managed to capture rare footage of an ermine.


Rijksmuseum shows off its Rembrandts in blockbuster show

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum unveils the first ever exhibition of all of its Rembrandts to mark the 350th anniversary of the artist's death


Demolition of hotel in Cappadocia?s ?fairy chimneys? area started

The demolition of a hotel being constructed adjacent to the world-famous ?fairy chimneys? area illegally in Cappadocia has started.


Pavilion of Turkey to present ?We, elsewhere? in Venice

The 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia will be organized between May 11 and Nov 24. ?nci Eviner will represent Turkey with her work ?We, Elsewhere?


Abandoned dog waiting for its owners for a year at bus stop

A dog which was abandoned by its owners about a year ago at a bus stop has been since waiting for them to come back.


Bus driver fined for playing game on mobile phone while driving

A public bus driver in Turkey?s southern province of Adana has been fined and given penalty points for playing a game on his mobile phone while driving, ?hlas News Agency has reported.


Turkish court rules for heavier sentences in incest rape case

A court in the southern Turkish province of Antalya has ruled for heavier sentences for a couple in an incest rape and murder case that had stirred public outcry.


Turkish man arrested for trying to rape Belarussian woman he took for a ride

A Turkish man was arrested on Feb. 13 for attempting to rape a Belarussian woman on a ferry.


?Leaning? apartment buildings in Turkey?s north raise concerns following deadly Istanbul collapse

Four apartment buildings in the northern Turkish province of Rize have started to lean amid growing worries in the wake of a deadly collapse in Istanbul. Click through for the story in photos...


Turkish man released after saying he assaulted ?wrong women? in street

A man in the southern Turkish province of Antalya has been released after telling a judge that he beat up the wrong women.


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...