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Turkey’s island Bozcaada to ban vehicles of visitors

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Turkey’s third largest island Bozcaada to ban vehicles of visitors

The Municipality of Bozcaada, located in the northeast of the Aegean Sea, announced its plans to ban all motorized vehicles on the island due to intensive traffic in the popular vacation spot during the summertime.

Visa special provision for Turkish tourists not extended

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Visa special provision for Turkish tourists not extended

A special arrangement with the EU Commission had made it possible for Turkish tourists to travel to one of the Greek islands since the summer of 2012, without first having to go to the Greek consulate for the necessary visa application.

ECHR: Turkey disregards Source Protect of Journalists

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ECHR: Turkey disregards Source Protect of Journalists

Turkey needs to respect the protection of journalists' sources and the freedom of the press more to keep Human Rights, the European Court of Justice published in one of its latest decisions.

Snow across the country - Turkey experienced winter

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Snow across the country - Turkey experienced winter

The meteorologists had announced it a few days ago and it appears as announced: snow almost everywhere in Turkey, even at the Turkish Riviera, snow for the first time since decades.

Fund-Raising Appeal for Pupils from Nepal

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Fund-Raising Appeal for Pupils from Nepal

Dear readers and followers of alaturka.info, please read and check the following lines of our dear friend Ann from Kale Emlak in Side for helping pupils in Nepal since they have lost most of their school buildings as well as all their education materials.

Civil Disobedience or Terrorists in Gezi Park, Istanbul? Which side is responsible for the rising events?

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Just as the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wanted to add a new project to the previous and ongoing great projects under his government such as Hasan Keyf Dam Project, Allianoi / Bergama Dam, the Black Sea – Marmara Channel (the Plinius Channel), a third airport and a third Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul for the economically developing Turkey,

Will there be Formula 1 Competition in Turkey again?

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Years of just little success lead to the result of staying away from Turkish Istanbul Park for some years. Now discussions started again to bring back the yearly event to Turkey, hopefully for 2013 already.

Online parking fee website

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As in many cities in Turkey, it was recognized in Alanya that all cash-strapped cities can be filled with parking fees for cars in the inner cities very well. Although these regulations sometimes appear annoying for the user, they at least have contributed to a considerable improvement of the situation on the roads in Alanya.

Turkish mogul aims to buy at least three Greek islands / Fikret İnan

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According to TODAY’S ZAMAN, the chairman of a leading Turkish construction company has said he wants to buy at least three Greek islands the debt-ridden nation plans to sell, in what may be termed a fire sale, because of the latest agreement it made with its international lenders, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

A message from Izmir to Van: You Are Not Alone...

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The students of İzmir Private Çamlaraltı College, sensitively approaching to the social problems, making the necessary planning for the solution in order to make it happen, have started a social aid campaign after the 7.2 earthquake in order to give a message to their friends in Van; "We’re feeling your feelings; You are not alone".

2nd Tourism Summer School in Izmir, Turkey

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Young students, experts, professionals and people who love tourism from all over the Mediterranean and the world, will meet this September in the historical city of Izmir, Turkey, between the dates 11-16. The Summer School is supported by Dokuz Eylül University and the Izmir Chamber of Commerce.

Animal Protection Association invites to bazaar

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The Animal Protection Association "Incekum ve Avsallar Hayvan Dostlari Dernegi" was founded in 2009 by German and Turkish citizens in Avsallar. The association wants to neutering the population of the streets to contain animals and thus secure their lives and survival. Emergencies are handled within the capacity of veterinary.

Turkey's Mersin to host 2013 Mediterranean Games

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PARIS (AP) — The Turkish town of Mersin has been chosen to host the 2013 Mediterranean Games after Greece was stripped of the event because of financial problems.

Dramatic scenes next to the harbour of Antalya

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Due to a violent storm and high waves next to the port of Antalya / Kaleici the crew of the Bolivian vessel “Sea Bright” lost the control about the ship which then crashed into the cliffs next to the shore. Because of the storm the crew needed to leave the ship by the help of ropes.

Backpackers - St Pauls Trail

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Sucullu, a small town of 5.000 people on the St Paul Trail close to Antioch in Pisidia, is having a traditional folk festival. On 17th July, traditionally-dressed villagers with their animals will walk from the mosque in Yalvaç, past the ruins at Antioch, along the aqueduct to Sucullu (about 2-3 hrs walk).

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