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Zeugma to double number of visitors

The Zeugma Mosaic Museum, which holds the title of being the world’s largest mosaic museum, is aiming to increase the number of visitors with its newly opened section. The museum, which opened nearly six years ago on an area of 30,000 square meters in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, draws many local and foreign tourists…
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Ancient symbolic graves unearthed in Uşak

Road construction work in the western province of Uşak has unearthed a 2,000 year-old necropolis (graveyard) from the Roman era. Because there were no skeletons in any of the 33 graves in the necropolis, officials believe the local people built symbolic graves for their relatives who had lost their lives during war. Uşak Museum Deputy…
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“Turkish People Showed the Whole World on July 15 What a Nation We Are”

Addressing the parliament on the Democracy and National Unity Day, President Erdoğan said: “On the night of July 15, in parallel with our nation’s brave resistance against putschists on the squares, our deputies gathered together at the parliament. They stood up against coup plotters by keeping the general assembly open. Our deputies, crying out ‘you…
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Istanbul Shopping Fest ‘Design ISF’

The 7th Shopping Fest at Istanbul, one of Europe’s most mesmerizing cities, offers you the perfect opportunity for the ultimate ‘Istanbul’ experience and a shopping spree in between 1-16 July ‘Design ISF’ Theme: Art, Design, Workshop Each year, Istanbul Shopping Fest attracts more and more people as it is not all about shopping; it is…
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Artifacts in ancient Tripolis show that backgammon dates back 2,000 years

Archaeological excavations in the western province of Denizli’s Buldan district have unearthed many finds related to “ludus duodecim scriptorum,” a Roman-era version of the popular game backgammon. Associate Professor Bahadır Duman, a member of Pamukkale University’s Archaeology Department and head of the excavations at the ancient city Tripolis, said they started a new season of…
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German FM Gabriel at the Presidential Complex

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Sigmar Gabriel at the Presidential Complex. http://www.tccb.gov.tr/en/news/542/77472/almanya-federal-cumhuriyeti-disisleri-bakani-gabriel-cumhurbaskanligi-kulliyesinde.html
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Turkey’s Göbeklitepe readies for UNESCO with new façade

The ancient site of Göbeklitepe located in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa is getting ready to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List with a new roof protection. Located close to the Örencik neighborhood, 18 kilometers from Şanlıurfa’s city center, Göbeklitepe was first discovered in 1963 during surface survey of researchers from Istanbul and…
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Istanbul Music Festival opens with ‘Unusual’ theme

The 45th Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), kicked off on May 29 with the opening ceremony and concert at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center. This year’s festival is taking place under the theme “Unusual” and will continue until June 21, with 29 concerts in 15…
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Bollywood breeze comes to Turkey

The Navdhara India Dance Theater (NIDT) will perform for the first time in Turkey on May 23 at Istanbul’s İş Sanat before appearing two days later at the Mersin International Music Festival. Founded by acclaimed Indian choreographer Ashley Lobo, NIDT sets out to represent the flow of thought of a new, modern India. Combining old…
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Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

Holding a press conference following the 25th Anniversary Summit of the BSEC Heads of State and Government, hosted by Turkey, President Erdoğan said: “Turkey will continue to support the efforts aimed at ensuring peace and welfare in the Black Sea region.” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made statements on the summit at a press conference held…
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