Turkey lifts limit for university admission for foreigners

Turkey’s top university authority announced yesterday that the limitations on the number of foreign students seeking to study in Turkish universities has been abolished. Thus, universities will be able to expand their 50 percent quota for foreign students, a positive move in the government’s drive to make Turkey an education hub in the Middle East […]

Cargo giants applied for spots at new Istanbul airport: Minister

The largest cargo companies in the world are in a rush to secure spots at Istanbul’s new airport in-making, according to Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan. The new Istanbul airport, which will open on Oct. 29, will become a center for transportation along with passenger traffic, the minister told state-run Anadolu Agency in a recent interview.  The first phase of the airport on the northern part […]

Expat events: Music, sports, food and more

The most colorful season of the year is officially upon us and therefore there is every reason and more to open up your door to new experiences in the city. This weekend alone, there are activities and events catering to a wide variety of interests and each are either focused on, geared to, organized or […]

Cycling: Tour of Turkey to start on Tuesday

The 55th edition of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey will start on Tuesday as a part of the “UCI World Tour” calendar for the third time. The Tour of Turkey will be held between April 16-21, competing 119 cyclists from 17 teams. Four World Tour teams are also among 17 teams which will cycle […]

Yıldız Mountain Ski Resort becoming new haunt for sportsmen

When the subject of vacations is discussed, generally the trio of sea, sand and sun comes to the mind. However, there are also some people who like cold weather. For those who love white fluffy snow, winter is the best time to enjoy a holiday through various activities, with skiing and snowboarding topping the list. […]

10 Best Things To Do In Izmir, Turkey: Journey To The Aegean Heart

Old mosques and churches, the 18th-century market, combine with broad boulevards, modern buildings, and shopping centers dotted with traditional red-tiled roofs. Izmir is a metropolitan city with a Mediterranean atmosphere. You can reach Izmir by any type of transportation from buses, trains, boats, and airplanes. It is also a base hub for holiday cruises in […]

Over 3.2 million foreigners visited Turkey this year

Turkey hosted more than 3.2 million foreigners during the first two months of this year, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced Friday. The number of foreigners visiting Turkey rose 7.4 percent year-on-year in the period, official figures showed. Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city by population and a top tourist destination, attracted nearly 59 percent of all […]

Nearly 1M tourists visit Turkey for health tourism

Turkey attracted nearly 1 million people for health tourism in 2018, said an industry official on Tuesday. “Thermal tourism contributes to Turkey’s economy with healing waters, as well as seas, rivers and lakes,” Yavuz Yilik, head of the Thermal Health and Tourism Association (TESTUD), told Anadolu Agency. Yilik stressed that Turkey is one of the […]

Turkey creates some 550,000 new jobs in 2018

In Turkey, 549,000 new jobs were created last year, Turkey’s statistical authority announced on Monday. “The number of employed persons aged 15 years old and over realized as 28.74 million persons with a 549,000-person increase,” TurkStat said. It announced that the employment rate was 47.4 percent — 65.7 percent for male, and 29.4 percent for female — […]

2019 to see 300 pct rise in Indian weddings in Turkey

India’s wedding organizers predict a 300-percent rise in Indian weddings held in Turkey this year, Turkish culture and tourism minister said on Friday.  Mehmet Nuri Ersoy met representatives from Turkish tourism industry and civil society in an event at the Chamber of Commerce in Bodrum, a touristic town of Mugla in the Aegean coast of […]