TripAdvisor Readers Pick Istanbul Best Travel Destination

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Istanbul was named the top destination in the world, and in Europe, ahead of Rome, London, Paris and New York and other cities at the 6th Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations by TripAdvisor. The city received a record 39 plus million visitors in 2013, making it the sixth most visited city on Earth.

MİT Museum of Espionage Opens its Doors. Sort Of


I am sure many people would like to be able to get in some of the worlds most famous national intelligence agencies museums. But, of course, looking at confidential content is forbidden, and only the curiosity and mystery remains. In Turkey however, the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) museum – MİT Casusluk Müzesi – opened its […]

Turkey Plans Underwater Museum

Where waterfalls meet the sea

Aiming to make Antalya a diving center and to improve underwater sports, The Shipping Trade Chamber (DTO) Antalya Branch announced big plans for the city: to launch an underwater museum. You’ve probably heard about the famous underwater museum in the Caribbean Sea. Well, Turkey wants to have a similar museum in its part of the world. […]

Eid al-Adha Brings Boom in Tourist Numbers

Turkish delight

The tourism facilities’ occupancy has reached almost full capacity these days as the religious festival of Eid al-Adha lured an impressive number of tourists in Turkey. Almost 500,000 visitors are expected this time of the year to arrive in the country, and the tourism sector is expected to contribute to the economy with an important […]

Contemporary Istanbul to Take Place in November 2013

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The 8th edition of Contemporary Istanbul will take place between 7-10 November 2013 at The Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) and Istanbul Congress Center (ICC). According to the official announcement, this will be the largest edition to date. It will feature 92 galleries from 21 countries, with works created by over 650 international and […]

Prime Mall Debuts in Gaziantep, Turkey


Prime Development, Istanbul-based mall developer owned and run by German investors, just opened the biggest mall in southeastern Turkey. Prime Mall had an investment of USD $150 million and was open 90% pre-let. The new mall impresses with its size, as there are 169 shops, located on four retail levels. This is not the first […]

Turkey Inaugurates New Airport in Adıyaman

Turkey enjoys a spectacular wealth of natural riches

Turkey has a new airport in the southeastern province of Adıyaman. This airport was inaugurated officially on September 14th, and at the ceremony attended also Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “We transformed the airport services building, which was located on a 1,000-square-meter area that was insufficient and impractical for the airport’s needs, into an adequately […]

Starwood Extends its Presence in Turkey Opening St. Regis Istanbul in 2014

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The Luxury hotel St. Regis Istanbul will open in 2014 and marks the extend if Starwood’s presence in the country. The hotel is located in the European part of the city, in the Nişantaşi neighborhood in the Sisli district, and provides easy access to boutiques, restaurants and cafes as well as to famous tourist places […]

Travel in Europe: Don’t Be Caught Dead Migrating

Slamming the door on the Roma

Two news bits today concerning Germany’s disposition toward migrants and visitors draw further attention to key Schengen and visa discussion. A report via EurActiv speaks to one side of the German and EU PR aspect, the Roma people being the subject on the one hand. At the other end of Germany’s public relations woes, news that second generation Turks in Germany are headed home suggest the German state is in an exclusivity mood toward some.