1,800-year-old “Weary Herakles” statue to be returned to Turkey

                Turkey’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ertugrul Gunay, announced that the top portion of the 1,800-year-old “Weary Herakles” statue will be returned to Turkey by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The top half will be returned to rejoin the lower half of the statue which was … Continue reading

Turkey to give 15 million free tablet PCs to students

According to press reports, the Turkish government is eyeing the production of 15 million tablet PCs which will be given to Turkish students free of charge. The domestically produced PCs will cost an estimated 7.5 Billion USD and according to Minister of Science, Industrial and Technology – Nihat Ergun, the basic idea is to support … Continue reading

Survey finds that 77 percent of people in Turkey are happy with their lives

The 2011 Turkey Values Survey by Bahçeşehir University has found that 77 percent of people in Turkey are satisfied with their current lives. A similar survey taken in 2001 showed that only 59 percent of people in Turkey were happy with their lives, the latest survey indicating a rise of 18 percent since 2001. Asked … Continue reading

Turkish police extra vigilant after fatal alcohol poisoning

Following a tip, Turkish police raided two warehouses and a factory in Antalya’s Döşemealtı district where they found 1,440 boxes of drinks including bootlegged Mr. Burdon whiskies, the kind that caused Russian deaths few months ago. Two people working at the facility were also taken into custody. Among the items confiscated were thousands of boxes … Continue reading

Bodrum International Ballet Festival coming soon!

The critically acclaimed Bodrum International Ballet Festival is almost here; it will be held from 14th August until 1st September 2011 in the historic 15th century Bodrum Castle.  Now in its 9th year and organised by the Directorate General State Opera and Ballet, the Bodrum International Ballet Festival combines both modern and contemporary dance. Highlights … Continue reading