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Ottoman Admiral Piri Reis drew the oldest known map showing Antarctica 300 years before the continent was explored A newly discovered species of lichen in Antarctica is named after Piri Reis, an Ottoman geographer and navigator who illustrated the continent on his map 300 years before its discovery. The new species of lichen is called …

NEVŞEHİR The Turkish Film Commission strives to draw the attention of film companies to Cappadocia, which is a natural film setting with its historical and cultural riches as well as its interesting geographical beauties. Work has been done to make Cappadocia, where stars such as Charles Bronson, Ömer Şerif, Tony Curtis and Nicholas Cage have …

ISTANBUL The Turkish leg of the 15th Europa-East and East-West Friendship and Peace Rally, one of the world’s leading car rallies, flew to Turkish Cappadocia from the capital Ankara. Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakcı bid farewell to the cars participating in the rally from the building of the Directorate of European Affairs in Ankara. Kaymakcı …

ISTANBUL Authorities are concerned about the growing reluctance of people who have refused to be vaccinated even though their turn has come. While experts say the vaccination rate, seen as essential in the fight against the pandemic, is disappointing, an official said the rate of those who do not get vaccinated in Istanbul is also …

Turkish intelligence has arrested and detained a prominent Daesh figure with the help of US intelligence services, as Ankara continues to hunt down terror group suspects. Egyptian-born Mustafa Abdulwahab Mahmud, a leading explosives expert who was close to former ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, was arrested and detained on the outskirts of Istanbul along with …

ISTANBUL With a shelf installed right next to his simit (Turkish bagel encrusted with sesame seeds) counter, Sait Okuducu shares his passion for books with his customers who come for a bite to eat and like to read side by side. Okuducu, originally from the central Anatolian province of Kayseri, started running a simit counter …

Preserving historic structures is a necessity for the survival of history and culture, and it is also a difficult process. In order to facilitate conservation, many new and varied methods are being tried in archeology. Recently, a new technique was developed at Kayseri University in the form of a solution that protects historic buildings from …

In Uganda, the Turkish Embassy celebrated the National Day of May 19 on Wednesday with various sporting activities in the country. The full name of the May 19 holiday is Ataturk, Youth and Sports Memorial Day. It originally marks the date that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey, arrived in the northern city of …

Beşiktaş made no mistakes in the crucial last week, beating Istanbul rival Galatasaray on goal difference to win their first Turkish Süper Lig title in four seasons. The Black Eagles won a 2-1 victory over Göztepe in Izmir on Saturday, claiming their 16th overall title. The Izmir club finished the season in 10th place. Croatian …

ISTANBUL The total export amount of Turkey’s 87 technological development zones reached $ 5.8 billion in 21 years, according to data from the Ministry of Industry and Technology. More than 6,500 companies, including 322 with foreign capital, were operating in these areas by the end of April, according to the data. These companies have accumulated …