A judge in New York ruled the country had acted too late to stake a claim on a statuette that was put on auction by Christie’s in 2017, despite it being smuggled out of Anatolia decades earlier.
The number of cultural and natural assets in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List has reached 85, with Turkey's historic eastern and southeastern Anatolian towns joining the list.
Statement comes day after US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree to meet in June and despite warnings from Ankara that the move will damage ties between Nato allies.
A historian who was in the news recently for claiming a church in Konya’s Sille was the first in Christian history reconsiders, saying he means that St Peter’s Cave Church in Antioch is not the first.
Halime lost her ability to walk after being injured in a Greek bombing. She was honoured with one of the top medals of gallantry after Turkey became an independent country.
Fatih Mehmet Macoglu won the mayorship for Tunceli province becoming the first communist mayor of a province in Turkey, as citizens voted in nation-wide local elections to elect their mayors and municipal council members for the next five years.
The post-World War I peace deal is contentious for a significant number of Turks, including President Erdogan, who seeks to amend it for various security and historical reasons.
Turkish tourism body expects a total of 300,000 tourists are expected to explore the city in the air by the end of 2017.
Mahmut, who was once homeless, is behind the project. "According to our customs, eating alone is a shame. There is a thousand-year history of sharing in Anatolia - that is the reason behind the foundation."
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