According to the excavation director, the plate dating back to the Urartu civilization of the Iron Age was likely used for architectural ornamentation.
Akdamar Church, built in the 10th century AD in what is now Van province in Türkiye hosted guests from Türkiye, Armenia and beyond for its 10th special mass since reopening in 2010.
Archaeological discovery of two graves reveal new information on the burial traditions of the Urartu civilisation in Turkey’s Van province, going back 2,750 years.
A phone repairman who works in Van has amassed a collection of 1,000 cell phones over twenty years.
Turkish citizens were allowed to go out on the weekend in fifteen cities, for the first time in months. They took advantage of the summer sun and enjoyed their newfound freedom amidst the pandemic.
PKK terror attack in southeastern Turkey targets aid workers delivering supplies to a neighbourhood quarantined due to Covid-19 pandemic measures.
Rescue operation resumes despite inclement weather following an avalanche on Wednesday in eastern Van province during a search mission after a similar incident the day before, local officials say.
The first avalanche buried a snow-clearing vehicle and a minibus, killing five people and leaving two others missing. The second avalanche struck as emergency workers were searching for the two missing victims.
The avalanche occurred during bad weather conditions and struck the minibus, which was travelling on the Van-Bahcesaray highway in Van province.
Another 64 people were rescued from the capsized boat, carrying migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, as it approached Adilcevaz in Bitlis province, which is on the northern shores of Lake Van, the governor's office said.
Some 75 teams comprising 1,125 personnel are taking part in the campaign, launched on September 24, in northeastern Kars, Agri and Igdir provinces, the interior ministry says.
A group affiliated with the PKK terror organisation said that they had set fire to a chemical factory in Turkey’s Istanbul because it was producing for the government and the army.
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