Turism

Cyprus’s president sees parallel between Turkish and Russian ‘revisionism’ • FRANCE 24

Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis granted an interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Nicosia. The northern third of the Republic of Cyprus has been under Turkish domination since 1974. Anastasiadis said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine uses the “exact same arguments that Turkey used to invade Cyprus”. Asked about tensions with Turkey over hydrocarbons, he expressed hope …

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Turkey becomes magnet for Russians and Ukrainians alike – Nikkei Asia

It is just one sign of how Turkey’s strategy of positioning itself as something of a neutral zone is paying off. The country is attracting workers, money and business from both sides of the conflict — though not everyone is benefiting.

On the one hand, Turkey has supported Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict. Before the invasion, it sold armed drones to the country that have been used to inflict heavy damage on Russian forces. Shortly after the war started, it closed the Turkish Straits — the entry points to the strategically important Black Sea — to all navies and barred Russian military aircraft from its skies, effectively limiting Russia’s reinforcement options. All three countries have a border along the sea.

Coasting along in style: the lure of the “TurkAegean” – FT – Partner Content by Go Türkiye

Stretching along the southwest of Türkiye (Turkey) and studded with incredible cities such as İzmir, Bodrum and Datça, the TurkAegean promises extraordinary experiences for the adventurous traveller There will always be a time and place for a hot-stone massage in a designer spa and lazy days on sun-loungers poised by infinity pools. But increasingly, discerning …

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‘Cappadocia model’ to boost tourism in southeastern Turkey – Hurriyet Daily

“GAP Tour,” which comprises seven cities in Turkey’s southeast, will now be called “Mesopotamian Tour” to promote tourism, a marketing strategy inspired by the “Cappadocia Tour” in the Central Anatolian region, a top local tourism chief has said. “Turkey’s southeastern provinces have been marketed with the wrong name of ‘GAP Tour’ for years,” Silkroad Development …

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