Category: Turkey Travel News

Turkey travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Turkey. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Turkey. Istanbul Travel information. Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.

Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque
Cultural Travel News

Istanbul’s world-famous tourist attraction converted into a mosque

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Turkish government announced that Istanbul's world-famous tourist attraction will be turned into a mosque, citing today's court decision. Turkish court ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv
Airline News

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Following the temporary suspension of flights as part of the restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Pegasus Airlines flights to ... Read More

ReTurkey: Turkey introduces ‘Safe Tourism’ program
Turkey Travel News

ReTurkey: Turkey introduces ‘Safe Tourism’ program

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 30, 2020

Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, called a meeting with the ambassadors of the top tourism source ... Read More

Turkey’s President inaugurates third runway at Istanbul Airport
Airport news

Turkey’s President inaugurates third runway at Istanbul Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 16, 2020

Istanbul Airport opened the third independent runway that was inaugurated in a ceremony by president Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling it ... Read More

Safest leisure travel destinations for Summer 2020 named
Tourism News

Safest leisure travel destinations for Summer 2020 named

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 13, 2020

The World Tourism and Travel Council recognized Portugal, Turkey and Saudi Arabia as the safest destinations for leisure travel this ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines resumes international flights tomorrow, 13 June
Airline News

Pegasus Airlines resumes international flights tomorrow, 13 June

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 12, 2020

Following the temporary suspension of flights as part of the restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Pegasus Airlines’ international flights ... Read More

Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines re-launches domestic flights
Airline News

Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines re-launches domestic flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 4, 2020

Following the temporary suspension of flights on 28 March 2020 as part of the restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, ... Read More

Turkey resumes passenger train services at half capacity
Transportation News

Turkey resumes passenger train services at half capacity

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 28, 2020

Turkey resumed passenger train services, following a two-month suspension, as the authorities relaxed restrictions put in place to contain the ... Read More

Traveling with Health Certificate: Turkish Tourism sets rules for visitors
Turkey Travel News

Traveling with Health Certificate: Turkish Tourism sets rules for visitors

The Media Line The Media Line- April 26, 2020

The Tourism Minister of Turkey Mehmet Nuri Ersoy is ready to rebuild tourism to the country the first week of ... Read More

Erdogan puts 31 Turkish cities on lockdown, orders teenagers in quarantine
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Erdogan puts 31 Turkish cities on lockdown, orders teenagers in quarantine

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 4, 2020

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, today announced a slew of new constraints, designed to slow down the spread of deadly ... Read More

Uzakrota concluded in Serbia with 300 participants discussing Tourism and Health
Breaking Travel News

Uzakrota concluded in Serbia with 300 participants discussing Tourism and Health

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020

Uzakrota 2019 concluded after 2 1/2 in Belgrade, the capital of the southeast European country of Serbia. The Uzakrota Balkan ... Read More

Can Turkey become a world hub for tourism?
Tourism News

Can Turkey become a world hub for tourism?

editor editor- March 6, 2020

Running a number of initiatives targeting European countries illustrates Turkey is actively trying to rebuild the trust of tourists. News that ... Read More

Turkey opens Gates to Europe for Syrians
Breaking Travel News

Turkey opens Gates to Europe for Syrians

The Media Line The Media Line- March 1, 2020

Europe is on high alert, not only for Coronavirus but for refugees from Syria entering the Schengen area. NATO "Partner" ... Read More

Airbus 320 evacuated in Duesseldorf
Airline News

Airbus 320 evacuated in Duesseldorf

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 17, 2020

Known as a reliable, cheap airline, but safe is Pegasus Airlines. After a recent incident in Istanbul where a Pegasus ... Read More

Istanbul to Malabo now on Turkish Airlines
Airline News

Istanbul to Malabo now on Turkish Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 8, 2020

Istanbul connects Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea as its 319th destination. It would give access to Equatorial Guinea from Europe, ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines plane with 177 on board crashes at Istanbul Airport
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Pegasus Airlines plane with 177 on board crashes at Istanbul Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020

Turkish low-cost Pegasus Airlines passenger jet has overrun runway while attempting to land at Istanbu's Sabiha Gokcen airport today and ... Read More

Nepal shows tourism flag in Istanbul
Nepal travel news

Nepal shows tourism flag in Istanbul

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2020

The 24th edition of East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT), held at Istanbul Turkey between 30 January 2020 ... Read More

Turkish Airlines cancels all China flights
Airline News

Turkish Airlines cancels all China flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2020

The press service of Turkey's flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines issued a statement today announcing the decision of the airline’s ... Read More

Pegasus launches new direct London and Helsinki flights
Press releases

Pegasus launches new direct London and Helsinki flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020

Turkey’s digital airline Pegasus continues to expand its network with the launch of three new routes for 2020. UK passengers travelling ... Read More

22 people killed in devastating Turkey earthquake
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22 people killed in devastating Turkey earthquake

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2020

At least 22 people were killed in a devastating 6.8 earthquake that struck Turkey's province of Elazig on Friday. The ... Read More

Powerful M6.9 earthquake rocks Turkey
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Powerful M6.9 earthquake rocks Turkey

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

Powerful Magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck 25 miles from Elâzığ Merkez/Elazığ, Turkey. The earthquake was felt in Turkey, Syria, Georgia, and ... Read More

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran
Airline News

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar ... Read More

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews
Breaking Travel News

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020

A class-action lawsuit against Ukrainian Airlines and others is about toe filed in Canada after 176 passengers were killed on ... Read More

Turkey’s Pegasus airline launches flights to Medina and Batumi
Press releases

Turkey’s Pegasus airline launches flights to Medina and Batumi

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020

Turkey’s airline Pegasus continues to expand its network with the launch of two new routes. The launch of Medina will ... Read More

Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?
Airline News

Will Canada ban Turkish, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot and Ukraine International Airlines?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that his government’s focus is accountability and justice for the victims of the ... Read More

ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines January 22-24 in Istanbul
Airline News

ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines January 22-24 in Istanbul

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2020

Turkeys leading MICE industry trade show, 7th ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines, will take place on January 22-24 ... Read More

737 MAX fiasco fallout: Boeing to pay Turkish Airlines $225 million
Airport news

737 MAX fiasco fallout: Boeing to pay Turkish Airlines $225 million

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2019

Turkish Airlines officials announced today that Turkey's national flag carrier has reached an agreement with Boeing regarding "financial compensation" for losses ... Read More

Ship Crash Shuts Down Bosporus Strait
Cruise Industry News

Ship Crash Shuts Down Bosporus Strait

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019

According to Istanbul port authorities, the Liberian-flagged container ship Songa Iridium ran aground in broad daylight some 25 minutes after ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Brings Island Paradise to Turkey Travel Trade Fair
Travel Associations News

Seychelles Tourism Board Brings Island Paradise to Turkey Travel Trade Fair

editor editor- December 24, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) was present at the 13th edition of the Travel Turkey Izmir Tourism Fair, one of ... Read More

Turkish Airlines to take Boeing to court over 737 MAX losses
Airline News

Turkish Airlines to take Boeing to court over 737 MAX losses

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019

Turkey's national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, is planning to sue the US aerospace giant Boeing over 'the uncertainty and the ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines joins UN Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative
Airline News

Pegasus Airlines joins UN Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

Turkish low-cost carrier, Pegasus Airlines, has become the first airline in Turkey to join the United Nations Global Compact, the ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board joins forces with Turkish Airlines in Montreal, Canada
African Tourism Board News

Seychelles Tourism Board joins forces with Turkish Airlines in Montreal, Canada

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 16, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) alongside its partner Turkish Airlines brought some sunshine from Seychelles to a group of tourism ... Read More

New Airbus A321neo joins Pegasus Airlines fleet
Airline News

New Airbus A321neo joins Pegasus Airlines fleet

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019

Pegasus Airlines has received its second A321neo aircraft as part of its 100 Airbus aircraft order in 2012, which was ... Read More

Turkish Airlines: 5.7 million passengers in November 2019
Airline News

Turkish Airlines: 5.7 million passengers in November 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2019

Turkish Airlines, which has recently announced the passenger and cargo traffic results for November 2019, recorded 82.3% load factor in ... Read More

Turkey introduces new tourist tax
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Turkey introduces new tourist tax

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a law according to which tourists to Turkey will have to pay a new ... Read More

Air Serbia re-launches Istanbul-Belgrade flights on December 11
Airline News

Air Serbia re-launches Istanbul-Belgrade flights on December 11

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019

Air Serbia will operate flights to Istanbul-Belgrade three times a week in the initial phase and increase the frequency to ... Read More

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