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.

US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey
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US travelers warned about possible terror attacks in Turkey

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The U.S. Mission in Turkey has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines launches new Antalya – Moscow flight
Airport news

Pegasus Airlines launches new Antalya – Moscow flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020

Pegasus, Turkey’s digital airline, is adding a new route to its growing number of direct flights from Antalya, Turkey, with ... Read More

Destroying Cruise Ships is big Business in Turkey
Cruise Industry News

Destroying Cruise Ships is big Business in Turkey

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 3, 2020

Business is booming at the Aliaga Shipyard in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal sales ... Read More

Tourists fleeing, but it’s not only COVID-19 on this Greek Island
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Tourists fleeing, but it’s not only COVID-19 on this Greek Island

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2020

Tourists on this Greek island got scared and got on their cell phones to get information and see what happened. ... Read More

11 Russian tourists injured in Turkey tour bus crash
Travel Safety & Emergencies

11 Russian tourists injured in Turkey tour bus crash

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 18, 2020

A spokesman for the Russian consulate general in Turkey said that at least eleven tourists from Russian Federation were injured ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines launches flights to Karachi, Pakistan
Airline News

Pegasus Airlines launches flights to Karachi, Pakistan

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

Turkey's digital airline, Pegasus, continues to expand its international network with the launch of its new Karachi route.  Flights to ... Read More

Istanbul Airport receives health accreditation from Airport Council International
Airport news

Istanbul Airport receives health accreditation from Airport Council International

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 7, 2020

Having made its mark with the health measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with its unique architecture, strong infrastructure, ... Read More

Turkey converts another church from museum to mosque, triggers Greek backlash
Cultural Travel News

Turkey converts another church from museum to mosque, triggers Greek backlash

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 22, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered to transfer Byzantine Chora church in Istanbul into the care of the Religious Affairs ... Read More

Istanbul Airport unveils new airport museum
Airport news

Istanbul Airport unveils new airport museum

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 17, 2020

Istanbul Airport, Turkey's gateway to the world, breaks new grounds with a new airport museum available to all international passengers. ... Read More

Non-stop to Tel Aviv from Dubai on Emirates, from Abu Dhabi on Etihad makes Turkish Airlines nervous
Airport news

Non-stop to Tel Aviv from Dubai on Emirates, from Abu Dhabi on Etihad makes Turkish Airlines nervous

The Media Line The Media Line- August 17, 2020

The historic peace accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates represents a potential turning point for air travel and ... Read More

Russia resumes flights to Turkey’s resorts of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman
Airline News

Russia resumes flights to Turkey’s resorts of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

Russia announced the resumption of air travel from select Russian airports to several Turkish resort destination. Passenger air traffic between ... Read More

Turkey’s tourism is going through hard times
Turkey Travel News

Turkey’s tourism is going through hard times

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

Turkish tourism sector is going through hard times. World’s sixth most popular travel destination has been dented by waves of ... Read More

Catastrophic fall of lira could be blessing in disguise for Turkish tourism
Turkey Travel News

Catastrophic fall of lira could be blessing in disguise for Turkish tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

Turkish lira keeps hitting record lows against the major currencies on exchange markets due to years of debt accumulation and ... Read More

Airbus converted into Turkey’s largest restaurant up for sale for $1.44 million
Culinary Travel News

Airbus converted into Turkey’s largest restaurant up for sale for $1.44 million

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

An Airbus A340 passenger aircraft, converted into Turkey's largest airplane restaurant, is being offered for sale for 10,000,000 Turkish liras ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines signs up to EASA COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol
Airline News

Pegasus Airlines signs up to EASA COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

Pegasus Airlines has signed up to the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol published jointly by the European Union Aviation Safety ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19
Breaking Travel News

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 ... Read More

Turkish Airlines returning to Russia
Airline News

Turkish Airlines returning to Russia

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, announced that is is planning to resume flights to six cities ... Read More

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
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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
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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