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Third-Century AD Statue of Woman Unearthed in Ancient Greek City of Perge

  The world has yet another archaeological treasure to study and admire this week as a statue created in the 300's AD was unearthed on Monday in the Turkish province of Antalya, near the ancient city of Perge. Believed to have...

Bust of Greek Poet Sappho Discovered In Turkish Museum

A sculpture portraying a woman which has been on display in the Antalya Archeological Museum for nearly 50 years has recently been discovered to belong to Sappho, the first and most important female poet of ancient Greece. Professor Havva İşkan...

Migrant Boat Tragedy in Mediterranean Claims 9 Lives

A tragic accident in the Turkish Mediterranean has claimed the lives of at least nine migrants. Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reports coast guard sources saying the speedboat sank in the early hours of Sunday morning, a few kilometers southwest off...

Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Southern Turkey

Mosaics dating back 1,600 years, have been uncovered in the ancient city of İdyrus in the southern province of Antalya’s Kemer district. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Mustafa Demirel, the Antalya Museum director and the head of İdyrus excavations, said ruins...

Ancient Hellenistic Towers in Antalya Being Restored

Conservation, restoration and integration works have been initiated for the Hellenistic towers in the ancient city of Perge (or Perga),  in the southern province of Antalya in Turkey. The work was carried out by the Antalya Directorate of Surveying and...

Turkish-Flagged Freighter Runs Aground off Kos

Turkish-flagged freighter ALCATRAS on Tuesday run aground in shallow waters 100m off the coasts of Greek island Kos. According to the freighter's captain the ship has sailed from Tuzla port, Turkey for Antalya carrying technical equipment. The five members of...

Greek and Turkish Foreign Ministers Sing 'We Are the World' Together [Video]

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, along with other NATO Foreign Ministers, sang "We Are the World" together. NATO Foreign Ministers met on Wednesday in Antalya, Turkey, for a two-day meeting. The state officials discussed the...

Earthquake Shakes Cyprus

An earthquake shook Cyprus around 5.20pm on Saturday, which was felt all over the island. No casualties, injuries or damages were reported but many people were frightened, tying up police phone lines, the force said. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismology...

Syrian Refugees Found on Beach Trying to Reach Greece

According to the newspaper "Hurriyet," 32 Syrian refugees were found on a deserted beach in the southern province of Antalya. The group of refugees, including six women and a baby, were gathered on the Greek island of Rhodes. They were...