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Germany Continues to List Turkey in High-Risk Countries List

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute has updated the list of countries it considers as a high-risk and announced 130 high-risk countries including Turkey, Egypt and the United States. And the Federal Foreign Office has issued an initial travel warning until August 31st.

 TAV Served 11.4m Passengers

TAV Served 11.4 Million Passengers in H1 2020

TAV Airports, a part of the leading airport management platform globally that served 218 million passengers in 2019, announced that it could only served 11.4 million passengers in the first half of 2020.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Converted into Mosque

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a decree on July 10 to formally declare the Hagia Sophia as a mosque.


Pegasus Restarting Flights to Tel Aviv

Following the temporary suspension of flights as part of the restrictions to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, Pegasus Airlines flights to Tel Aviv are resuming.


SunExpress Restarted Flights To London

Following the lifting of the travel bans imposed by the Turkish government in June, SunExpress has started its direct schedule flights to London from Antalya, Ankara, Izmir, and Gaziantep.

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Istanbul To Receive UNESCO Funding for Culture Project

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) announced to be among the grantees of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD), established under Article 18 of the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

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Turkey's Tourist Arrivals Dropped 99pct in May 2020

Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry announced tourist arrival figures for May 2020. Due to the pandemic, the number of foreigners visiting the country dropped by a record - 99.26 percent in May when compared to the same month last year.