Istanbul and beyond; Pepper Teehankee; Philippine Star

Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for new and seasoned Filipino travelers alike.

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The ancient European city famous for its miraculously intact ruins; Anthony Dennis; Traveller

Ancient scenes spring to life as felines make the ruins of Ephesus home.

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Turkey’s Hidden Gems Through The Eyes of Edu Jarque; Philippine Tatler

Sitting between the divergent landscapes of Europe and Asia, Turkey is blessed with many facets. With a rich history brought about by the Assyrians, Greeks, Thracians, Phrygians, Urartians, and Armenians, it is a melting pot of influences which reflect its unique heritage, customs, traditions, and practices. Notwithstanding Istanbul’s popularity, for the veteran travellers, the Land of Four Seasons offers a spectrum of lesser known destinations waiting to be discovered.

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Enamored with ephesus; Edu Jarque; Philstar.com

After the hot air balloons of Cappadocia and the mighty Bosphorus in Istanbul, you wonder if Turkey has exhausted its wonders. Far from it! by Edu Jarque

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Here’s Why Your Family Should Visit Turkey’s Bodrum and Antalya; Melanie Haiken; The Points Guy

When Melanie Haiken started planning this summer’s vacation, the goal was to take the kids to Greece, long a dream destination of mine. Greece is also an obvious choice for a family trip because it meets two of her key goals: visiting spectacular historical sites and beautiful beaches. But the more she researched, the more a …

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Turquoise Coast is the next seaside hotspot; Melanie Haiken; CNN

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The clear waters and sandy beaches of the Turquoise Coast — or the Turkish Riviera — are a quieter and less expensive option to other Mediterranean destinations. From Bodrum to Antalaya, find out where to go and what to do.

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9 UNESCO sites you can cruise to in the Mediterranean; Robin McKelvie; Weather 2 Travel

9 UNESCO sites you can cruise to in the Mediterranean with Marella Cruises including Pompeii, the City of Valletta, Old Town of Dubrovnik, Ephesus and more…

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Tourist numbers to Turkey surge in 2018: data; AFP

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6 AMAZING DESTINATIONS IN TURKEY (THAT AREN’T ISTANBUL OR CAPPADOCIA!); Sally Elbassir; Intrepid Travel

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Turkey’s UNESCO world heritage site Ephesus attracts 2.5M tourists; Anadolu

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Tender for Ephesus Harbor still unannounced; Ozgen Acar; Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey – Ephesus

The result of the tendering process for the construction of new touristic harbor at the UNESCO world heritage center of Ephesus, in the Aegean province of Izmir’s Selçuk district, has yet to be announced, even though the process was concluded over a month ago.

Some 53 companies have made offers for the first phase of the tender by the Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry and the General Directorate for State Hydraulic Works (DSİ), which will allow the ruined ancient city to be accessed by sea.

The tender committee, which evaluated the proposals on Oct. 19, specified the cost of the project as 30.9 million Turkish Liras, and stated that the Public Procurement Authority would announce the winner.

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Canal project threatens ancient Ephesus in western Turkey; Ozgen Acar; Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey – Ephesus

It has once again been permitted to build a harbor and airport in the ancient city of Ephesus, a protected site located in the Aegean province of İzmir. After the cancellation of permits for Austrians, who have been doing excavations there for the past 120 years, the government has removed its protection of Ephesus.

The ancient city of Ephesus, one of the pearls of Turkey in the Aegean province of İzmir’s Selçuk district, is currently at risk from a projected new “canal” project.

The construction of a so-called “antique canal,” a 6,130-meter long canal that will link the ancient site to the sea, has raised eyebrows among historians and experts.

Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) İzmir deputy Mahmut Atilla Kaya has announced that the “geotechnical drilling works” – the first phase of the project – have been completed.

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Reinventing heritage buildings isn’t new at all – the ancients did it too; Candace Richards; The Conversation

Turkey – Ephesus

In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear phrases like sustainable urban planning, adaptive reuse and recycling heritage – so much so that anyone would be forgiven for thinking that these were modern concerns.

However, these principles have a long history in the ancient world. Anywhere permanent materials such as marble and granite were used to build monuments and infrastructure, recycling and reuse followed.

The ancient Roman world is littered with examples of architectural recycling. Under the banner spolia studies, archaeologists and art historians have increasingly focused attention on the hows and whys of reuse in antiquity.

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