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Ancient canal to draw tourists to Ephesus

Ancient canal to draw tourists to Ephesus

İZMİR With the completion of a canal project in the ancient city of Ephesus in the Aegean province of İzmir, the region is expected to welcome 10 million tourists a year.  Speaking to state-run Anadolu Agency, the mayor of the Aegean district of Selçuk, Zeynel Bakıcı, said the project was ...

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More Cambodians travel for leisure

More Cambodians travel for leisure

Cambodians are increasingly travelling overseas for leisure, as the number of the Kingdom’s outbound tourists reached nearly two million last year, a trend that a tourism insider said was due to a change in spending habits of Cambodia’s middle-class. The Ministry of Tourism’s 2018 report said the number of outbound ...

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Amid shutdown, closures loom for Washington tourists

Amid shutdown, closures loom for Washington tourists

Caption Close WASHINGTON – By all accounts, Saturday was a near-perfect day to be a tourist in Washington. It was unseasonably warm, and the sun cast a soft orange glow on the monuments and cupola, creating the postcard-like scene that draws so many visitors to the city. Legions of strollers ...

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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus draws tourists

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus draws tourists

MUĞLA Some fragments of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus may have been smuggled to the British Museum in 1857, but the 2,000-year-old structure’s ruins in the Aegean city of Bodrum have been drawing many visitors. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the site was visited by 3,500 people in ...

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Flanagan presses EU on access to medicinal cannabis

Flanagan presses EU on access to medicinal cannabis

Independent MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has called on the European Parliament to legislate to support access to medicinal cannabis for families such as the family of nine-year-old Cork girl Ava Twomey. Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg last night, Mr Flanagan called on the parliament and the European Commission in ...

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UK prepares no-go zones for extremists

UK prepares no-go zones for extremists

Britons who join the ranks of ISIS face up to ten years in prison under a new law aimed at creating global no-go zones for extremists. More than 900 Britons have travelled to Syria but authorities have struggled to convict returning fighters because of the difficulty of securing evidence. The ...

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Zeugma mosaics draw huge interest in Turkey’s Gaziantep

Zeugma mosaics draw huge interest in Turkey's Gaziantep

GAZİANTEP The number of tourists visiting the Zeugma Mosaic Museum in the first six months of the year increased by 70 percent compared to the same term last year.  The Zeugma Mosaic Museum is the world’s biggest mosaic museum, which opened seven years ago on an area of 30,000 square ...

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