Germany lifted a warning against travelling to four Turkish seaside provinces, Antalya, İzmir, Aydın and Muğla, as part of a deal to help revive tourism between the two countries, the foreign ministry in Berlin said on Aug. 4.
Turkey's Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) appointed the country's first female public prosecutor with a headscarf. Tuba Ersöz was formerly a prosecutor in the western province of Aydın. While new chief public prosecutors were appointed to the southeastern province of Gaziantep, western Manisa and southern Adana, no changes were made in the said post in Istanbul and the capital Ankara.
The 14th-century Güvercinada Castle in the Aegean province of Aydın was designated a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle is located on an island named after it, which is connected to a nearby Kuşadası via a causeway, creating a unique landscape.
Police officers in the resort town of Kuşadası on Turkey's Aegean coast have detained a man for not wearing a face mask, despite themselves not putting on one. Citizens who surrounded the police to observe the incident were also seen not abiding by the social distancing measures.
Two Armenian sarcophaguses that date back to the 17th century were discovered in the Western province of Aydın. Discovered during landscaping work for a new garden, the sarcophaguses were thought to be manufactured for two locals.