Residents of the Aegean vacation town of Bodrum urged the municipality to transform the house of famous author "Fisherman of Halicarnassus" into a museum, instead of its current use as a meatball restaurant. One of Bodrum's best-known residents, author Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı was best known for his travel chronicles about boat trips along the Aegean riviera.
The tomb and gold jewels of a woman dubbed the "Carian Princess" can now be seen in the Aegean province of Muğla's Bodrum Castle. Recovered in 1989, the body is thought to belong to a woman in her 40s.
Police have detained a woman for "insulting" Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu in the Bodrum district of the southern province of Muğla. Hülya B. was released on condition of judicial control on Aug. 26.
Hundreds of tourists arrived in Turkey from Moscow on Aug. 10, the first day of Russian flights into Turkish vacation hubs since the pause in operations due to COVID-19. Moscow had restarted flights to Istanbul and Ankara on Aug. 1.
A hotel in the western Turkish beach town of Bodrum tried to cover a beach with marble shavings, trying to pass it off as white sand. While Mayor Ahmet Aras said they'd sent the white powder off to a lab for analysis, he added that similar fraudulent attempts had been stopped around the district recently.
Western Turkey's top vacation destination Bodrum will be welcoming visitors again, the mayor said, after two months of discouraging visitors from coming to the coastal town. Mayor Ahmet Aras noted that at the moment Bodrum hospitals are at low occupancy, and that critical care units in the area are nearly empty.