The Sabah daily newspaper, Daily Sabah's Turkish-language sister publication, is hosting guests from foreign media organizations in Turkey's western province of Izmir.
Media representatives from Belgium, China, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Russia and Spain were invited to Turkey by Sabah for the 4th Foreign Press — Turkey Meeting.
Economy writer Andres Miguel Rondon Anzola from Spain, Italian daily La Repubblica's politics columnist Alessio Postiglione, China International Radio correspondent You Wu, Greek public broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) chief editor Theofanis Papathanasiou, Portuegese Lusa News Agency politics editor Pedro Alexandre Caldeira Rodrigues, Russian Kavpolit News Portal editor-in-chief Beslan Uspanov, Belgian EU Reporter economy correspondent Massamba M'Boup were accompanied by Sabah columnists Bekir Hazar, Hasan Basri Yalçın, Ozan Ceyhun and Director of Daily Sabah Centre for Policy Studies, Kaan Elbir.
After staying in Istanbul for two days, the group went to Izmir, where they visited resort towns of Alaçatı and Urla.
The foreign journalists will also visit the towns of Karaburun and Seferihisar as well as the ancient Aegean city of Ephesus.
The guests seemed to fancy Izmir as Massamba M'Boup from Belgium's EU Reporter said, "From now on my favorite city is Izmir," while Beslan Uspanov from Russian news portal Kavpolit said he will come to Izmir as a tourist with his wife and children "at the first opportunity."