Tephritis ozaslani sp. nov. is described from Artvin Province of Turkey and placed in the T pulchra species group. The key to the T pulchra group is provided, which includes 9 species. The main characters that distinguish the new species from the closely resembling Palaearctic species, T cometa israilis Freidberg, T. acanthiophilopsis Hering, T. erdemlii Kutuk, T. divisa Rondani, T. recurrens Loew, T. merzi Freidberg & Kutuk, and T. hurvitzi Freidberg, are discussed. In addition, Inula oculus christi L. (Asteraceae) is determined as a host plant of the new species.