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Leading global technology giants line up for 8 billion USD contract in Turkey

Istanbul, 31 May 2012 - The Fatih project, Turkey’s nationwide education initiative to provide tablet PCs to every primary school students, has attracted attention of the global tech industry’s leading names for the 8 billion USD project. According toNihat Ergun,Turkey’s Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Minister, at least 30...

Posted on 22 June 2012

International credit agency praises Turkey’s new incentive scheme

Istanbul, 25 May 2012 - Fitch Ratings, the international credit rating agency, has praised Turkey’s newly announced investment incentive scheme aimed at reducing Turkey’s dependency on imports therefore reducing Turkey's international financial support. According to Fitch “It will focus mainly on sectors like energy, mining, the automotive industry and tourism,...

Posted on 22 June 2012

Turkish bus maker in deal with Indian company

Istanbul, 23 May 2012 - India's Hinduja Group commercial vehicle maker subsidiary Ashok Leyland has enter an agreement with the Turkish Utikar bus making company to manufacturer the upper chassis parts for a new intra and inter city bus for the MENA and European markets. Source: Invest inTurkey  

Posted on 22 June 2012

Turkish Unemployment Rate Falls into Single Figures

The unemployment rate in Turkey fell by 0.9% in March year-on-year, to reach 9.9%. In February the unemployment rate was 10.4%, according to figures released by the Turkish Statistical Institute. Unemployment in urban areas reached 11.6%, while unemployment in rural areas was just 6.4% during this period. The number of...

Posted on 22 June 2012

Turkey Gets an Upgrade from Moodys

Many analysts have been predicting that Turkey was on the verge of receiving another upgrade from the ratings agencies, and that day has finally come. Moody's have upgraded Turkey by one level from Ba2 to Ba1 putting them now just one level below investment grade by Moody's scoring. Turkey is...

Posted on 21 June 2012

GE to Invest $900 Million in Turkey in Next 3 Years

General Electric Company is due to invest $900 million in Turkey over the next three years. The money will go to sectors such as energy, health, aviation, and transportation and infrastructure,, according to an announcement by Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan. According to him the new investment is a mark of...

Posted on 15 June 2012

Turkey Gains Another US Supporter

Turkey's economic performance and the way it is holding itself of late (becoming a regional power) continues to make it more and more friends in very high places. Economic problems aside, the US is still the world's one true superpower, and Turkey continues to bring attention and praise from the...

Posted on 14 June 2012

Erdogan Set to Make Good on New City Promise

The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised as part of his Parliamentary campaign last year, to create a new city. The city is being planned for the northern coast of Istanbul, and is expected to help boost Istanbul's economy. Apparently the government has already begun work on the plan...

Posted on 09 June 2012

Turkey Accepted As SCO Dialogue Partner

Turkey has been accepted as a dialogue partner in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. You may not have heard of it, but it is becoming one of the most influential political/military groupings in the world -- consider it the rising NATO of Asia, with 6 members China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan...

Posted on 08 June 2012

Turkey’s Burgeoning Health Tourism Industry Reaches New Heights

Around 130,000 people visit Turkey every year to receive healthcare, and Turkey is well on its way to becoming an important health tourism destination. Another 250,000 visit the country for thermal tourism, as well as rehabilitation services and services for the elderly. Burgeoning tourism sectors include retirement homes and communities,...

Posted on 01 June 2012