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Istanbul Playing to its Strengths in Olympic Bid Slogan

Bridge Together. That is Istanbul's slogan for its 2020 Olympic bid.  According to experts the slogan is aimed at highlighting the city's unique geographic location straddling Europe and Asia.  Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kılıç revealed the slogan yesterday, which was day-two of a four-day assessment of Istanbul's bid by the International...

Posted on 27 March 2013

Turkish-Greek Tourism Forum Increases Ties between Two Countries

A Turkish-Greek tourism forum was recently held in Ankara and garnered considerable interest from Turkish and Greek officials and business-people. It's anticipated the forum will help increase the flow of tourists between Greece and Turkey through increasing cooperation between travel agencies in the two countries. The Greek ambassador was also...

Posted on 08 March 2013

Turkey Launches First Locally Built Research Ship

Turkey recently launched its first national research ship. Its purpose is to help protect marine ecosystems and enable surveillance and research on a number of undersea related issues. One of these is exploring for oil. The project is significant because it proves Turkey is capable of building such ships, and...

Posted on 21 February 2013

Turkey Doesn’t See Shanghai Group as Alternative to EU

Turkey is looking at joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), but according to the Turkish president, Abdullah Gul, this is not as an alternative to gaining full membership to the EU. Turkey is still pursuing negotiations to join the EU, and is looking to successfully conclude accession talks. The question...

Posted on 07 February 2013

Turkey Announces Plans to Build Biggest Airport in the World

Turkey has recently announced its intention to build the best airport in the world in Istanbul. Once the €7 billion project is completed it will have an estimated capacity for 150 million passengers, and the project is worth around €7 billion. The tender for the project closes at the beginning...

Posted on 31 January 2013

Turkey to Resume Talks with France on Nuclear Power Plants

France and Turkey has agreed to resume their talks on nuclear energy, as Ankara has plans to build three nuclear power plants within the next five years. The French foreign trade minister, Nicole Bricq recently met with the Turkish energy Minister Taner Yildiz to discuss nuclear power projects. France is...

Posted on 26 January 2013

Full Extent of Turkey’s Shale Gas Reserves Unknown

It is certainly good news that Turkey has considerable deposits of shale gas, as foreign energy imports account for a major part of the current account deficit. Extracting the shale gas could mean Turkey will finally enjoy the competitive energy prices. In 2011 the US government released its analysis of...

Posted on 25 January 2013

Turkey to Use Human Rights Law to Try to Recover Ancient Artifacts

Turkey has a rich archaeological history, but many of its ancient artifacts are owned by museums in the West, but now Turkey is planning to try to recover many of these relics through using the human rights law. It is to file a lawsuit in the European Court of Human...

Posted on 19 January 2013

Turkish Foreign Trade Deficit Declined in November

According to figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute, Turkey's foreign trade deficit fell by 5.5% in November, declining from $7.57 billion to $7.16 billion compared to November 2011. In spite of the decline appearing to be quite significant, it didn't impress investors as it was below market expectations. Turkish exports...

Posted on 04 January 2013

More on the Turkish Airlines Istanbul Global Mega Hub

We covered the rapid expansion of Turkish airlines, and of its Istanbul Ataturk airport base into a Global Mega Hub yesterday, and included some new routes added by the airline past and upcoming future, but as Anna Aero has also just covered a full feature on upcoming routes to be...

Posted on 14 December 2012