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Istanbul district sets example in modern-day living by offering free Wi-Fi

Surfing the internet and checking emails just got free and easy for residents or visitors in the Istanbul district of Kadikoy, after free Wi-Fi was launched in the streets there on September 30th. The Mayor of Kadikoy decided to introduce high quality Wi-Fi hot spots after locals in his district expressed...

Posted on 30 September 2013

Turkish football club signs record sponsorship deal with UK brand Vodafone

Istanbul football club Beşiktaş announced in August that it has signed a $145-million deal with British telecommunications group Vodafone, making it the country’s biggest ever sponsorship deal. The deal includes shirt sponsorship for five years and sponsorship of the new Beşiktaş stadium, expected to be completed next year and named...

Posted on 30 August 2013

Turkey Shows Off Growing Prowess with High Speed Trains

It's expected that Turkey's growing network of high-speed trains could save the country $800 million a year. By 2023 Turkey is expected to have 10,000 km of high-speed train lines out of a total of 25,000 km, and it's anticipated this will have a considerable effect on cultural, social and...

Posted on 29 November 2012

BT to Double Turkish Investment Create Global Satellite Hub

British Telecom has announced sweeping plans to make Istanbul not only a regional hub for its business (along with Dubai and Johannesburg, South Africa), but also a "Global Center of Satellite Excellence", according to aid Luis Alvarez, president in charge of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Speaking at...

Posted on 17 February 2012

E-commerce giant Amazon invests in Turkey

22 December 2011, Istanbul - Amazon the US e-commerce giant has entered the Turkish market and acquired a interest in Ciceksepeti.com a Turkish online flower delivery company. Emre Aydin the General Manager of Ciceksepeti.com said “Amazon’s lead in technology and online marketing will be beneficial for our growth in 2012”...

Posted on 23 December 2011

Turkey’s university entrepreneurs to get help from Intel

8 December 2011, Ankara - In 2012, Intel, the worlds largest chip manufacturer, is launching a new initiative to help young Turkish university entrepreneurs. Intel is not new to the principle and has previously helped METU (Turkey’s Middle East Technical University) set up their new R&D labs through supplying equipment,...

Posted on 08 December 2011

Turkey supplies to European aerospace company

1 December 2011, Ankara - Eurocopter, the Franco German Spanish aerospace company, has picked Turkish made imaging systems and fire and control systems are to be fitted to their EC-635 helicopters. Thomas Hein, Eurocopter’s VP, recent said “Turkish defense products are cost effective, high quality, and come free of export...

Posted on 01 December 2011

Turkey’s tax incentives for new technoparks

14 October 2011,  Istanbul - Speaking at IBM’s Software Summit in Istanbul, Nihat Ergun, Turkey’s Minister of Industry, Science and Technology, described Turkey’s “Silicon Valley” vision. Turkey is to build technoparks which will be exclusively for high tech companies engaged in telecoms, software development, ecosystems and technical R&D, the first...

Posted on 14 October 2011