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Turkish government plans high-speed train network

Date: 12/01/2009 Turkish government plans high-speed train network The Turkish government plans to establish a network of high-speed train connections across the country, Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday (January 5th), adding high-speed trains will begin test runs by the end of February. The government allocated 1.46 billion euros...

Posted on 14 February 2011

‘Hidden City’ ski resort in Turkey

Date: 07/01/2009 ‘Hidden City’ ski resort in Turkey The ski resort of Saklikent, which means "Hidden City" in Turkish, set up on a north-facing slope of Mt. Bakirli (Copper Mountain, 2,547 meters), has long been a winter playground for the citizens of the seaside city of Antalya, some 1,800 meters...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Turkey, Egypt and Mexico tipped as 2009 holiday hotspots

Date: 04/01/2009 Turkey, Egypt and Mexico tipped as 2009 holiday hotspots Non-euro destinations Turkey, Egypt and Mexico are tipped to be next year's holiday hotspots. The Foreign Office and ABTA 2009 Travel Trends Report says the three destinations will see a significant increase in British visitors in 2009 as bookings...

Posted on 14 February 2011

30% Growth? – German firm completes investment in Turkey despite crisis

Date: 31/12/2008 30% Growth? - German firm completes investment in Turkey despite crisis Röder, one of Germany's leading firms in the portable tent sector, has completed construction on a 10 million euro production facility in Turkey despite the ongoing global financial turbulence. The firm's chairman, Rudiger Blasius, said the new...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Overall Turkish tourism up 13% – More than 26 million tourists visit Turkey in 2008

Date: 31/12/2008 Overall Turkish tourism up 13% - More than 26 million tourists visit Turkey in 2008 More than 26 million tourists visited Turkey in 2008, Turkish Tourism Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Speaking at a gathering in the north western province of Bursa, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture...

Posted on 14 February 2011

More than 1.2 million tourists from Britain visit Turkey in 2008 and is expected to double in 2009

Date: 31/12/2008 More than 1.2 million tourists from Britain visit Turkey in 2008 and is expected to double in 2009 The falling pound and depressed household income drive more British holidaymakers outside eurozone, triggering an increase by 32 percent in the number of people booking a summer holiday in Turkey....

Posted on 14 February 2011

Turkish Airlines to buy 105 new aircraft

Date: 18/12/2008Turkish Airlines to buy 105 new aircraft Turkish Airlines has extended the deadline of a tender for 105 planes to Jan. 19 at the request of Boeing and Airbus, the airline said on Thursday. Turkish Airlines (THY) announced the planned plane order on Oct. 14 and the tender was...

Posted on 14 February 2011

EU set to open two more chapters in Turkey’s accession negotiations

Date: 18/12/2008 EU set to open two more chapters in Turkey's accession negotiations EU ambassadors, meeting in Brussels with Turkish EU ambassadors, meeting in Brussels with Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan, gave the green light for talks to begin Friday on the "free movement of capital" and "information society and...

Posted on 14 February 2011

One in five British pensioners will retire overseas by 2050

Date: 18/12/2008One in five British pensioners will retire overseas by 2050 More than 3.3 million British pensioners will be living overseas by 2050, according to new research from the Institute for Public Policy Research, due to be published next week. The research sheds new light on the implications of Britain’s...

Posted on 14 February 2011

Inflation costs UK pensioners £200 a year

Date: 12/12/2008 Inflation costs UK pensioners £200 a year Pensioners will see the value of their state pension eroded by more than £200 by the end of the 2008/2009 financial year because of pensioner inflation, according to equity release provider Safe Home Income Plans (Ship) Ship calculated that the average...

Posted on 14 February 2011