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Miliband Puts Weight of UK Behind Turkey’s Accession into the EU

British foreign secretary David Miliband has put his weight behind Turkey's EU bid to become a full member of the European Union, while visiting the country. "Turkish accession to the European Union will be a tremendous benefit to Ankara and to the region," he said. At a joint press conference...

Posted on 06 November 2009

Turkey and Syria Cooperation on Tourism to generate Massive Growth in Syrian Tourism

Turkey's tourism growth has been among the most impressive in the world over the last few years. In fact it has been so impressive that Syria's tourist board has sought the help of their Turkish counterparts in marketing Syria to the world's tourists. Before 2000 Syria and Turkey did not...

Posted on 05 November 2009

Saudi Arabian Minister Meets with Turkish President – likely to Discuss Increasing Trade

Turkish President Abdullah Gül received Saudi Arabia's minister of state in Ankara on Friday. Gül and Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Nezar Obeid Medani had a closed-door meeting at the Çankaya Presidential Palace. This is in return for a visit to Saudi Arabia by Gül in...

Posted on 30 October 2009

Turkish Tourism Smashing Growth Targets in 2009

Turkey received 18,694,028 visitors in the first 8 months of 2009, an increase of 1.1% on the same period last year. Heavy investment in the tourism sector, increased sophistication in its tourism brand, and the good value of the Turkish Lira for foreign visitors have all contributed to this success....

Posted on 29 October 2009

Tourism From Middle East to Turkey Part III: Kuwait

Turkey is becoming one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. This is understandable given the vastness of the countries cultures, benefits, climates, varied locations and differing climates — something for everyone you could say. Because of its predominantly Muslim ethnic make-up, Turkey is understandably a very popular destination with...

Posted on 24 October 2009

Turkish Airlines to Boost Medical Tourism with 25% Discount on Fares

Turkey's national airline is to offer a 25% discount to people who are flying into the country to receive medical treatment. This is likely to be a massive boost to Turkey's medical tourism industry. Medical tourism is currently the fastest growing sector in the travel and tourism industry. The name...

Posted on 22 October 2009

Tourism from Middle East to Turkey Part II: UAE

Turkey is becoming one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. This is understandable given the vastness of the countries cultures, benefits, climates, varied locations and differing climates — something for everyone you could say. Because of its predominantly Muslim ethnic make-up, Turkey is understandably a very popular destination with...

Posted on 16 October 2009

Turkey and Armenia Accord: Signed but not Sealed

As some of you will know Turkey and Armenia signed the accords that have been worked so hard on over the last few months. The accords will see relations normalised between the pair, the border reopened, and potentially even trade between the two further down the line. There is still...

Posted on 15 October 2009

Tourism from Middle East to Turkey in Focus Part I: Qatar

Turkey is becoming one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. This is understandable given the vastness of the countries cultures, benefits, climates, varied locations and differing climates -- something for everyone you could say. Because of its predominantly Muslim ethnic make-up, Turkey is understandably a very popular destination with...

Posted on 09 October 2009

Turkey Hopes to Sign Armenia Accords on Saturday

Turkey hopes to sign accords with Armenia on Saturday Reuters has revealed, ending the decades long feud between the two countries, and taking a massive step forward towards being accepted as a member of the European Union. Armenia has been feuding with Turkey because of the thousands of Armenians killed...

Posted on 07 October 2009