Turkish Airlines Wins Best in Europe 2nd Year Running

Turkish Airlines (THY) has won “Best Airline in Europe” for the second time running in the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Skytrax is the largest airline and airport ranking authority. Additionally, it won in the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and the “Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat” categories. Last year was the first time Turkish … Continued

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Turkish Ministry Announces $31 Billion Industrial Zones

The Turkish Minister for science, industry and technology, Nihat Ergun, recently announced the government’s plans to establish two major industrial zones in the provinces of Zonguldak and Konya. The cost of these industrial zones is estimated to be around $31 billion.   The decision to establish them has been based on requests by foreign and … Continued

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United Airlines and Turkish Airlines Launch Routes in July

US carrier United Airlines opened July a new flight into Turkey, connecting its New York Newark, NJ (EWR) hub with Istanbul Atatürk (IST) the hub of its Star Alliance partner Turkish Airlines. Flights on the new route operate daily with 183-seat 767-300ER aircraft. Indirect competition at JFK comes from Turkish Airlines’ thrice-daily and Delta’s daily … Continued

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Saudi Prince Enjoying the Delights of Bodrum in his Yacht

We have just learned that a Saudi prince (we don’t know who as yet) is cruising in his Yacht off the coast of Bodrum, perhaps as a precursor to buying a property in the area, as Turkey has recently relaxed laws paving the way for Arabs to be allowed to buy property in Turkey for … Continued

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Turkey Now 6th Top Tourism Destination in the World

Earlier this year we reported that Turkey had finally crossed the 30 million visitor threshold in 2011, a target set for 2010 during the boom years. But that wasn’t the only great tourism achievement for Turkey last year. According to a new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Turkey was the only country … Continued

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Unilever breaks ground on its new plant in Turkey

Istanbul, 6 June 2012 – Unilever started construction of its new 100 million USD factory in Konya in Turkey’s Central Anatolia Region. The factory will be used for the production of Unilever’s Turkish ice cream brand “Algida” for its domestic and MENA region dales. This is Algida’s second Turkish plant (and Unilever’s 8th inTurkey) and … Continued

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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 people out of work fell … Continued

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Turkey Accepted As SCO Dialogue Partner

Turkey Accepted As SCO Dialogue Partner

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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 and Uzbekistan. It was announced … Continued

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Turkey Again Named as Top Investment Choice in Europe

Marketwatch has just ran a story profiling Turkey and Poland as Europe’s two investment beacons for the next few years; suggesting that investors get in now if they want to get in early. Of course, this is not a new position for Turkey, as the country has been named one of the world’s top emerging … Continued

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James Bond Falls for Fethiye Filming Latest Movie

As a resident of Fethiye it would have been hard to not notice the furor surrounding the new James Bond film.  Excitement built as it was confirmed that Skyfall would actually be filmed in Fethiye, or a few seconds of it anyway!  Two thousand of us attempted to become extras for the film in the … Continued

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