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Turkey Gains Another US Supporter

Turkey's economic performance and the way it is holding itself of late (becoming a regional power) continues to make it more and more friends in very high places. Economic problems aside, the US is still the world's one true superpower, and Turkey continues to bring attention and praise from the...

Posted on 14 June 2012

Erdogan Set to Make Good on New City Promise

The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised as part of his Parliamentary campaign last year, to create a new city. The city is being planned for the northern coast of Istanbul, and is expected to help boost Istanbul's economy. Apparently the government has already begun work on the plan...

Posted on 09 June 2012

Turkey Accepted As SCO Dialogue Partner

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...

Posted on 08 June 2012

Turkey’s Burgeoning Health Tourism Industry Reaches New Heights

Around 130,000 people visit Turkey every year to receive healthcare, and Turkey is well on its way to becoming an important health tourism destination. Another 250,000 visit the country for thermal tourism, as well as rehabilitation services and services for the elderly. Burgeoning tourism sectors include retirement homes and communities,...

Posted on 01 June 2012

EBRD to Open Ankara Office as it Increases Investment in Turkey

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has paid another tribute to the investment potential of Turkey. The bank announced yesterday that it will open a new office in the Turkish capital Ankara. The EBRD has invested some 1.8 billion Euros into Turkish projects over the last three years since...

Posted on 31 May 2012

Japan’s giant Sumitomo to invest in Turkey

Istanbul, 22 May 2012 - Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo has announce a new Turkish joint venture under the name of "Sumisertmetal". The company has set aside an initial budget of 20 million USD to establish its sales network of industrial cutters and drills according to Sumisertmetal CEO, Edip Bayizitlioglu with plans...

Posted on 28 May 2012

Hyundai plans new investment in Turkey

Istanbul, 21 May 2012 - Hyundai Turkey has rolled its new i20 SuperMini from its Izmit factory in western Turkey. South Korea’s leading car maker has also announced an investment of 600 million USD to double its production from 100,000 to 200,000 vehicles per year in Turkey. The new investment...

Posted on 28 May 2012

Germany’s Bosch is to increase investments in Turkey

Istanbul, 17 May 2012 - Turkey’s economic performance has meant that Bosch Turkey has increased its workforce by some 1,200 workers and increased company’s sales by 17 percent to 2 billion Euros. Bosch Turkey now plans to invest another 300 million Euros in addition to the 500 million Euros the...

Posted on 28 May 2012

USA’s General Electric attracted by new incentives in Turkey

Istanbul, 16 May 2012 - USA's giant conglomerate General Electric is seeking to take advantage of Turkey’s new business incentive packages with a range of different investments within its portfolio. At a recent meeting between Turkey’s Minister of Science, Nihat Ergun and Kursat Ozkan, GE’s Turkish and Middle East &...

Posted on 28 May 2012

Toyota to start new car production in Turkey

Istanbul, 15 May 2012 - Toyota is planning to start manufacture of its new C segment saloon car in 2013 which is intended to replace its popular Corolla model currently being made at its Adapazari factory in north west Turkey. Speaking recently, Ali Haydar Bozkurt, Toyota Turkey CEO, said “We...

Posted on 28 May 2012