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31 million 3G telephone users in Turkey

Istanbul, 8 March 2012 - Turkey’s leading telecom companies Avea, Turk Telekom, Vodafone and Turkcell, have sales revenue in excess of 15 billion USD. The total number of mobile subscribers in Turkey has reached over 65 million subscribers with those using 3G networks were over 31 million. The use of...

Posted on 09 March 2012

Turkey’s car industry launches new vehicle at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Istanbul, 7 March 2012 - Turkey launches its new Turkish designed, engineered and manufactured vehicle, the Karsan VI taxi, at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show. The V1 taxi was one of the finalists in New York’s recent tender for New York’s “Taxi of Tomorrow”, narrowly losing out to Nissan in...

Posted on 09 March 2012

Olu Deniz Voted Best Beach Spot in Europe

Tripadvisor.co.uk has just revealed its latest list of the world's top 25 beach holiday locations, and Olu Deniz is once again rated highly. The gorgeous Turkish lagoon bay is in 14th place, which is good enough, but it is also the highest rated European destination, which is even better. This...

Posted on 09 March 2012

Turkey – a future world leader ?

Istanbul, 6 March 2012 - According to Jean Guy Carrier, Secretary General of International Chamber of Commerce, Turkey is likely to become one of the world’s leading countries because of its rapidly growing economy. Speaking at a recent G20 Advisory Group meeting hosted by the Union of Chambers and Commodity...

Posted on 07 March 2012

Turkey’s research and development on the up

Istanbul, 5 March 2012 - Nihat Ergun, Turkey’s Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, expects Turkey to spend 3 percent of GDP on research and development by 2023, the year of Turkey’s centennial. Speaking recently Ergun said “The percentage of Turkey’s GDP allocated to R&D expenditure is steadily rising and...

Posted on 07 March 2012

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero Group decides on Turkey

Istanbul, 2 March 2012 – Ferrero Group, the global Italian chocolate maker, has announced a 95 million Euro investment in Turkey. The factory to be built in Manisa in Western Turkey on a 146,000 m2 plot will be Ferrero’s 19 production plant worldwide. The factory is due to come on...

Posted on 07 March 2012

Arab bank granted new Turkish banking license

Istanbul, 1 March 2012 - It has been announced Lebanese bank, Bank Audi, has become the first bank in eleven years to get a Turkish license, and according to Wissam H. Fattouh Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks the first of many, “I assume there will be more...

Posted on 02 March 2012

Turkish News Roundup February 2011

New Flights February saw the addition of two new Turkish flights. Rusline announced new twice weekly flights between Nalchik and Istanbul Sabiha Gocken. Turkish Airlines continued their expansion with new indirect flights to Mogadishu in Somalia via Khartoum. Business/Investment February saw two major global firms make Turkey their regional hub....

Posted on 02 March 2012

Strong international M&A activities in Turkey

Istanbul, 29 February 2012 - According to the 2011 Ernst & Young’s Mergers and Acquisitions report 272 mergers or acquisitions took place in Turkey in 2011 with a total value of 13.7 billion USD. Only one country exceeded Turkey in the value of transactions in the central and south-eastern Europe...

Posted on 02 March 2012

Turkey’s Foreign Trade Deficit Falls by 4.7% in January

Turkey's foreign trade deficit fell by 4.7% year on year in January to $7 billion, according to the Turkish statistics bureau. The figures were welcome news especially as exports increased by 8.6% year on year to reach $10.4 billion, whereas imports rose by a mere 2.8% to reach $17.4 billion,...

Posted on 01 March 2012