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Turkey lays out Antarctic ambitions

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Media
Turkish researchers have said they aim to open a permanent scientific research station in Antarctica within five years. Abdurrahman Kulnuk, the head of Turkey’s Antarctic Polar Scientific Research Center was speaking to the Anadolu Agency ahead of planned expedition by 16 Turkish scientists to the territory between…

Canada's Valeura plans to expand in Turkey's Thrace basin

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Energy
Valeura Energy Inc., a Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company, will develop more assets in the Thrace basin, northwest of Istanbul, according to the company's president. Valeura Energy announced on October 7 that gas was discovered in three exploration wells, drilled on new 3D seismic in the Osmanli…

Facebook new app reminiscent of Internet's early days

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Innovation
Facebook launched a new standalone forum app Thursday called Rooms, a project that has been rumored about for months. The app allows users to post on discussion boards using pseudonyms, a decided shift from Facebook’s insistence on true identities for users on its social network. Many assumed Rooms would be like…

Ancient jewellery goes on display in Istanbul

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Culture & Art
A Urartian period jewellery exhibition, displaying 1,100 recently-restored pieces of jewellery, opened Thursday in Istanbul. Urartu was an Iron Age civilization that reigned in eastern Anatolia in the mid-9 century BC for 250 years. The show -- which is one of the most comprehensive Urartu exhibitions in the world --…

Malawi's dwindling Chambo

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Food & Dining
Minister of Natural Resources Atupele Muluzi told AA something must be done to save the Chambo Chambo, the most popular fish in Malawi, is becoming harder to find and much more expensive. "A kilo of Chambo is more expensive than a kilo of beef," Marriam Banda, a local consumer, told Anadolu Agency at Blantyre market,…

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October 25, 2014

Turkey lays out Antarctic ambitions

Turkish researchers have said they aim to open a permanent scientific research station in Antarctica within five years. Abdurrahman Kulnuk, the head of…
October 25, 2014

Canada's Valeura plans to expand in Turkey's Thrace basin

Valeura Energy Inc., a Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company, will develop more assets in the Thrace basin, northwest of Istanbul, according…
October 25, 2014

Facebook new app reminiscent of Internet's early days

Facebook launched a new standalone forum app Thursday called Rooms, a project that has been rumored about for months. The app allows users to post on…
October 25, 2014

Ancient jewellery goes on display in Istanbul

A Urartian period jewellery exhibition, displaying 1,100 recently-restored pieces of jewellery, opened Thursday in Istanbul. Urartu was an Iron Age…
October 25, 2014

Malawi's dwindling Chambo

Minister of Natural Resources Atupele Muluzi told AA something must be done to save the Chambo Chambo, the most popular fish in Malawi, is becoming harder to…

Turkish Central Bank holds interest rate at 8.25 pct

October 24, 2014 in Finance
The Turkish Central Bank has left its benchmark interest rate at 8.25 percent for a third month, according to a Central Bank statement Thursday. The Central…

Turkey moves to end exploitation of refugee workers

October 24, 2014 in Media
As Turkey eyes new laws to bring thousands of Syrian refugees out of the shadowy world of black-market labor, analysts say that these policies need to stamp…

35 percent of Eurasia Tunnel completed

October 24, 2014 in Stock Markets
Works of Eurasia Tunnel Project continue under the sea bottom. So far, 35 percent of tunnel has been completed, and 2,160-meter distance is left to dig.…

Higher pay for Turkish university researchers expected

October 24, 2014 in Expert Advice
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu promised on Sunday to increase the wages of young academicians and research assistants at Turkish universities by…

Greek Cypriot talks on Egyptian gas sales may irk Turkey

October 24, 2014 in Energy
Greek Cypriot natural gas talks with British Gas Egypt on Monday might further provoke Turkey, who is against the island's gas sales before a political…

Wrong price policies cause the regional housing bubbles in Turkey

October 23, 2014 in Real Estate
Makbule Yönel Maya, General Manager of TSKB Real Estate Valuation, said that it is not possible to talk about general housing bubble in Turkey. “In this case,…

IMF Representative: Turkey’s time for another leap forward

October 23, 2014 in Stock Markets
It is time for another economic leap forward, IMF Senior Resident Representative in Turkey, Srikant Seshadr, said on Wednesday. Speaking in an exclusive…

LNG to be alternative to oil for European roads

October 23, 2014 in Enterprise
Liquefied natural gas can be used as alternative fuel to diesel and gasoline for road transportation in Europe in the next five years, according to an oil and…

Turkey’s assets abroad have increased this year

October 23, 2014 in Money
Turkey’s assets abroad increased by 2.9 percent in August of 2014 to $232 billion, the country's central bank said on Wednesday. Liabilities abroad also…

Turkey’s first national car brand to be electric: Minister

October 23, 2014 in Expert Advice
Turkey seeks to create its first national automobile brand, and the cars will be electric, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology,Fikri Isik said on…

Turkey prepares new regulation for square meter declaration

October 22, 2014 in Real Estate
It is stated that with the new regulation for square meter declaration in house sales, confusion will be end in the sector, and consumer rights will be…

Apple could turn iPhones into remote controls for cars

October 22, 2014 in Enterprise
Only a day after the first customers began using Apple pay, Apple has been granted a patent which could turn future iPhones into remote controls for cars. In…

Turkey plans to build third nuclear power plant

October 22, 2014 in Stock Markets
"Turkey will build a third nuclear power plant by 2018-2019, when we have sufficiently qualified people to build it as a national project," Turkish Prime…

Afghanistan's opium production hits all-time high

October 22, 2014 in Asia
A report released on Tuesday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, known by its acronym SIGAR, states that Afghanistan had its…

Income from Turkish special consumption tax to rise

October 22, 2014 in Stock Markets
The Turkish government seeks to raise more income from its tax on luxury goods, cars, alcoholic beverages, and other specialty items. The Turkish government…

Canada's Valeura plans to expand in Turkey's Thrace basin

Canada's Valeura plans to expand in Turkey's Thrace basinValeura Energy Inc., a Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company, will develop more assets in the Thrace basin, northwest of Istanbul, according to the company's president.

Valeura Energy announced on October 7 that gas was discovered in three exploration wells, drilled on new 3D seismic in the Osmanli area, near Tekirdag, on the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara, 135... Add a comment

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Malawi's dwindling Chambo

Malawi's dwindling ChamboMinister of Natural Resources Atupele Muluzi told AA something must be done to save the Chambo

 Chambo, the most popular fish in Malawi, is becoming harder to find and much more expensive.

"A kilo of Chambo is more expensive than a kilo of beef," Marriam Banda, a local consumer, told Anadolu Agency at Blantyre market, where Chambo used to be freely available.

"I used to buy Chambo here... Add a comment

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Turkey lays out Antarctic ambitions

Turkey lays out Antarctic ambitionsTurkish researchers have said they aim to open a permanent scientific research station in Antarctica within five years.

Abdurrahman Kulnuk, the head of Turkey’s Antarctic Polar Scientific Research Center was speaking to the Anadolu Agency ahead of planned expedition by 16 Turkish scientists to the territory between next December and January.

Long-term plans include establishing a... Add a comment

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Facebook new app reminiscent of Internet's early days

Facebook new app reminiscent of Internet's early daysFacebook launched a new standalone forum app Thursday called Rooms, a project that has been rumored about for months.

The app allows users to post on discussion boards using pseudonyms, a decided shift from Facebook’s insistence on true identities for users on its social network.

Many assumed Rooms would be like Snapchat or Secre – explosively popular social media apps that revel in... Add a comment

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Ancient jewellery goes on display in Istanbul

Ancient jewellery goes on display in IstanbulA Urartian period jewellery exhibition, displaying 1,100 recently-restored pieces of jewellery, opened Thursday in Istanbul.

Urartu was an Iron Age civilization that reigned in eastern Anatolia in the mid-9 century BC for 250 years.

The show -- which is one of the most comprehensive Urartu exhibitions in the world -- showcases a broad variety of jewellery such as rings, earrings, bracelets... Add a comment

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Turkish Central Bank holds interest rate at 8.25 pct

Turkish Central Bank holds interest rate at 8.25 pctThe Turkish Central Bank has left its benchmark interest rate at 8.25 percent for a third month, according to a Central Bank statement Thursday.

The Central Bank's decision was observed closely by markets amid expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike, a surge in U.S. dollar, and September’s adverse inflation figures for Turkey.

The Monetary Policy Committee left the benchmark interest... Add a comment

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Turkey moves to end exploitation of refugee workers

Turkey moves to end exploitation of refugee workersAs Turkey eyes new laws to bring thousands of Syrian refugees out of the shadowy world of black-market labor, analysts say that these policies need to stamp out exploitation and curb fears among Turkish society.

Earlier this month Labor Minister Faruk Celik said the country would revise its system of work permits and introduce ID cards for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, bringing... Add a comment

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35 percent of Eurasia Tunnel completed

35 percent of Eurasia Tunnel completedWorks of Eurasia Tunnel Project continue under the sea bottom. So far, 35 percent of tunnel has been completed, and 2,160-meter distance is left to dig. 

Eurasia Tunnel that is being built between Kazlıçeşme and Göztepe districts of Istanbul and it is expected to reduce travel time to the 15 minutes, has been photographed.

Tunnel will connect Asia and Europe at under the sea bottom... Add a comment

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Higher pay for Turkish university researchers expected

Higher pay for Turkish university researchers expectedTurkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu promised on Sunday to increase the wages of young academicians and research assistants at Turkish universities by around 35 percent soon after Eid al-Adha.

He made the remarks at a meeting of the Justice and Development (AK) Party in Istanbul’s Halic Congress Center.

"Hopefully, we will make a legal regulation following the Eid al-Adha to make up... Add a comment

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Greek Cypriot talks on Egyptian gas sales may irk Turkey

Greek Cypriot talks on Egyptian gas sales may irk TurkeyGreek Cypriot natural gas talks with British Gas Egypt on Monday might further provoke Turkey, who is against the island's gas sales before a political solution is reached.

Greek Cypriot national energy firm Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company, CHC, held a meeting Monday in Nicosia with British Gas Egypt to meet Egypt's natural gas needs.

Egypt is facing an energy crisis and has witnessed severe... Add a comment

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