Turkey, Japan sign $1.7 billion gas-to-liquids project with TurkmenistanTurkmenistan, holder of the world’s fourth-largest natural gas reserves, signed a $1.7 billion deal with a Turkish-Japanese consortium on Aug. 26 to build a gas-to-liquids plant as part of its strategy to maximize revenues from its gas riches.

The signing ceremony was overseen by autocratic Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, who enjoys sweeping powers in his Central Asian nation... Add a comment

Real Estate

July home sales drop in TurkeyForeign investors, however, are eager to buy properties in Turkey thanks to competitive house prices with economical lifestyle costs compared to their countries

Property sales in Turkey fell by 20.2 percent on an annual basis during the month of July, mainly due to summer holidays along with the holy month of Ramadan and the presidential election.

According to House Sale Statistics released... Add a comment


One of every three tourists coming Antalya from RussiaOne of every three tourists coming to Antalya is from Russia, as over 6.7 million foreign travelers flocked to the city in the first seven months of the year.

The number of tourists coming to the southern Turkish holiday hub rose by 3.63 percent compared to last year and reached 6.735 million in the period of January-July, according to Antalya Culture and Tourism Provincial Directorate... Add a comment


Toyota Turkey increases exportsWorld's largest carmaker exported 116 percent more motor vehicles in the first half of the year from its factory in Turkey.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey exported 116 percent more road vehicles in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2013, the Turkish Automotive Manufacturers' Association said on Monday.

The company exported more than 61,000 vehicles from its... Add a comment


Stevia may be a new income source for Turkey’s north Turkey’s ÇAYKUR (General Directorate of Tea Enterprises) harvested stevia for the first time as part of zero-calorie sugar production project. 

İmdat Sütlüoğlu, General Manaher of ÇAYKUR, gave information about stevia that has been produced for trial basis at the garden of Tea and Horticultural Research Institute. 

After harvesting the stevia, Sütlüoğlu said that Stevia is... Add a comment


Turkey's state-run air carrier boosts passenger numbersTurkish Airlines carries 21.3 million people in the first half of the year.

Turkish Airlines passengers increased by 3.2 million in the first half of 2014, the company said Thursday.

 According to a regulatory filing to Turkey's capital markets authority, the country's flag carrier airlines company increased passenger number to 21.3 million in the first half of the year, a 18 percent... Add a comment

Health Care

Turkey's war on iconic waterpipeWidely regarded as a symbol of Turkish culture, the shisha (or 'nargile' in Turkish) is now the unwelcome star of a graphic campaign to get people to kick the habit.

Turkey is a country proud of its cultural traditions – its cities of soaring mosques and Ottoman architecture are a proven draw for tourists – but now the country is waging war on one of its most iconic symbols: the... Add a comment

Telecom & IT

Tech firms to donate millions to ease Heartbleed vulnerabilityThe world's biggest technology companies have agreed to lend financial support to a group meant to assist open-source software projects. Donations will also come in handy in the fight against the Heartbleed bug. About a dozen large tech firms across the globe agreed Thursday to donate millions of dollars.

The world's biggest technology companies have agreed to lend financial support to a... Add a comment


Van breakfast prepares for Guinness recordVan’s officials and locals are working to break a breakfast record and enter the Guinness book with their unique Van breakfast. The goal is to bring 30,000 people together for the world’s biggest breakfast.

The Van Trade and Industrial Chamber (TSO) is working to break the “world’s most crowded breakfast table” record with a spread of the eastern province’s famous and rich... Add a comment


Foreign students flood to TurkeyThe latest statistics show the number of foreign students attending schools in Turkey rose to 54,000 from 31,170 in the past decade. 

Turkmenistan stands out among countries with highest number of students attending Turkish schools. Turkey's rise in the region as an economically and politically stable country and the improvement of education quality at universities contributed to the... Add a comment
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