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


11 year old Turks create healthy sausages from nutsTwo 11-year-old boys replace carcinogenic sausage ingredients with wallnut shell powder in competition project.

Walnuts and their distinctive wrinkly shells have been reported to have many benefits in folk medicine, from curing warts to killing ringworm. But few people, it would seem, have thought of using them to produce organic sausages.

Two 11-year-old Turkish boys, as part of a science... 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


Media conference kicks off in Istanbul4th annual DISCOP Istanbul conference commences with news of the success of Turkish TV series abroad.

DISCOP Istanbul 2014, Eurasia’s television and online content industries gathering, kicked off in Istanbul at the Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center with a conference called ‘Dramas with Passports.’

Speaking at the conference, Izzet Pinto, CEO of Global Agency, a film... Add a comment


Turkey boosts electricity production from wind energyTurkey's electricity production from wind energy posts a 15 percent increase during the first half of 2014.

Turkey's electricity production from wind energy posted a 15 percent increase during the first half of the year, according to Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

Turkey aims to supply 30 percent of its total energy demand from renewable energy sources including wind... Add a comment

Real Estate

Real estate prices in Istanbul increases by 21.59 percentAccording to the Reidin House Price Index 2014, house prices in Istanbul increased by 21.59 percent in July 2014 compared to the July 2013. Prices also increased by 1.80 percent during July 2014. 

Followers of Istanbul were Adana with a 12.41 percent increase and Ankara with a 12.10 percent increase in July 2014 on a yearly basis. 

In the same period, on a monthly basis, house prices... Add a comment


Turkey’s tourism income increases to $9 billionTurkey’s tourism income increased by 7.9 percent to $8 billion 975 million 976 thousand in the second quarter of the 2014 compared to the same period of the last year. 84.5 percent of income was obtained from the foreign visitors. 

Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) released the Tourism Statistics for the second quarter of the year. According to that, In the second quarter; which is... Add a comment


Turkish auto output seen at record level this year – AssociationTurkish automotive production is expected to hit a record this year as a recovery in European demand drives up exports from Europe's fifth-biggest producer, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) said on Sunday.

The association expects output to rise by 11 percent to 1.25 million units from 1.13 million units in 2013.

"I believe the production will break the record this year on... Add a comment
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