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Energy

Turkey continues to support new hydroelectric plantsHundreds of hydropower plants being built in push to make Turkey a world economic power.

Turkey will continue to support the construction of hydroelectric power plants also taking into account environmental issues, according to the Turkish minister of environment and forestry. 

The minister, Veysel Eroglu, and Akif Ozkaldi, the director general of state hydraulic works, spoke on Tuesday... Add a comment

Automotive

Germany's MAN moves bus production to TurkeyGerman truckmaker MAN SE will shut its sole bus factory in its home market and shift production to lower-wage Turkey, responding to poor demand in core European markets.

The 420 workers affected will be offered new jobs at a German division of MAN parent Volkswagen, Munich-based MAN said on Tuesday.

Assembly of coaches and public-service buses will be moved from the plant in Plauen, Germany... Add a comment

Tourism

1.4 million visitors came to Antalya in four monthArriving tourist number to Antalya between January and April of this year has been 1 million 405 thousand 959 with 6.5 increase compared to the same period of last year.  

In the first four month of this year, 1 million 405 thousand 959 tourists came to Antalya. According to data of Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate, Antalya hosted 87 thousand 856 domestic tourist between January 1... Add a comment

Health Care

Turkey is at 3th place in kidney transplant over the world İrfan Şencan, General Director of Health Services in Ministry of Health said that after US and France Turkey is third country on kidney transplant.

İrfan Şencan remarked organ donation is a chance for who were going to die and many people die because of cannot be found organs in time.

Şencan stated that there are 23 thousand 842 patients wait for organs for 21 thousand 39 kidneys, 2... Add a comment

Education

Education in US attracts Turkish studentsTurkish students prefer education in the US in increasing numbers to build their careers

Turkey ranks first in Europe and tenth in the world in sending students to the US. The absence of entrance exams, mobility among different departments and the advantages provided by an American degree raise the number of Turkish students in the US.

Experts who spoke to Anadolu Agency (AA) agree that... Add a comment

Transportation

Airbus to establish production plant in TurkeyEurope’s leading aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, is planning to invest in a production plant in Turkey. Having received an order for 117 passenger planes from the Turkish Airlines (THY) in April, the company has acquired a plot of land in the European Free Zone (EFZ) in Turkey’s Thracian province of Tekirdag to manufacture various electronic and mechanical aircraft components via a... Add a comment

Agriculture

Milk sales to the EU starts from TurkeyEU consumer health approved of milk and milk sales to the EU countries from Turkish firms by April, 3rd, 2013. Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Mehdi Eker stated that the fact that Turkish firms have reached the standard to sell milk and milk products to the EU countries; and the process will be officially in effect by April, 3rd, 2013.

The Minister also added that 6... Add a comment

Telecom & IT

Turkish Government to decrease Turk Telekom shares to as low as 25%Turkish Minister of Finance, Mehmet Simsek announced that during the first half of 2013 they are planning to go on tender through license transfer regarding the privatization of National Lottery of Turkey; and they could also decrease public share in Turk Telecom up to 25%.

Simsek suggested that there will not be any changes in management rights on condition that the public share falls... Add a comment

Real Estate

Turkey’s Emlak Konut REIC sold 4.174 units in the first half of the yearEmlak Konut REIC, Turkey’s largest real estate investment company, sold 4.174 units with 1 billion 836 million 809 thousand TL worth between 1 January and 30 June 2014.

According to the statement by company to Public Disclosure Platform, company sold 1.112 units in June, including pre-sales, and total worth of these units was 462 million 380 thousand TL, VAT excluded. 

“Total 4.174... Add a comment

Energy

Turkey electricity imports from Georgia hit record highTurkey started to import around 275 megawatts of electricity from Georgia through private energy companies.

Turkey's electricity imports from Georgia will hit record highs, according to the energy sector officials.

Turkey started to import around 275 megawatts of electricity (per month) from Georgia through private energy companies as of Tuesday night, the officials said.

Turkey previously... Add a comment
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