• European media praise Russian-Turkish summit on Syria

    Agreement in Sochi will prevent more bloodshed in Idlib, say dailies The summit between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Sochi Monday night has been covered extensively in European newspapers on Tuesday. The two leaders met in the Russian resort city to discuss the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, on which an all-out assault by Syrian regime forces was feared. The story was on the front page of Read More

  • EBRD believes in long-term development of Turkey

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) believes on the long-term development of Turkey, according to the bank’s managing director in Turkey. Noting that the EBRD has been operating in Turkey since 2009, Arvid Tuerkner said Turkish market is the “largest investment envelope.” “Since 2009, Turkey has really been a success story for the EBRD,” Tuerkner said. He stressed that 96 percent of the bank’s investments in Turkey were made in private sector. Tuerkner Read More

  • Turkish Airlines carried over 50M passengers in Jan-Aug

    Number of passengers carried by national flag carrier up 13.1 pct year-on-year in first 8 months of 2018, says airline Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines carried 50.7 million passengers from January to August, the company announced Friday. The total number of passengers carried by the airline rose 13.1 percent year-on-year in the eight-month period, the airline said in a statement. Turkish Airlines noted that the increase in number of domestic and international passengers is Read More

  • Turkey’s indigenous helicopter achieves important milestone

    Turkish companies produced 14 sub-systems for T625 helicopters All sub-systems of Turkey’s first indigenous helicopter T625 were designed by various Turkish companies within the scope of the Original Helicopter Program, which details the project. In the development period, 14 sub-systems were produced in Turkey, while they are aiming to locally produce other systems when mass production of the helicopter begins. Following its maiden flight on Sept. 6 in capital Ankara, Temel Kotil, head of the Read More

  • Over 460,000 people immigrates to Turkey in 2017

    The number of immigrants in Turkey rose 22.4 percent reaching 466,333 in 2017, compared to previous year, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Wednesday. 52.3 percent of migrated people were men and 47.7 percent were women in 2017, TurkStat said. 26.6 percent of all immigrants were comprised of Iraqi citizens, 10.4 percent Afghans, 7.7 percent Syrians, 5.7 percent Azerbaijanis and 5.6 percent were citizens of Turkmenistan, it added. “In 2017, it was seen that 12.3 Read More

  • Dutch politician calls off anti-Islam cartoon contest

    Right-wing Geert Wilders announced in June a contest to draw cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drawing global criticism An anti-Islam cartoon contest depicting Prophet Mohammad to be held by a Dutch lawmaker was cancelled on Thursday. Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing Party for Freedom, in a statement said the contest which was expected to take place in the Dutch Parliament was cancelled due to “security reasons”. He claimed that not only his own life but Read More

  • ‘Let us not fail Rohingya again’

    ‘I am a mother, and I saw my children in the eyes of every single refugee child I met,’ says Cate Blanchett UN Refugee Agency goodwill ambassador Australian actress Cate Blanchett on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council not to fail Rohingya “again” as the minority Muslims have been enduring violence for a year. “I have heard the gut-wrenching accounts. Stories of grave torture, of women brutally violated, people who have had their loved ones Read More

  • Brexit, opportunity for boosted Turkey-UK ties: Expert

    Both countries aim for closer ties while drifting away from EU, says Turkish academic As the U.K. government has proven to be unprepared for Brexit, this could serve as a vast opportunity for developing relations with non-EU states like Turkey, experts said. According to Seckin Baris Gulmez, an assistant professor of international relations at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey and the U.K. have been experiencing parallel situations in their relations with the EU, despite technically Read More

  • Turkey: 26 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ over past week

    Five senior operatives of terrorist group among ‘neutralized’ terrorists, says Interior Ministry At least 26 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in counterterrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a statement, the ministry said the Turkish Armed Forces carried out 2,156 operations on Aug. Read More

  • Turkish Airlines breaks daily passenger record

    Turkish Airlines CEO says 253,000 passengers traveled via 1,547 flights on Saturday, setting a new record Turkish Airlines broke a new daily passenger record on Saturday, according to the chief executive office of the Turkish flag carrier. Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi tweeted on Sunday the density of passengers using the airline before the Muslim holiday Eid-al Adha remains continuing. “Yesterday, we made a historic record, we flew 253,000 passengers via 1,547 flights to their Read More

European media praise Russian-Turkish summit on Syria

18 September 2018 0

Agreement in Sochi will prevent more bloodshed in Idlib, say dailies The summit between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Sochi Monday night has been covered extensively in European newspapers on Tuesday. The two leaders met in the Russian resort city to discuss the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, on which an all-out assault by Syrian regime forces was feared. The story was on the front page of Read More

EBRD believes in long-term development of Turkey

14 September 2018 0

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) believes on the long-term development of Turkey, according to the bank’s managing director in Turkey. Noting that the EBRD has been operating in Turkey since 2009, Arvid Tuerkner said Turkish market is the “largest investment envelope.” “Since 2009, Turkey has really been a success story for the EBRD,” Tuerkner said. He stressed that 96 percent of the bank’s investments in Turkey were made in private sector. Tuerkner Read More

Turkish Airlines carried over 50M passengers in Jan-Aug

14 September 2018 0

Number of passengers carried by national flag carrier up 13.1 pct year-on-year in first 8 months of 2018, says airline Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines carried 50.7 million passengers from January to August, the company announced Friday. The total number of passengers carried by the airline rose 13.1 percent year-on-year in the eight-month period, the airline said in a statement. Turkish Airlines noted that the increase in number of domestic and international passengers is Read More

Turkey’s indigenous helicopter achieves important milestone

11 September 2018 0

Turkish companies produced 14 sub-systems for T625 helicopters All sub-systems of Turkey’s first indigenous helicopter T625 were designed by various Turkish companies within the scope of the Original Helicopter Program, which details the project. In the development period, 14 sub-systems were produced in Turkey, while they are aiming to locally produce other systems when mass production of the helicopter begins. Following its maiden flight on Sept. 6 in capital Ankara, Temel Kotil, head of the Read More

Over 460,000 people immigrates to Turkey in 2017

5 September 2018 0

The number of immigrants in Turkey rose 22.4 percent reaching 466,333 in 2017, compared to previous year, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Wednesday. 52.3 percent of migrated people were men and 47.7 percent were women in 2017, TurkStat said. 26.6 percent of all immigrants were comprised of Iraqi citizens, 10.4 percent Afghans, 7.7 percent Syrians, 5.7 percent Azerbaijanis and 5.6 percent were citizens of Turkmenistan, it added. “In 2017, it was seen that 12.3 Read More

Dutch politician calls off anti-Islam cartoon contest

31 August 2018 0

Right-wing Geert Wilders announced in June a contest to draw cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drawing global criticism An anti-Islam cartoon contest depicting Prophet Mohammad to be held by a Dutch lawmaker was cancelled on Thursday. Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing Party for Freedom, in a statement said the contest which was expected to take place in the Dutch Parliament was cancelled due to “security reasons”. He claimed that not only his own life but Read More

‘Let us not fail Rohingya again’

29 August 2018 0

‘I am a mother, and I saw my children in the eyes of every single refugee child I met,’ says Cate Blanchett UN Refugee Agency goodwill ambassador Australian actress Cate Blanchett on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council not to fail Rohingya “again” as the minority Muslims have been enduring violence for a year. “I have heard the gut-wrenching accounts. Stories of grave torture, of women brutally violated, people who have had their loved ones Read More

Brexit, opportunity for boosted Turkey-UK ties: Expert

28 August 2018 0

Both countries aim for closer ties while drifting away from EU, says Turkish academic As the U.K. government has proven to be unprepared for Brexit, this could serve as a vast opportunity for developing relations with non-EU states like Turkey, experts said. According to Seckin Baris Gulmez, an assistant professor of international relations at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey and the U.K. have been experiencing parallel situations in their relations with the EU, despite technically Read More

Turkey: 26 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ over past week

27 August 2018 0

Five senior operatives of terrorist group among ‘neutralized’ terrorists, says Interior Ministry At least 26 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in counterterrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a statement, the ministry said the Turkish Armed Forces carried out 2,156 operations on Aug. Read More

Turkish Airlines breaks daily passenger record

22 August 2018 0

Turkish Airlines CEO says 253,000 passengers traveled via 1,547 flights on Saturday, setting a new record Turkish Airlines broke a new daily passenger record on Saturday, according to the chief executive office of the Turkish flag carrier. Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi tweeted on Sunday the density of passengers using the airline before the Muslim holiday Eid-al Adha remains continuing. “Yesterday, we made a historic record, we flew 253,000 passengers via 1,547 flights to their Read More