• Türkiye’s new drill ship to start operating in Mediterranean soon

    Drill ship Abdulhamid Han will contribute to country’s gas exploration in Mediterranean, Vice President Fuat Oktay says Türkiye’s fourth drill ship will launch operations in Mediterranean in August, the country’s Vice President Fuat Oktay announced on Wednesday.  “Abdulhamid Han drill ship is planned to start operations in the Mediterranean next month,” Oktay told a ceremony held in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on the occasion of July 20 Peace and Freedom Day. With its Read More

  • Recycling industry holds promise for Türkiye: Sector group chief

    Türkiye’s plastic waste imports total $127.7M in 2020, while exports of recycled products total $1.21B, says Fatih Eren There will be major opportunities for Türkiye in the recycling industry over the next five years, according to the head of a sectoral association. Fatih Eren, chairman of Türkiye’s Recyclers Association (Gekader), told Anadolu Agency that the country has become a central destination for recyclables, instead of the Far East and China. International commercial relations have shifted Read More

  • Turkish president welcomes Saudi crown prince with official ceremony

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Mohammed bin Salman set to have one-on-one meeting, to be followed by official dinner Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday welcomed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with an official ceremony in the capital Ankara. Erdogan received the crown prince at the presidential complex. Ahead of an official dinner, the leaders are set to have one-on-one and inter-delegation meetings. Erdogan earlier said they would discuss ways to take bilateral relations to Read More

  • Türkiye hosts 11.3M foreign tourists in 5 months

    Number of foreign tourists visiting Türkiye up 207.1% year-on-year in January-May period Türkiye hosted 11.3 million foreign tourists during the first five months of the year, according to official figures revealed on Monday. The number of foreigners visiting Türkiye in the January-May period rose 207.1% on a yearly basis. Istanbul, Türkiye’s largest city by population and a top tourist draw, welcomed 46.8% of all foreign visitors, or nearly 5.3 million in the five-month period. It Read More

  • Dutch intelligence prevents alleged Russian spy from working at ICC

    Threat posed by Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov deemed ‘potentially very high,’ says agency The Dutch intelligence agency said Thursday that it prevented a Russian spy from gaining access as an intern to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The person in question works for the Russian Military Intelligence Service GRU but he used a Brazilian cover identity to travel from Brazil to the Netherlands, the General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands (AIVD) Read More