Merkel applauds Turkey’s efforts for refugees

30 March 2017 0

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Turkey’s efforts in supporting millions of refugees from Syria and Iraq on Thursday, and urged EU states to help share the burden. Speaking at a summit of European conservative leaders in Malta on Thursday, Merkel said the EU had long neglected its humanitarian responsibility for refugees who have fled from conflicts in the Middle East. “The truth is that we looked away,” she said, adding that amid the EU’s negligence, Read More

Turkish Airlines to sponsor US football side

29 March 2017 0

Turkish Airlines on Tuesday signed a sponsorship deal with American professional football club Indy Eleven, based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. The agreement sees Turkish Airlines become the official international airline partner of the club which plays in the North American Soccer League. “As part of the agreement, Turkish Airlines will serve as the first jersey-back sponsor in Indy Eleven history, with the airline’s logo set to debut on the club’s kits starting on Saturday, when Read More

Turkey ranks 5th largest trade partner of EU in 2016

29 March 2017 0

Turkey was fifth largest import market of the bloc, and its fourth largest export destination, EU official data shows Turkey was the fifth largest trade partner of the European Union last year, according to data from the Union’s statistical authority on Wednesday. In 2016, Turkey’s trade volume with the 28-member bloc was €145 billion ($156 billion), comprising 4.2 percent of the overall trade volume of the Union, Eurostat’s report said. Last year, Turkey’s exports to Read More

Infrastructure makes economy solid: Turkish businessman

26 March 2017 0

Infrastructure investments should be deemed as the driving force for sustainable economic development and a source of motivation for our country, head of a prominent Turkish contractor company said on Saturday. Attending a session on the second day of the Uludag Economy Summit in northwestern Bursa province, Ibrahim Cecen, Chairman of IC Holding which is heavily involved in Turkey’s mega infrastructure projects like Istanbul’s Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, said continuous infrastructure investments were needed for Read More

Turkish Airlines implements electronic device measure

25 March 2017 0

Passengers cannot carry electronic devices larger than cell phones aboard plane Turkish Airlines Saturday have begun to implement regulations forbidding passengers from carrying electronic devices larger than cell phones aboard the plane, as announced on the airline’s website on Friday. According to an Anadolu Agency reporter present at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines personnel have taken passengers’ electronic devices such as tablets and laptops at the boarding gate and stored them in special Read More

The Netherlands should apologize to Turkey: CHP leader

19 March 2017 0

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party said Sunday that the Netherlands should apologize to Turkey for its recent mistreatment of Turkish government ministers. “If a minister of Turkey was refused, the Netherlands should apologize to us,” Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu told a rally in Istanbul. “It’s that simple.” He also said the Turkish people need to “come together” on Turkey’s foreign policy interests, saying, “There is no right, left, or middle. Read More

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