Palestine: Top Turkish cleric calls on Muslims to unite

29 January 2018 0

The head of Turkish Religious Affairs Ali Erbas said Monday the Palestine and Jerusalem issue could be solved through the united efforts of the Muslim world. The event in Istanbul on “Jerusalem: The City Blessed by Revelation”, organized by Turkish Religious Affairs, aims to draw attention to the importance of Jerusalem in the Islamic faith and to stress the solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people. Speaking at the event in Istanbul, Erbas said: “It is Read More

Over half of TurkStream gas pipeline completed

29 January 2018 0

TurkStream plans to carry 15.75 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Turkey with first delivery planned before end 2019 More than half of the first line of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project to deliver 35 percent of Turkey’s gas needs has been completed, Gazprom officials, the project constructor, told visiting Turkish journalists at Novy Urengoy, Russia’s biggest gas field and the world’s second-biggest located in northern Russia. Gazprom is the owner of the Read More

EBRD, Turkey sign donor fund agreement

19 January 2018 0

Those who invest in Turkey will be winners, says Turkish president Turkey’s Treasury and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Friday signed a donor fund agreement to support what they called “socially important projects”. The agreement was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek and EBRD head Suma Chakrabarti in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. According a statement, the Turkish government will co-finance socially important projects which will Read More

12-year-old Turkish ice skater looks to break new records

13 January 2018 0

A 12-year-old Turkish ice skater will look to break new records during his participation in the Stars category of a major championship in Serbia later this month. Earlier in January, Efe Cetiz broke a world record in the Basic Novice A Boys category with 23.03 technical points at the Turkey Championships in capital Ankara. Cetiz has been ice skating since he was 6-years-old. He has won around 30 medals, including 25 golds, so far. His Read More

Istanbul to host Jerusalem awareness run

13 January 2018 0

A public run will be held on Sunday in Istanbul to raise awareness about the Jerusalem issue. The Palestinian territories have remained tense since early last month, when U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the contested city as Israel’s capital, drawing widespread condemnation from across the Arab and Muslim world. A number of protests have been held since then around the world against the decision on the status of Jerusalem. The head of the Istanbul-based Oncu Read More

Turkey: Industrial production forecasted to rise in Nov

5 January 2018 0

Economists predict 5.6 pct rise in industrial production index for November 2017 Turkey’s yearly unadjusted industrial production index for November 2017 is expected to rise by 5.6 percent, a group of economists said on Friday. A group of 15 experts surveyed by Anadolu Agency projected the figure ahead of Monday’s announcement of the industrial production index for November 2017. The unadjusted industrial production index in November 2017’s survey ranged between a 2.1 percent and 8 Read More

Istanbul to host world’s business angels

5 January 2018 0

The leading angel investors from 75 countries too meet in Istanbul on Feb. 18-20 World’s angel investors will meet in Istanbul in February to explore the role of family offices and wealth management institutions in fostering innovation and delivering more business value. The World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), which will be held on Feb. 18-20, to host the presidents and leading figures of angel investors from 75 countries which fund entrepreneurs with a transaction Read More

Turkey: Lake Cildir to host 5th int’l winter festival

5 January 2018 0

Eastern Anatolia’s second largest lake will host various events like mounted archery, javelin throw and wrestling Lake Cildir, the second largest lake of the eastern Anatolian region, is preparing to bring back the old Turkish traditions in an annual international winter festival in February. The 5th International Cildir Crystal Lake Festival will be held in Cildir district of Ardahan on Feb. 10. “We invite everyone to Cildir on Feb. 10. The lake will come to Read More