Football: Galatasaray sign Donk in 2.5 million euro deal

8 January 2016 0

Turkey’s Galatasaray signed Dutch footballer Ryan Donk from fellow Istanbul club Kasimpasa in a 2.5 million euro ($2.69 million) deal on Tuesday, according to a club statement. The defensive midfielder, 29, was secured on a two-and-a-half year contract that will earn him 1.5 million euros a season as well as 15,000 euros for every match he plays. Donk, who signed for Kasimpasa in July 2013, told Galatasaray’s TV channel he had been thinking of playing for the club Read More

Turkey: auto production, exports soar in 2015

8 January 2016 0

Turkey broke an all-time automobile production and exports record last year, Automotive Industrialists’ Association (OSD) head Kudret Onen said in a statement on Thursday. Onen said the country’s automobile producers manufactured 1.4 million cars in 2015, an increase of 16 percent from 2014. The OSD’s figures include automobiles, light commercial vehicle and tractor figures. Onen said that the sector’s exports increased by 12 percent last year compared with the previous year to 992,000 vehicles. He added that the sector exported 73 percent of its Read More

Turkey summons Iran’s ambassador over Erdogan broadcast

8 January 2016 0

Turkey has summoned Iran’s ambassador to Ankara over the controversy created by some Iranian media outlets on Erdogan’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia. Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Thursday the Iranian ambassador was summoned to the office over Iranian media broadcast that linked Erdogan’s visit to Saudi Arabia with the executions of 47 people there. The statement condemned the stories run by the Iranian media and the accusations against Erdogan, and Read More

Visible light from black hole discovered for first time

8 January 2016 0

For the first time, visible light has been detected streaming from a black hole, researchers announced Wednesday. The light was visible to almost anyone with a simple consumer telescope. Last June, NASA’s Swift space telescope picked up a burst of radiation from a black hole called V404 Cygni, located in the constellation Cygnus. The outburst ended a 26-year period of inactivity and caused an international team of astronomers to point telescopes toward the hole. The Read More

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