China agrees to discuss Turkey joining Shanghai group

13 May 2017 0

China is ready to discuss Turkey’s membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Chinese ambassador to Turkey said Friday. Yu Hongyang told Anadolu Agency that Beijing would be willing to discuss Turkey joining the six-nation bloc with other member states. Speaking ahead of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to China, Yu said: “Turkey has reached the position of being a dialogue partner of the organization by attending the activities of the SCO in recent Read More

Gazprom keen on TAP as TurkStream link for EU: Expert

10 May 2017 0

Gazprom has expressed interest in using the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to link the second line of the TurkStream gas pipeline because TAP’s route is already established, John Roberts, a senior fellow at Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. Speaking exclusively to Anadolu Agency, Roberts hailed the TurkStream pipeline as a project that will improve Turkey’s energy security because it allows greater flexibility for gas transit to the country. The TurkStream Read More

New Istanbul airport ‘will help aviation industry’

14 April 2017 0

Third airport will provide new opportunities for airlines, Lufthansa chief says Istanbul’s third airport will provide a boost to the global aviation sector, Lufthansa’s Turkey chief said Friday. “The airport will provide an important gain for the aviation industry,” Kemal Gecer said. “Its geographical advantage for passengers and its comfort are significant. This airport will be an advantage for air carriers.” The first stage of construction will finish next year, when the airport on the Read More

Post-referendum rally in Turkish lira seen as likely

5 April 2017 0

A Yes victory in Turkey’s April 16 constitutional referendum will likely boost the Turkish lira, said a senior financial analyst Wednesday. Timothy Ash, a senior emerging market strategist at London-based BlueBay Asset Management, said a Yes victory would likely support the lira against foreign currencies and push Turkey’s Central Bank to sharply reduce its key rates. “If the outcome of the referendum on the 16th is market friendly, I think the currency could strengthen and Read More

Turkish exports go up in March

1 April 2017 0

Turkey’s exports in March total $13.6 billion, an increase of 19 percent year-on-year. Turkey’s exports have increased for a third straight month in March, data from the Exporters’ Assembly of Turkey (TIM) revealed on Saturday. Turkish exports in March have increased 19 percent year-on-year, the highest rise since November 2012, according to TIM. Exports totaled $13.6 billion last month and reached $37 billion for the first three months up from $34.7 billion in 2016, which 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

New Turkish tourism campaign to kick off in Germany

25 February 2017 0

A new campaign urging Turks living abroad to spend vacations and hold weddings in Turkey will kick off in Germany next month, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry said Saturday. The “Bring your neighbor and come” campaign will be introduced to Germany’s Turkish diaspora at Berlin’s International Tourism Bourse (ITB) on March 8-12. The new campaign was announced two weeks ago in a bid to boost the nation’s tourism earnings to $50 billion, and to Read More

Turkish Airlines launches its new commercial starring Oscar-winner actor Morgan Freeman

6 February 2017 0

Turkish Airlines, the winner of the “Best Airline in Europe” award for the last six years in a row given by the most respected global airline passenger survey organization, Skytrax, debuted its new commercial starring Oscar winner Morgan Freeman.  The commercial was first aired during the most-watched show in U.S. TV history, Super Bowl, the final game of the National Football Team (NFL) on February 5th. After meeting the audience with a fantastic ad campaign Read More

2016: Turkey’s year of mega-projects

27 December 2016 0

With the completion of Istanbul’s third transcontinental bridge, the Istanbul-Izmir Highway Project — the world’s fourth longest suspension bridge — plus the Eurasia and Ilgaz Mountain tunnels, 2016 was Turkey’s year of mega projects. Ilgaz tunnel opens: Dec. 26 The Ilgaz Mountain project, consisting of two tunnels — one 5,370 meters long and the other 5,391 meters long — was constructed to connect Turkey’s West Black Sea and Central Anatolia regions. The tunnel will significantly Read More

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