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Turkish Airlines finds a way to work around electronics ban

25th March 2017 As extra security measures on UK inbound planes are introduced, Turkish Airlines says it has a solution to the issue. Electronic devices such as laptops and tablets, must be placed in checked-in... Read more

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries (incl. Turkey)

21st March 2017 UPDATEDThe US & NOW THE UK is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries. A US government source told the BBC that the... Read more

The Turquoise Card finally gets Approved - Turkey

20th March 2017 Great News for foreigners in Turkey!!Following an earlier article about the New Turquoise Card we are pleased to announce that the The NEW Turquoise Card has been finally published on the official... Read more

Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch warn citizens after Erdogan threat

13th March 2017 The Netherlands has warned its citizens over travel to Turkey as a row between the countries shows no sign of abating. Germany, Austria and the Netherlands blocked Turkish attempts to hold rallies... Read more

What is the diplomatic row between Turkey and the Netherlands about?

12th March 2017 Turkey and the Netherlands are engaged in an escalating diplomatic row after two Turkish ministers were prevented from attending campaign rallies in Rotterdam. It has led to terse rhetoric between... Read more

Turkey targeting foreign patients with new city hospitals

6th March 2017 The Turkish government is starting the “second phase in its transformation of the health sector” with a view to attracting patients from abroad, according to Health Minister Recep... Read more

Turkey house sales soar in January

6th March 2017 Purchases via mortgaged loans were up 35.4 percent from the same month of 2016 House sales in Turkey surged 12.8 percent in first month of 2017 from a year earlier, official data revealed on Friday.... Read more

Turkish parliament passes law eliminating VAT for foreign property buyers

27th February 2017 Turkey’s parliament has approved an omnibus law which introduced an exemption of 18 percent of value-added tax (VAT) for foreigners who invest in real estate in Turkey. The law, which was... Read more

Turkish lira rebounds thanks to central bank actions

21st February 2017 The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT), which has been making proactive moves since Jan. 12, has apparently reduced the volatility in the exchange rates, as it became the most important... Read more

Antalya dives into tourist season with new submarine attraction

19th February 2017 Antalya Governor Münir Karaloğlu made a trial dive with the new touristic submarine "Nemo Primero" in Antalya. During its inaugural dive, the submarine went 20 meters under the sea near "Rat... Read more

Turkey headed to be 'entrepreneurship center'

14th February 2017 ISTANBUL Turkey is fast on its way to becoming an attractive hub for entrepreneurs, according to the head of Turk Telekom -- Turkey’s only integrated telecommunications service provider -- on... Read more

Over 2.6 mln Turks make early bookings for holidays in Turkey in 3 months

13th February 2017 More than 2.6 million Turks have made early bookings for their 2017 holidays in the country in just three months, a leading tourism representative said, adding that the figure was expected to surpass... Read more

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