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Thomas Cook boss expects solid Turkey performance in 2017

9th December 2016 Turkey is due a tourism comeback for summer 2017 as holidaymakers “harden” to political events around the globe. Thomas Cook’s director of retail and customer experience Kathryn... Read more

Erdogan Aims to Strengthen Turkish Lira With Pivot to Eurasian Economy

5th December 2016 By conducting trade with China, Iran and Russia in local currencies, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to strengthen the Turkish lira and stimulate more trade with Eurasia, Sumru Altug, Professor... Read more

Turkish gov’t hikes tax on cigarettes, alcoholic drinks

3rd December 2016 The Turkish government has raised the special consumption tax on alcoholic drinks and tobacco products, according to a notice in the government’s Official Gazette on Dec. 1. The move is... Read more

What is the Istanbul Convention and why it is Important?

28th November 2016 As the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women highlights the scourge of gender-based violence and domestic abuse, European lawmakers have called on the EU and member... Read more

President Erdoğan: EU not everything, Turkey may join Shanghai Five

22nd November 2016 Turkey should not be “fixated” on the idea of joining the European Union and should look at other opportunities, such as the Russia-led Shanghai Pact, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has... Read more


16th November 2016 TURQUOISE CARD HAS BEEN INTRODUCED Turquoise Card, a similar version of American "green card," will be given to foreigners whose qualifications, capacity and in-country activities are expected... Read more

Turkey to grant expedited citizenship to investors

14th November 2016 New regulations to grant expedited citizenship to foreign investors in Turkey will be implemented soon, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has vowed.Investors eligible for citizenship will include... Read more

Turkish president invites Donald Trump to Turkey

14th November 2016 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump to Turkey on Nov. 12, daily Hürriyet has reported.Erdoğan evaluated the victory of Trump while returning... Read more

The crises and paradoxes of Turkey

7th November 2016 It seems that my country has lost its way like never before. We are experiencing crises stemming from the undeclared end of the old republican regime and the undeclared rise of “The New... Read more

WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook slows down

4th November 2016 A nationwide internet blackout has blocked access to internet-based applications WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook on Nov. 4. Many people have complained that the applications have slowed... Read more

Residence Permit Appointments In Istanbul

2nd November 2016 TO THE ATTENTION OF FOREIGNERS HAVING RESIDENCE PERMIT APPOINTMENTS IN ISTANBUL”,   Foreigners appointment dates which are between 02nd of January 2017 and 08 th of February 2017 from... Read more

Turkey to start issuing biometric passports in line with EU deal

1st November 2016 Turkish passport holders starting Tuesday will start being issued biometric passports, which was one of the conditions of the visa liberalization agreement with the European Union. The process... Read more

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