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93rd annual Victory Day commemorated in Turkey

30th August 2015 Turkey marked the anniversary of the decisive battle in the War of Independence on Sunday.Victory Day, which commemorates the Battle of Dumlupınar in 1922 against Greek forces, saw President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, senior officials and high-ranking military staff lay a...
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Turkish lira sapped by political uncertainty

24th August 2015 ANKARA: The Turkish lira weakened against the dollar on Monday as political uncertainty kept investors uneasy and a 9 percent dive in Chinese shares drove a sell-off in riskier assets globally. The lira plunged to a record low against the greenback last week, hitting 3.00 before rebounding. It has...
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British Holidaymakers to Turkey on the decline

21st August 2015 The number of British tourists visiting Turkey has decreased along with 30 percent of its Russian tourists.“We have seen a decrease of around 5 percent in the number of British tourists. Around 1 million of the 1.7 million tourists visiting this site are British tourists, but we are losing...
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Press Release Regarding “Turkey’s e-Visa Application Facilitates Illegal Migration to Europe”

17th August 2015 Rep. of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs
No: 229, 11 August 2015, Press Release Regarding the Claims in Some Foreign Media Outlets that “Turkey’s e-Visa Application Facilitates Illegal Migration to Europe”
We observe that there are some groundless claims in some foreign media...
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Turkish Lira Slumps to All-Time Low

14th August 2015 The meltdown of lira, striking the stock market after final rounds of coalition talks between the CHP and the AKP results in a negative outcome.On August 14th, the dollar reached 2.8460 liras, exceeding the 2.84 level, and the euro reached 3.1728, exceeding the 3.17 level.The ruling Justice and...
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So called Mock ISIS prank in Turkish hotel causes social media outburst

13th August 2015 Turkey is in the spot light once again after staff at the 5 star Grand Yazici Mares hotel located in Icemeler, Turkey pulled a very insensitive and ill-though out prank. The prank which involved people in a number of different costumes taking to the poolside and interacting with guests was...
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Press Release Regarding the Attack against the US Consulate General in Istanbul

11th August 2015 Rep. of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs
No: 228, 10 August 2015, Press Release Regarding the Attack against the US Consulate General in Istanbul
An armed attack was perpetrated against the US Consulate General in Istanbul early this morning. We strongly condemn this terrorist attack and...
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Hundreds of New Zealanders commemorate 1915 Gallipoli campaign

10th August 2015 Hundreds of New Zealanders gathered Saturday in Turkey’s Çanakkale province to pay tribute to their ancestors who fought and died during the First World War in Gallipoli.Under the sweltering heat, around 500 people were at the Chunuk Bair Memorial -- located on a hill that, in August...
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Strength of the Turkish economy – Update for month of June 2015

4th August 2015 The Turkish Statistical Institute provides an update on a monthly basis on the Turkish economy, outlined below is a selection of indicators that are of interest to foreign residents and investors in Turkey. July 2015 figures will be out at the end of August 2015.Did you know in June 2015?3 Month...
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Turkey’s revenues from tourism fall sharply

3rd August 2015 In the second quarter of 2015, Turkey's revenues from tourism fell sharply compared to the same period last year, said the message of the Turkish Statistical Institute July 31.In the second quarter of this year, Turkey's tourism revenues decreased by 13.8 percent and amounted to $7.733 billion.The...
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