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Çavuşoğlu, Kerry discuss US decision to remove families of diplomats from Istanbul

30th October 2016 Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu spoke on the phone with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry over the latter’s decision to remove the families of U.S. consulate personnel in Istanbul due to security reasons.  Çavuşoğlu called his U.S. counterpart early on...
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Turkish Airlines bans Galaxy Note 7 from all flights

24th October 2016 Turkey’s flagship carrier Turkish Airlines on Oct. 21 said it has banned Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from all of its flights with immediate effect after reports of fire risk.     “Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices can no longer be transported on person, in...
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Groupama Sigorta New Two-Year Insurance Policy Has Arrived!

19th October 2016  
Groupama’s new 2 year FIT (Foreigners In Turkey) insurance policy is now available, designed to match the new residence permit regulations applicants can now get a new 2 year insurance policy to match the new residence permit. Very few insurance companies in Turkey offer a 2 year...
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Turkey legalizes cannabis production in 19 provinces

18th October 2016 The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and livestock has legalized the growing of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes in 19 provinces outside the previously designated fields, under several conditions.
The new regulation now allows farmers to grow cannabis in Amasya, Antalya, Bartın, Burdur,...
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Turkish Migration Department Warns Against The Dangers of Fake Consultants

16th October 2016 Earlier this year the Turkish Migration Department revealed that they were “perplexed” by an increasing number of fake residence permit applications including fake supporting documents, such as insurance documents.
Due to the rise of fake documents The Migration Department is again...
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Pegasus Airlines says Turkish tourism is reviving

11th October 2016 Airline’s chief says president’s crackdown after failed coup has reassured travellersPegasus Airlines, Turkey’s biggest low-cost airline, has insisted that overseas tourists’ confidence in the country — and demand for the airline’s services — are...
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Turkey State of Emergency Extended

4th October 2016 Turkey State of Emergency Extended
The three month state of emergency that was declared after the failed military coup has now officially been extended for another three months. This news isn’t likely to come as a shock to many people in Turkey as it became clear in September than an...
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Turkey Beats New Zealand To Be Ranked 1st In House Price Increases

3rd October 2016  
In a move that I doubt many people predicted Turkey has beat New Zealand to be named the country ranked first in the in the global estate price increase report. The report which is published by the UK global real estate company Knight Frank once ever quarter officially revealed Turkey to be...
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