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Scores of flights cancelled as Istanbul braces for snow

30th December 2016 Turkish Airlines (THY) announced on Dec. 30 that it had cancelled a total of 258 scheduled domestic and international flights due to bad weather conditions, Doğan News Agency has reported.THY announced that it had cancelled flights planned for Dec. 29, 30 and 31, urging its passengers to monitor...
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What will Turkish tourism do for 2017?

26th December 2016 With the 2016 tourist season now largely over, it is known that the Turkish international tourism sector’s revenues have dropped by over one third over the previous season. While the consensus among many is that the main reason for this unexpectedly large drop is due to the travel ban Russia...
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Turkey-Russia ties to emerge stronger from tragedy

21st December 2016 On Monday evening, Andrey Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey, was shot dead by a 22-year-old police officer in an Ankara art gallery. The shooter, who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo, don't forget Syria" after gunning down the envoy, was killed by law enforcement. At least two people who attended...
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Britain’s Wembley Stadium turns red in solidarity with Istanbul bombing victims

13th December 2016 The symbolic arch of Wembley Stadium in London has been lit in red in solidarity with the victims of deadly Dec. 10 bombings in Istanbul that killed at least 44 people.The FA, the governing body of English football, shared a post on Twitter showing the stadium’s arch in...
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Consul generals visit site of terror attack in Istanbul

12th December 2016 Consul generals from across the world gathered in Istanbul on Monday at the site of Saturday's deadly terrorist bomb attacks.
Representatives from over a dozen countries -- including the U.S., Germany, France, the U.K. and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus -- joined local civic leaders and...
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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 Darbandi said there is still a high level of demand for Turkey from Cook customers as it offers...
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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 of Economics at Koc University in Istanbul, told Radio Sputnik.
On Sunday Turkish President Recep...
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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 expected to push up prices by some 3-6 percent.The increase coincides with a sharp decrease in the value of...
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