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Russia starts charter flights to Turkey Friday

31st August 2016 The Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) announced Monday that the first charter flights to Turkey will be made on Sept. 2, adding that approximately 15 Russian companies are now ready to start charter flights, indicating that there has been a considerable increase in the demand for such...
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How Would A Donald Trump Presidency Affect Turkish American Relations?

30th August 2016 Edited 9th NovemberWhether you love him or hate him no one can deny that Donald Trump has certainly gone further than many expect him to when he first announced his was running as a Republican candidate for the 2016 American Presidency. 
 
He’s certainly been a divisive figure and...
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Turkey declares nine-day public holiday for Eid al-Adha

29th August 2016 Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım signed a document on Aug. 27, declaring a nine-day public holiday starting from Sept. 12 for Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).According to the document, all public employees will be granted administrative leave for a full day on Friday, Sept. 16, after the last day of...
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Thomas Cook: '1.8m customers still want to go to Turkey'

27th August 2016
It's been a tough year for tour operators trying to provide affordable holidays in Europe's traditional destinations following a growing number of security alerts.

Thomas Cook chief executive Peter Fankhauser told the BBC's Emily Unia how travel habits have changed, and said he didn't expect a...
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PayPal returns to Turkey with Cross Border system in March

25th August 2016 Canceled out by Turkey's Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) due to failing to transfer its system to Turkey, PayPal rolled its sleeves to return to the Turkish market. The company will initially come back via the Cross Border system and will later carry its servers to Turkey as well....
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New Regulations Affecting Turkish Residence Permits - Update 2

23rd August 2016 Updated 27th September 2016Upcoming new regulations affecting Turkish Residence Permit  Update 2Amendments to the Foreigners & International Protection Law No. 6458 - What we know so far
Residence Permit Changes- Short term residence permits being granted for up to 2 years (before up to 1...
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‘We won’t be scared away’: Why two Irish teachers are staying in Turkey

22nd August 2016 While Turkey could well be perceived as dangerous and unstable right now, two Irish teachers from Co Kildare, 27-seven-year Cathal Mahon and his girlfriend 25-year-old Helen Vickers, say they are determined to still call it home.
 
A child suicide bomber attacked a Kurdish wedding party near...
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New Regulations Affecting Turkish Residence Permits

17th August 2016 Upcoming new regulations affecting Turkish Residence Permit has been annonced by Turkey's Migration Department. The new upcoming changes bring positive news for foreigners in Turkey with longer validity periods being offered to applicants.Upcoming changes include:-1. Short Term Residence permit...
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New law on the international labor force in Turkey

17th August 2016 On Aug. 13, 2016, Law No. 6735 on the International Labor Force was published in the Official Gazette. The law makes important changes to the work permit system in Turkey and outlaws the existing Law No. 4817 on Work Permits of Foreigners. The new law will be the main legislation regulating...
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Iran lifts ban on tourism visits to Turkey

16th August 2016
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi says the country has lifted the ban on tourism visits to Turkey after Ankara vowed to ensure the security of Iranian travelers.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Qasemi added that Iranian tour and travel agencies can dispatch the...
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