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Statement on alcohol ban in outdoor locations in Turkey’s Antalya sparks debate

29th April 2017 The Antalya Police Department has sparked debate after issuing a statement on April 27 on a ban on alcohol consumption in outdoor locations on possibilities that drinking could cause “disturbance” to the surrounding. Following the controversial reports that drinking alcohol...
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Alcoholic Beverages Banned in Public Places in Antalya

28th April 2017 Drinking alcoholic beverage has been banned by Antalya Governorship in public places.
Antalya Governorship has banned drinking alcoholic beverage in public places in Antalya.
100 TL fine
The ban was imposed through the Law of Misdemeanor Article No. 32. According to the article, ones who act...
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Turkish house sales surge by 10 percent in March

24th April 2017 With 128,923 unit sales in March, house sales in Turkey have increased by 10 percent in March compared to same month last year, while the monthly increase stood at 27 percent, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) on Monday,
The increase was helped by a cut in...
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EU could rethink Turkey ties: commissioner

24th April 2017 Brussels (AFP) - The EU warned membership candidate Turkey on Monday of a review and possible "redefinition" of ties after a referendum granted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extra powers.
The warning from Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn came days before ministers from the 28 European Union...
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Turkey referendum: What the result means for British holidaymakers

20th April 2017 Turkish citizens voted to give the country’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, sweeping new powers in a national referendum held on April 16. The result means President Erdogan has the authority to scrap the role of the Prime Minister, dissolve parliament and stay in power until 2029 without...
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Turkey referendum: Vote expanding Erdogan powers 'valid'

17th April 2017 The Yes vote in the referendum that grants sweeping new powers to the president of Turkey is valid, the head of the electoral body says.
Sadi Guven was speaking after the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) cited irregularities, including the use of unstamped ballot papers.
President...
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Real Life - Bad Experiences With Tradesmen in Turkey

17th April 2017 Bad experiences with tradesman can happen everywhere, and Turkey is no exception. Dealing with dodgy builders can vary, but they are all sure to be stressful situations you’ll want to avoid.
Below we’ve listed some bad personal experiences our members have had with tradesman in Turkey....
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Turkish referendum: all you need to know

11th April 2017 What’s the story and why does it matter?
Turks will go to the polls on 16 April to vote on constitutional amendments that would transform the country from a parliamentary democracy into a presidential system.
The package, which includes 18 amendments, is being put to the people because the...
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Dishonest traders in Turkey could give you a shock in more ways than one

10th April 2017 Thousands of unregistered ‘electricians’ could be risking your safetyWarmer temperatures mean cranking up the air-con or turning on the solar water heaters, but how do you know that by flicking a switch you’re not at risk? When you get a tradesman to start a job, for...
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SGK just made big changes to Turkish Universal Health Insurance

4th April 2017  
From 1st April 2017 the Universal Health Insurance premium (Genel Sağlık Sigortası) for Turkish citizens has been lowered. The premium payment is now 53.33 tl per month. All Turkish citizens can now benefit from the new scheme.Income determination is now not necessary, but in this case...
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