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Turkey Defiant as German Relations Slump to a Postwar Low

Turkey Defiant as German Relations Slump to a Postwar Low

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country wouldn’t give in to threats, as relations with its NATO ally Germany slumped to their lowest since World War II. Cavusoglu was responding to an announcement by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel earlier Thursday of a “re-orientation” of German policy toward Turkey, in …

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Turkey is Popular Again With British Tourists, Says Thomas Cook

Turkey is Popular Again With British Tourists, Says Thomas Cook

Turkey is back on the tourist map for UK visitors despite growing tensions between its government and Germany. The tour operator Thomas Cook said it was seeing a pick-up in demand for Turkish holidays because they were good value for money. The chief executive, Peter Fankhauser, said Turkey was proving attractive …

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BBC: Turkey’s Forgotten Georgian Kingdom

BBC: Turkey's Forgotten Georgian Kingdom

Ongoing governmental disputes have left the fate of these medieval architectural wonders in limbo. A lost kingdom A rugged, remote area where unforgiving rocky crags give way to green oases, north-east Turkey is home to magnificent Georgian monasteries from the medieval principality of Tao-Klarjeti, a former feudal state ruled by …

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Last Installation Work on BTK Railway Underway in Turkey

Last Installation Work on BTK Railway Underway in Turkey

Last installation work is being carried out on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway in the Turkish province of Ardahan, the country’s media outlets reported July 8. Certain work is being carried out in night time for the early commissioning of the railway, according to the report. The BTK railway is being …

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BTK Railway to Be Ready in August 2017

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway will be ready in August 2017, Ahmet Arslan, Turkey’s minister of transport, maritime affairs and communications, said, the country’s media outlets reported June 21. Arslan added that Turkey has almost completed construction of the BTK railway on the country’s territory, but the problem is that a …

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Over 35 mln Passengers Traveled Through Turkish Airports in 2017 Q1

More than 35.5 million air travelers went through Turkey’s airports in the first three months of 2017, according to statistics released by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority. The number of passengers on international flights fell 7 percent year-on-year to almost 12.5 million in the first quarter. In the …

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Russia, Turkey Sign Agreements in Sphere of Tourism

Russia, Turkey Sign Agreements in Sphere of Tourism

Important documents in the sphere of tourism were signed in Moscow following the talks between Turkish Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Huseyin Yayman and the Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia (Rosturizm) Oleg Safonov, the Anadolu Agency reported. This signing will give impetus to cooperation between …

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