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Number of Tourists in Turkey Drastically Dropped in 2015

The number of tourists coming to Turkey has dropped in 2015, said Culture and Tourism Minister Yalcin Topcu on Thursday to AA Oficial news agency of Turkey. “There was a 3.8 percent decrease in foreign visitors during the first seven months of this year, compared with the same period of the previous year,” the minister told Anadolu …

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Turkey’s Tourism Income May Drop 12 Percent

Turkey’s tourism income may decrease by 12 percent this year from last year unless the required measures are taken, according to Detur CEO Firuz Bağlıkaya, who will run for the presidency of the country’s leading tourism association, the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), in December. To overcome losses and …

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Turkey is Guarantor of Azerbaijan’s Border Security – PM


As long as Turkey is next to Azerbaijan, the country will not have any border issues, the PM of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu told the local news agency Anadolu.  The PM stressed that Turkey has always been close with Azerbaijan and will always support the brotherly republic.  The conflict that divided …

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Volume of Exports From Georgia to Turkey Decreases by 14%

Georgia-Turkey exports

The volume of export from Georgia to Turkey decreased by 14 percent (by $20.2 million) and amounted to more than $ 125 million – 5.7 percent of Georgia’s total exports in January-July 2015 compared to January-July 2014, the Georgian National Statistics Service said. In particular, semi-finished ironed items or non-alloy steel …

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Turkey Ranks Among World’s Top Aid Donors

Turkey continues to provide critical aid in over 40 countries across the world  ANKARA Turkey has carried out humanitarian work in over 40 countries across four continents, helping people reeling from the effects of natural disasters or civil wars, the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has said. Anadolu …

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Turkey to Hold Snap Election Nov.1

Turkey Elections

Early parliamentary election in Turkey will be held Nov.1, the head of the Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey Sadi Guven said Aug.25, the Turkish news TV channel TRT Haber reported. “In accordance with the Constitution, early parliamentary election will be held in Turkey,” Guven told reporters in Ankara. “The date …

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Turkey Loses over 500,000 Russian Tourists in Seven Months

More than 500,000 fewer Russians visited Turkey in the first seven months of 2015 in comparison to the same period the year previously, tourism representatives have said, noting the greatest drop-off was seen in the southern hotspot of Antalya. In Antalya, the trajectory of the tourism industry has been raising …

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Turkish Lira again Hits Record Lows amid Political Uncertainties

The Turkish Lira continued to plunge to record lows on Aug. 14, as the country braces for new elections after failed coalition talks between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) amid escalating clashes with Kurdish militants and the Islamic State of Iraq and the …

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MFA Advises Citizens to Refrain from Traveling to Southeastern Turkey

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia addresses its citizens to refrain from travelling to Turkey’s southeastern region because of increasing frequency of terrorist acts there. “The Foreign Ministry of Georgia advises citizens to refrain from visiting Turkey’s southeastern region because of frequent terrorist acts and attacks occurring there as of late. In …

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Test Train Launched via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars in Turkey

A test train has been launched via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway on the territory of Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the Chinese-Turkish business forum in Beijing, TRT Haber TV channel reported July 30. President Erdogan also stressed the importance of the BTK project in the field of …

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