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Turkey 'will work' to calm tension over downed Russian jet

27th November 2015 Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu has said Ankara "will work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions" after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.Writing in the UK's Times newspaper, Mr Davutoglu stressed that fighting Islamic State was the main priority.But he also said Turkey must protect the...
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EU sets October 2016 as date for visa exemption for Turkish citizens

26th November 2015 A European Union draft document, which is expected to be released after a Nov. 29 meeting with Turkey and has been seen by daily Hürriyet, has set October 2016 as the target date for visa exemption for Turkish citizens. The European Union’s Committee of Permanent Representatives...
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Turkey drops five places in global gender gap rankings

24th November 2015 The World Economic Forum have released its tenth annual “Global Gender Gap Index” and it hasn’t been good news for Turkey, who have moved down five places to 130th. The index measures countries looking at where women are more likely to be able to participate fully in political and...
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Sales of Turkish property to foreign buyers increase by 23.8 percent

23rd November 2015 There’s been some exciting news for Turkey today as it was announced that Turkey’s property sales to foreign people increased by a huge 23.8 percent in October 2015, when compared to October 2014. The data released by the Turkish Statistics Agency (TÜİK) also revealed that house...
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Storms hit Istanbul - Flights, ferries canceled

21st November 2015 Turkish Airlines (THY) canceled at least 72 domestic and international flights due to the heavy storm that took effect in Istanbul starting from late Nov. 20, as inner-city and inter-city ferry lines were also halted.“We strongly recommend our passengers that they check for the most...
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Turkish president says ISIL attacks must not affect refugee policies

17th November 2015 President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned countries against tightening their refugee policies following the terrorist attack in Paris claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), during a speech at the G-20 Summit in the Mediterranean resort town of Antalya. “Establishing a...
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G-20 vows joint anti-terror actions after attacks

16th November 2015 Leaders of the world’s richest and most powerful countries are set to vow to conduct joint actions against growing global terrorism following an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack that killed at least 129 people in France, in the first written statement issued by the G-20 on a...
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Markets quick to rethink Turkey’s election

10th November 2015 Turkey has just proved that a week can be a long time in the markets. The rally in local assets that greeted the AKP’s unexpected election victory — and hence the end of months of political uncertainty — on November 1 has dissipated almost completely.The Turkish lira is back above...
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Turkey to turn back clocks one hour on Nov 8

7th November 2015 Daylight Saving Time in Turkey will end on Nov. 8, two weeks after the rest of the world switched its clocks back. Clocks across the country will be turned back by one hour at 4 a.m., which will then become 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, Nov. 8. Clocks across Turkey were put forward to Daylight...
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Turkish lira surges on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's election win

3rd November 2015 Turkey's lira surged with stocks and bonds after the political party that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cofounded swept back into office in the second parliamentary vote this year, ending months of political deadlock.The lira jumped 3.2 per cent to 2.8249 against the US dollar at...
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