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Is Turkey Still Safe to Visit?

31st March 2016 With over 2.5 million visits by British nationals every year Turkey is a very popular spot for tourists with not just the UK but with many people from all around the world. However with the recent spate of terrorism attacks in Turkey and many other places around the world it’s natural to...
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Turkey stands by Pakistan in its hard days: President Erdoğan

28th March 2016 In a written statement released on the presidency's official website, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan condemned the deadly suicide bombing in a public park in Lahore, Pakistan that killed more than 70 and left hundreds wounded. He said that the attack on the park where there were mostly children and...
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Press Release Regarding “the Terrorist Attacks Perpetrated at Brussels Airport and Metro Station”

23rd March 2016 Rep. of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs
No: 71, 22 March 2016, Press Release Regarding the Terrorist Attacks Perpetrated at Brussels Airport and Metro Station
We utterly condemn the inhumane terrorist attacks perpetrated at Brussels Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek Metro Station, resulting in...
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Turkish tourism sector expects $12 bln loss in revenue

22nd March 2016 Tourism representatives have said 2016 has been “much worse” than the predicted “worst case scenario,” noting the revenue loss in the sector would likely surge to $12 billion over the year.The current problems, which have risen amid escalating security concerns and a...
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Istanbul Bombing and The War on Terror

20th March 2016 Istanbul was the target in the latest terrorism attack in Turkey less than one week after the bombing in the Turkish capital Ankara. At least five people are known to have been killed and more than thirty were injured in the explosion that occurred yesterday morning on one of Istanbul’s main...
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Post about Ankara Bombing has gone viral on social media platforms

14th March 2016 The post of British expat, James Taylor, living in the Turkish capital Ankara, which was targeted by the PKK terrorist organization with a suicide car bombing that claimed 37 lives in the city's central Kızılay Square, has gone viral on social media platforms.

The post containing Taylor's words,...
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Visa-free EU travel for Turkey

9th March 2016 As Turkish negotiators left for Brussels on Monday to hammer out a deal over the stream of refugees arriving in Europe via Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructed them to come back with hard cash.Ahmet Davutoglu, the prime minister, they not only negotiated a doubling to €6bn of the...
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Migrant crisis: EU and Turkey close in on agreement

8th March 2016 The EU and Turkey say they have agreed the broad principles of a plan to ease the migration crisis at a summit in Brussels, but delayed a final decision.European Council President Donald Tusk said all irregular migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey would be returned.For each Syrian returned,...
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Turkish Exports Rise – For The First Time In 14 Months

5th March 2016 There was some good news for Turkish exports and the Turkish business sector as a whole this week as the Exporters' Assembly of Turkey announced Turkey's exports have increased after 14 months of continuous decline. Exports increased slightly in February 2016 when compared with February 2015.Last...
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Turkey receives 6.4 pct fewer foreign visitors in January

1st March 2016 The number of foreign arrivals to Turkey fell by 6.4 percent in January compared to a year ago, the sixth consecutive monthly decline in tourist numbers, government data revealed on Monday.A total of 1.17 million foreign visitors came to Turkey in January 2016, tourism Ministry figures released on...
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