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Turkish tourist arrivals plummet 40 percent in June, biggest drop in 22 years

29th July 2016 The number of foreign visitors to Turkey plummeted more than 40 percent in June, official data showed on July 28, marking the biggest drop in at least 22 years, as tensions with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept tourists away.Tourist arrivals fell 40.86 percent year-on-year in June, with...
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Turkish lira, stocks and bonds continue to rebound

27th July 2016 The Turkish lira is climbing for the third straight session after hitting a record low last Wednesday, while Turkish stocks and bonds are also rebounding following a week of brutal losses in the wake of the failed coup.
The lira is up 1.2 per cent against the dollar at 3.0282. The Turkish currency...
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State of Emergency: What documents are needed to travel?

23rd July 2016 There are now extra procedures required to travel from Turkey following the announcement of a 3 month-long state of emergency.
Turkey has declared a state of emergency (OHAL) for 3 months and people are now wondering how this is going to affect their lives and travel, especially when they want to...
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Turkey shuts down Gülen linked institutions with state of emergency enactment

23rd July 2016 Turkey announced on Saturday that it has shut down 35 medical institutions, 1,043 private schools, 1,229 foundations and associations, 19 unions and 15 private universities administered by the Gülen Movement in the wake of last week's failed coup.
The decision was the first enactment under...
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Dual Nationality Citizens right to leave Turkey

21st July 2016 Just as an update to our earlier statement....[Turkey and the state of emergency. Should foreigners be worried?]
We have heard some websites making a statement regarding Turkish, and dual national citizens not being able to leave Turkey. We would like to shed some light on the...
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Turkey’s Declares State of Emergency but what will this mean for civilians?

21st July 2016 Turkey’s President Erdogan just declared a 3 month State of Emergency. So what does it actually mean? Key points/summary below. For a more detailed version, see the source here 

The State of Emergency cannot exceed 6 months
It can be extended by 4 months at a time, each...
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Airline ticket sales suspended for Russians traveling to Turkey

20th July 2016 After a directive from the Russian aviation authority Aeroflot has stopped selling Russian citizens tickets to Turkey. Rosaviation has banned Russians from traveling to Turkey due to the political turmoil in the country.Foreigners can still purchase tickets from Russia to Turkey and anyone can fly...
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What is happening in Turkey?

19th July 2016 Streetbees asked the people of Turkey about the coup attempt, the government and President Erdoğan…15th of July Friday night was a particularly long one for the residents of Turkey. It wasn’t just the usual summer heat that kept them awake. It was the noise of the low-flying F16...
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Turkish lira and euro rise, shaking off coup jitters

18th July 2016 The Turkish lira rose against the dollar Monday, partially recovering from its largest one-day drop in nearly eight years as Turkey’s government reasserted control of the country after a failed coup.The lira TRYUSD, +1.9927%  gained 2.1% to 2.9573 per U.S. dollar. The currency, which...
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Crisis in Turkey: What you need to know before Monday's market open

17th July 2016 The sound of gun fire followed by images of tanks rolling into position is rarely good news for equity investors. But that’s just what we got, as news of an attempted military coup in Turkey swept across trading desks shortly after the market close on Friday.It’s just over three weeks...
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