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British tourists returning to Turkey

31st October 2017 The number of British tourists visiting Turkey’s southern Antalya province will increase next year, British ambassador in Ankara said on Monday.
“British tourists like Antalya. 2016 was a difficult year for Turkey in terms of tourism. However, I always think that Turkey is a strong and...
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Erdogan: Turkey's accession could solve EU problems

24th October 2017 ANKARA
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged European leaders to use their "common sense" and give full membership to Turkey in the EU that would in turn help the bloc in overcoming its problems.
Erdogan strongly criticized the EU states at an event in capital Ankara to commemorate Alija...
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U.S.-Turkey Visa Standoff Disrupts Business and Tourism

24th October 2017 ISTANBUL — Americans planning an impromptu visit to Istanbul have been turned back. Board members of one school have had to postpone meetings. A Turkish entrepreneur, after spending two years setting up a business in New York, finds herself in limbo, her visa appointment canceled.
The cases,...
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Turkey extends state of emergency for fifth consecutive time

17th October 2017 The Turkish government has endorsed a recommendation by the National Security Council (MGK) to extend the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since the failed coup in the summer of 2016.
Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Monday the state of emergency was extended for a...
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US delegation visits Turkey for talks following visa spat

17th October 2017 ANKARA, Turkey — A U.S. delegation arrived in Ankara for talks aimed at resolving a diplomatic dispute that spat that resulted in the two countries suspending the issuance of travel visas to the other’s citizens, a senior Turkish official said Monday.
Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag...
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Turkish lira isn’t done underperforming, analyst says

10th October 2017 The U.S. dollar started this week with a significant jump against the Turkish lira, after a diplomatic rift between the two allied nations culminated in the termination of nonimmigrant visa services on both sides on Sunday.
And there could be more pain to come for the Turkish currency, an analyst...
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Turkish Airlines says Istanbul transit passengers unaffected by US visa move

10th October 2017 The suspension of visa services between the United States and Turkey will not affect Istanbul transit passengers, Turkish Airlines said in a statement on Oct. 9.
Those Turkish Airlines passengers affected by the visa move, whether Turkish nationals traveling to the United States or U.S. citizens...
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US, Turkey suspend visa services

9th October 2017 The U.S. embassy in Ankara said Sunday that all non-immigrant visa services in its diplomatic facilities in Turkey were suspended after the arrest of one of its employees over the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) ties.
A statement released by the embassy said: "Recent events have forced the...
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U.K. Ends Laptop Ban on Most Inbound Flights from Turkey

3rd October 2017 The U.K. has lifted its ban of onboard large electronic devices on inbound international flights for "the vast majority" of carriers operating out of Turkish airports, as well as flights from Tunis, Tunisia. The U.K. government last week lifted the ban for Antalya, Bodrum, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen...
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I’m on holiday with Monarch – how will I get home? - Turkey

3rd October 2017 I’m on holiday with Monarch – how will I get home?
Customers abroad have been urged to contact the CAA (or visit, which is making alternative arrangements, but should be able to finish their holiday. They will return to Britain on a different airline, almost...
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