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Turkey celebrates return of millenniums-old 'Golden Crown'

30th January 2018 Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Monday celebrated the return of the ancient Golden Crown and Mountain Goat Figurine artifacts to their homeland at a ceremony in the capital Ankara showcasing the pieces.
The retrieved artifacts, both thousands of years old, are now on display at the...
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Foreigners buy over 22,000 properties in Turkey in 2017, up 22.2 pct

23rd January 2018 Foreigners purchased a total of 22,234 properties across Turkey in 2017, a 22.2 percent year-on-year increase from the previous years, with Iraqis being the top buyer, official data showed on Jan. 19.
Sales to foreigners had declined 20.3 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, dropping to...
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Turkey to receive 5.5M Russian tourists in 2018

23rd January 2018 The recent travel agreement between Russia and Egypt has turned the public's attention to the Turkish tourism sector. After Russia resumed its flights to Egypt, the question of whether Turkey, which saw close to 5 million Russian tourists coming to the country in 2017, will lose its tourism market...
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Turkish Lira falls amid escalating geopolitical concerns

17th January 2018 Turkey’s currency has weakened both against the U.S. dollar and the euro, as geopolitical risks escalate over a possible military operation by Turkey in the Afrin region of northern Syria.
The lira slumped as much as 1.5 percent against the dollar to 3.8034 early on Jan. 15, although the...
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UK updates Turkey travel warning, urges citizens to avoid southeast

16th January 2018 The United Kingdom on Jan. 15 has once again urged its citizens to avoid Turkish-Syrian border areas during their travels in Turkey.
The foreign ministry advised British citizens to avoid the southeastern borderzone provinces of Şırnak, Mardin, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Siirt, Tunceli,...
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Turkey’s new Troy Museum to draw 1 million tourists, celebrities

16th January 2018 The new Museum of Troy in Turkey's western Çanakkale province is expected to draw 1 million tourists in its inaugural year, including several Hollywood celebrities who were invited by the Turkish government.
Turkey's government declared 2018 the "Year of Troy" in honor the 20th anniversary...
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Turkey’s state of emergency to be extended once again: Deputy PM

9th January 2018 The state of emergency rule is set to be extended once again following an advisory decision made by the National Security Council (MGK), the government spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Jan. 8.
“The state of emergency will be extended once again,” Bozdağ told...
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Turkish citizens’ support for EU membership on the rise: Poll

9th January 2018 A large majority of the Turkish population continues to support the country’s membership of the European Union, though few believe it can be realized in the short term, according to a new poll commissioned by the Economic Development Foundation (IKV).
The poll showed a rising trend in...
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