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Turkish chemist invents break through compound for de-icing roads

15th January 2019 Turkish chemist invents break through compound for de-icing roads
A Turkish chemist has invented a break through new compound for de-icing roads.  The special chemical is 10 times more effective that standard road salt currently used to de-ice roads and highways.
The chemist Yücel...
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Turkish Airlines continue to grow

14th January 2019 Turkish Airlines continue to grow
Turkish Airlines saw a 10% increase in the total number of passangers carried last year.
Approxmiately 75.2 million passengers were carried in 2018 Turkish Airlines has announced.
The seat occupancy reached 82% which was a 3% improvement in a year. ...
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Turkey set to be 5th largest economy worldwide

11th January 2019 Turkey set to be 5th largest economy worldwide
Turkey is predicted to be the world’s 5th largest economy in the world by 2030.  These huge changes come due to a young, educated and expanding middle class in these economies.
Turkey is set to be ahead of Germany, Russia and Japan rising...
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No Recession in Turkey – World Bank reports

10th January 2019 No Recession in Turkey – World Bank reports
Turkey is not expected to have any recession according to a top economist from the World Bank.
"We have looked at what happened when there is a sharp currency depreciation, so we have put together whole data base of years and countries, which...
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Luxury Duty Free in Istanbul’s New Airport

10th January 2019 Luxury Duty Free in Istanbul’s New Airport
The extensive new Istanbul airport is set to host some of the biggest brand names worldwide.  Its vast duty free areas will open with a ceremony next week.  Christian Dior will be opening one of its largest duty-free stores at the...
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Turkey Improves Border Security

7th January 2019 Turkey has improved its border security with an additional application on some 40-kilometer (24-mile) part of "Turkish Wall" along its border with Syria.
Kemal Ak, an information technologies teacher, told Anadolu Agency that Turkish ministry of Interior and National Defense had built a 911-km...
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Extension on Habitation Certificate Amnesty

7th January 2019 NEWS UPDATE! EXTENSION ON PROPERTY HABITATION CERTIFICATE AMNESTY!
There has been an extension on the property habitation certificate amnesty – you can now apply up until the 15th June 2019 (with 2 weeks after to pay in full).
WHAT EXACTLY IS A HABITATION CERTIFICATE?
A habitation...
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Inflation and tax reductions hit Turkey

4th January 2019 Inflation and tax reductions hit Turkey
 
Tax reductions and private sector campaigns have allowed a reduction in consumer prices.  With a 0.4% decrease over 2 months, this trend looks set to continue.
In December consumer prices fell to 20.3% showing a 0.4% decrease from 21.62% in...
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Ban the Bag! Turkey stops using plastic bags

3rd January 2019 Ban the Bag! End of plastic bag use in Turkey…
The recent charges applied to plastic bags in Turkey appears to have had a sudden and quite dramatic effect.  Plastic bag usage has now reduced by 70%, this was on the first actual day of the policy being applied.
Ahmet Varır the head of...
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Rise in application for Turkish citizenship through investment

3rd January 2019 Rise in applications for Turkish Citizenship through investment
Turkey has already received over 250 applications for citizenship through investment since the incentive was launched.  This is worth almost $100 million according to sources.
Applications for citizenship are predicted to rise...
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