New law raises number of foreign house buyers

Foreigners from different countries have bought almost 11,000 properties across Turkey since the reciprocity law came into effect nine months ago, according to...

Turkish waiter admits murdering two women from Northern Ireland

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has admitted murdering two Co Down women in Turkey in August 2011. Recep Cetin, who had been accused of stabbing...

Students from abroad double in ten years

The number of foreign students receiving education in Turkey doubled over the last decade, according to Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) data....

Turkey’s largest private airline goes public

Pegasus Airlines has applied to markets board for public offering. Pegasus, Turkey’s largest private air carrier, is planning to open up its shares...

Turkey’s nargileh culture under threat

Fans of the water pipe, also known as a hookah or shisha, are struggling to get their fix in cafes, bars, and restaurants...

Contractors of İzmir object to ‘outsiders’

The Turkish environment minister’s recent call for Istanbul’s giant construction companies to turn an eye to potential in “developing cities” like İzmir has...

British minister supports Turkey’s bid for Olympics

Istanbul has a very good chance to be voted the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games, according to British Minister for Sport...

Visa- Free Tourism Explodes

The government’s ongoing efforts to lift visa regulations coupled by Turkish Airlines’ increase in direct flights have resulted in over a one hundred...

Frustrated Turkey still wants EU entry, but maybe not euro

Turkey is committed to joining the European Union despite mounting frustration over decades of talks on the issue but has little appetite for...

Turkish Airlines defends alcohol policy

Turkish Airlines (THY) released a statement Feb. 13 in response to the ongoing debate over company policies on serving alcohol during flights, citing...

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