Category: News – Turkey

News - Turkey
Turkish heartthrob Tarkan marries in low-key ceremony at his Istanbul home

Turkish pop star Tarkan has wed his long-term girlfriend Pınar Dilek on Friday. The news came via an exclusive story in yesterday’s Hürriyet – Turkey’s biggest daily. Only close family and friends witnessed the couple tie the knot in a simple ceremony at Tarkan’s Tarabya villa. It’s expected the couple will hold a big wedding […]

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Harvard turns Turkish Airlines success story into a business template

Harvard Business School is using one of Turkey’s fastest growing companies as a blueprint for commercial success. Called Turkish Airlines: Widen Your World  the case study charts the airline’s spectacular growth from a regional actor into a global powerhouse. Turkey’s model blue chip corporation is currently ranked the 11th biggest airline in the world, and […]

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ISIL supporter Mehmet Öztürk named as Istanbul suicide bomber

The Turkish authorities have said that an ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) recruit from Gaziantep, southeast Turkey, carried out the suicide bombing, which killed four and injured dozens more on İstiklal Caddesi on Saturday. Mehmet Öztürk, 24, was named by Turkey’s Interior Minister Efken Ala at a press conference yesterday following DNA […]

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Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Ankara bombing

The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) – a militant youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – have claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bombing in Ankara, which killed 37 people and injured 125 more. In an online statement, TAK said the attack was in revenge for military operations in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey. […]

2015 a record year for Turkish movies

As the world gears up for the Oscars in Hollywood this Sunday, the Turkish film industry is also celebrating its own commercial successes. Revenue from cinema admissions in 2015 reached an all-time high, with locally-made films accounting for over half of all Box Office receipts: TL 361 million (£88.2m) of a total of TL 681.4 million […]

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Car bomb in Ankara kills 28, injures over 60

A car bomb has exploded in the Turkish capital this evening, killing at least 28 people and injuring 61 others. According to the Turkish authorities, the blast occurred some 300 metres away from Turkey’s military headquarters in Kızılay, in the heart of the city, during rush hour. It appears the bomb was deliberately detonated as […]

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Foreign investment into Turkish real estate doubles

Property purchases by foreigners in Turkey last year have netted $5 billion for the country, doubling sales figures for 2012. The total, which cover sales through to November 2015, were released by the Turkish Prime Ministry and related trade bodies, with the final total for the year expected to reach $5.5 billion. Foreign investment in […]

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Turkey says goodbye to Mustafa Koç and Kamer Genç

Turkey’s top politicians, business leaders and many other notables were out on Sunday to bid farewell to two of Turkey’s leading personalities: Mustafa Koç from the world of business and former deputy Speaker of Parliament Kamer Genç. On Thursday, 21 Jan, Mustafa Koç, the chairman of Koç Holding, passed away aged 55 following a heart […]

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Saudi national named as Sultanahmet suicide bomber

Turkish authorities have named Nabil Fadli as the militant behind yesterday’s bombing in Istanbul’s historical district of Sultanahmet, which killed at least ten people and injured fifteen others. Of Syrian heritage, the 28-year-old bomber was born in Saudi Arabia and is thought to have become a Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) operative in […]