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Antalya dives into tourist season with new submarine attraction

Antalya Governor Münir Karaloğlu made a trial dive with the new touristic submarine “Nemo Primero” in Antalya. During its inaugural dive, the submarine went 20 meters under the sea near “Rat Island” off the shore of the Turkish Mediterranean city of Antalya. Governor Karaloğlu along with his wife Sevim and his daughters Elif Meva and Meral Su participated in the ...

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8 million foreign tourists expected to visit Antalya this year

The head of the Professional Hotel Management Association (POYD) headquartered in Antalya revealed that an expected 8 million foreign tourists will visit Antalya this year. “We expect around 7.5 to 8 million foreign tourists to visit Antalya this year, which will represent a 30 percent increase compared to 2016,” Hakan Duran told Anadolu Agency. Duran also said that early booking ...

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Turkey’s first national air traffic control simulator enters into service

The first national air traffic control simulator developed with local resources went into service after getting successfully installed in a Turkish airport’s training and simulator facilities says the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). TUBITAK said in a written statement that the first national air traffic control simulator system (atcTRsim) has several simulators such as approach, area control ...

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Turkey’s unemployment to fall to 9.5-10 pct

Turkey’s unemployment to fall to 9.5-10 pct by end of 2017 with new job campaign: Minister Turkey’s unemployment rate will fall to single digit figures by the end of 2017 thanks to a number of plans to boost employment, Labor and Social Security Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has claimed. “With the positive impact of employment boosting steps, the unemployment rate will ...

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EU’s security depends on Turkey’s stability

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto has said the security of the European Union depends on Turkey’s stability. Speaking to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency on the eve of the Turkey-Hungary 5th Joint Economic Commission meeting, Szijjarto said Hungary respects Turkey for housing the refugees. He said Hungary insists the EU pay the agreed bill for the refugees ...

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Turkish scientists start journey for Antarctica base

Scientists will carry out pre-feasibility studies to establish Turkey’s first base in the continent A group of Turkish scientists started their journey from Istanbul to Antarctica  to set up Turkey’s first scientific research base in Antarctica. Before their departure, the director of the Istanbul Technical University Polar Research Center (also known as ITU PolReC) told reporters at Ataturk Airport that ...

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Turkey’s manufacturing index signals ‘broad stabilization’

A key manufacturing index has pointed to a broad stabilization in Turkey’s manufacturing sector, as manufacturing output increased since previous months and output index rose to the highest level since January 2016. The latest PMI index from the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (İSO) and IHS Markit was registered at 49.7 in February, up from 48.7 in January. The latest figure ...

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