Tag archive for ‘Minister’
By admin On Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Group of people attack minister with stones in SE Turkey

Turkish minister attacked with stones in Turkey’s southeast Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin was attacked by a group of people who threw stones at him during his visit to the eastern province of Hakkari More...

By admin On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Turkey to announce tender for construction of 3rd Istanbul Airport

Turkey aims to announce a tender competition for the construction of a third airport in Istanbul this month with a view to completing the bidding by the end of 2012 after spending 18 months choosing the site. Transport More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Irish minister says her country to support Turkey’s EU bid

Ireland’s minister for European affairs has said her country would support Turkey reach its membership goal during its term presidency of the European Union (EU). Irish Minister of State for European Affairs, More...

By admin On Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Greek Tourism Minister: Cooperation with Turkey first priority

Giving her first interview after being sworn in, the Greece’s tourism minister says increasing cooperation with Turkey in tourism will be a priority, adding that Greece sees Turkey not as a competitor, but as More...

By admin On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

EU to grant Turks visa exemption in 3-4 yrs

Visa exemption for Turkish citizens traveling to the European Union will take effect in about 3 to 4 years, EU Minister Egemen Bağış said in Brussels a day after the bloc authorized the EU Commission to launch More...

By admin On Thursday, June 21st, 2012

New incentive package introduced by Turkey takes effect

A recently introduced government investment incentive program was published in the Official Gazette following the approval of the Cabinet on Wednesday. The program divides provinces into six categories based on More...

By admin On Friday, June 1st, 2012

Minister says number of smokers in Turkey on decline

Ministry of Health announces that the number of smokers are in decline and Turkey is among the top four countries in the world in the fight against smoking. The number of cigarettes consumed in Turkey was 107 billion More...

By admin On Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Forestry Minister Eroğlu says Animal killers to serve time in prison

Those who kill stray animals will no longer escape lightly with a fine, they will also have to serve time in prison, due to an amendment to the Animal Protection Law. “The amendment [to the present Animal More...

By admin On Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Interior Minister refuses to apologize for Uludere raid

Minister points at Air Force for Uludere raid ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily NewsTurkey’s interior minister weighs into the row over Uludere, labeling the dead villagers ‘extras’ for the outlawed PKK and refusing More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Minister says Turkey earns over USD 25 billion in tourism

Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said that Turkey earned more than 25 billion USD from 30 million tourists it hosted in 2011. We hope to earn 50 billion USD by hosting 50 million tourists within More...

By admin On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

“Free Milk For Students” fiasco starring Ministry of Education

Hundreds of school children are hospitalized in a number of cities across Turkey, right after they are given free milk as part of a recent project. Government officials say the children are not poisoned, but ‘effected’ On More...

By admin On Monday, March 12th, 2012

Cypriot Students protest Minister Bağış: “We are not Turkey’s 82nd province, we are the house owner”

“We are not the 82nd province, we are the house owner” was the messages conveyed by students from Northern Cyprus studying in Ankara. They criticized Minister Bağış’s statement that Northern More...

By admin On Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Yemen’s Trade Minister: Turkey smiling face of Islamic world

Yemen aspires to learn from Turkey’s experiences Yemen’s Industry and Trade Minister Saad al-Din Ali Salim bin Talib, who is currently on a visit to Turkey, yesterday said that Turkey was the smiling More...

By admin On Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Turkish main opposition leader calls on PM to work together on education reform bill

Ninety-one percent of Turks lack adequate information on how planned education reform will affect their children, according to a poll by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), which has called for More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

New incentive package to be presented to PM Erdoğan

A new incentive package that is expected to substantially help reduce Turkey’s current account deficit (CAD) is to be presented to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his review of its content and coverage More...

By admin On Monday, February 13th, 2012

Energy Minister: justification of not opening the energy chapter to negotiations based on political reasons

Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner YILDIZ said Thursday that the justification of not opening the energy chapter to negotiations based on political reasons saddened them. Speaking at a quartet meeting More...

By admin On Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Is the Turkish Tourism Industry to face a likely crisis in the coming years?

Turkey has taken some remarkably giant steps in the tourism industry to become one of the major destinations in Europe and the World, in recent years. Among factors that have contributed to this outstanding success More...

By admin On Monday, February 6th, 2012

Tourism Minister Günay: Turkey should focus on small “boutique” enterprises not giant facilities

To sustain success in the tourism sector, Turkey should focus on small “boutique” enterprises rather than continued investment in large-scale facilities, Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay said. Speaking More...

By admin On Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Turkey succeeds to decrease its “Current Account Deficit”

Turkey posted a $5.2 billion current account deficit in November, amounting to a 13.2 percent drop as from the same period last year. On a 12-month basis, the current account deficit narrowed from $78.6 million More...

By admin On Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Can Turkey achieve its target of US$ 500 billion revenue in exports by 2023?

Turkey enjoys positive economical indicators achieved in 2011 showing its unavoidable rise to become the shining star of Europe (and the world) by 2023. In fact, the government officials have announced that the More...