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Turkey

Turkey’s gift to the world: Tulips

Taken from the Turkic homeland in Central Asia's Pamir Mountains to Anatolia and spread worldwide, tulips continue to be the main theme for spring events.
 
Tulips were brought by Turks from Central Asia to Anatolia during the Turkic migration and have been used in decorative patterns since the 12th century. The plant also became a main theme in art, poems, stories, handicrafts and miniature crafts and its pattern was imprinted on mosque decorations, carpets, war helmets, robes, skirts and money.
 
 

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia and Iran on April 4

The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran will meet for a three-way summit on Syria in Istanbul on April 4, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
 
The meeting will be hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and will be the second such tripartite summit following one in November in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
 
The summit will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as the three leaders seek to salvage their efforts to end the conflict.
 

Russia sanctions, Iraq conflict slow Turkish exports

Source : Hurriyet Daily News / 01 Jul 2014

Turkey’s exports were $12.54 billion in July, remaining flat compared to the same month of last year, the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly has said, as political fallout and the Iraq conflict have taken their toll on the country’s trading partners.

 

Turkish scientists create 'talking hands' for deaf

Source : AA / 22 Apr 2014

Two young Turkish scientists have built a prototype of "talking gloves" that translate sign language into vocal language, helping people with hearing and speech impairments make their voices heard. 

 

Malaysia, Turkey signs FTA to boost bilateral trade

Source : The Star | 19 Apr 2014

Malaysia and Turkey signed a free trade agreement that will boost bilateral trade and diplomatic ties between the two countries. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed and Turkish Economic Minister Nihat Zekbejci signed the Free Trade Agreement between the two nations here this Thursday.

 

Work on 1st Turkish nuclear plant to begin in May

Source : World Bulletin / 07 Apr 2014

Construction of Turkey’s first nuclear plant will begin in May if an environmental impact report wins approval.

The report on the Akkuyu nuclear power plant has been submitted to the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry for evaluation. According to government officials, the Environmental Effect Evaluation Report could be approved in May.

 

Turkey to build new hospital in Gaza

Source : Reuters / 28 Mar 2014

Israel said on Thursday it will allow into the Gaza Strip construction materials and electric equipment to help build a Turkish-sponsored hospital, in a possible sign of improving ties with Ankara.

 

Turkey wishes to rebuild Islamic heritage in Timbuktu

Source : AA / 27 Mar 2014

Turkey is to support the rebuilding of an Islamic heritage site in Timbuktu which was destroyed by armed groups in 2012, the United Nation’s cultural agency’s (UNESCO) representative in Mali Lazare Eloundou said on Wednesday.  

“Turkey along with UNESCO is ready to work to rebuild mausoleums, tombs and mosques which UNESCO started on March 14, at an  estimated cost of around $11 million,” Eloundou said.     

 

Turkey's first nuclear unit to be completed by 2019

Source : AA / 15 Mar 2014

Turkey is determined to see the first unit of its planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant operating by 2019, the country's energy minister Taner Yildiz said during a speech in Ankara on Thursday.

The Akuyyu plant, which will consist of four reactors, will be Turkey's first and will be built by Russian energy company Rosatom on the Mediterranean coast, with the aim of it being fully operational by 2023.

 

Istanbul’s historic underground tops list of 10 weirdest transport alternatives

Source : Hurriyet Daily news / 12 Mar 2014

Tünel, a short underground railway line in Istanbul, Turkey, has been rated “as one of the strangest transport alternatives in the world,” according to an article published by bizjournals.com on March 10.

 
 

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