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Global energy experts set to meet in Turkey

The Turkish energy minister and a senior economist are to deliver speeches at the opening of the Anadolu Agency co-sponsored, 20th International Energy and Environment Fair due to be held in Istanbul on April 24. The convention, to be held over three days at the Istanbul Expo Center, will be the largest energy and environment […]

Turkey awaits the new nuclear bid

Turkey is getting ready to choose a winning tender for its second nuclear plant and Istanbul’s third airport as early as tomorrow, amid a firesale of many state assets, including a key port in Istanbul and Turkey’s railroads, Two high-profile tenders are expected to be finalized tomorrow, one for Istanbul’s third airport and the other […]

US firms seek Turkish defense contracts, partners

A mission of US defense and aerospace industry firms, which include Bell, Boeing and Sikorsky, will visit Istanbul and Ankara to seek local partners. The US commerce undersecretary will lead the mission. A large business mission of U.S.-based defense and aerospace companies, including world giants such as Bell Helicopter, Boeing, General Electric and Sikorsky, will […]

Diplomacy on Syria tilts toward Moscow

The epicenter of world diplomacy related to solving the Syrian crisis has begun to shift toward Moscow, as multiple diplomatic visitors converge on the Kremlin, beginning with U.N.-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan, followed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The busy schedule of visits can be seen as an extension of last week’s […]

A year of rediscovery for US and Turkey

The United States and Turkish governments in many senses rediscovered each other in 2011, achieving constructive engagement — especially in the aftermath of the people’s revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. In stark contrast, the previous year Ankara irked many in Washington with its relatively accommodating stance vis-à-vis Tehran. Deep tactical differences between […]

Turkey says to welcome Korea’s proposals on nuclear power plant

Turkish economy minister has said his country would welcome proposals from South Korea in a project to build a nuclear power plant. “My ministry and the Turkish government are open to every proposal by South Korean companies over the issue of nuclear power plant,” Zafer Caglayan told reporters during a meeting with South Korean Knowledge […]

Turkish govt pledges “permanent solution” over current account deficit

Turkish government has expressed resolve that it would make necessary structural reforms to find “a permanent solution” to the problem of current account deficit. In a statement released Tuesday after a three and a half hour meeting headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and participated by a number cabinet members, the government said the […]

Turkey posts 11% growth in Q1, claims top spot worldwide

With private investments and domestic consumption leading the charge, Turkey claimed the top spot in economic growth worldwide for the first quarter of 2011 with a blistering 11 percent, according to the Turkish Statistics Institute, or TurkStat. At this rate Turkey will surpass $742 billion, its pre-crisis 2008 level of gross domestic product, by the […]

Turkey wants to clarify future of nuclear talks with Japan

Turkish government wants to make future of nuclear talks with Japan clear by mid-July, Turkey’s energy minister said Friday. Following an agreement with Russia to construct Turkey’s first nuclear power plant in the Mediterranean port of Mersin’s Akkuyu town, Turkey has been engaged in talks with Japan since last year to build country’s second nuclear […]

Turkey’s Islamists Win 3rd Straight Term in Govt.

Turkey’s Islamist-leaning Justice and Development Party (AKP) won a landslide victory in nationwide parliamentary elections June 12, according to results released June 13, securing a third consecutive term in government since 2002. Led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the AKP garnered nearly 50 percent of the general vote, while the main opposition party, the […]



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