News archive of August 2016
Turkish Airlines has increased the number of its flights to Moscow to 11 per day, making the Russian capital its top overseas destination with the most flights in one day.
The flagship carrier has increased the number of its daily flights to Vnukovo Airport, one of Moscow's biggest airports, to three from Istanbul, six from Antalya, and two from Ankara.
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban will visit Serbia on Monday, September 5, and the two countries' governments will hold a joint session by the end of the year.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and Serbian Minister without Portfolio in charge of EU integration Jadranka Joksimovic announced this at a press conference in Budapest on Wednesday.
Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said technical work for bilateral trade and tourism on the Turkish Lira and Russian ruble has been initiated between the two countries, noting that the recent crisis has negatively impacted both nations and it was now time to recover all losses, in a joint meeting on Aug. 31.
Mountaineer Boyan Petrov said on Tuesday he is not giving up plans to ascend the world's highest peak Everest despite the injuries sustained in a car accident earlier in August.
Petrov has told private NOVA TV station that that his recovery was going "according to plan" and his condition was "unexpectedly well" at the moment.
Haki Abazi, program director for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for the Western Balkans, told BIRN that the best way to avert the tensions that have arisen over the demarcation agreement with Montenegro could be international arbitration.
According to Abazi, a good example of this was the case of Slovenia and Croatia, which had similar border troubles.