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Beşiktaş sign forward Kenan Karaman on free transfer

Turkish Süper Lig side Beşiktaş signed forward Kenan Karaman on July 15 on a free transfer from Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Defending champions Beşiktaş announced their new arrival with a special video on Twitter.

The 27-year-old German-born Turkish player has played for three German clubs: Hoffenheim, Hannover 96 and Fortuna Dusseldorf, scoring 73 goals.

Henkel Turkey appoints new president

Chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has appointed a new president in Turkey, according to a company statement.

Güray Yıldız will serve as Henkel Turkey president, in addition to his current position as Henkel Turkey Laundry and Home Care general manager, a post he has been holding since Jan. 1, 2018.

EU: Air passengers 'halved' in March amid virus

The number of air passengers "at least halved" in March, when the novel coronavirus peaked, the 27-member-bloc's statistical office said on June 16.

Restrictive measures, to stem the spread of the COVID-19, affected the aviation sector deeply, Eurostat said.

In March, versus the same month 2019, the largest decline was seen in Italy by 85%, or 11.9 million.

Turkey resumes int’l flights after ending almost three-month ban

Turkey restarted international flights on June 11 for the first time after an almost three-month ban imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the new "normalization" phase, Ankara resumed domestic flights as of June 1, which have been followed by international flights.