Turkey in phone diplomacy to assure 70 countries of its tourism safety

Turkey started to carry out telephone diplomacy with 70 countries to inform them about the country's health infrastructure over the pandemic, the culture and tourism minister said on May 18. 

Turkey in a certification system detailed that the country is a safe place for tourism, regarding measures against COVID-19, said Mehmet Nuri Ersoy in a written statement.

Japanese firm opens repair center in Istanbul

Japanese machinery and industrial robot manufacturer FANUC has invested 250,000 euros on its new repair center in Istanbul.

Expressing his comments on the center established with a high investment budget, FANUC Turkey General Manager Teoman Alper Yiğit underlined that it is a significant indicator of the importance attached by FANUC for Turkey.

Turkish, Japanese leaders to inaugurate Istanbul City Hospital on May 21

The Istanbul City Hospital, which has been built by a Turkish-Japanese construction consortium, will officially open on May 21, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 11.

In his address to the nation, Erdoğan said he plans an opening ceremony via a teleconference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Istanbul Tulip returns home after 200 years

The Istanbul Tulip returned home to Turkey after two centuries, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has said.

"Today, after more than 200 years, we brought the Istanbul Tulip home!," Consul General Bart van Bolhuis said in a series of Tweets and shared pictures of the yellow-reddish flower with acuminate leaves.

Local firm to send 1 mln body bags to Europe

A textile factory in Tokat, a province in the Black Sea region, previously manufacturing shirts has now started the mass production of body bags. 

The company, once churning out 70,000 shirts a month and exporting to 33 countries including Japan, Belgium, Germany and Spain, is now producing body bags for European countries.