Latest News from Turkey

BAT Turkey sector leader in tobacco exports

British American Tobacco (BAT) Turkey has become the sector leader, generating $197.3 million in exports of tobacco and tobacco products in 2018, the company said in a press release.

Turkey ‘country of honor’ at Moscow film festival

Turkey has been named "country of honor" at the 41st International Moscow Film Festival, which opened yesterday as part of the Turkey-Russia Culture and Tourism Year and will continue until April 25.

10% Decline in Early Bookings For the Southern Black Sea Coast

,,So far, there is a decrease of 10%  in the early registration of tourists from Russia and Germany for the Southern Black Sea coast.'' This was said by Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova in Burgas.

,,Two of the main markets that determine Bulgaria in the summer season are Russia and Germany, said Minister Nikolina Angelkova.

Ankara putting the squeeze on Skopje

Turkey is reportedly threatening to delay the ratification of North Macedonia's NATO accession protocol if the Balkan country does not extradite 15 Turkish nationals Ankara accuses of taking part in a failed coup in 2016.

First lady Emine Erdoğan gets 'changemaker award'

Turkey's first lady Emine Erdoğan received recognition on April 17 for her "exceptional efforts of inspiring leaders, innovative initiatives and partnerships who have provided smart solutions for global challenges."     

Montenegro Tries to Ease Concerns About Expatriate Cards

A man selling Turkish flags in Istanbul, Turkey, 02 August 2018. EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

The Foreign Ministry in Montenegro has tried to ease concerns expressed about the expatriate cards it is offering its large diaspora community after some ethnic Bosniaks from Montenegro now living in Turkey expressed fears that it was designed to undermine their ethnic identity.

Turkish ex-defence ministry general secretary says Ankara gave Greece five islands

Beyond the antagonistic statements of Turkish government official on issues of sovereignty, former military officers and former officials are now claiming that five Greek islands belong to Turkey.

The claims are directly related to the delineation of the Exclusive Economic Zones of countries in the wider region.

Son-in-law diplomacy

A high-stakes bargaining game is currently in progress over the fate of the US-made F-35 fighter jets and Russian-made S-400 missile systems ordered by Turkey. We are keenly anticipating how this will all end. We are living in different times to the days when decisions in the United States were taken by bureaucrats and competent state officials.

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