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Turkish Stream Reception Terminal Completed 95%

The construction of the receiving terminal for the Turkish Stream Offshore Pipeline reached 95% of the total volume of work.

This is stated in the message of the project company South Stream Transport BV, which is engaged in the construction of the highway.

A reception terminal is being built near the village of Kiyikey in the Thrace region in western Turkey.

Efforts start toward US-Turkey Joint Ops Center

Preparations for an operations center between Washington and Ankara to establish a safe zone in Syria have begun, Turkey's National Defense Ministry announced on Aug. 13.    

Former President Rosen Plevneliev: We Continue to Fight for the Volkswagen Plant

"Not only is Bulgaria continuing to fight for Volkswagen to build its next plant in our country, but we also have our chances of this happening. We have found ways to optimize our bid. Meetings between representatives of the automotive cluster and the Ministry of Economy continue.

Some 1,500 irregular migrants held over past week

At least 1,546 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.

Ankara continues tough rhetoric

Ankara is sticking to its tough rhetoric on Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, with regard to energy, the possibility of resuming talks on the Cyprus issue, and Turkey's so-called rights in the region.

Other plans if Syria safe zone deal does not work: Defense Minister

Turkey may act on its own in northern Syria to create a safe zone if a deal with the United States does not work as wanted, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said, speaking of "plan B and plan C" to clear territories in the east of the Euphrates River.

Akar: Turkey’s second S-400 shipment delivery in Aug or Sept

Turkey expects the second shipment of S-400 defense missile system to be delivered in August or September, the country's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said, according to reports.
"The second S-400 squadron is expected to be delivered in August or September," Akar was quoted as saying.

Marmaris bay dedicated to sharks for protection

A bay in Turkey's southwest has been established as a reserved area for sandbar sharks (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in a decision barring fishers and divers from the area.