Latest News from Turkey

Turkey Introduces New Tax on Hotel Services

Turkey wants to introduce a new hotel accommodation tax from next year. It is expected to be between 6 and 18 Turkish liras per day. So, for a week-long stay in a five-star hotel, you'll have to pay about $ 22 extra.

EU's Mogherini says a united Cyprus inside EU would be 'game changer'

Solving the Cyprus issue and reuniting the island inside the European Union would be a "game changer" for the country, the Union and the region, the EU's High Representative Federica Mogherini said in the European Parliament plenary on Wednesday, during a debate on Turkey's drilling activities around the island.

Erdogan Arrived at the White House

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the White House yesterday, where he was greeted by US President Donald Trump, world agencies and Turkish media reported.

The two leaders made a statement ahead of their bilateral meeting.

Turkey's industrial production surges in September

Turkey's industrial output improved in September on an annual basis, as all sub-indexes performed an increase, according to official data released on Nov. 14.

Twin explosions injure 17 at armory in SE Turkey

Seventeen people were wounded during two simultaneous explosions in Turkey's southeastern Şanlıurfa province, the provincial governor said on late Nov. 13.

Turkey, US have friendly talks but differences remain

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had wonderful talks, according to Trump, yet the bilateral meetings did not yield any concrete result between the two NATO allies. 

Erdogan’s bad image in the US

On the occasion of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington, politicians and analysts are focusing on his direct attacks against the USA and Europe, and, on a geopolitical level, on his provocative behavior and revisionary policy in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, as well as his military invasion in northern Syria.

Anadolu Efes to face Russia's Zenit

Turkey's Anadolu Efes will take on Russia's Zenit on Nov. 14 in the eighth round match of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague 2019/20 regular season.

Poor imitation

It's 1980. After six years in the prime minister's seat, Constantine Karamanlis becomes president, leaving behind a divided party and a financially troubled country - it's only a few months since the second oil crisis in the summer of 1979. Greece is going through political upheaval: strikes, university sit-ins, and near-daily protests.

Greek fish see market share abroad decline

Greek fish farming products, mainly sea bream and bass, suffered fresh losses in their market share in the principal countries they are exported to last year due to the major competition they now face, primarily from their Turkish rivals.