Death toll in bus crashes in western Turkey rises to 23

At least 23 people were killed and 28 others injured in two separate accidents on Aug. 8 in western Turkey involving
passenger buses, officials said.


Eight people died and 11 others were injured in Izmir province when a passenger bus veered off an embankment and plunged to the ground in Kemalpaşa district, Izmir Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger said on Twitter.

Population in resort towns skyrocket

Like many other resort towns on Turkey's coastal provinces, Bodrum has become overcrowded with holidaymakers during the Eid al-Adha holiday this year.

The population of the town, which is around 400,000 during off season, in the province of Muğla on the Aegean coast has soared to 1 million.

Over the past week, more than 140,000 vehicles entered the resort town.

Need for skilled workforce for Turkey's rapidly growing wind sector

There is an urgent need for skilled workers to meet the needs of Turkey's expanding wind energy sector, Nordex Turkey's General Director Habib Babacan told Anadolu Agency on June 23. 

The current labor force is not on track to meet the growing needs of the sector that has the potential to double the current workforce to 30,000 over the next 15 years, Babacan said.