Turkey’s car, LCV market expands 13.1 percent

The sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey improved 13.1 percent year on year in the first three quarters, an industrial group report showed on Oct. 4.

As many as 558,145 vehicles were sold across Turkey in the January-September period this year, the Automotive Distributors' Association (ODD) said in a statement.

Bulgaria-made All-electric Mini Truck Will Compete for German Market

Bulgarian electric mini-truck? This is no longer a dream, but a reality, assembled with components developed and manufactured in this country. The first Bulgarian electric mini truck has been officially presented in Sofia. One of the innovations is the use of photo-voltaic panels in the body, which allow charging the battery up to 20% in sunny weather.

Turkish customs officials seize over 46 kg of drugs

Turkish customs officials seized over 46 kilograms (101 pounds) of drugs in separate anti-narcotic operations at the Istanbul Airport, according to security sources on Sept. 27. 

The officials found six passengers and two cargo shipments arriving in Turkey on different flights suspicious, said the sources on condition of anonymity.

Over 21 tonnes of rubber waste from Bulgaria to Czech Republic, stopped at Giurgiu Border Checkpoint

The quantity of 21 tonnes of rubber waste illegally transported from Bulgaria to a Czech company was stopped at the Giurgiu Border Checkpoint. "Border police with the Giurgiu Border Checkpoint carried out a specific check on a truck driven by a Bulgarian citizen, aged 46. He was carrying, according to the documents accompanying the goods, rubber waste.

Turkish airports host 18.3 mln passengers in August

Turkish airports saw 18.3 million passengers in August, the country's air travel authority announced on Sept. 7.


"This August, the air passenger traffic, which was smashed by the coronavirus pandemic worldwide, was pretty close to its levels in August 2019 (23 million passengers)," the State Airports Authority General Directorate (DHMI) said in a statement.