Facing the reality

For the first time since the July 15, 2016, failed coup, I spent a full nine-day cut off from what's been going on in Turkey. This was not the first time. Together with a group of very close friends, who have become closer than family members to us, we were on a cruise tour in western Mediterranean.

Romania's Paravion shuts Turkish business, blames security, currency depreciation

Romania's oldest online travel agency Paravion.ro will undergo restructuring and shut its Turkish unit Bavul due to security issues in Turkey and currency depreciation, it said on Aug. 7.

Paravion took over online tourism platform Bavul, which has about 300,000 users, from Turkish mobile operator Turkcell in 2015.

Turkcell dividend of 3 billion lira approved at general meeting: Company official

Turkey's largest mobile phone operator Turkcell's annual general meeting on May 25 approved the distribution of a three billion lira ($841 million) dividend, a company official has told Reuters.

The company stated on May 24 that shareholders of Turkcell Holding, which holds 51 percent of Turkcell, agreed to propose the three billion lira dividend.

Turkcell signs deal to purchase China's Huawei products on local currencies

Turkey's leading mobile operator Turkcell has said it clinched a deal to purchase Huawei products in local currencies in a bid to support the country's recent move to boost trade in local currencies rather than foreign exchanges, Reuters reported on March 13. 

Turkcell, Vodafone among top five companies awarded for supporting Syrian refugees

Turkcell, Turkey's biggest mobile operator, and Vodafone, one of top three mobile operators active in Turkey, were honored for their humanitarian work in supporting Syrian refugees at a major sector conference late on Feb. 26.

The award came at the GSM Association's (GSMA) Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.