Volcanism

Turkey to lure $28 billion in renewable energy investments: IFC

Turkey's renewable energy sector will attract nearly $28 billion investments by 2020, according to a new report by the World Bank's IFC arm. 

Some $16.4 billion of these investments will be made in wind power, $7.4 billion in solar energy, $3.4 billion in geothermal energy and $560 million in hydro power, according to data compiled by state-run Anadolu Agency. 

Turkey to expand renewable geothermal energy generation with World Bank support

The World Bank's Board of Directors on Nov. 1 approved an IBRD loan of $250 million and a Clean Technology Fund Grant of $39.8 million for the Geothermal Development Project in Turkey, which will help create renewable energy by tapping heat sources deep in the ground, said the organization in a written statement on Nov. 2. 

Santorini and Crete among the most popular destinations for couples and singles

Santorini is among the 10 most popular destinations for couples, according to Travel Smart survey of global hotel reservation platform, Agoda (property of the Priceline Group).

The research is based on millions of bookings and reviews on Agoda taken from couples and singles.

Santorini ranked fifth in list of the most attractive destination for couples in the world.

Tragedy! Santorini donkey tramples German tourist to death (pics)

Susan Chopin, aged 67, met her tragic death on the isle of Santorini after a donkey started running by itself up the pathway that leads from the old port of Fira to the main town overlooking the Caldera. Sources state that the German woman was touring on a cruise trip around Greece with her husband and another couple.

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