Saudis to invest $500 million in Turkish real estate sector

The global construction business, the Binladin Group of Saudi Arabia is planning to invest $500 million in to the Turkish real estate sector after conducting research into Turkey. With an annual revenue of $30 billion, the Binladin Group are major international business players, and have decided the start a housing development project in the area … Continue reading

Turkey to provide aid to Africa during Ramadan

Mehmet Gormez, President of the Religious Affairs Directorate has announced that two new programs are to be executed during the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan, to give aid to people in need. The two programs: “A New Brotherhood Vaccine for Our Age” and “One Fitrah and One Iftar to Africa from Every Home”, are designed … Continue reading

European Commission to film Ramadan in Turkey

All eyes will be on Turkey during Ramadan as the European Commission will be filming from August 10-13 for the production of a promotional film. The film, which will be covering the 2011 European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) will show tourist attractions in Altindags district Hamamonu neighbourhood in Ankara. The purpose of the film is … Continue reading

US Secretary of State urges Israel to reconcile with Turkey

It has been reported that US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has stressed the importance to Israel of reconciliation with Turkey during her talks with Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak. The Turkish-Israeli relations were damaged last year after a raid on the Mavi Marmara by Israeli naval commandos. The ship was carrying humanitarian aid to … Continue reading

Turkey to bring big changes in fight against terrorism

Turkey has announced plans to overhaul its counterterrorism operations system in the fight against separatist violence of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The government has revealed that they are to abandon the methods used by the General Staff for the past 25 years. The Police Special Operations Units and Gendarmerie Special Operations Units will now … Continue reading