Turkey 2013 promotional videos to feature Statue of Hittite

Statue of Hittite

Turkey’s 2013 promotional videos and advertisements will feature the recently discovered statue of Hittite King Suppiluliuma II. The 3,000 year old statue was discovered in Tell Ta’yinat – a low lying ancient tumulus based on the eastern bank of the ancient Orontes River. Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said: “The statue will also … Continue reading

Social Turkey – 47 percent of all Turkish homes now have internet access

More Turkish homes than ever now have access to internet according to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). According to the data, a total of 47.2 percent of households within Turkey now have access to internet at home, a rise from 42.9 percent in 2011, while a further 27.6 percent who don’t have access, … Continue reading

Turkey finish with late flurry of Olympic Medals

Turkey one-two finish in the women's 1500m

Turkey finished the London Olympic Games 2012 with a late rally of four medals in the last four days of the Games to finish in 31st place overall on the medal table. Finishing with a total of two gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze medal – Turkish athletes will be largely disappointed with … Continue reading

Turkey more environmentally friendly than Europe

Park in Istanbul

Speaking on World Environment Day, Turkish Minister of Environment and Urban Planning – Erdogan Bayraktar stated that Turkey currently is more advanced than Europe in tackling environmental issues. Speaking at the opening of a park in Istanbul, Bayraktar said: “The world is a small planet and polluted easily, but when it gets dirty it is … Continue reading