More percentage of Turks use 3G than whole of Europe

A new study has revealed that 59 percent of Turkish mobile phone users have access to a 3G connection, double the 30 percent rate for the whole of Europe. Data released by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) also show that the total number of Turkish mobile phone subscribers totals a huge 67.2 million. … Continue reading

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Third Airport to be built in Northern Istanbul

The long awaited third airport in Istanbul is set to be built in Northern Istanbul somewhere between Yenikoy and Akpinar Villages on the outskirts of Istanbul. Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said that the new airport is set to be constructed on old coal mines that will be filled in to make room for the modern … Continue reading

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Hollywood in love with Istanbul

Following the trend of Hollywood movies set in Istanbul, ‘The Two Faces of January’ set for release in 2013 sees Spiderman star Kirsten Dunst and Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen buck the trend of Hollywood stars who have took to the Grand Bazaar for action packed movies. The movie, a thriller centered on … Continue reading

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Formula 1 could return to Istanbul

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said that he wants to bring the Istanbul Formula 1 Grand Prix back. Speaking in an interview, Ecclestone said: “If there is a chance, we would like to hold the Grand Prix once again in Istanbul. Istanbul first hosted a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2005, and continued to … Continue reading

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James Bond comes to Turkey

Skyfall, the latest offering from the James Bond franchise has been critically praised as one of the best Bond movies ever. Daniel Craig stars as Bond takes a trip through our very own Istanbul. With scenes filmed in Istanbul, Adana, and Fethiye; the producers wanted to capture all that Turkey has to offer. The video … Continue reading