More foreigners looking to work in Turkey

The number of foreigners trying to obtain work permits to work in Turkey is on the rise year on year. New data released by the Labour Ministry shows that a total of 16,890 foreign workers applied for Turkish work permits in 2011, up from 14,201 applications in 2010 as working in Turkey becomes an ever … Continue reading

Unemployment in Turkey drops to 10.4 percent

employment in Turkey

Data released has shown that unemployment in Turkey levels has dropped to 10.4 percent in the three months leading to March – better than the 11.5 percent level of unemployment in the same period in 2011. A survey of more than 90,000 people found that the total number of unemployment in Turkey fell by 243,000 … Continue reading

Turkey to boost unemployment by reducing working hours

Turkish Development Minister, Cevdet Yilmaz has stated that the government has plans to increase employment in Turkey by reducing the maximum amount of working hours per week by three or four hours. Yilmaz said: “There is a system which encourages long working hours rather than more employment. This is not sustainable.” It is thought a … Continue reading

Bodrum International Ballet Festival coming soon!

The critically acclaimed Bodrum International Ballet Festival is almost here; it will be held from 14th August until 1st September 2011 in the historic 15th century Bodrum Castle.  Now in its 9th year and organised by the Directorate General State Opera and Ballet, the Bodrum International Ballet Festival combines both modern and contemporary dance. Highlights … Continue reading

Turkey holiday spot made more secure

Turkey’s second largest tourist destination, Bodrum has had a wireless surveillance system installed to make it more secure for the over 1.5 million tourists who visit during the summer months. To ensure the protection of tourists and locals alike, the Bodrum Police Department commissioned the construction of a city-wide wireless video surveillance network, utilising Proxim … Continue reading