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

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

Istanbul ready to bid for 2020 Olympics

When it comes to Olympic Games, it’s like try and try again in the case of Istanbul, that is if you believe IOC executive board member Richard Carrion. If this is confirmed, it’ll be the fifth time since 2000 Istanbul has bid host the summer Olympics. An official statement is expected soon from Turkey’s National … Continue reading

Turkey’s jobless rate down to 10.8 percent

Turkey’s jobless rate dropped to 10.8 percent to 2,816,000 year-on-year in March 2011. Turkey’s statistics authority, TurkStat, made public the results of a household labour force survey for March. The authority said Turkey’s jobless rate decreased 2.9 points to 10.8 percent in March compared to the same month of 2010. The jobless rate was 13.7 … Continue reading