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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Marmara earthquake victims commemorated 18 years on - LOCAL

Marmara earthquake victims commemorated 18 years on

The victims of the 1999 Marmara earthquake, the worst seismic disaster in Turkey’s recent history that killed around 18,000 people and wounded 50,000, were commemorated early on Aug. 17 in the northwestern province of Kocaeli’s Gölcük district, the epicenter of the quake, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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i24NEWS - There's something about Turkey

There's something about Turkey
08/17/2017

A drop in tourism shaved off nearly 1% of Turkey's GDP in 2016 - but visitors are beginning to return

“But is it really safe to go to Turkey?” That's the question being asked again and again by holiday-hungry travelers looking for their next destination.

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Turkey Says Iraq Kurdish Referendum Can Lead to Civil War | Financial Tribune

Turkey Says Iraq Kurdish Referendum Can Lead to Civil War

Turkey says Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region should reverse its decision to hold a referendum on independence, warning that the vote could lead to a civil war.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday that the referendum, slated for Sept. 25, would worsen the situation in a country “that is undergoing so many problems”, news outlets reported.

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Turkey’s imported athletes deliver medals but not national glory | Middle East Eye

Turkey’s imported athletes deliver medals but not national glory

Turkey has imported athletes from Ethiopia, Cuba and Azerbaijan to win on the world stage. But some Turks complain they bring hollow victories

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

30 billion dollar loss in tourism income - TAHA AKYOL

30 billion dollar loss in tourism income

Turkish tourism is coming to life and occupancy rates are increasing this year but it does not bring money in return since it does not attract western tourists with “money.”

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