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Turkey's Antalya home to longest tunnel aquarium

Source : World Bulletin / 3 Jan 2014

Not content with being one of Turkey’s top tourism spots, the country's coastal Antalya province has now gone one better - it hosts the world's longest tunnel aquarium.

The tank containing the 131-meter long, 3-meter wide tunnel hosts more than 10,000 species of fish and sea creatures from all around the globe.


5,000-year-old salt cave in Turkey to be opened to tourism

Source : World Bulletin / 26 Dec 2013

A 5,000-year-old salt cave from the Hittite civilization will start operating to offer therapy to heal asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses in central Anatolian Cankiri province.

The salt cave facility is arranged to be run by a private firm for 30 years.


Turkey aims to reach over $5 bln income in medical tourism

Source : / 16 Dec 2013

Turkish Minister of Health Mehmet Muezzinoglu said on Sunday that Turkey was one of the few tourism destinations which recorded growth in recent years in the worldwide medical tourism market.

Stating that Russia and the Turkic republics were the leading countries that prefer Turkey for the medical tourism, Muezzinoglu said,"There is currently an income of $2.5 billion, we aim to increase this figure over $5 billion."


Iran plans to build a pipeline to carry gas

Source : Reuters / 14 Dec 2013

Iran plans to build a pipeline to carry Iranian gas to European countries that want to import its gas, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said during a meeting yesterday.

“We know Iran plans to build a big pipeline to carry gas to Europe and five European countries have already planned to buy Iranian gas,” Yıldız said, without giving any details about the route of the planned pipeline.

“As long as Iran develops more ties with the world, its relations with Turkey will also improve,” he added.


Turkish economy grows 4.4%, beating analysts' outlook

Source : AFP / 13 Dec 2013

The Turkish economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 4.4 percent in the third quarter of 2013, official data showed on Tuesday.

The figure, which compares with the same quarter of 2012, was higher than the market consensus of around 4.0 percent.


Ottoman fountain center-piece of Bulgarian city

Source : / 10 Dec 2013

A large fountain and Bayrakli Mosque are among the many Ottoman landmarks in Samakov, a Bulgarian town close to the capital, Sofia. The large fountain, built in 1660, is the center-piece symbol of the town.

The town of Samakov, which is 60 km away from Sofia, is located on the Rila Mountain and known for its historical and cultural richness. It was one of the important settlements in Ottoman times and the town is still economically significant in terms of income from tourism, since Samakov is in the list of one hundred touristic destinations in the country.


UNESCO to deem Turkish coffee as "intangible heritage"

Source : World Bulletin | 03 Dec 2013

Turkish coffee culture and tradition is going to be included in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list, if the proposal gets approval in the meeting in Azerbaijani capital, Baku today.


Turkish is One of Ten Most Important Foreign Languages for the UK

Source : British / 27 Nov 2013

Turkish is one of the ten most important foreign languages for the UK’s prosperity and global standing over the next 20 years, according to a report published 20 November by the British Council.

The Languages for the Future report identifies Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese as the languages most vital to the UK over the next 20 years. They were chosen based on economic, geopolitical, cultural and educational factors including the needs of UK businesses, the UK’s overseas trade targets, diplomatic and security priorities, and prevalence on the internet.


Exhibition of Piri Reis maps opens in Croatia

Source : World Bulletin / 22 Nov 2013

"Piri Reis - cartographer of Suleiman the Magnificent" exhibition was opened on Saturday in Dubrovnik marking the 500th anniversary of world map published by Ottoman cartographer Piri Reis.

Exhibition was organized under the auspices of Turkish Embassy to Croatia and Turkish Foundation of Underwater Archeology, and will remain open until December 31.


Izmir hopes to host EXPO 2020

Source : World Bulletin / 16 Nov 2013

Izmir - competing against Dubai, Ekaterinburg, and Sao Paulo - wlll find out in two weeks if it has been selected - to host EXPO 2020.

Speaking ahead of the vote to take place in Paris on November 27, Dimitri Kerzentzes, Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) coordinator praised the good work conducted by the Turkish government in its bid. He particuarly noted the theme of 'Health' chosen, as Izmir has a long history in the field of Health care. "Health is vital for all humanity”, he added.


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