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Istanbul welcomes the UK’s combat vessel

Istanbul welcomes the UK’s combat vessel

The UK’s combat vessel built for the Royal Navy HMS Defender has come alongside in Istanbul this morning, according to a statement from the British Consulate General in Istanbul. The combat vessel sailed from the Port of Portsmouth on 1 May, as part of the UK led Carrier Strike Group. The Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen...

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Turkey to open ‘Black Sea Gas Contract’ for future trade by October 1

Turkey to open ‘Black Sea Gas Contract’ for future trade by October 1

Black Sea gas will help reduce Turkey’s natural gas costs even before production: Turkey’s energy regulatory authority Turkey’s gas discovery of 540 billion cubic meters with a market value over USD 100bn will be open for trading under the name ‘Black Sea Gas Contract’ in Turkey’s future gas market which will launch on October 1...

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What matters this morning

What matters this morning

Prior to the Biden-Erdogan meeting to be held on the sidelines of the upcoming NATO summit, the U.S. has lowered the COVID-19 alert status of 90 countries, including Turkey from level four indicating ‘do not travel’ to level three ‘reconsider travel’. Germany and Switzerland have also removed Turkey from ‘high-risk’ country lists. On the other...

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UAE cancels TAV’s contract

UAE cancels TAV’s contract

BY KERIM ULKER Political problems between Turkey and the Gulf countries are reflected on the economy as well. United Arab Emirates (UAE) has cancelled the contract of a USD 3bn worth airport terminal project undertaken by the airport operator and contractor TAV Airports Holding. TAV Airports won the Abu Dhabi Airport and terminal tender announced...

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New closure case against HDP

New closure case against HDP

The Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office filed a lawsuit demanding the permanent closure of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). The indictment was sent to the Constitutional Court. The indictment requesting the closure of HDP, which was returned by the Constitutional Court with the request of completing the deficiencies, was re-prepared by the...

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What matters this morning

What matters this morning

The agenda items of the Biden-Erdogan meeting become clearer as we approach to June 14. The U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced the details of the U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to Europe starting on June 10 and answered the questions of journalists at the briefing held by the White House Press Secretary Jen...

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Danish energy firms focus on Turkey as COVID-19 disrupts supply

Danish energy firms focus on Turkey as COVID-19 disrupts supply

Two visits from Denmark to the country are planned in 2022 on wind energy, water, energy efficiency, Danish Consul General says. More and more Danish companies are focusing on Turkey as a regional hub for sector product and equipment sourcing and exports, according to the Danish Consul General, Anette Snedgaard Galskjot, in Istanbul in an...

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Turkey’s base scenario to loosen COVID-19 measures is ready

Turkey’s base scenario to loosen COVID-19 measures is ready

By MEHMET KAYA The base scenario for Turkey to loosen the COVID-19 measures to a large extent has been determined. Speaking exclusively to daily DUNYA, the scientific board members emphasized that reaching 21 million people in double-dose vaccination is the critical threshold in loosening the measures. The country is expected to enter the autumn with...

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Borda establishes joint company with Swedish Texi

Borda establishes joint company with Swedish Texi

BY KERIM ULKER Providing operational efficiency and service quality by offering Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for hospitals, Borda Teknoloji has got into partnership with the Sweden-based Texi AB Group’s subsidiary Texi under the ‘BordaTex’ brand. The joint venture will raise awareness by using the data on operational processes in hospitals while it will also...

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Airports hosted 30 million passangers in five months

Airports hosted 30 million passangers in five months

The number of air passengers in the country, including transit passengers totaled 30 million in the first five months of 2021, according to the General Directorate of the State Airports Authority (DHMI). During the January-May period, the country’s airports served a total of 18.4 million domestic and 11 million international passengers, the DHMI said Airports...