World Bulletin / News Desk
Acting Chairman of Turkey's Privatization Administration, Ahmet Aksu, said on Wednesday that they planned to issue a tender notice for the Galataport project by the end of 2012.
Galataport Project includes the construction and 49-year operation of hotels, shopping malls, cinemas and entertainment centers in the quarter of Karakoy-Salipazari.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Aksu said that Galataport would become one of the most important centers of attraction in Turkey and in Europe.
"At this point, the privatization of the General Directorate of Tea Enterprises (CAYKUR) is not on our agenda and we have not taken any decision on the privatization of other organizations like Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS) and PTT," Aksu indicated.
"There is high interest in the privatization of Turkish highways from various countries in Europe and the Far East. We will receive final bids on the highways on October 31. We plan to complete the tender process for Turkish highways within 2012," Aksu noted.
On Izmir's Cruise Ships Port, Aksu said that the port was in a stage of a tender.
We plan to make Izmir be an important port for cruise ships, Aksu also said.
Akyurek was charged with negligence on the job at the time of the Turkish-Armenian journalist's murder.
Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci appeared to dismiss any suggestion that he might resign, saying that public duty should be performed for the full period in which it is assigned
The new 6.5 km undersea tunnel will reduce travel time between the two sides of Istanbul via metro and highway lines to 14 minutes.
Turkey has chosen a Chinese company as the preferred bidder for the $3.4 billion project but is also pressing ahead with talks with U.S. and European firms as questions remain about the Chinese proposal
Police detained a man, believed to be mentally unstable, for questioning
Friday's dailies mostly cover the Taliban bomb attack on a Turkish convoy in Afghanistan and Turkish football team Besiktas which dramatically beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties in the UEFA Europa League.
UN high commissioner for refugees says 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in neighboring countries.
Turkish defense contractor Aselsan and French defense contractor Thales on Thursday agreed to install Thales-made Lightweight Multi-role Missiles on Turkish Aselsan's launch-pad
Babacan met PM late on Wednesday, triggering speculation but officials dismiss talk of resignation
A mosque was torched Wednesday near the southern city of Bethlehem.
Premier Davutoglu says such attacks will never discourage Turkey from contributing to maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Thursday’s dailies focus on Turkish president Erdogan’s remarks on latest interest rate cut, aftermath of military aircraft crash in eastern Turkey and further details on 'Shah Firat' operation in Turkey's Syrian exclave.
Turkish President questions whether central bank was under external influence in a speech given in Ankara today.
Turkish parliament’s general assembly accepts first 20 articles of 132-article domestic security package.
Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek tells Canadian Turks that community groups should become more united.