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.
Repeating his call to avert further bloodshed and keep the peace process on track, Ocalan said his hopes of a solution had been boosted.
Istanbul prosecutor presents indictment to a court over fatal elevator accident in Istanbul.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu calls for support for the Free Syrian Army fighting ISIL
The Minister of Family and Social Policies is working to eliminate obstacles that disabled face in getting a job
Prime Minister Davutoglu explains use of new powers will be monitored by a parliamentary rights watchdog
Doctors are monitoring the condition of those returned from the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia this year as respiratory virus claims one life and hospitalizes two more in Turkey
Turkey government budget forecast expects 94.4 billion Turkish lira from the special consumption tax in the coming year
"We are taking the same measures as Europe and the U.S. regarding security," says Erdogan, defending the introduction of a bill to extend police powers.
The natural gas pipeline, which may be used by Bulgaria and Greece, will be built by BOTAS, in the northwestern Turkish city of Corlu
The recent successes of young Turkish women in winning major international science awards has turned the spotlight on technology and education in the country.
Suspects allegedly eavesdropped on politicians, journalists, lawyers and military officers while working for an illegal organization
Turkey's allowing peshmerga to cross into Syria to fight against ISIL militants in Kobani is extensively covered by Turkish dailies Tuesday
EU Commission releases its first report on the progress Turkey has made towards lifting visa obligations for Turkish citizens
Series of deaths come amid pro-Kurdish protests around country
Press TV journalist dies after her car crashed into a construction vehicle near the border
Turkish Foreign Minister said that Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to Kobani to aid Syrian Kurds