World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ertugrul Gunay on Monday said that Turkey expected to host over 30 million tourists in 2012.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Ertugrul Gunay stressed that hosting around 30 million tourists was a good figure.
"We are experiencing serious tension with Syria. We have a political difficulty with Iran. When you consider the fact that our traditional guests, the Israelis, are not coming to Turkey for the past four years, we began the year with a loss of two million tourists," Gunay underlined.
"When I look at occupancy rates, they are not so bad. However, compared to 2011, there are certain declines in our tourism sector," Gunay noted.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry has offered condolences and reiterated its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the fight against terrorism
Two Rohingya men studying in Istanbul tell Anadolu Agency of fleeing Myanmar and their hopes for the future
The Turkish banking watchdog BDDK announces state-owned fund would take over bank linked with Gulen movement
The sale of HSBC Turkey is part of wider HSBC restructuring plan
The Turkish president releases his message marking 562nd anniversary of Istanbul's conquest
Thousands of people expected to march in central Istanbul to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the 2010 incident
Istanbul is preparing to mark the 1452 conquest of Istanbul, with the massive coastal Yenikapi meeting area to host conquest celebrations for the first time
Thursday's dailies covered a national airplane-construction project and corruption allegations within FIFA.
Most of Wednesday’s dailies cover Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks on the 'solution process'
Twenty members of suspected of Maoist Communist Party are believed to have attacked police during May 1 protests. They have been taken into custody by police on Wednesday.
Airport in Hakkari border province is named after Saladin, Kurdish-origin Muslim conqueror of al-Quds
As part of Cultural Diplomacy, the Pakistan Embassy in Ankara organized this year’s Chughtai Art Awards competition in the Konya province.
Most of Tuesday’s dailies cover Turkish President Erdogan’s response to a New York Times’s editorial and Galatasaray’s Turkish Super League title win
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the New York times in an editorial, telling them not to meddle with Turkey's affairs.
WFER will be milestone for Turkey's energy sector to promote importance as global energy player: Energy watchdog head
Maggie Bogda was smoking outside a bar in Istanbul’s Besiktas district when a gunman, who was refused entry inside, opened fire, local reports say