World Bulletin / News Desk
The board chairman of a well-known Turkish holding company will join two other Turks in 2014 on a journey to space.
Murat Dedeman, chairman of Dedeman Holding, will travel with Ahu Aysal, the ex-wife of Galatasaray Sports Club Chairman Ünal Aysal, and former Fenerbahçe Spots Club chairman Ali Şen.
Dedeman will pay $95,000 to a Dutch firm for the trip.
Other expedition participants will be hosted at the Space Expedition Curaçao (SXC) space harbor located in the Caribbean, and will then be sent into space via a suborbital spacecraft for nearly an hour. They will be considered astronauts following the journey.
VIP Tourism Chief Executive Officer Ceylan Pirinçcioğlu, who attended the promotional program for the space expedition, said that 100 people will go into space, and that 10 people from Turkey are expected to be among them, although only three Turks have applied so far.
Participants will join a trial test on jets.
Meanwhile, Justin Dowd, who will travel into space for free, said he feels like the luckiest person in the world. He is a senior at Northeastern University.
A Hannover court threw out the case of a German couple seeking a refund for their holiday.
In 2014, Turkey’s electricity imports have risen due to lower than expected rains in winter and spring, and as a result hydropower plants did not meet their goal of providing a quarter of Turkey's electricity.
The number of publications in Kurdish has increased to 413 in the last year from 101 publications in 2008, statistics show.
The 1915 events took place during World War I, when a portion of the Armenian population living in the Ottoman Empire sided with the invading Russians and rose up against the Ottoman authority. The uprisings were followed by a decision by the Ottoman Empire to relocate the Armenians living in eastern Anatolia.
Turkish dailies on Thursday are covering Turkish PM's paying tribute to Armenians who died in 1915.
Turkey has called for the research of the 1915 events to be carried out by a commission of Turkish, Armenian and international historians, the Turkish Prime Ministry said in a statement earlier on Wednesday ahead of the anniversary of the events.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One
Convoy bound for Suleiman Shah Tomb in Turkish territory is planned activity, says military chief
AK Party Spokesman Celik still debating whether new election system will be a single member or narrowed district.
Turkish police say they plan to deport 135 illegal immigrants, including 120 Pakistanis.
Turkey condemned the forceful removal of the Ukrainian flag in the Crimean Tatar Mejlis by a group with unmarked military uniforms.
Turkey is looking good to potential investors according to visitors to the Borsa Istanbul forum in New York.
Turkey's President Gul calls for further cooperation with New Zealand on economy and commerce as he hosts New Zealand Governor-General Mateparae.
Former ministers will attend parliamentary debate corruption inquiry.
"The people do not want to see protesters clashing with police in the street. The people don't want streets scenes dominated by stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails" Erdogan said
Energy Minister Taner Yildiz will open the fair, and International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol will deliver a speech during the opening ceremony.