• Turkish Airlines will open four new routes in 2020. "We finished all procedures to launch flights to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Newark, New Jersey, and Vancouver, Canada in 2019," said Turkish Airlines CEO İlker Aycı.  
  • Istanbul is expected to keep its place among 10 most visited cities in the world in 2019. Turkey’s largest city will host more than 14.7 million tourists by the end of the year, making it the ninth most popular city destination in the world, according to London-based Euromonitor International.  In 2019, Istanbul will have had more visitors than New York City’s 14 million as the U.S. metropolis dropped out of the top 10. ...
  • The world’s second-largest hotel chain, the Radisson Hotel Group, has expanded its target in Turkey as it looks to double its investments in the country in the next five years. The Radisson group intends to increase the number of beds from 4,500 to 10,000.  The group, which wants to get a share of the boom in cultural tourism in line with the government’s policy of diversifying tourism across all 12 months of the year, will further expand its hotel investments in Anatolia. ...
  • The planned canal is meant to provide relief to shipping traffic between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, particularly oil tanker traffic, through the Bosphorus. The 45-kilometer canal, which will be built west of the city center on the European side of Istanbul province, is to boost capacity to 160 vessels a day. It is one of Turkey’s most strategic megaprojects and plans to eliminate the rising risk posed by ships carrying dangerous goods through the Bosphorus. Kanal...
  • Some 115,000 baby caretta caretta sea turtles made it to the sea in Turkey this summer, according to a report released by the Environment Ministry. Experts have analyzed five special nesting areas of these species in the country, as part of a project run by the directorate-general for preservation of natural heritage under the ministry. They said in a report that 120,000 baby caretta carettas hatched out of these nets, out of which 115,000 reached the sea. Their breeding season is between...
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