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Textile companies leave Istanbul

More than two dozen textile companies leave Istanbul and move to the Turkish province of Diyarbakir, local media inform. This happens due to the fact that labor is cheaper in the provinces than in Istanbul. So, since the …

Youngsters to help tourists in central Istanbul

A total of 450 volunteers will help tourists in Istanbul this season, according to local media. This year about 1,500 students applied for the activity. Volunteer tourism ambassador candidates, composed of high school and …

AtlasGlobal returns Istanbul-Tbilisi regular flights

After a one-year pause, the Turkish airline AtlasGlobal returns to the Georgian aviation market, TAV Georgia Deputy General Manager Thea Zakaradze said. The airline will start operating Istanbul-Tbilisi-Istanbul regular flights from the …

Four workers killed in Istanbul factory fire

Four foreign national workers were killed June 22 in a factory fire in Istanbul, Istanbul's governorship said in a statement, Hurriyet Daily News reports. The fire broke out at a factory that produces …

Erdogan to take part in rallies to support Yildirim

Large-scale rallies with the participation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be held in Istanbul on June 15-16. The purpose of the rallies is to support the candidate for the Justice and Development …

Western Turkey hit by earthquake

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake has jolted western Turkey, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter of the quake was located 155 kilometers east of Istanbul. The seismic center was located at a depth …

Temporary head of Istanbul Municipality appointed

The governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya became the temporary head of the city's municipality, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry. The Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey has recently reported that the new …

 EU comments on re-run of Istanbul election

The European Union commented on the Turkish Supreme Election Council's decision to re-run elections in Istanbul.  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner Johannes …

 Turkey to re-run Istanbul election on June 23

Turkey’s Supreme Election Council (YSK) announced that a do-over election in Istanbul will be held on June 23. The council members accepted the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's objection to the local election …