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EV charging points exceed 8,800 in Turkey
Turkey's efforts to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) have been gaining momentum. Mustafa Yılmaz, the head of Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK), announced that the total number of charging points in the country has exceeded 8,800 and is growing at an impressive pace.
Reservations begin for Turkey's Eastern Express for December
The Turkish Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has recently announced an exciting news for train enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The "Touristic Eastern Express" on the Ankara-Kars route, which is considered one of the most breathtaking train routes in the world, will now be available three times a week starting from December.
Tourism in Cappadocia hits record highs
Cappadocia, a region located in central Turkey, is a fascinating destination that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and culture. In the period from January to September, museums and archaeological sites in Cappadocia hosted 3,053,827 visitors, up from 2,544,909 visitors in the same period in 2022.
September record logged as Turkey’s exports hit $22.67 billion
Turkey's trade sector has been enjoying remarkable growth in recent months, with the country's exports reaching new heights, as per the preliminary figures announced by Trade Minister Ömer Bolat on Wednesday. The impressive growth of Turkey's exports is driven by its diversified economy.
2.5 million hosted in Türkiye's Muğla between January and August
Muğla, a captivating province located in the south-western region of Turkey, is a natural wonderland that attracts millions of tourists annually. The region is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, stunning beaches, and ancient cities that showcase Turkey's rich history and cultural heritage.
Logistics centre opened in Turkey by e-commerce giant Amazon
Amazon, the world-renowned e-commerce giant, has made its grand entry into the Turkish market with the official opening of its first logistics centre located in the Tuzla region, on the Asian side of Istanbul. The centre, which began operating in September 2023, has been established with a whopping investment of over $100 million (TL 2.75 billion).
Extended tourism season anticipated across Turkey
The tourism sector in Turkey is currently basking in the glow of a prosperous summer season, with an extension expected in the months to come. Foreign visitors have been flocking to the Mediterranean resorts, and Istanbul, in particular, has seen a surge in popularity.
FedEx Europe to set up Cargo facility at Istanbul Airport
In November 2024, FedEx Europe, will be opening a brand-new transit hub at Istanbul Airport. This decision was made after a thorough evaluation of several factors, such as the airport's state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced connectivity, cutting-edge technological advancements, and strategic location between Europe and Asia.
Arrivals hit 30 million as tourism in Turkey continues to boom
Turkey, a nation that boasts awe-inspiring landscapes, a rich history, and a vibrant culture, has become an increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years. The latest official data shows that the country has seen a significant increase in foreign visitors during the first seven months of 2023.
Turkish Airlines to purchase 10 new Airbus A350 jets
In a recent announcement, Turkish Airlines has revealed its plan to expand its fleet of widebody planes by acquiring 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft. This strategic move will effectively double the company's existing fleet of widebody planes.
10-year high as influx drives foreign arrivals in Istanbul
Newly released official data shows that Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, experienced a remarkable surge in foreign tourist arrivals during July, reaching the highest influx in a decade. The city welcomed approximately 1.87 million visitors, a 6% increase from the same period last year, surpassing the previous record of almost 1.76 million recorded in July 2022.
20% increase in passengers for Turkish Airlines over 8 month period
According to recent reports, Turkish Airlines, the official national flag carrier of Turkey, has experienced a remarkable 20% increase in passenger numbers for the first eight months of 2023. During this period, the company served a total of 56 million passengers, a significant improvement from the 46.7 million passengers served during the same period last year.