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48 govt ministers to speak at World Energy Congress

A total of 48 government ministers are among the 261 influential senior leaders confirmed to speak at the upcoming World Energy Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. The 23rd edition of the event will run from October 9 to 13.

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Istanbul a long-time favourite destination for GCC travellers

Istanbul, already one of the most fascinating and rewarding cities in the world, is also a long-time favourite destination for GCC travellers, one of the city’s leading hoteliers has revealed. With a flying distance of less

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Turkish Airlines flies to Erbil

State-run carrier Turkish Airlines has launched direct flights to Erbil, Iraq, from/to Gaziantep Airport, said a report. According to a report in eTurboNews, the inaugural flight took off on August 5. The a

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Turkish tourist arrivals plummet 40pc in June

The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted more than 40 percent in June, official data showed on Thursday, marking the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tensions with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept tourists away.

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Flight bookings to Istanbul collapse after terrorist attacks

A sharp drop in flight bookings to Istanbul followed the recent terrorist attack on June 28 at Ataturk Airport, according to ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 14 million reservation transactions each day.

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Turkey rounds up suspects after thwarting coup

Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Flights to Turkey diverted, cancelled

Flights to Turkey diverted and departures from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport were cancelled as a coup attempt unfolded in the country on Friday and Turkey's military said it had seized power. A Reuters witness in Istanbul, ci

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Istanbul airport attackers Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz

The three suicide bombers who carried out an attack on Istanbul's main airport that killed 42 people were of Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationality, a Turkish official said on Thursday. Police detained 13 people, three of them

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41, including 10 foreigners killed in Istanbul airport blasts

Three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday, killing 41 people and wounding close to 239 others in what Turkey's prime minister said appeared to have been an attack by Isl

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Three suicide bombers kill 28 at Istanbul airport

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up in the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding dozens more, the provincial governor and witnesses said. Police fired shots to

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