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The latest news in Turkey

The latest news in Turkey

One more green park in Antalya

A new park will be opened in Antalya in a few days. The official opening ceremony will take place on December 30. It is said that there will be a permanent retro exhibition of Turkish-made vintage cars in this park.

A large park area locates on the site of a former weaving factory DOKUMA. In January 2003, the factory was closed and since that time this place became empty. Now in the center of Antalya there will be a great recreation area for the residents and the guests of the city.


Buy a property in Turkey and get a golden visa

Nihat Zeybekci made an announcement on launching golden visas for foreigners. Property market experts considered this fact to be a positive influence. They suppose that golden visas will help to develop the property market in the country.

When a foreigner buys a property in Turkey from 500 000 dollars he or she will be able to get a golden visa, a kind of a long-term residence permit. It can be not only an apartment but any type of property purchased in Turkey.

It is worth noting that Turkey is not the first country which uses this practice. For example, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal have already had such experience and they think that golden visa is quite effective.

New record in short distance swimming was set by a Turkish swimmer

A Turkish athlete Emre Sakchi set a world record in short distance swimming breaststroke. A 50-meter distance made him a record-breaker. His score is 26,67 seconds. This result is the best among men of all age groups.

After the championship Emre Sakchi became a world-famous swimmer. It is worth noting that this year championship which took place in Istanbul was very successful for the athlete. The young man took the first place in one more distance, swimming 100 meters freestyle. His score is 47,27 seconds.

The athlete is a representative of a Turkish club “Fenerbahci”. He is only 17 years old and he is considered to be a promising swimmer.

Europe without visa: the Turkish citizens will be allowed to travel to the countries of EU without visa

According to the Minister of EU Affairs Egemen Bağış, the agreement regulating a non-visa regime between Turkey and European Union is going to be signed. If the relations between the countries will continue to develop in the same way, the residents of Turkey will not have to get visas to travel to the European countries.

A visa-free regime is one of the steps to integrate Turkey into the European Union. In response, the Prime Minister of Turkey will have to sign an agreement on a readmission of citizens of third countries. Besides, the country which wants to be a member of the European Union should respect human rights, the freedom of speech and mass media.

Furthermore, Turkey should deal with the problems of immigrants in response for the financial support from EU.

National vote will choose the name of the third Istanbul airport

The construction of the third airport in Istanbul is fully under way. It is a very large and important project. According to the Minister of Transport, now it is time to give an official name to it.

The name will be chosen from the variants which the Turkish residents provide. The contest has already been launched and the name will be chosen with a national vote. There is only one contest requirement – the name of the airport should contain the word “Istanbul”.

It is worth reminding that the construction of the airport began in June 2014 and its opening is planned for the summer of 2017. It will be the fifth biggest airport in the world. And its capacity will be about 150 million passengers per year.


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