Ankara, May 1 : Turkey has signed Michael Phelps' coach as a consultant on their swimming programme for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
It was reported that Bob Bowman, who guided Phelps to a record 18 gold medals at the Olympics, would help select swimmers and advise the Turkish Swimming Federation on strategies to develop competitors, Turkey's Youth and Sports Ministry said Tuesday, reports Xinhua.
The appointment is part of Turkey's strategy to develop athletes in swimming and other major Olympic events.
Ankara, April 19 : Disciplinary board of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) has approved Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim's nine-match ban over his overreaction to the referee of the match between Mersin Idmanyurdu and Galatasaray two weeks ago.
Terim has been given a nine-match ban over "unsportsmanlike conduct" during a match against the Super League's Mersin Idmanyurdu April 6. However, Galatasaray then appealed to the disciplinary board to review the decision, reports Xinhua.
Ankara, April 10 : US Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the upcoming Friends of Syria meeting in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.
Kerry's trip to Turkey will be his third to the country in the two months since his appointment to the post, Xinhua reported.
The Friends of Syria meeting will gather 11 countries in a bid to boost the international community's efforts to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.
About 70,000 people have died in Syria since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, according to UN estimates.(IANS)
A British trade delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is visiting Turkey for attracting investments from the country and promoting exports to Turkey from the UK.
Mr. Clegg is aiming to secure deals worth £500 million and. He began the trip with the announcement of a series of agreements signed with the Turkish companies that are aimed at boosting the economic growth in the UK and helping in recovery.
Aviation firm, Turkish Airlines is planning to expand its presence in the Indian market by flying to three more cities in different parts of the country.
Turkish Airlines currently flies to Delhi and Mumbai and might soon start operations in cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
According to some reports, Turkish firms might stop acting as intermediaries for the Indian firms to purchase crude oil from Iran in the wake of increased tensions between the authorities in Iran and western powers.
Oil firm officials have held meeting with Indian oil ministry officials in order to discuss alternative actions including routing remittances through Russia. The oil firms in India might also have to suspect import of oil from the country altogether to avoid any adverse actions by western countries.
A turkey ranch merely exterior to the city is in quarantine by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency subsequent to quite a lot of birds experienced optimistic for H5 avian influenza which is the initial eruption of its type in the region. Provincials and Federal strained on Wednesday that there is no threat to people as the ranch was a strain operation just providing eggs to hatcheries. No one out of the turkeys through the process, situated in the Rustic Municipality of Rockwood was murdered for eating.
The community of Tuzkoy in Turkey's central Cappadocia region has been the victim of a specific kind of epidemic for recent the past.
Twenty-three years earlier a doctor found unusual levels of mesothelioma in the region, a kind of lung cancer which is linked with asbestos - leading to the village being dubbed "cancer city".
Almost all suggested the villagers to move, some five years ago - but it's a process that has been developing in a gradual manner.
Having a dialogue in a live broadcast discussion at the Bloomberg TV channel, Babacan pointed out to the flexibility of the Turkish banking sector beside the fright of the global economic crisis and admired the solid position as amongst one of the main factors serving Turkey withstand the disaster without difficulty.
He further added that earlier, Turkey was extensively looked upon as a big trouble by the EU, but this observation is no further valid.
Forensic evidence has indicated that most of the nine Turks killed during the Israeli commando raid on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza had multiple gunshot wounds.
The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported on Tuesday that Turkish government forensic specialists conducted the test.
The report further said that the tests determined 31 gunshots were fired during the May 31 raid, seven of the Turks aboard the flotilla were shot more than once and five died of bullet wounds to the head.
The officials of Turkey have said that the deal on nuclear program of Iran is supposed to be closed. They are saying that on the basis of the joint talks in Teheran. It was attended by the Prime Minister Mr. Erdogan. His main aim was to convince the Iranian leaders to send their nuclear material abroad for processing.
The first nudist hotel was opened in Turkey just six days ago and now it is facing huge lot of trouble. It was the first of its kind in hugely Muslim populated Turkey. Even other Muslim countries don’t have such hotels. Now, it has been ordered to be closed immediately.
The local authority of inspection have ordered to close down the hotel as one of its balcony is build according to proper architect’s design. The visitors and guests have been disappointed by this decision.
The hotel owner has said the authorities will permit them to modify the balcony then the hotel will open on Wednesday.
It has been reported that Turkish officials are to meet in Washington with an Armenian delegation in an effort to repair bilateral relations.
It was also reported that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to meet his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan on the sidelines of a nuclear conference in Washington.
Recently, a trip to Turkey was organized by two pharmaceutical companies in which few doctors were taken to Istanbul, Turkey to attend a seminar. The Medical Council of India (MCI) has begun its search operation for these 200 doctors.
A month back MCI has made a law that doctors will be banned from accepting any gifts, travel facilities and hospitalities from pharmaceutical companies. Despite of this law many doctors have acknowledged this expensive trip.
Turkey has taken delivery of six Heron drone aircraft from Israel after a long and acrimonious dispute.
The delayed delivery followed a fence-mending trip to Turkey that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak took to in January in a bid to ease the fallout of a diplomatic tiff spanning from the late order and Ankara's criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians.
Placing the order with Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit, Turkey awarded the lucrative contract five years ago. Both companies beat major U. S. competitors but the contract was bogged from the start with delays stemming from technical problems.
India managed to hold their joint third spot as India has defeated Turkey 2.5-1.5 in a nail biting match in the seventh round of the World Team Chess Championship (WTCC) at Bursa in Turkey on Tuesday.
First three games ended without a result and score was tied at 1.5 points each when Grandmaster G N Gopal guided India to victory by registering victory over Abdel Razek Khaled of Turkey.
Ankara (Turkey), December 20 : Scientists have successfully sprouted a 4,000-year-old lentil seed that was unearthed in an archeological excavation, which might lead to invaluable data for comparisons between the organic and genetically engineered plants of today.
According to a report in Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review, project leader and Dumlupinar University archeology faculty Professor Nejat Bilgen said they found the seeds during an excavation undertaken last year in Kutahya province in Turkey.
Bilgen said that a layer from the container in which they found the seeds was determined to be from the middle bronze age.
Istanbul (Turkey), Dec. 9 : Only 5.4 percent of the world''s population was covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws in 2008, up from 3.1 percent in 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today in its second report on the global tobacco epidemic.
This means that 154 million more people are no longer exposed to the harms of tobacco smoke in work places, restaurants, bars and other indoor public places.
Istanbul, Dec 7 : At least five Turkish soldiers were killed Monday in a terrorist attack in the country's east, according to television reports.
Several soldiers were reportedly also injured in the attack, which took place near a village in the Tokat region. The soldiers were on patrol when they came under attack, possibly by members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK).
Ankara, Dec 6 - One person was killed and another injured by an explosion in the Turkish capital city, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported Sunday.
The blast occurred in a working place ina industrial district in Ankara, Xinhua reported. (IANS)
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