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Gulf Air Goes Daily to Istanbul

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Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, will introduce a permanent increase to its Istanbul service with daily flights on the route effective early November 2017. The increase is in direct response to passenger demand, increasing the number of convenient flight options offered by the airline and giving passengers greater flexibility and choice when travelling to and from Istanbul.

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7.4 million passengers flew with Turkish Airlines in August 2017

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Turkey’s national carrier; Turkish Airlines welcomed around 7.4 million passengers in August 2017. This shows an increase of 14% compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometers were up by 2.6% compared to August 2016. Compared to August 2015, available seat kilometers increased by 18%, number of passengers carried by 16% and demand (revenue per kilometers) by 20%.

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Istanbul to host UEFA Super Cup in 2019

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Istanbul, a popular destination for sportive events, will host UEFA Super Cup match in 2019. Beşiktaş’s home stadium of 43,000-capacity Vodafone Park will host the final match.

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Turkish Airlines Has Inaugurated New Flight Training Center.

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Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines now invests in human resources training; announced the opening of a high-end Flight Training Center equipped with the latest technologies for highly qualified training professionals. Designed with Smart Building Automation Concept, the center will be providing uninterruptible flight training with dynamic UPS Power Supply Systems.

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Qatar Airways Launches 4th route to Turkey

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Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for service to Turkey by launching direct flights to the southern city of Adana, the airline’s fourth route to the country. The new three-times–a-week service is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to the capital Ankara, and services to historic Istanbul’s two main airports: Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

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Greece, Turkey, and Romania collect most medals at Balkan Rowing Championship in Istanbul

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Rowing teams of Greece, Turkey, and Romania collect most of the medals at the Balkan Rowing Championship held in Istanbul last weekend. Organized in collaboration with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and Turkish Rowing Federation (TRF), the Balkan Rowing Championship (BRC) attracted national teams of Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Romania.

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The 15th Istanbul Biennial Opens on September 16

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bienal en logoOrganized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) since 1987, the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together artworks by 56 artists from 32 countries, including 30 new commissions, all addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighborhood.

Istanbul hosts 2017 Balkan Rowing Championships

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2017 Balkan Rowing Championships, organized in collaboration with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and Turkish Rowing Federation (TRF), will be held between 8 and 10 September, 2017 at Istanbul's Golden Horn.

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Turkey celebrates 95th anniversary of Victory Day

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Turkey celebrates today the 95th anniversary of Victory Day. August 30 marks the Turkish victory against Greek forces at the Battle of Dumlupınar, the final battle of the War of Independence in 1922.

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Uzakrota Travel Summit goes to Belgrad

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Turkey’s popular Uzakrota Travel Summit will be organized its first international event in Belgrad. Uzakrota Travel Summit will be held at Metropol Hotel Belgrad on October 27.

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Boom for Turkish tourism continues in July 2017

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The number of foreigners visiting Turkey continues to increase in July 2017. Following 43% increase in June 2017, the number of foreigners visiting Turkey increased by 46.36% in July 2017, compared to July 2016. According to the tourism statistics announced by the Tourism Ministry, the number of arriving foreigners in Turkey in July 2017 has reached 5,075,961.

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