2015 11 30

59th Beirut International Book Fair

Visitors look at books during the 59th annual Beirut International Book Fair in Beirut, Lebanon on November 27, 2015.


  • SpaceX successfully lands its first reusable rocket

    A handout picture made available by SpaceX on 22 December 2015 shows SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully landing upright at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on 21 December 2015. Private space flight company SpaceX successfully returned a rocket to Earth following a satellite launch on 21 December after two earlier attempts failed.

  • 150-million-year-old dinosaur footprints found in Tunis

    150-million-year-old dinosaur footprints are seen in Tataouine's Gamrassin district, Tunis on December 13, 2015. At least hundreds of 150-million-year-old dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Tataouine, Tunis.

  • Robot Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo

    A humanoid robot's hand is seen during the international Robot exhibition 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, on December 3, 2015.

  • 2015 to be hottest on record

    'We have a choice. Future generations will not,' says head of World Meteorological Organization.

  • Mars to be surrounded by Saturn-like rings

    Planet’s largest moon moving toward destruction, study finds.


  • Care for Pregnant Women Under Risk

    12.275 women benefited from the "guest mother" program, which provides care to pregrant women under risk in health centers before delivery. 

  • Government Takes Care of Traffic Accident Victims

    The government now covers all medical expenses of those injured in traffic accidents. 

$113 billion

The total amount of Turkish exports in 2010

  • First step for Turkish fighter jet

    Feasibility works have been launched for first Turkish fighter jet planned to be completed by 2023, the centenary of the Republic of Turkey. 

  • Investing in Farmers

    Turkey increased agricultural investments in the past 10 years from 1.8 billion TL to 9 billion TL.  

  • From Electricity Importer to Exporter

    Turkey increased electricity production from 31 thousand to 45 thousand megawatts in ten years and started selling electricity to Georgia, Syria and Greece. 

  • Double-lane roads save 1525 lives

    The number of people who were killed in traffic accidents dropped to 4,041 in 2010 from 5,566 in 2000 thanks to 13,500 more kilometers of double-lane roads, which saved 1,525 lives a year on average. 

  • 5000 more licensed tourist guides

    The number of licensed tourist guides has risen to 12,517 in 2010, from 7,658 eight years ago. 

  • Public debt ratio lowest in Europe

    The ratio of Turkey’s public debt to national income has dropped to 28.2 percent from 61.4 percent 10 years ago.  

  • Safranbolu Houses

    Safranbolu Houses, featured in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, are being restored by the Housing Development Administration of Turkey. 

  • Scholarship to Returning Academics

    The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey now offers 3. 250 TL monthly scholarship to returning academics who complete their Ph.Ds abroad. 

  • Record Growth in Technology Sector

    The Turkish technology sector grew 19.4% in 2010, closing the year with 17.5 billion TL revenue.