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.
ISTANBUL, WORLD2011 08 01
Europe’s largest palace of justice in Istanbul
Istanbul Palace of Justice, the largest one of its kind in Europe, was officially inaugurated last week.
The new courthouse built in Caglayan neighborhood of Istanbul’s European side is one of the highest-cost construction projects in Turkey.
There are 326 hearing rooms, 267 offices for prosecutors, 442 offices for judges as well as a 354-seat conference hall and four 50-seat seminary halls. The gigantic complex also has rooms for lawyers, dining halls, cafeterias, library, day-care center, post office, bank branches and health units.
A total of 275 security personnel are employed apart from 30 police officers to provide security for the 19-storey building, which houses around 5,000 personnel.
International competition run by Anadolu Agency saw 12,000 applications last year.
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.
Istanbul museum receives model of Japanese warship which returned Turkish survivors of the 1890 ‘Ertugrul’ frigate disaster.
An aerial view of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge which links Europe and Asia and Bosphorus is seen in Istanbul, Turkey on December 09, 2015.
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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.
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.
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.
World Leader in Transit Passengers
Carrying 18 million passengers in the Asia-Europe transit corridor in 2010, Turkey saw the highest increase in transit passenger numbers in the world.
Record Growth in Technology Sector
The Turkish technology sector grew 19.4% in 2010, closing the year with 17.5 billion TL revenue.
Every student has Internet Access
Every school in Turkey now has ADSL internet connection.
- Turkish economy grows 8.8% in Q2
- First Turkish built helicopter takes test flight
- Turkish field hospital gives life in Somalia
- New high-speed train line launched
- Turkish-made cabs in New York streets
- Control your computer without mouse or keyboard
- First Turkish observation satellite launched
- Turkey wins first-ever world title in volleyball
- James Bond to be shot in Istanbul
- Turkish swimmer sets new world record
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.
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.