TURKEY

2015 12 27

Heavy mist in Konya

Fog blankets Seydisehir town as two hikers are seen on the top of Kupe mountain in Konya, Turkey on December 25, 2015.

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  • Every student has Internet Access

    Every school in Turkey now has ADSL internet connection.  

  • 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. 

TL 6.5 billion

Budget allocated for preventive health services in 2011

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Investing in Farmers

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

  • 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. 

  • Safranbolu Houses

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

  • Record Growth in Technology Sector

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

  • 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.  

  • Government Takes Care of Traffic Accident Victims

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

  • 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.