World-famous troupe stages 12 performances of legendary dance show in Shanghai and Beijing.
ARTS&CULTURE, ISTANBUL2011 09 09
James Bond to be shot in Istanbul
Director Sam Mendes will start shooting in a couple of weeks the latest edition of James Bond Series in Istanbul Sultanahmet Square.
The latest James Bond film, which will be starring Daniel Craig, has a special importance since it will be featured on the 50th anniversary of the series when it hit the theaters in 2012.
Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has given the green light for the shootings after necessary paperwork providing that tourists would not be disturbed.
Sultanahmet Square, which is between world famous Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, will not be closed completely during shootings. Only relevant parts or streets will be closed to traffic and pedestrians so that tourists could continue sightseeing.
The wildly successful 'Wedding Feast 2' offers welcome respite from current events, claims films critic.
International competition run by Anadolu Agency saw 12,000 applications last year.
Iranian musician Mohsen Namjoo performs at ATO Congresium in Ankara, Turkey on December 12, 2015.
Nominees announced for 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
DO YOU KNOW?
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.
5000 more licensed tourist guides
The number of licensed tourist guides has risen to 12,517 in 2010, from 7,658 eight years ago.
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.
Government Takes Care of Traffic Accident Victims
The government now covers all medical expenses of those injured in traffic accidents.
Every student has Internet Access
Every school in Turkey now has ADSL internet connection.
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, featured in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, are being restored by the Housing Development Administration of Turkey.
- 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
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.
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.