ARTS&CULTURE

2015 12 03

Pianist David Helfgott performs in Turkey’s Izmir

Renowned pianist David Helfgott performs during a concert at Adnan Saygun Art Center in Turkey's western city Izmir on December 02, 2015.

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

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  • Scholarship to Returning Academics

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  • 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.  

  • Every student has Internet Access

    Every school in Turkey now has ADSL internet connection.  

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.