Survey on UEFA's official Twitter account sees Selcuk Inan's last-gasp score against Iceland in October top online poll.
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Turkey to host EuroBasket
Turkey, Finland, Romania and Israel will host the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 tournament, the sport’s European board decided on Saturday.
According to a statement from FIBA, each country will host a group phase with Turkey also hosting the final phase.
Recently, Turkey hosted the 2010 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.
“Turkey will host both their Group Phase group and the Final Phase in Istanbul in Abdi Ipekci Arena and Sinan Erdem Arena respectively,” FIBA said.
It is Finland’s second time hosting a EuroBasket championship, having first seen the competition in 1967.
For Israel and Romania it will be their first time in hosting the tournament.
FIBA Europe president and the honorary president of the Turkey Basketball Federation, Turgay Demirel, said:
“I have no doubt that by organizing a high-level championship under the leadership of Harun Erdenay (president of the Turkish Basketball Federation), we will introduce in the best way Turkey and Turkish basketball to the fans all over the world.”
Sales of homes rise for second month in row, with a 2.1 percent increase from the previous year.
Turkey's light commercial vehicle production in the first nine months increased by 34 percent to 408,000 units.
Paris group-stage draw produces stern test for Turkey against current European champions.
Rolls-Royce Holdings and Honeywell International, jointly, will provide military and civilian helicopter engines for the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter.
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5000 more licensed tourist guides
The number of licensed tourist guides has risen to 12,517 in 2010, from 7,658 eight years ago.
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.
Investing in Farmers
Turkey increased agricultural investments in the past 10 years from 1.8 billion TL to 9 billion TL.
Every student has Internet Access
Every school in Turkey now has ADSL internet connection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Safranbolu Houses, featured in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, are being restored by the Housing Development Administration of Turkey.
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.
Government Takes Care of Traffic Accident Victims
The government now covers all medical expenses of those injured in traffic accidents.