Arda Turan of Barcelona and founder of Microsoft Bill Gates pose after the meeting between FC Barcelona Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Tokyo, Japan on December 16, 2015.
SPORTS, WOMAN2011 08 22
Turkey wins first-ever world title in volleyball
Turkish women became champion in the 2011 FIVB Women’s World Volleyball Championship after beating China in Sunday’s game, winning their first ever world title in history.
Turkey defeated China in three sets at the tournament, winning the first ever world title in its volleyball history.
Turkey qualified undefeated from Group A in the first round in the two-week long competition in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
The Turkish team lost only one game against China in the second round of the championship, ranking second in Group E to make its way to the semifinals, where they edged out Serbia 3-2.
Previously, the Turkish team's best performance in Youth World Championship in Girls' Volleyball was in 2007 when they finished second in the event held in Mexico, losing then to China in the final.
Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather poses for a photograph after attending a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey on December 5, 2015.
Thousands of people have participated in Turkey’s biggest marathon.
Three-day summit to host 150 female entrepreneurs from 35 countries.
Thousands of people will meet in Turkey’s biggest city on Sunday to run the Istanbul Marathon, the world’s only road race where people can cross from Asia to Europe.
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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.
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.
Every student has Internet Access
Every school in Turkey now has ADSL internet connection.
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.
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.
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.
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
Government Takes Care of Traffic Accident Victims
The government now covers all medical expenses of those injured in traffic accidents.
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.