Sales of homes rise for second month in row, with a 2.1 percent increase from the previous year.
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Turkish footballer wins UEFA ‘goal of the year’
Survey on UEFA's official Twitter account sees Selcuk Inan's last-gasp score against Iceland in October top online poll.
Turkish footballer Selcuk Inan’s dramatic 89th-minute score against Iceland has been chosen as goal of the year on UEFA’s Twitter account.
The Galatasaray midfielder’s rocketing free-kick, which soared above a defensive wall in a Euro 2016 qualifier last October, beat an effort by Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Inan’s last-gasp strike in Konya secured Turkey a place at the Euro 2016 in Paris.
An online survey inviting fans to choose between four goals on UEFA’s official Twitter account saw Inan’s bullet win 69 percent of the vote.
He was one of two players of Turkish interest on the list, as Ilkay Gundogan’s goal for Germany against Scotland also made the final four.
Fellow nominee Messi’s goal against Bayern Munich in a UEFA Champions League semi-final was in second place with 19 percent of the votes.
He was followed by Roma player Alessandro Florenzi, whose strike against Barcelona won nine percent of the vote. Gundogan came fourth.
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.
Turkey to host 2017 games in Istanbul.
Rolls-Royce Holdings and Honeywell International, jointly, will provide military and civilian helicopter engines for the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter.
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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.
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.
Government Takes Care of Traffic Accident Victims
The government now covers all medical expenses of those injured in traffic accidents.
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.
Record Growth in Technology Sector
The Turkish technology sector grew 19.4% in 2010, closing the year with 17.5 billion TL revenue.
5000 more licensed tourist guides
The number of licensed tourist guides has risen to 12,517 in 2010, from 7,658 eight years ago.
- 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
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.
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.
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.