A handout picture made available by SpaceX on 22 December 2015 shows SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully landing upright at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on 21 December 2015. Private space flight company SpaceX successfully returned a rocket to Earth following a satellite launch on 21 December after two earlier attempts failed.
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Turkish-made cabs in New York streets
Ford Transit Connect, which is manufactured in Turkey and exported to many countries including the US, has started to serve as cabs in New York City.
A total of 200 units of Transit Connect, which entered into North American market in 2010, have been sent to New York as part of the first phase of the project. Orders have been facilitated to meet the rising demand and the amount of the next shipment has been raised to 400 units.
Apart from New York, taxi management companies in Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Tampa and West Haven have also placed orders for Transit Connects.
In July, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) approved the Ford Transit Connect Taxi for use as taxis in the most populous city in the United States until 2014.
Transit Connects already are in service throughout the US and approximately 13,000 taxis serve New York, a majority of them Ford vehicles.
With a factory located in Golcuk town of northwestern province of Kocaeli, Ford Otosan has invested $1.8 billion in Turkey in the last 12 years. The company has plans to invest over $1 billion more in near future.
Project to generate $4 billion in exports, Turkish ambassador to Uganda says.
150-million-year-old dinosaur footprints are seen in Tataouine's Gamrassin district, Tunis on December 13, 2015. At least hundreds of 150-million-year-old dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Tataouine, Tunis.
A humanoid robot's hand is seen during the international Robot exhibition 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, on December 3, 2015.
20 Turkish companies part of Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association.
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Investing in Farmers
Turkey increased agricultural investments in the past 10 years from 1.8 billion TL to 9 billion TL.
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.
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.
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.
Government Takes Care of Traffic Accident Victims
The government now covers all medical expenses of those injured in traffic accidents.
- 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
Record Growth in Technology Sector
The Turkish technology sector grew 19.4% in 2010, closing the year with 17.5 billion TL revenue.
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.
Safranbolu Houses, featured in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, are being restored by the Housing Development Administration of Turkey.