TURKEY

2015 12 23

Winter in Turkey’s Bitlis

A man walks on snow passing by trees of which the branches got frozen Bitlis province of Turkey on December 22, 2015.

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  • Record Growth in Technology Sector

    The Turkish technology sector grew 19.4% in 2010, closing the year with 17.5 billion TL revenue. 

  • 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. 

58 million

The number of people using credit cards in Turkey in 2015

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 5000 more licensed tourist guides

    The number of licensed tourist guides has risen to 12,517 in 2010, from 7,658 eight years ago. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Government Takes Care of Traffic Accident Victims

    The government now covers all medical expenses of those injured in traffic accidents. 

  • Safranbolu Houses

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

  • Investing in Farmers

    Turkey increased agricultural investments in the past 10 years from 1.8 billion TL to 9 billion TL.