International competition run by Anadolu Agency saw 12,000 applications last year.
Istanbul museum receives model of Japanese warship which returned Turkish survivors of the 1890 ‘Ertugrul’ frigate disaster.
An aerial view of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge which links Europe and Asia and Bosphorus is seen in Istanbul, Turkey on December 09, 2015.
Turkish Navy TCG Sokullu Mehmet Pasa crew are welcomed at the port of the Naval Academy in Istanbul's Tuzla, Turkey on December 7, 2015. TCG Sokullu Mehmet Pasa has returned home after accomplishing the 114-day cruising mission.
Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather poses for a photograph after attending a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey on December 5, 2015.
Istanbul is set to host a major hip hop show this weekend.
Suleymaniye mosque is seen during cloudy sunset after rain in Istanbul, Turkey on November 27, 2015.
The setting sun illuminates the clouds over Istanbul, as amateur fishermen are seen, in Istanbul, Turkey on November 23, 2015.
DO YOU KNOW?
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.
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.
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.
5000 more licensed tourist guides
The number of licensed tourist guides has risen to 12,517 in 2010, from 7,658 eight years ago.
Investing in Farmers
Turkey increased agricultural investments in the past 10 years from 1.8 billion TL to 9 billion TL.
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.
- 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
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.
Every student has Internet Access
Every school in Turkey now has ADSL internet connection.
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.
- Turkish Main Battle Tank ALTAY
- Turkish footballer wins UEFA ‘goal of the year’
- Life in Istanbul
- Turkey: Home of GALLIPOLI
- Turkey: Home Of Pamukkale
- Turkey: Home Of Turkish Cuisine
- Anti-Piracy Solution Watchdog
- Turkey’s deepest geothermal well found
- Turkey’s anti-smoking campaign
- Solar cars race
- TAI defense projects
- Turkey’s PARS
- Turkey’s aid to Somalia