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2008-07-01 12:00:49

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Ankara, 1 July: Turkey's Chief Public Prosecutor Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya made his verbal statement on closure case against Justice and Development (AK) Party in Ankara on Tuesday [1 July]. Chief public prosecutor's verbal statement at the Constitutional Court lasted one-and-a-half hours. Yalcinkaya briefly repeated the indictment and said AK Party wanted to bring Shariah order in Turkey and there was imminent danger regarding this....

2008-06-28 09:02:37

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Istanbul, 28 June: "Turkey Energy Forum" will take place in Istanbul between 1 and 3 July. The forum will take place under the themes of "Great Innovation in Energy for Sustainable Life" and "New Regional Power in Energy: Turkey". Among the topics to be discussed during the energy forum are 125bn US dollars that Turkey must invest in energy by 2012, privatization in the energy sector in Turkey, new legal adjustments in energy,...

2008-06-26 06:03:00

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia ["TURKEY TO CONSTRUCT SECOND NUCLEAR PLANT IN SINOP" - AA headline] ANKARA (A.A) -26.06.2008 -Turkey's energy minister announced on Thursday that Turkey would construct its second nuclear power plant in a Black Sea city. Energy & Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler said that the plant would be built in the northern city of Sinop, and the tender would be held in 2008. "The dimensions of the second nuclear power plant have...

2008-06-23 06:00:26

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia JEDDA (A.A) -23.06.2008 -Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler has welcomed the Iraqi Oil Ministry's decision to add Turkish Petroleum Corporation in the list of oil firms permitted to bid for future oil and gas deals in Iraq. In an interview with the A.A, Guler, who is currently in Jedda, Saudi Arabia to attend the International Energy Meeting, said, "we know about the geology of the region better than...

2008-06-21 09:00:38

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Ankara, 21 June: Turkish Energy & Natural Sources Minister Hilmi Guler said on Saturday [21 June] that new route of Samsun-Ceyhan part of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline was shortened 100 kilometres. Guler said the project was planned to start to operate in 2010. "Change in the route of the pipeline did not have an impact on investment plan. Furthermore, it is more appropriate with respect to areas where harbours, storage...

2008-06-18 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia ISTANBUL (A.A) -Turkish energy minister said Wednesday that Turkey should explore and develop alternative energy resources in the face of skyrocketing oil and gas prices. "Instead of watching negative developments in oil and natural gas as if we are hypnotized, we need to turn to other resources, and most of all nuclear energy, renewable resources and energy efficiency," Hilmi Guler told an Istanbul conference of the International...

2008-06-14 06:00:21

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Ankara, 13 June: Turkey's new generation communication satellite "Turksat 3A" was launched from the Kourou base of French Guiana at 00:52 a.m. Turkish local time on 13 May. The satellite will be located in the orbit of "42 degree east". The control of the satellite will be pursued in the Golbasi Satellite Ground Station near Ankara. Based on Thales Alenia Space Spacebus 4000B2, Turksat 3A will be fitted with 24 Ku-band...

2006-08-27 18:45:15

ANKARA (Reuters) - Four separate blasts on Turkey's popular coastal region and in the country's commercial capital Istanbul injured at least 22 people, state news agency Anatolian reported on Monday. Anatolian said three blasts occurred near the southern coastal area of Marmaris early on Monday and another in Istanbul late on Sunday. The British Foreign office said 10 British tourists were among the wounded. There were no immediate claims of responsibility and the authorities were...


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Sea of Marmara
2013-04-18 22:26:30

The Sea of Marmara, or otherwise known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea, is the inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, thus dividing Turkey’s Asian and European parts. The Bosphorus strait connects it to the Dardanelles and the Black Sea to the Aegean. The sea has an area of 11,350 square kilometers (280 kilometers x 80 kilometers) with the greatest depth reaching 1,370 meters. The salinity of the sea averages about 22 parts per thousand, which is slightly...

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