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2010-02-09 11:50:00

ISTANBUL, February 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), announced that P3 Communications, one of the world's leading independent measurement and monitoring companies, conducted a series of tests around Istanbul using ISO 9001:2000 certified quality management systems in January 2010. As a result of the testing and analysis of average 3G data download and data transmission rates, Turkcell has been awarded the "leadership certificate" by P3 Communications. The...

2010-01-19 12:22:02

How prone is Istanbul to earthquake risk? The chain of earthquakes along the North Anatolian fault shows a gap south of Istanbul. The expected earthquakes in this region represent an extreme danger for the Turkish megacity. A new computer study now shows that the tensions in this part of the fault zone could trigger several earthquakes instead of one individual large quake event. In the latest issue of Nature Geosciences (Vol 3, doi:10.1038/NGEO739) Tobias Hergert of the Karlsruhe Institute...

2010-01-14 04:00:00

ISTANBUL, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the world's tallest man, 8 ft 1 in (246.5 cm) Sultan Kosen, will welcome the shortest man in the world, 2 ft 5.37 in (74.61 cm) He Pingping, to his native Turkey to celebrate the 15 January opening of the new Guinness World Records Live! Roadshow at Forum Istanbul. The momentous first-ever meeting between the world's tallest and shortest will take place inside the Forum Istanbul shopping centre, where the two famous record holders will be given a...

2010-01-06 11:00:00

ISTANBUL, January 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey, announced today that it will collaborate with Turkey's Directorate General of Coastal Safety for its pioneering "Remote Management of Lighthouses" project. This project will bring the latest technology to lighthouses and also reinforce existing infrastructure. The contract was signed by Sureyya Ciliv, Turkcell CEO, and Salih Orakci, Director General...

2009-11-30 13:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkish Airlines - winner of "Best Airline: Southern Europe" in the 2009 Skytrax World Airline Survey® - marks a major milestone in its 76-year history with the launch of the industry's only nonstop first-class service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport (IST). The daily nonstop Boeing 777-300ER service features 312 seats in a three-class configuration - eight in...

2009-11-04 07:41:00

WILMERDING, Pa., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) said its Vapor Rail unit has signed a contract valued at about $30 million to supply electric, sliding plug doors for 440 subway cars to be built by Hyundai Rotem for the Marmaray project in Istanbul, Turkey. The doors will be delivered beginning in 2010, with the order expected to be completed in 2012. The $4 billion Marmaray project, which includes construction of the world's deepest tube tunnels, will...

2009-10-15 08:45:00

ISTANBUL, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of a strategy to build closer relationships with financial institutions in the region, Diebold has formed a direct sales operation in Turkey. The leading global provider of automated teller machines (ATMs) and related services will serve its growing client base from offices based in Istanbul, providing customers with a direct link to its innovative products and services. Previously, Diebold supplied customers in the region through a...

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2009-06-30 07:52:00

U.S. television talk show diva Oprah Winfrey has been honored in Turkey with a traditional Ottoman Mehteran band and whirling dervishes, observers say. Winfrey arrived in Istanbul Monday aboard the ship Norwegian Gem along with all 1,600 of her employees, including some part-time contractors and their families, whom she had taken on a Mediterranean cruise, the Anatolian News Agency reported. Winfrey threw a party for them at the Ciragan Palace Hotel as part of a sea cruise that started in...

2009-06-23 13:17:00

1,440 Processor Cores per 42U Rack with 4-Way SuperBlade(R) Optimized for Six-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processors, QDR InfiniBand, Gold Level Power Efficiency HAMBURG, Germany, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server solutions, is showcasing the world's densest and greenest HPC solutions optimized for the new Six-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors (code-named "Istanbul") this week at International...

2009-06-19 07:30:00

Expands Patient Access to the Benefits of Whole Body Radiosurgery SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the Turkish Ministry of Health has purchased two CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery Systems for installation in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey's first CyberKnife System was installed at Anadolu Medical Center in January 2005. A second system was installed in Turkey...