Category Archives: Turkey

Press Releases & News from Turkey distributed via EuropaWire

European Commission and Europa Nostra announce the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

BRUSSELS/ THE HAGUE, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage … Read the full press release

Telia Company, Turkcell divest 100 percent of their holding in Geocell LLC to Georgia’s largest fixed network operator

SOLNA, 22-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fintur Holdings B.V. (Fintur), jointly owned by Telia Company and Turkcell, today completed the divestment of its holding in Geocell LLC, to the Georgian telecommunications company JSC Silknet. On 26 January, 2018, Telia Company and Turkcell … Read the full press release

Inmarsat signs Global Xpress (GX) partnership contract to boost Turksat’s existing regional Ka-band capacity

New contract deepens relationship and boosts Turksat’s existing regional Ka-band capacity LONDON, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat is set to strengthen its relationship with Turksat by signing a Global Xpress (GX) partnership contract to boost the Turkish … Read the full press release

SB Havacılık A.Ş. appointed new distributor and Service Center in Turkey for Airbus Helicopters

ISTANBUL, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters has appointed SB Havacılık A.Ş. (SBAIR) as its new distributor and Service Center in Turkey. The Istanbul based company will represent the European manufacturer in Turkey and promote its civil product line. SBAIR … Read the full press release

BBVA: Garanti Bank is the only Turkey company included in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

MADRID, 16-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Garanti Bank is recognized internationally with its practices in gender equality and once again included in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index. Through its numerous practices and initiatives for ensuring gender equality within its human resources as well … Read the full press release

EBRD provides US$ 85 million loan to finance renewable energy and resource efficiency projects in Turkey

New funds to finance investments in the private sector LONDON, 29-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In response to growing demand for green energy the EBRD is providing a US$ 85 million loan to Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası (TSKB) to finance private mid-cap companies investing … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä secures long-term supply agreement with the Turkish company Aksa Enerji Üretim A.Ş.

HELSINKI, 27-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term supply agreement with the Turkish company Aksa Enerji Üretim A.Ş. (“Aksa Energy”) and its affiliates. Aksa Energy has recently invested particularly in Africa, where energy is in demand … Read the full press release

Outotec to supply minerals processing technology to new copper concentrator to be built in Turkey

Outotec to deliver minerals processing technology to Turkey ESPOO, 26-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outotec has been awarded a contract for the delivery of minerals processing technology to a new copper concentrator to be built in Turkey. The contract value booked in … Read the full press release

Seven life scientists in Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Turkey announced recipients of EMBO Installation Grants

HEIDELBERG, 19-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EMBO announces today seven life scientists as recipients of EMBO Installation Grants. These grants will support the early-career researchers in establishing their independent laboratories in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. EMBO Installation … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to deliver new stock preparation line for Turkish Albayrak Group’s Varaka paper mill

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Turkish Albayrak Group to deliver a new stock preparation line with a design capacity of 1,000 bdmt/d for its Varaka paper mill in Balikesir, Western Turkey. GRAZ, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Kalehan Murat awards basic design engineering services assignment for the Beyhan II Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant in Turkey to Pöyry

Vantaa, Finland, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalehan Murat Enerji Üretim A.S. has awarded Pöyry with the basic design engineering services assignment for the Beyhan II Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) project in Turkey. The assignment includes preparation of basic design … Read the full press release

SACE guarantees EUR100 million loan in favor of the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM)

ROME/ISTANBUL, 08-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SACE has guaranteed a € 100 million loan, issued by Intesa Sanpaolo Group and ING Bank A.Ş., in favor of the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), the largest of the 30 metropolitan municipalities and main economic and financial center of Turkey. The … Read the full press release

SGS: Turkey to adopt draft Regulations on food contact materials and article

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Turkey is proposing to adopt draft Regulations on food contact materials and articles. The proposed date of entry into force is Q3 of 2017. In May 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated two notifications from … Read the full press release

EBRD loans EUR150 million to Turkey’s carmaker Ford Otosan

New €150 million loan to Turkey’s top carmaker LONDON, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a new boost to the Turkish automotive industry, the EBRD is providing a €150 million loan to Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş., (Ford Otosan) to finance improvements to … Read the full press release

EBRD, PE firm Actera, Esas Holding acquire majority stake in Turkish producer of flexible packaging Korozo Ambalaj

New shareholders aim to develop business into a leading European player LONDON, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD, Actera – the leading private equity investor in Turkey – and Esas Holding – a venture capital firm established by the Sabanci family … Read the full press release

ABB’s Solar Solutions Support Kayseri OSB Project

ABB’s PVS800 central inverters energize the largest solar power plant of 51 MWp in Turkey ZURICH, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB provides high-performance, modular inverters to Kayseri OSB (Organized Industrial Zone), the largest solar power plant in Turkey. The plant was … Read the full press release

New funding for pulses and rice producer boosts agribusiness in Turkey

Family business looks to new markets LONDON, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a new boost to agribusiness in Turkey, the EBRD is providing a €20 million loan to Yayla Agro, a family-owned producer of pulses and rice in Turkey. An ambitious … Read the full press release

EBRD to fund the acquisition of 50 new buses by the city of Gaziantep in south-eastern Turkey

LONDON, 27-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a €5 million loan and a €5 million grant to the city of Gaziantep in south-eastern Turkey for the acquisition of 50 new buses. With a … Read the full press release

Coface: Turkey’s economy will grow by 2.5% in 2016 and 2.7% in 2017

Coface forecasts that Turkey’s economy will grow by 2.5% in 2016 and 2.7% in 2017 Government spending is expected to be one of the key growth drivers in 2017 Currency risks and the persistent current account deficit are the main … Read the full press release

EBRD to announce new €400m financing package for small-scale renewable energy and resource efficiency projects in Turkey

LONDON, 06-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will announce a new €400 million financing package for small-scale renewable energy and resource efficiency projects in Turkey in a Sustainable Energy Excellence Awards Ceremony on 7 … Read the full press release

EBRD to publish its latest Life in Transition Survey on 13 December

Report is a unique barometer of people’s hopes, fears and aspirations in over 30 countries LONDON, 06-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 13 December, the EBRD will publish its latest Life in Transition Survey (LiTS), a unique series of reports that lay … Read the full press release

Leonardo opens new maritime traffic and navigation support centre in Izmit, Turkey

The Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) installed in the Turkish town will manage local maritime traffic and security, helping protect the marine environment The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Turkish Ministers of Defence and Transport  In the largest-scale application … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia’s documentary premiering in London explores what happens following child marriages in Turkey

LONDON, 18-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The haunting stories of Turkish women who were married off as children – and their fears of the same fate for girls today – will be told for the first time in a documentary premiering in … Read the full press release

EBRD to support Turkish subsidiary of the Sweden-based Group Systemair AB with €5.5 million loan

€5.5 million loan for construction of new greenfield site LONDON, 07-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Deepening its support for Turkey’s private sector, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of €5.5 million to Systemair-HSK, the Turkish subsidiary … Read the full press release

United Nations Population Fund and United Colors of Benetton roll-out a joint campaign to raise awareness of maternal health

United Colors of Benetton partners with UNFPA to raise awareness of maternal health of women and girls in emergency situations Treviso, Italy, 27-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Childbearing should always be safe, even in emergencies. This is the message that UNFPA, … Read the full press release

Panel at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to Highlight Often Overlooked Role Of Faith Groups

Diverse faith groups join to call for recognition of humanitarian contribution TOKYO, Japan, 20-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On May 23, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) will co-organize an official side event at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, Turkey, highlighting … Read the full press release

Groz-Beckert will present at the 16th International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM) in Istanbul

Albstadt, Germany/Istanbul, Turkey, 13-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — From 1 to 4 June 2016 the 16thInternational Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey. Groz-Beckert will be represented at the “Tüyap” exhibition grounds with a 210 m² stand in hall … Read the full press release

Astillero turco SEDEF inicia la construcción del buque anfibio clase Juan Carlos I con diseño de NAVANTIA

MADRID, 04-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Turquía inició el día 30 de abril la construcción del buque anfibio clase Juan Carlos I, que realiza con diseño de Navantia, con la ceremonia del primer corte de acero en el astillero turco SEDEF, en … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to present comprehensive nonwovens and textile production technologies at Hightex/ITM 2016 in Istanbul, June 1-4, 2016

International technology Group ANDRITZ will present comprehensive nonwovens and textile production technologies at Hightex/ITM 2016 in Istanbul (June 1-4, 2016, hall 11, booth no. 1124 A). GRAZ, Austria, 11-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ Nonwoven – comprising ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau, ANDRITZ Küsters, and … Read the full press release

MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply 99 MW steam turbine generator set to the biggest manufacturer of acrylic fibers AKSA

Steam turbine Genset will produce electricity and process steam for AKSA plant in the Turkish city of Yalova. Oberhausen, Germany, 01-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Turkish company Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.Ş. (AKSA), the worlds biggest manufacturer of acrylic fibers, has placed an … Read the full press release