Category Archives: bursa

New fast ferry arrives in Istanbul

The first of two ferryboats that will travel between Istanbul and Bursa in 45 minutes arrives in Turkey. The ferry can hold 1200 passengers and 225 vehicles.



Turkey celebrates children’s day

Schools, government offices and many private companies will be closed Monday April 23 in honor of Children’s Day.

Turkey’s population smaller than estimated

With Turkey’s census almost completed, the population is smaller than estimated. Estimates put the population around 73 million but it seems closer to 65 million.


Turkish parliament takes a stand on underage smoking

Turkish parliament: As of January 2008, shopkeepers who are caught selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors will be fined 1000 YTL.

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Turkish tollbooth workers slowdown traffic

Highway and bridge tollbooth workers have slowed down their pace in protest of some problems. Causing horrible traffic jams especially on Istanbul’s FSM bridge.

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Inteltek is awarded contract for sports betting in Turkey

Inteltek, which is 55% owned by Turkcell, is awarded a one-year contract for operating sports betting in Turkey. Iddaa should taking bets again by the weekend.


Istanbul-Bursa in 75 minutes

Istanbul purchases two fast car ferries to travel the Yenikapi-Bursa route. They will go into service April 2007 and will reduce travel time to 75 minutes.