Category Archives: Bolu

Ramadan begins

Muslims in Turkey celebrate the start of the holy month of Ramadan Thursday.

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AK Party is re-elected

Turkish voters re-elect the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Sunday. With almost 47% of the overall vote it is estimated that AKP will hold 341 seats in parliament.

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Both lanes of Bolu tunnel open for use

An inauguration ceremony was held for the Ankara-Istanbul lane of the Bolu Mountain tunnel Tuesday. Both direction of the tunnel are now open for use.

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Large May Day demonstration expected Tuesday

Many Turkish labor unions and workers are expected to hold large demonstrations Tuesday in honor of International Workers’ Day (May Day).

Buying a home is next to impossible for most Turks

Most people in Turkey cannot afford to buy a home. The average monthly loan payment is 1800 YTL, which is higher than 80% of the population’s monthly income.

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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.

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