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Fines issued during the pandemic have been canceled.

Fines issued during the pandemic have been canceled.

May 26, 2023

The Constitutional Court of Turkey has issued a decision according to which fines for not using masks and being on the street, etc., will be canceled. Also, citizens have the right to a refund for fines already paid.

Against the background of this news, Kilicdaroglu promised citizens that if he was elected president, he would write off all debts and interest accrued on credit cards. For the main part of the debt, citizens will be provided with interest-free installments of up to three years.

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June 17, 2024

Turkey increases the fees for the passage of vessels through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles from July 1

The fee for vessels transiting the Turkish Strait will increase on 1 July to $5.07. This was announced by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey Abdulkadir Uraloglu. "For the first time in 39 years, the fee for passage through the Straits was increased on October 7, 2022 to $4.08. Then from July 1, 2023 the fee was increased to $4.42. This year, from July 1, the fee will be $5.07. In the future, fees for passage through the Straits will be updated annually on July 1," - said Uraloglu. According to the Montreux Convention, vessels transiting the Turkish Straits are charged three charges: sanitary inspection, lighthouses and rescue operations. The calculation of fees is based on the net tonnage of ships (NRT) and the unit of measurement is "gold francs" indexed to the price of an ounce of gold. If we consider a ship of 10,000 net tonnage, then until the first update in 2022, the fee for passage for such a vessel was a total of $3,240. After July 1, 2024, this vessel will pay already $20,370. Thus, the fees will be increased by 6,3 times. "Thanks to the fees charged, we are constantly improving our infrastructure and traffic monitoring systems to improve the safety of navigation as well as the environmental safety of the Turkish Straits, one of the most risky narrow waterways in the world. Raising the fee will also increase the inflow of foreign currency into the state treasury of Turkey," said the minister.
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June 17, 2024

Turkish Airlines banned flying its flights to the owner of the company "Baruthane Pilavcısı"

The airline Turkish Airlines has entered into a black list of Nedim Shahin, the owner of the catering network "Baruthane Pilavcısı", for the fact that he ate pilaf his own mark on the flight of the airline. During the flight, Shahin demonstrably took out the pilaf with the logo "Baruthane Pilavcısı" and ate it instead of the food provided by the airline. He shared the video on social networks. Shaheen was blacklisted for damaging the THY brand and banned him from using the airline s services for a year.
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June 17, 2024

In Turkey, the penalty for discarded animals will increase 10 times

According to the decree amending certain articles of the current Law 5199 on the protection of animal rights, the fine for those who abandon their animals will be increased tenfold, from 5,000 to 50,000 Turkish lire. The decree also specifies that shelters will not accommodate all homeless animals, but only those who pose a threat to the life and security of citizens. Harmless sterilized dogs, who are cared for and fed by residents of neighbourhoods, will not be touched or returned to the place of residence after sterilization. The proposal is expected to be presented to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the Kurban Bayram, then discussed with the opposition and submitted to Parliament.
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June 17, 2024

"Museum of the Republic" opened in Istanbul 

The Department of Cultural Property of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) restored Makam Taksim, one of the symbolic Ottoman heritage buildings built during the reign of Sultan Mahmud I, and turned it into a museum. The opening ceremony was attended by the mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu. Taksim Maksemi, from which the name of Taksim Square derives, is a structure where the water flowing into the city from the Taksim Water Pipes built by Mahmud I. Taksim Maxem is an important Ottoman construction, which has been active in meeting the city s water needs for hundreds of years. The museum exhibits the history of the Turkish Republic and the personal belongings of Mustafa Kemal Atat rk. The Museum of the Republic can be visited from 10.00 to 19.00 every day except Monday.Address: Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd, 34122 Fatih/İstanbulEntrance tickets: full - 50 lire, for privileged categories of citizens - 15 lire, tourist - 100 lire.
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