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May 24, 2024

The Turkish government is preparing to introduce a progressive tax on registration of property rights for owners of more than one property

News for those who are going to sell their apartments/villas and for those who have several of them. According to the information received, the government is preparing to increase the tax and duties for registration of ownership of housing for those who own more than one property. In addition, it is expected that those who sell their property after five years of ownership will also be taxed. Even if 5-10 or even 50 years have passed since the purchase of the house, the profit from the increase in value will be calculated and taxed on the day of sale. When calculating the tax, the current market value of the property will be taken as a basis, which will be determined on the basis of mandatory assessment reports. These measures are expected to come into force in June 2024. Total:- increased tax rate on the sale of real estate for owners of more than one property- the obligation to pay tax even if the property has been owned for more than 5 years- mandatory expert assessment of real estate when selling it
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May 24, 2024

In Antalya, 42 ships were fined more than 91 million liras

The Antalya Metropolitan Municipality intervened in the situation with ships polluting the sea. The municipality monitors vessels using the Electronic Vessel Inspection System (EGDS), which has been implemented to prevent marine pollution. As part of the program, PTZ cameras with a 40x optical zoom function, 20 thermal imaging cameras with an automatic identification system, as well as a ground radar with a range of 90 miles were installed at 20 different points. Thanks to cameras that can take clear and close-up pictures, ships polluting the seas are detected instantly. Inspection boats take samples at the place where a vessel polluting the sea is found. According to the results of analyses and recordings from cameras, administrative sanctions are imposed on vessels found to be polluted by the sea. With the help of the EGDS, which was put into operation on July 5, 2023, 42 ships polluting the sea were detected. As a result, 91 million 766 thousand liras of administrative fines were imposed. The income received by the metropolitan municipality from fines is used in environmental projects.
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May 24, 2024

In Turkey, the accident report can now be filled out electronically via e-devlet

A new service is coming into force that will make life easier for drivers who have a minor accident on the road. Currently, data on accidents involving two cars can be entered into the system. To do this, you need to log in to the e-government via the smartphone app. In case of chain accidents, the protocol must be filled out on paper, as before. The accident report can be entered from all e-devlet accounts where a two-step login is open. How do I fill out an accident certificate in the electronic government? 1 - Enter "Accident Report" in the search box2- Select one of the options "Create a new report" or "Include in a new report"3- Enter the current location.4- Entering information about the vehicle.5- Description of the incident6- Upload photos related to the accident.7- Entering information about the insurance policy8- The report is filled out and sent to the insurance information center Now, by photographing the accident on their phone, drivers can remove cars from the road and quickly draw up a protocol without disrupting the movement of other vehicles.
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May 23, 2024

Turkey and Romania have signed six trade agreements. The goal is a trade turnover of $15 billion.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a joint press conference with Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolaku after a meeting of the High-level Strategic Cooperation Council. Turkey and Romania, two coastal countries and NATO allies in the Black Sea, cooperate in areas such as the defense industry, the armed forces, the fight against terrorism and many other areas. Erdogan: "Today, by signing a joint declaration with the Prime Minister, we have ensured the creation of a high-level Turkey-Romania Strategic Cooperation Council. We have concluded 6 trade agreements. The goal of our cooperation is to increase trade volumes to $15 billion. Let me remind you that the volume of mutual trade has exceeded the $10 billion mark for two years in a row, and the investments of our companies in Romania have approached $8 billion." Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolaku: "We can say that Turkey is one of our most important allies in NATO, a strategic partner, a good neighbor and friend. I would like to thank President Erdogan for a special gesture, thanks to which Romanians will be able to come to Turkey with Romanian identity cards from June 1." "I would like to thank the Prime Minister of Romania and his delegation for the visit. We hope that our next meeting will take place in Bucharest," Erdogan added.
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May 23, 2024

The law on the euthanasia of stray dogs is being prepared for consideration in the Turkish Parliament

In accordance with President Erdogan's request, the ruling justice and Development Party, AKP, has begun drafting a law that will oblige stray dogs to be euthanized on the grounds that they pose a "danger to life." The AKP has prepared a bill, referring to the demands of citizens who have been victims of stray dog attacks, the proposal is scheduled to be submitted to parliament in the coming days. According to the new bill, stray dogs will first try to find owners. Municipalities will photograph dogs and post ads on their websites. Within 30 days, dogs that have not been adopted will be euthanized with injections of drugs.The animals that will be taken by the new owners will be chipped, and they will be monitored by the Ministry of Agriculture. If the owner leaves the animal on the street or does not fulfill his duties, the sanctions provided for by the Law on Animal Protection will be applied to him. The bill provoked a strong reaction from animal rights advocates. Animal lovers claim that this law will lead to the extermination of stray animals and is not a solution to the problem.
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May 23, 2024

Turkey has risen by 8 positions, taking 29th place in the World Travel and Tourism Index of the World Economic Forum

According to the Travel and Tourism Index 2024 (TTDI) report prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Turkey rose 8 positions and took 29th place among 119 countries. The World Travel and Tourism Index has been analyzing the travel and tourism sectors of countries since 2007, taking into account many factors, Turkey's index of 4.39 points is 10.6% higher than the global average and 3% higher than the European average, making Turkey enter the category that includes Italy, Spain, Malta and Croatia. Turkey is the second country in the world that pays the most attention to tourism. Turkey has improved the priority of travel and tourism by 14% and has risen by 18 positions, becoming the second country in the world that pays the most attention to tourism. Turkey has improved its air transport infrastructure, rising by 10 indicators in this category and taking 8th place among the top 10 countries in the world. According to the indicator "Cultural assets", Turkey rose by 7 positions and took 16th place in the field not related to entertainment. According to the criterion of natural resources, Turkey rose by 24 positions and took 32nd place in this category.
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May 22, 2024

The authority to declare mobilization in the country has passed to the President

According to a decree published in the Official Gazette signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Provision on Mobilization and Martial Law of 1990 was abolished. Instead, the "Regulations on Mobilization and Martial Law" were published. The right to declare mobilization passed from the Council of Ministers to the President. Now, in the event of a situation that makes war, uprisings, riots against the republic inevitable, threats to the integrity of the country and the unity of the people inside the state or from outside, the President is solely authorized to declare general or partial mobilization.
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May 22, 2024

Turkey will introduce visa-free travel for Romanian citizens from June 1, 2024

According to the presidential decree signed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan and published in the Official Gazette of Turkey, Romanian citizens will be able to enter Turkey with an identity card (buletin) without necessarily presenting a passport, as previously required. The maximum period of visa-free stay will be up to 90 days during a 180-day period. The decree was signed during the visit of Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolaku to Turkey.
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May 22, 2024

The largest tourist mega catamaran with an all-inclusive system - Cosmos Moonlight - has started its journey in Turkey!

What is Cosmos Moonlight? This luxury mega catamaran impresses with its futuristic design and dimensions: 50 meters long, 20 meters wide and four decks accommodating up to 300 people. On board there are two restaurants with an author's menu, a nightclub with invited DJs and a bar with professional mixologists, and an Xbox and PlayStation play area for children. Programs and routes. This season, Cosmos Moonlight departs daily from the Nirvana Dolce Vita Hotel (Kemer, Cirala Bay). Two programs are available: Day program (with children over 7 years old): Time: from 9.00 to 15.00Brunch and drinks according to the "Ultra all inclusive" system, a play area for childrenCost: 200 euros, for guests of Nirvana hotels 100 eurosEvening program (dinner 7+ and night club 18+): Time: from 18:30 to 01.00Dinner and a party with a laser showCost: 250 euros, for guests of Nirvana hotels 125 euros
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May 22, 2024

Support for women entrepreneurs from Hepsiburada

Nilhan Onal Gokchetekin, CEO of Hepsiburada, delivered a speech at the opening of the event, which aroused great interest from technology enthusiasts. In her speech, Gokchetekin shared her views on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in general. She particularly noted the importance of digitalization of business and the role of women entrepreneurs in this area. Gokchetekin noted that Hepsiburada is one of the rare companies whose founder and CEO is a woman: "Even among Nasdaq companies, there is no company like us. We believe in the power of women and want to attract and retain world-class talent. 38% of our engineers are women. This figure is higher than the global average, and we intend to increase it even more." Gokcetin stated that within the framework of the "Technological Power for Women Entrepreneurs" program, over 8 years, Hepsiburada has supported 50,000 women, showing the whole of Turkey what women can achieve if they are given the necessary support and encouragement. By the end of 2030, Hepsiburada intends to increase the number of women using this program to 120 thousand. Hepsiburada is the largest Turkish e-commerce company, the first and only Turkish company included in the NASDAQ index. To date, Hepsiburada has provided digitalization support to more than 400 thousand companies and contributed to the employment of about 5 million people.
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May 21, 2024

Illegal buildings on Turkish beaches will be demolished

Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Mehmet Ozhaseki made a number of statements before the start of the tourist season: - We will remove all illegal buildings on our beaches and provide our people with comfortable access to the coast and beaches - We will also organize a hotline through which citizens will be able to inform us about such buildings. - The maximum that hotels can do is to put sun loungers, however, they should not prevent citizens from passing to the sea. - We are strengthening control over yachts and pleasure craft and unauthorized waste releases from them. All yachts will be required to register in a single system. They will also be forbidden to come close to the shore.
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May 21, 2024

The service fee in Turkish restaurants is charged illegally

Mukahit Sarachli, vice-president of the TUKONFED Legal Commission, said that restaurants and other catering establishments do not have the right to charge the so-called service fee, which restaurant workers have increasingly included in the bill lately. "If you see the "service fee" item in the invoice, you have every right not to pay it, and also file a complaint by calling Alo 175 or on the website of the Unfair Competition Council of the Ministry of Commerce," Sarachly explained.
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