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Turkey's Internet Tiger Shows Signs of Stirring

Image By Ben Rooney - (WSJ) -  Turkey has that most scarce, yet highly sought-after, attribute among European economies: growth. With this rising tide, is now the time for investors to be contemplating Turkey’s growing Internet economy? Certainly the statistics look good. According to the European Union, Turkey’s real gross-domestic-product growth for 2010 was 9%, compared to just 2% for the 27 EU members. It is forecasting that growth for 2011 will be 7.5% against 1.9% for the EU.

Turkey's Start-Up Scene Comes of Age

ANTALYA — With Turkey displaying that rare commodity among European economies — growth — the country has attracted a great deal of attention from venture capitalists looking for investments. Burak Buyukdemir, founder of the Startup Turkey conference, says the last six months have seen a big change in Turkey’s start-up scene, fueled by Amazon’s deal last December to acquire a minority stake in online flower retailer, Ciceksepeti. This follows eBay’s purchase of GittiGidiyor, one of the country’s leading marketplaces.

Turkey to Buy Two Lockheed F-35 Jets, 15 Textron Helicopters

Image Turkey will purchase two Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) F-35 fighter jets and and 15 helicopters from Textron Inc. (TXT) for the police department, the Defense Industries Undersecretary said today in a statement. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened a meeting with the Defense Industries Undersecretary Murad Bayar, Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz and the military’s Chief of General Staff Necdet Ozel today in Ankara, where the orders were approved.

Runes of Magic to Receive Turkish and Latin American Localization from Aeria Games

Image Aeria Games seems to be making a niche for itself localizing games into neglected regions. Earlier this year, it was announced that the company would take on the localization for Perfect World International for Latin America. Now it's doing the same thing for another game, taking the responsibility of localizing Runes of Magic for both the Latin American market and the Turkish market. That means all of the current live features of Runes of Magic in your native language, assuming your native language is Spanish, Portuguese, or Turkish.

Internet security Provider Addresses Real Dangers of Holiday Shopping Season

Image Based on reports about Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, mobile electronics are taking center stage this holiday season. And while news reports have focused on the aggressive crowds of Black Friday, Internet security provider Comodo believes the role mobile devices have played in this year's sales spotlights a far greater danger for the 2011 holiday season – unprotected mobile shopping and lack of security on the mobile devices purchased by shoppers.

American Journal Experts Launches Turkish Translation Service

Image DURHAM, N.C., American Journal Experts (AJE) now offers Turkish translation to help researchers publish their work in English-language journals. AJE's specialized translation service matches each manuscript with a native-speaking translator who works in the author's field of study.

"The biggest challenge in scientific translation is preserving the author's meaning," said Dr. Laura Stemmle, AJE's Director of Operations. "Having translators who understand the research behind the paper prevents errors that could misrepresent results that scientists have spent months or years on in the lab."

Turkey's First Superhero Is Saving the World!

Image The future of our planet is in danger. Turkey’s first Superhero SüperCan is coming to save the world from evil robots that are destroying the trees and polluting the environment. In this environment themed game, SüperCan fights against evil robots from space who come to destroy the world by cutting down our trees. SüperCan is assisted by Marvel’s legendary heroes Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk in this difficult mission.

The American Turkish Society Supports Space Camp Turkey

ImageThe American Turkish Society  continues its support for Global Friendship Through Space Education by sponsoring U.S. educators and students to participate in "E-Pal Week" taking place at Space Camp Turkey. The Society's support this summer will allow Jose Estrella, principal of the Manhattan Middle School for Scientific Inquiry, Tina Brunson, a teacher at Patria Mirabal Middle School 324 in New York City, and Olvy Nunez, former student at MS 324 to participate in this special summer session, which brings together email pals from schools in Turkey and United States. Space Camp Turkey will be hosting 28 students from the U.S. this year, one of its largest groups ever, along with students from Turkey and Greece.

Turk Telekom Launches Wirofon Promotion for EF Students

Image Turk Telekom partnered foreign languages school EF International Language Center to launch a Wirofon VoIP service promotion aimed at the school's students. Under the terms of the promotion, the first 10,000 EF students who subscribe to Wirofon will get 500 minutes as a monthly bonus for making calls from abroad to fixed lines in Turkey by the end of the year. Making calls using the Wirofon service is possible using mobile phones or computers with access to the internet.

In addition, Turk Telekom has new promotion for young people. Now Wirofon users free talk with each other 6000 minutes in a month. To get more information about Wirofon service go to here
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