REVIEW OF THE TURKISH PRESS 21.04.2015
Here is a brief summary of today's Turkish newspapers.
Star writes that as the latest painful migrant boat disaster in the Mediterranean has caused grief and reaction throughout the world, The New York Times has criticized Europe's immigration policy in editorials while giving Turkey that opens its doors to refugees as an example. The daily says further that European counties can receive more African immigrants because Turkey has opened its doors to 1.7 million Syrians and European countries don’t attach importance to human values.
Yeni Şafak writes that Ministry of Economy has released "International Direct Investment Information Bulletin" for February. The daily says further that $ 954 million of foreign direct investment inflow accrued in February. According to the daily, foreign capital inflow reached $2.2 million while $ 2 billion 711 million of net international direct investment inflow occurred in the first two months of this year. The daily says that energy, transport, storage and communication sectors took the lead.
Sabah writes that Ordu-Giresun Airport, the first airport built by filling the sea in Turkey and Europe has already attracted investors before its completion. The daily says further that foreign investors are purchasing property before the planned opening in May. The daily quotes Governor İrfan Balkanlıoğlu as having said that foreigners have bought many houses in Ordu, adding that investors want to purchase land for hotel and house investments.
Haber Türk writes that species and number of birds have increased in Turkey thanks to an increase in woodlands and wetlands. The daily says that Ministry of Water Affairs and Forestry took waterfowl census at Turkey's 51 locations last year with universities and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). According to the daily, 1 million 844 thousand 415 birds have been counted out of 99 species. The daily says further that first locations to be counted and maps of fields are determined using GPS. The daily also says that birds can be counted by being observed one by one depending on intensity of flocks and variety of species.
Vatan writes that doors and windows of houses and shops are being painted blue in Bodrum- the most popular tourist destination in Muğla province to preserve the characteristic feature of the district. According to the daily, the painting campaign has been planned to be completed by the end of April. The daily says further that foreign tourists are very pleased with Bodrum's new beautiful image .