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Turkey Lifts Greece-bound Boat Ban

A ban on all Greece-bound Turkish-flagged boats was lifted, following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis and Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

Boat Ban to Top Turkish Transport Minister’s Agenda in Athens

Turkey’s Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan will arrive in Athens to discuss the decision to ban all Turkish-flagged yachts from travelling to Greece.

Turkey Hopes Transport Minister’s Athens Visit to Resolve Boat Ban Issue

Turkey expressed its wish to lift a ban on Greece-bound yachts and ferries when the country’s transport minister, Ahmet Arslan, visits Greece this month.

North Aegean Governor Urges Resolution of Turkish Sailing Restriction

North Aegean Governor Christiana Kalogirou is calling for immediate action in order for Turkey's ban on Greece-bound yachts, sailboats and ferries to be lifted.

Turkey Bans Greece-bound Sailing

Turkey’s transport ministry said it was banning travel to Greece on yachts, sailboats and ferries after Greek authorities seized 11 vessels for violating maritime regulation.

More Turkish Travelers Vacationing on the Greek Islands

The number of travelers from neighboring Turkey to the Greek islands hit a record high in the first half of 2017 up by 50 percent.

Turkish Lira’s Nosedive a Blow to Tourism, Economy

The Turkish lira's record low in the first week of the year has come on top of extremist attacks, a failed and fatal coup, and a diplomatic row with Russia, to take a toll on the country’s tourism.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Turkey Eyeing Tax-free Tourist Zones along Aegean Coast

Aiming to attract all the more tourists to its shores, Turkey is examining the creation of tax-free tourist zones, Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said.

HATTA Backs Greek-Turkish Tourism Alliance

Boosting the mutual flow of tourism and developing common strategies for the cooperation of sector enterprises between Turkey and Greece was the focus of the Greek-Turkish Tourism Workshop held in Izmir, Turkey, on April 6.
Posted On 15 Apr 2015