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Turkey's ASELSAN and IBM Have Signed a Deal to Develop Batteries for Electric Cars PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:06

The companies also plan to start development of a new generation of batteries. DHA Photo
Turkish defense company ASELSAN and IBM have signed a deal to develop batteries that will enable electric cars to make journeys five times longer than the current distance after being charged, the company said in a written statement on Nov. 24.

The agreement was signed by ASELSAN General Manager Faik Eken and IBM Vice President Kenneth J. Keating Jr. to conduct research and development activities together on Metal-Air batteries for use in electric cars during the initial stage.

The companies will then start to develop a new generation of batteries.

“Metal-Air Batteries, which are planned to be developed jointly by ASELSAN and IBM, will be able to have five times more power storage capacity than a Li-on battery. The new batteries will thus become a milestone on the road to resolving a range of problems in electric cars,” said the statement.

An electric car with Li-on technologies can travel 160 kilometers (100 miles) after being charged, but the new Metal-Air technologies will enable such cars to travel 800 km (500 miles) after being charged, according to the statement.

ASELSAN and IBM will also cooperate in developing integrated circuits for a series of different radar technologies.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:12 )
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 November 2014 20:17

Where Innovators Gather

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

The International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) showcases more than 
3,500 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; aconference program with 250 sessions; and more than 150,000 attendees from more than 140 countries.

And because it is owned and produced by the 
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Find out more about the thought leaders who come to CES by checking out the 2014 CES Attendee Audit.

2015 International CES Exhibit Hours

  • Tuesday, January 6: 10 AM-6 PM

  • Wednesday, January 7: 9 AM-6 PM

  • Thursday, January 8: 9 AM-6 PM

  • Friday, January 9: 9 AM-4 PM

Please note the hours for C Space at ARIA are slightly different than the other CES venues. C Space closes early on Thursday (4 PM) and all day Friday. 

Official Show Locations
CES Tech East: Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC)/the Westgate Las Vegas (Westgate) and Renaissance Las Vegas (Renaissance)
CES Tech West: Sands Expo (Sands), The Venetian, The Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn (Wynn/Encore)
C Space at ARIA

Contact Us
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
866-233-7968 (U.S.),
+1 703-907-7605 (Outside U.S.)

Product Categories

The International CES features products—and the companies that create them—from consumer technology markets, including:

  • 3D Printing
  • Accessories
  • Audio
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Computer Hardware/Software/Services
  • Content Creation & Distribution
  • Digital Imaging/Photography
  • Electronic Gaming
  • Fitness and Sports
  • Health and Biotech
  • Internet Services
  • Online Media
  • Robotics
  • Sensors 
  • Smart Home
  • Startups
  • Video
  • Wearables 
  • Wireless Devices & Services

World-Changing Innovations Announced at CES

The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed our lives.


Last Updated ( Monday, 24 November 2014 14:53 )
Turkey’s Real Estate Sector Attracts Increasing Numbers of Foreign Property Buyers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 November 2014 14:58

Foreign realty investors flood into Turkey 

Offering competitively priced properties in one of the most promising emerging markets, Turkey’s real estate sector continues to attract increasing numbers of foreign property buyers. According to data by the Turkish Statistical Institute, property purchases by foreigners in the first 9 months of this year already exceeded the 2013 total -more than 13,600 houses were purchased by foreigners between January-September of this year compared to 12,200 in 2013-, while the property sales to foreigners in September increased by a whopping 81 percent year-on-year.

Foreigners bought USD 3.1 billion worth of real estate in Turkey between January and September of this year, a solid increase of 55 percent over USD 1.9 billion was observed in the same period of 2013. The real estate sales to foreigners also constitute one third of the foreign direct investments, USD 9.3 billion, that Turkey attracted in the given period.

The country’s most visited tourism destination, Antalya is the most popular location preferred by foreign property buyers, with 4874 housing units sold to foreign nationals between January-September 2014. Istanbul, Turkey’s largest metropolis and financial capital came second with 3900 houses purchased by foreigners in the first 9 months of 2014.

Real estate purchases by foreigners in Turkey reached an amount of USD 3 billion in 2013, rising by 15 percent over the previous year, after Turkish laws on property ownership by foreigners were eased in 2012. The country also grants residency permits to foreigners who acquire property. 


Simits are Taking Over NYU with the Opening of Simit + Smith PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 November 2014 19:54

Simits are Taking Over NYU with the Opening of Simit + Smith

Simit, which is a circular bread, typically encrusted with sesame seeds, has a long history in Istanbul, Turkey since 1525. It seems that Manhattan is now turning into simit central. Today TACCI Premium Member Simit + Smith has opened its doors to the public at NYU on 11 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003. Well, it marked the opening day of their fifth simit shop in Manhattan.  

To some, simit tastes more like a bagel/pretzel hybrid but for some it is totally unrelated to bagels or pretzels. If you would like to decide it yourself, make your way to one of the Simit + Smith locations. 
They also feature breakfast options, simit sandwiches, paninis, and salads which will make your day.

Cliffside Park, NJ 
(Factory Store)

721 Anderson Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Near the corner of Lafayette and Anderson

Upper West Side
124 W. 72nd St, New York, NY 10023
Between Columbus and Amsterdam

Worth Street
111 Worth St, New York, NY 10013
Between Broadway & Lafayette

Financial District

100 William St, New York, NY 10038
On the corner of John and William

1400 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
on 38th St. between Broadway and 6th Ave.

11 Waverly Place. New York, NY 10003

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2014 20:40 )
Turkey's TUPRAS to Purchase Iraqi oil PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:26

Turkey's TUPRAS to buy Iraqi oil

TUPRAS will buy the oil which is transported from Iraq to Turkey's Ceyhan port on the Mediterranean cost

Turkey’s oil refinery company, Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation, TUPRAS will purchase the oil extracted by the Iraqi Kurdish administration which will be sold by Iraq's National Oil Company, SOMO.

"TUPRAS will buy the oil which is transported from Iraq to Turkey's Ceyhan port on the Mediterranean cost but the amount and time are yet to be determined," said TUPRAS Deputy Director Hasan Tan at the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit 2014 in Istanbul on Thursday.

Last week, the two sides reached an agreement whereby the Iraqi Kurdish government would export 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day through Turkey.

As this benefits the central Iraqi government, in return Baghdad has agreed to transfer the Kurdish Regional Government its share of the federal budget, which comes to $500 million.

Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz yesterday announced the central Iraqi government in a couple of days will restart transporting oil which was halted in March.




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