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Turkey's Industry and Technology Ministry falsely advertised opening a factory in a mass opening event, only to be refuted by the facility's board who said they'd been in business for 45 years. It was later claimed that the name was erroneously added, and that some of the factories had merely been invested in, and not built from scratch.
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank drove off the track while "testing" Istanbul's Formula 1 track ahead of the Nov. 15 race. The race will be returning to the city after a nine-year hiatus.
A former deputy of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was promoted to Director General of the Defense Ministry's Military Factories (AFGM). İmdat Ersoy also served as Deputy Industry and Trade Minister.
Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank has used the deadly explosion in Beirut to advocate the construction of the controversial Kanal Istanbul project, which seeks to carve out an artificial shipping canal on the outskirts of the European side of Istanbul in order to alleviate traffic from the Bosphorus Strait.
Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank has announced that Turkey developed "nationalized" electronic bracelets and they will be delivered to the Justice Ministry starting from September for testing. "We want to speed up the domestic production movement in cooperation with other ministries. The electronic bracelet tender is one of the best examples of that," Varank said.
A recent project by Turkey's Industry and Technology Ministry erected a lift to get visitors to the bottom of the "Heaven Cave," a top attraction in the eastern province of Mersin. While the deputy mayor said they expected this to increase visitors by ten fold, a local architects' representative slammed the project for ruining the local geological structure.