Employment in the black market reduces government revenue and leads to cuts in services, experts say.
Debate follows reform allowing construction of hydroelectric power plants in areas that do not have "exceptional" environmental features.
Tourism can reduce stereotypes and nourish a peaceful future, officials say.
Van's honey industry has recovered from ruin, registering a 100 percent production increase compared to last year, producers say.
In August, Hakkari did more business in exports than bigger cities such as Van and Erzurum
A new report by Amnesty International calls for global assistance to help Turkey accommodate the growing number of Syrian refugees.
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani walk past an honour guard at the presidential palace in Ankara on Friday (December 19th). The two leaders discussed regional security issues, including the current status of the situation in Syria, where civil war and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have devastated cities and created a refugee crisis. [AFP]