Turkcell to sell iPhones from Sept. 26 Turkcell, Turkey's biggest mobile-phone company, will start selling Apple's new 3G iPhone from Sept. 26. Turkcell, which has more than 35 million customers, will sell the phones following an agreement with Apple last month, the company said on its Web site Thursday. Vodafone Group signed a deal with Apple in May to sell the device in 10 countries, including Turkey.
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Passenger car sales fall 8.3 pct
Turkish passenger car sales fell 8.3 percent in August from a year earlier, the second consecutive decline as the cost of borrowing rose. Sales declined to 26,102 units, the Turkish Auto Distributors' Association said in a statement Thursday. Sales of vans and other light commercial vehicles slumped 20.5 percent to 17,568 units, the association said.
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Gov't plans increase in road-building budget
The Justice and Development Party government plans to spend an additional YTL 1.75 billion ($1.4 billion) on building roads before municipal elections next year, business daily Referans reported Friday. The increase would be the third addition to the budget of the roads authority in Ankara and would take 2008 expenditure to YTL 6.3 billion from an original plan of YTL 1.8 billion, the newspaper reported.
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