High-speed train reduces travel time between Istanbul and Ankara to three-and-a-half hours at a cost of 8.6 billion Turkish Liras.
Turkey's Fenerbahce soccer club defeated Romania's Vaslui 4-1 in European Champions League third qualifying round second leg game in Piatra Neamt, Romania.
Opening match of the week will be played between Besiktas and Medical Park Antalyaspor on Friday
Initiative comes as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu holds talks in Doha.
Trust rises 16 points in six months, according to European Union opinion poll.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan discussed Israel-Gaza in an exclusive interview with CNN, and blamed Israel for being a “terror state”