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Turkey’s state-of-the-art communications tower opens in Istanbul

Turkey’s president inaugurated the state-of-the-art Camlica TV-Radio Tower in Istanbul on Saturday.

Situated on a hill overlooking Turkey’s largest city, the hi-tech communications tower will fulfill all broadcasting and transmission requirements in Istanbul.

It has the capacity to air 100 FM radio broadcasts at the same time – a first in the world.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the tower is one of Turkey’s most significant investments and a project symbolizing the country’s vision in the modern era.

It will allow authorities to do away with the multiple communications towers that marred the city’s skyline and posed health risks for the population.

The tower is proof of the Justice and Development (AK) Party’s environment-friendly policies, the president said.

With its highest point standing at more than 580 meters (over 1,900 feet) above sea level, the Camlica Tower is now the tallest structure in Istanbul.

It is expected to be a major attraction for visitors to the…

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