The EU humanitarian strategy under the Facility has had substantial impact on the ground in 2016.
In one year, an unprecedented amount of €517 million of humanitarian assistance for the refugees in Turkey has been contracted, including the biggest ever EU humanitarian assistance project – the Emergency Social Safety Net – for an initial amount of €348 million.
Previously the airline launched seasonal direct flights, but as of 31 October, the airline will operate an all-year-round flight between the two destinations - meaning travellers wanting to explore the Turkish Basilica Cistern, the Hagia Sophia or the Grand Bazaar are now able to catch a flight seven times a week from South Africa or Turkey.
Dating programs, which draw high ratings and large ad revenues, have been a hot topic this year.
Petitions have called for their bans and lawmakers across the political spectrum have criticized the programs as having a negative influence on families.
Contracts have been signed for 37 projects worth €1.45 billion, out of which €748 million has been disbursed.
Turkey is a unique destination of diverse qualities.
Most recently, contracts worth over €200 million were signed to boost education infrastructure, build and equip schools and to facilitate access to schooling for tens of thousands of refugee children.
The European Union thus provides the most vulnerable refugees with the chance for a better life in Turkey.
Government spokesman Numan Kurtulmus has described them as contrary to Turkish customs and religion.
The state of emergency that followed last summer's coup attempt has allowed the Turkish government to rule by decrees.
Since then, more than 47,000 people have been arrested and 100,000 have been purged for alleged connections to terror organizations. S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen orchestrated the coup attempt.
Cape Town - Turkish Airlines has confirmed that it will be launching a direct flight between Cape Town and Istanbul, come November 2016.
Turkey is one of the most beautiful and historically rich countries in the world so it is easy to understand that among the flawless white sand beaches and ancient palaces that this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.