Toyota, ALJ to recall Yaris 2006-2010 models

Updated 12 June 2014
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Toyota, ALJ to recall Yaris 2006-2010 models

Toyota announced that it is going through its distributor Abdul Latif Jameel Co. (ALJ) to recall specific Yaris models built between 2006 and 2010 for a special maintenance campaign.
Toyota pointed out that the recall is to replace the seat track, to avoid movement of the spring that locks the seat in position in case of accidents. ALJ will announce the campaign through local newspapers very soon after completion of preparations and arrival of spare parts from Japan.
However, ALJ spokesperson stated that the recall is a preventative measure only and it is not expected that all vehicles will experience this condition. He added that owners of the models included in the campaign will be contacted as per the procedures adopted in previous similar campaigns conducted by the company.
ALJ confirmed that all tests and installations will be free of cost during the campaign, which comes in line with ALJ’s efforts to achieve continuous improvement.
ALJ has put up a site for the special service informing owners of Toyota Yaris (2006 to 2009 YM) to log on and register at http://www.toyota.com.sa/en/pcamp_yar.asp.
As the largest Toyota independent distributor worldwide, ALJ operates above 1,000 after sales service centers across the Kingdom, while delivery of spare parts has reached 98 percent.
According to Nielsen, Focal Point and the ALJ studies, customer satisfaction ranged between 82 percent and 86 percent in 2013, during which the company provided 57,000 training hours for its after-sales service staff, and provided 22 million work hours in the field of maintenance.
After sales service staff includes above 12,000 employees who secured the first position for the company through a period of 38 years. All such achievements are attributed to the outstanding performance and the valuable services that ALJ is providing and improving day after day, since 1955.


Turkey set to begin oil and gas drilling off Cyprus

Updated 21 February 2019
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Turkey set to begin oil and gas drilling off Cyprus

  • “In the coming days we will start drilling with two ships around Cyprus,” Turkish foreign minister said
  • Turkey and the Cypriot government have overlapping claims of jurisdiction in the eastern Mediterranean

ISTANBUL: Turkey will begin drilling for oil and gas near Cyprus in coming days, state-owned news agency Anadolu reported Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu saying on Thursday, a move that could stoke tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece.
Turkey and the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government have overlapping claims of jurisdiction for offshore oil and gas research in the eastern Mediterranean, a region thought to be rich in natural gas.
“In the coming days we will start drilling with two ships around Cyprus,” Cavusoglu was quoted as saying in a speech to a business conference in western Turkey’s Aydin province.
“Let those who come to the region from far away, and their companies, see that nothing can be done in that region without us. Nothing at all can be done in the Mediterranean without Turkey, we will not allow that,” Cavusoglu said.
Turkey launched its first drillship “Fatih” in October to drill off the coast of Turkey’s southern Antalya province. It said a second ship that it purchased would operate in the Black Sea, but was diverted to the Cyprus area.
Breakaway north Cyprus, which is supported by Turkey, says any offshore wealth also belongs to them, as partners in the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus in 1960.
The island was divided in 1974 after a Turkish invasion triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. Countless peacemaking endeavours have failed, and offshore wealth has increasingly complicated peace negotiations, with Greek Cypriots saying the matter is not up for discussion.