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Fiat showcases the new Aegea Project sedan at the Istanbul Motor Show, a Focus-sized sedan set to be produced in Turkey and sold in markets around the world - albeit likely under a different name.


UPDATE: Autosport reports that Tanner Foust has also withdrawn from the World Rallycross Championship event in Turkey, citing personal reasons.


Ruh-roh. It looks like Sebastian Vettel hasn't quite ingratiated himself with his hosts in Istanbul, though there's no telling what (if any) repercussions might ensue.


Formula One and Turkey are apparently on the splits, as Turkish newspaper Haberturk claims that the Turkish Grand Prix won't take place in 2012. Istanbul chamber of commerce chief Murat Yalcintas reportedly told the publication "It looks like the Formula One race won't be held in Istanbul next year." The reported reason for the decision was that Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone (above) raised the race fee from $13 million to $26 million; a price Istanbul doesn't appear eager to meet.


2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. – Click above for high-res image gallery


2010 Turkish Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery


Turkey's Autopia Europa – Click above for high-res image gallery


2009 Turkish Grand Prix – Click above for a high-res image gallery


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