Monthly Archives: October 2018

CHP calls for investigation committee in parliament over Khashoggi’s disappearance

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has proposed that an investigation committee in parliament should be set up to follow the case of the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “All details about the missing journalist should be examined,” Kılıçdaroğlu told reporters in London. “If Turkey allowed … Continue reading

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Ara Güler’s ‘time machine‘

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After the death of Turkey’s internationally known photojournalist Ara Güler on Oct. 17, daily Hürriyet’s photojournalist Sebati Karakurt tells us about him. It was 1957. Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square was filled with curious people. Meatball and sherbet sellers kept to the corners of the square. After all, they would … Continue reading

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CHP News: Local polls may bring end of Turkey’s main opposition: Erdoğan

The March 2019 local election may bring the end of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) with Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu at its helm, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Oct. 22.  from Hürriyet Daily News https://ift.tt/2NUBXPT via CHPEU

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Turkey’s defense, aerospace industry exports to hit $2 bln in 2018

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Turkey’s defense and aerospace industry exports this year are expected to top $2 billion, said the nation’s defense industries chief on Oct. 19. Speaking at Anadolu Agency’s Finance Desk, İsmail Demir said that Turkey’s defense and aerospace industry exports had already reached around $1.5 billion as of October, an annual … Continue reading

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CHP leader slams gov’t for letting Khashoggi murder suspects leave Turkey

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the Turkish government for conducting a belated search at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, while also accusing it of letting the suspects accused of killing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi leave Turkey. “The [Saudi] king made … Continue reading

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Top euro court orders Turkey to pay 35,000 euros over medical negligence

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Oct. 23 ordered Turkey to pay 35,000 euros in non-pecuniary damages to six applicants concerning three separate medical negligence cases. One of the cases was filed by a married Turkish couple who applied to … Continue reading

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Turkey’s fantasy war on inflation

Turkey’s fantasy war on inflation Mustafa Sonmez October 23, 2018 Article SummaryAnkara has declared an “all-out fight against inflation,” cajoling sellers into 10% discounts and sending municipal police to hunt hoarders, and while this bizarre strategy is unlikely to bear … Continue reading

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Two Turkish universities make top 200 of Times Higher Education’s list

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Two universities from Turkey, Koç University in Istanbul and Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in Ankara, have made it to the top 200 of the Times Higher Education’s (THE) first set of subject rankings releases for 2019. Koç University found itself in the range ranking from … Continue reading

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87 percent of Turkish women want to work in paid employment: ILO Turkey director

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Some 87 percent of women in Turkey want to work in paid employment, 17 percent above the world average, the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Turkey director Numan Özcan has said. “Women in Turkey want to take an active role in the economy, more than other women in the world,” Özcan … Continue reading

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Commission asks Turkey to respect international agreements after new spat with Greece

The European Union remains committed to good neighbourly relations and respect of international agreements, an EU spokesperson told EURACTIV.com following tensions between Athens and Ankara on the expansion of territorial waters in the Aegean. from EURACTIV.com – Feeds https://ift.tt/2NZnAd7 via CHP Brussels

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Turkey prevents irregular migration of 430,000 in 2018

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Irregular migration of 430,000 people in 2018 have been prevented as a result of Turkey’s improved security measures, according to security sources. Border guards in southern Hatay province, which borders Syria’s Idlib, Afrin and Latakia regions, conduct 24-hour foot patrols along the border. … Continue reading

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Turkey says Russian S-400 systems installation to begin October 2019

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Turkey will begin works for the deployment of the Russian made S-400 air defense systems by October 2019, the defense minister has said, informing that selected military personnel will be sent to Russia for training on how to use the sophisticated anti-ballistic weapons. “As a result of the deal … Continue reading

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Currency woes hit pharmacies, drug supplies in Turkey

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Patients are finding it increasingly difficult to acquire drugs in the market, and the main reason behind the problems regarding drug supplies is the currency rates, Nurten Saydan, the head of the Employer Pharmacists’ Association (TEİS), has said. The Turkish Lira has … Continue reading

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No Examination Could Be Conducted in Consul’s Residence, Consul General Leaves Turkey

While an examination could be done in the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in İstanbul as part of the Khashoggi investigation, no examination could be conducted in the Consul’s residence. The Consul General has returned to his country. from bianet … Continue reading

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CHP leader vows to defend party’s shares in İşbank

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to defend his party’s shares in lender İşbank. “We will do whatever possible on the legal ground,” Kılıçdaroğlu said at his party’s parliamentary group meeting on Oct. 16. “He … Continue reading

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Turkey’s unemployment rate hits 10.8 pct in July

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The annual unemployment rate in Turkey hit 10.8 percent with a 0.1 percent year-on-year increase, the country’s statistical authority stated on Oct. 15. The unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in the previous month. “The number of unemployed persons aged 15 … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Church bans citizens from visiting churches in Turkey

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Russian clerics have warned their citizens against visiting churches in Turkey after the Russian Orthodox Church’s decision to sever all relations with the Fener Greek Patriarchatein Istanbul. “All [Orthodox] churches in Turkey, including the ones in Istanbul and Ankara, have been banned to our congregation. … Continue reading

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Istanbul metro receives first reverse vending machine

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Istanbul’s İTÜ-Ayazağa metro station has become the first station to receive a newly launched vending machine that accepts recyclable cans and bottles as currency. The city transportation pass, known as an Istanbul Card (Istanbul Kart), can be topped up by simply depositing a … Continue reading

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Turkey’s budget sees $12.3 billion deficit in first nine months: Ministry

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Turkey’s central government budget balance posted a deficit of 56.7 billion Turkish Liras ($12.35 billion) from January to September with a 79.4 percent year-on-year increase, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on Oct. 15. The country’s budget revenues totaled 546.8 billion liras … Continue reading

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First prayer at 1,500-year-old Mor Samuel Church after 60 years

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The Mor Samuel (Shmuel) Church, located in the Anıtlı (previously known as the “Hah”) village in the Midyat district of the southeastern province of Mardin, hosted its first religious ceremony in the last 60 years on Oct. 15. “Mor Samuel Church has been among … Continue reading

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