Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Turkish economy grows by 1.6 percent in Q3

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Turkey’s economy grew by 1.6 percent in the third quarter of 2018 compared with the same period of last year, the country’s statistical authority announced on Dec. 10. The economy expanded at 7.2 percent and 5.3 percent in the first and second quarters, respectively. Calendar adjusted gross domestic … Continue reading

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Poor media literacy ‘making Turks vulnerable to fake news’

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The low level of media literacy in Turkey has been making its people vulnerable to fake news, according to Şükrü Oktay Kılıç, a digital content strategist at verification platform teyit.org. “One in two internet users say they are subjected to fake news. They are not … Continue reading

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Turkey-EU reform group to focus on ‘justice reform’

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The Turkish government is set to hold this year’s second Reform Action Group meeting on Dec. 11, resuming the talks after a three-year pause in a move signaling its determination to join the European Union. A statement issued after the previous Reform … Continue reading

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Istanbul ranked as 15th most congested city in world

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Istanbul has ranked 15th among the cities with the most traffic in the world, according to a new report by transportation analytics firm INRIX. Among European countries, on the other hand, Istanbul ranked fourth in terms of worst traffic. According to INRIX’s Global … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Postal Service Handed Over to Wealth Fund, Again

In a new presidential decree, shares of the Post and Telegraph Organization (PTT) have been handed over to the Wealth Fund, which is chaired by the President. The fund already holds the shares of the PTT for almost two years. … Continue reading

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2 Thousand 880 Citizens of Turkey Apply for EU Asylum in October

In October 2018, 2 thousand 880 citizens of Turkey applied for asylum in EU countries. 17 thousand 300 citizens of Turkey are currently awaiting reply for their applications. from bianet https://ift.tt/2SKokWw via CHPEU

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