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Partisanship appointment blocks Turkey’s road to Europe

Turkey wants to get out of the Council of Europe’s (CoE) monitoring process as soon as possible, according to Hürriyet Daily News representative in Ankara Serkan Demirtaş. It is not rocket science to guess what it takes to get out. Whatever … Continue reading

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Economic morale in Turkey drops to lowest in decade

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Turkey’s economic morale index dropped 4.8 percent in October, according to a statement by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Oct. 31. The economic confidence index, which was 71 in September, decreased to 67.5, according to the statement. This is the lowest figure since January 2009, according to TÜİK … Continue reading

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Thousands have already booked their seats for popular Eastern Express

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With the winter approaching, the demand for seats on the Eastern Express, a train service that links the capital Ankara with the eastern province of Kars, has surged again, as the number of tickets sold so far for the winter months reached … Continue reading

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EBRD invests in Turkish retailer’s lira-denominated bond

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Friday it has invested in lira-denominated bond issued by Turkish retailer Migros. “In a move to support deepening local currency and local capital markets in Turkey, the EBRD has invested 9 million lira … Continue reading

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Opposition leaders skip reception and presidential greeting on Republic Day

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Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener celebrated the founding of the Turkish Republic at the official ceremony in Anıtkabir, however, did not participate in the rest of the program at the presidential palace and the reception held in Istanbul. In … Continue reading

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CHP leader criticizes gov’t over death of two soldiers

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The main opposition leader has slammed the government after two soldiers died of hypothermia while keeping the night guard in the eastern Anatolian province, demanding a full-scale probe into the incident. “Why are two of our troops martyred in the 21st century? … Continue reading

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Europe’s top rights court fines Turkey over inaction on newspapers targeting two former academics

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Oct. 30 fined Turkey over local courts’ inaction on various newspapers targeting two former academics, İbrahim Özden Kaboğlu and Baskın Oran, over a report on minority rights. In 2004, the general meeting of the Advisory Board, a public body … Continue reading

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Turkey’s lira firms, extends recovery

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Turkey’s lira firmed nearly 1 percent on Oct. 29, extending its recent rally after investor worries were partially eased. The lira, which slumped in August and at one stage was down 47 percent since the start of the year, has … Continue reading

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Monument in İzmir receives two awards from England

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The Monument of Atatürk, His Mother and Women’s Rights Monument in İzmir’s Karşıyaka Square, which was renewed this year and reached a height of 41.7 meters, received two grand awards at the International Property Awards held in England. Professor Tamer Başoğlu, who made the monument in 1972, received the … Continue reading

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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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