Category: News – Turkey

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Airlines in Turkey launch new UK flights
 

Pegasus Airlines will start flying between Manchester and Istanbul on 1 July, the company has announced. Flights between Manchester Airport and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen will operate five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, a Pegasus press statement said. The new flights will take off from Manchester at 12:40pm, arriving in Istanbul […]

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What’s at stake in Sunday’s local elections in Turkey?
 

On Sunday, 31 March, voters across all 81 provinces in Turkey head to the polls to select their local representatives, from city council leaders to village heads. It will be the country’s first elections since last year’s Presidential Elections that the incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won in the first round. Since then the country has […]

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Australia tones down furious diplomatic response after Turkey says Erdoğan ‘coffins’ comment ‘taken out of context’

Turkey and Australia are “making progress” in mending their relations after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan angered Prime Minister Scott Morrison by warning that those who come to Turkey with ill intentions would be sent back in coffins “like your grandfathers were” in 1915. Mr Erdoğan was referring to the fate of soldiers from Australia and […]

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İmamoğlu vs. Yıldırım: who are the two main candidates running for Istanbul Mayor?

Turkey is gearing up for Local Elections taking place next Sunday, 31 March 2019. As the biggest metropolis in Turkey, Istanbul carries huge significance among the 30 metropolitan municipalities whose council members will be decided in next week’s vote. T-VINE compares the two main candidates running to become Istanbul Mayor: former Prime Minister and joint […]

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Welcome Spring! Happy nevruz! Newroz piroz be!

Every 21stMarch, people living in Anatolia, Central and South East Asia celebrate the arrival of Spring, called “Nevruz” by the Turks and “Newroz” by the Kurds. The word Nevruz is derived from the Farsi word for “new day”. It transcends faiths and ethnicities, as people from Iran to India greet the Spring Equinox. “Nevruz” is […]

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Turkish tycoons in global rich list
 

Entrepreneurs from Turkey and North Cyprus are among the richest people in the world, according to the latest league table of billionaires. A total of 25 businessmen and women from Turkey have made it on to the 2019 list, joined by one Turkish Cypriot, Suat Günsel. The combined wealth of Turkey’s mega rich was $43.1 […]

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Turkey blasts European Parliament over call to suspend EU accession talks

A vote by the European Parliament (EP) urging EU leaders to suspend stalled accession talks with Turkey has been blasted as “meaningless”, “worthless” and “groundless”. On Wednesday 370 out of 622 MEPs present voted in favour of adopting a 2018 report calling for the suspension of Turkey’s accession negotiations, with 109 votes against and 143 […]

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Turkish ad agency loses client after copying Audi’s advert

One of Turkey’s leading advertising agencies found itself in hot water when its new campaign for a client closely resembled a car commercial by German car manufacturer Audi. The television commercial for mobile technology and gaming firm Peak Games first aired on Feb 18., broadcast simultaneously on 41 Turkish TV channels. Initially the 3-minute clip […]