Tag: Turkey

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Special Turkey media panel debate with Can Dündar, Deniz Yücel and Aidan White

Event details updated* UK Turkish-Kurdish community group is holding a panel discussion to discuss the state of democracy in Turkey. Two of the panellists, journalists Can Dündar and Deniz Yücel, have first-hand experience of Turkey’s dysfunctional judicial system, which now regularly jails journalists and closes down media critical of the Turkish government’s actions. Last year, […]

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Could your Valentine’s Day flowers be from Turkey?

Planning to purchase flowers this Valentine’s Day? Then there’s a chance your bouquet could have been grown and cut in Turkey, which has reportedly exported 50 million stems to 20 countries, including the UK, in preparation for the day. The figure was revealed by Ismail Yılmaz, chairman of the Central Anatolian Ornamental Plants and Products […]

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Turkey’s inflation continues to rise, hitting 20.35% in January

Consumer prices continue to push inflation upwards in Turkey. According to figures released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) earlier this week, year-on-year inflation rose by 1.06 to 20.35% in January. It marked a slight increase from December 2018, when inflation stood at 20.3%. There was an average annual increase of 17.16% in consumer prices. […]

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Ottoman-era photos go online
 

Thousands of photos documenting the final decades of the Ottoman Empire have been made available online. The photographs, spanning the 19th and early 20th centuries, can now be studied and downloaded for free following a painstaking digitisation process by the US-based Getty Research Institute. The originals are held at the institute’s Pierre de Gigord Collection, […]

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Goldman Sachs buys minority stake in Turkish modest fashion e-tailer Modanisa

A high-flying Turkish business has started the New Year with a bang after announcing one of America’s leading investment banks has become its newest shareholder. Ready-to-wear modest fashion portal Modanisa.com has received funding from Goldman Sachs, while existing shareholder Wamda Capital from the UAE has increased its stake in the business. The funds will be […]

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Uyghurs in Turkey hopeful, but helpless
 

“Kardeş kardeşi satmaz,”Rukiye Turdush, a Canada-based advocate for the persecuted Uyghur minority in China said, switching from her local Turkic dialect spoken in China’s western Xinjiang region to the Anatolian dialect spoken in Turkey. A brother does not sell out his brother. “Uyghurs never lose hope in Turkey. They strongly believe that sooner or later […]

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Turkish nationalists to support AK Party in three biggest cities in 2019 local poll

Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will support President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the country’s three largest cities in next year’s local elections, it has been reported. MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli said that his party would not put forward any mayoral candidates in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir for the elections due […]