Tag archive for ‘politics’
SNOWDEN-2
By admin On Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Will Switzerland extradite Snowden?

Switzerland will most likely guarantee safety to National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden, if he comes to testify against the NSA’s spying activities, Swiss media said. In the document, titled “What More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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News Scan – March 31st: Top bosses warn against polarization in Turkey

Top bosses warn against polarization Turkey’s top business organization, the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSİAD), has said political polarization in Turkey has reached “alarming More...

CRIMEA-MEDVEDEV
By admin On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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Crimea to be special economic zone with tax breaks

Moscow will make Crimea a special economic zone with tax breaks to attract investors, Russian Prime Minister has announced at a government session in Crimea’s capital Simferopol. “We made a decision to make More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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News Scan – March 26th: UN urges Turkey, Syria to refrain from further military actions

UN urges Turkey, Syria to refrain from further military actions The United Nations urged Turkey and Syria to avoid taking steps that could increase tensions along the Turkish-Syrian border, saying abrupt acts may More...

OPINION1
By admin On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Article Scan – March 11th: Erdoğan disowns trials that helped him tame military

Turkish Leader Disowns Trials That Helped Him Tame Military (By TIM ARANGOFEB) A series of sensational trials that shook the Turkish military in recent years achieved what many regard as the most important legacy More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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News Scan, 03rd March: Turkey deserves clean politics, says prominent businessman Mustafa Koç

Turkey deserves clean politics, says prominent businessman Mustafa Koç Mustafa Koç, Chair of the Executive Committee of Koç Holding, has told daily Hürriyet that Turkey and its people deserve the highest standards More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Friday, February 7th, 2014
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News Scan, 7th Feb: Opposition accuses gov’t of trying to block graft probe with new bill

Opposition accuses gov’t of trying to block graft probe with new bill A draft bill for a judicial package submitted with fanfare by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), on Thursday to Parliament More...

UKRAINE PRESIDENT
By admin On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Opposition in Ukraine try to change constitution to limit powers of President

Ukraine’s MPs are continuing crisis talks to try to change the constitution – a move aimed at curtailing the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych. This is a key demand by the opposition, who has warned More...

EXPORT TURKEY
By admin On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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News Scan, 31st Jan: Trade gap widens to $100 bln in 2013 as exports fall

Trade gap widens to $100 bln in 2013 as exports fall Turkey’s 2013 foreign trade deficit increased 18.7 percent from the previous year to $99.8 billion due to a significant decrease in exports, the Turkish More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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News Scan, 30th Jan: Hollande voices start of new economic era between Turkey & France

Hollande visit heralds a new era in Turkish-French business ties A new chapter of revitalized trade and business ties is set to open between Turkey and France with French President François Holland’s official More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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News Scan, 27th Jan: French President says EU can help Turkey to transform

EU can help Turkey to transform:  French President Hollande French President Francois Hollande expressed his belief that the EU can help Turkey’s transformation thanks to its ongoing accession process, and underlined More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Saturday, January 25th, 2014
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News Scan, 25th Jan:Turkish Deputy PM says fluctuations in markets temporary

Fluctuations in markets temporary: Turkish Deputy PM The developments in global markets are the real reason behind the Turkish Lira’s decline, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan says, adding that the affect of More...

ERDOGAN-BRUSSELS
By admin On Saturday, January 25th, 2014
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Article Scan – January 25th: The collapse of Erdoğan’s way

The collapse of Erdoğan’s way (Ihsan YILMAZ) Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won elections for four major reasons. First, he and his friends proved themselves to be effective and hardworking politicians More...

USA NSA PROGRAM
By admin On Saturday, January 25th, 2014
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Republicans vote to end NSA bulk phone metadata surveillance program

The Republican National Committee has passed a resolution pushing conservative lawmakers to put an end to the National Security Agency’s blanket surveillance of American citizens’ phone records. The resolution More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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News Scan, 23rd Jan:Turkish Central Bank intervenes to lift lira from record lows

Turkish Central Bank intervenes to lift lira from record lows The beleaguered Turkish lira recovered from alltime lows on Jan. 23 after the Central Bank intervened in foreign exchange markets directly for the first More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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News Scan, 21st Jan: Foreign investments inflow falls with deepening of political crisis

Foreign investments inflow falls with deepening of political crisis The month of May in 2013 was a critical month both for the world and the Turkish economy. After Dec. 17, 2013, the Turkish economy, in addition More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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News Scan, 17th Jan: Council of Europe concerned over government’s judicial bill

Council of Europe concerned over government’s ‘hasty’ judicial bill The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights has expressed serious concerns over a “hasty” judicial bill under which the government More...

DAVUTOĞLU
By admin On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Article Scan – January 17th: Turkey remains blind to foreign policy criticisms

Turkey remains blind to foreign policy criticisms (Tülin DALOĞLU) Let’s note two events held in Ankara this week: the sixth annual Ambassadors Conference with a theme of “strong democracy, dynamic economy, More...

BUSINESS ARTICLES
By admin On Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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Article Scan – January 9th: Some thoughts on Turkey’s “Parallel State” and Corruption

Some thoughts on Turkey’s “Parallel State” and Corruption Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has recently been marketing a new term for Turkish public consumption: the “Parallel State.” This More...

PRESIDENT GUL
By admin On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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President Gül: We should avoid attitudes that damage independent and impartial judiciary

Turkish President Abdullah Gül, seen as unifying figure who has largely stayed out of the latest corruption furore, made an appeal for unity in a New Year’s message, stressing the importance of a clear separation More...

BUSINESS ARTICLES
By admin On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Article Scan – The end of “unshakable” AKP myth

The end of “unshakable” AKP myth (by Cihan Çelik) For the last couple of days, the codes and rules, which have been turned upside-down by Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), have More...

GREENWALD SNOWDEN
By admin On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Greenwald accuses mainstream media of failing to accomplish its most crucial role

Journalist Glenn Greenwald condemned the mainstream media during an address at a German computer conference on Friday and accused his colleagues of failing to challenge erroneous remarks routinely made by government More...

OBAMA
By admin On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Obama expects breakthrough in 2014

At the end of his fifth year in the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the year of 2013 as the worst of his tenure, and expected 2014 to be “a breakthrough year for America.” Speaking More...

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