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Why are people moving to İzmir?

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

I know lots of people who plan on moving from Istanbul to İzmir

Comment(s) 7/18/2017

Syrian refugees have dreams

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

At a time when the number of racist attacks targeting Syrian refugees in Turkey is on the rise, the United Metalworkers’ Union (Birleşik Metal İş Sendikası) issued a report called “Syrian Refugee Labor.” We have thus seen once again how most of the three million Syrian refugees are living under difficult conditions here.

Comment(s) 7/11/2017

A courageous investment in tourism

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

Bank loans in Turkey’s tourism industry have increased 70 percent in the past two-and-a-half years, despite undergoing a deep crisis

Comment(s) 7/4/2017

Strong festival with strong sponsors

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

Thanks to the media, I don’t feel homesick at all in London where I am and have extended my business trip a couple of days due to the holidays. The TV in a café where we were sitting had the BBC on and the subtitles on the screen were about police attacking, with plastic bullets, the LGBT Pride march at Istanbul’s Taksim

Comment(s) 6/27/2017

Turkish firms and their Chinese vision

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

In the past week, I had talks with two top-level businesspeople in different sectors and their common aspect was the “China vision.” As the world’s second largest economy, China inevitably finds its place in Turkish companies’ long-term strategies.

Comment(s) 6/13/2017

Don’t touch my olive

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

One of the most favorite hashtags on social media nowadays is “#zeytinimedokunma,” meaning “don’t touch my olive.” This is a hashtag used by everyone who is opposing a bill that will jeopardize the future of olive trees in Anatolia, which is considered the homeland of olives

Comment(s) 6/6/2017

Koç for gender equality and inventions

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

Koç Holding was the only company from Turkey on the Fortune Global 500 list when it entered the list in 419th place in 2016. I had the opportunity to participate in two meaningful events put on by the company in rapid succession.

Comment(s) 5/30/2017

Festival boosts Cappadocia tourism

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

The tourism crisis has naturally also hit one of Turkey’s first touristic regions, Cappadocia. I was in Cappadocia to see a close friend’s newly-bought house in one of its villages, and to participate in the Cappadox Festival.

Comment(s) 5/23/2017

Diyarbakır never loses hope

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

It has been some time since I was last in Diyarbakır. The city has developed and changed in a surprising manner. New malls, new neighborhoods, new houses and new cafes…

Comment(s) 5/16/2017

Italian cheese from Black Sea’s Kandıra

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

In the Black Sea coastal town of Kandıra, only a couple of hours drive from Istanbul, there is the first modern water buffalo (bufala) farm in Turkey where famous Italian cheese such as mozzarella, burrata, ricotta and mascarpone are produced. I had the opportunity to visit this farm with a group of colleagues.

Comment(s) 5/9/2017

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