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Fed up with Istanbul traffic

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Istanbul has the third highest traffic congestion in the world. The number of registered vehicles in the city is 3.75 million, with 1,017 new vehicles registered every passing day. Each year, we spend 125 hours in traffic.

Comment(s) 2/21/2017

Don’t books have as much value as a fridge?

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

With a cabinet recent decision, there will be no Special Consumption Tax (ÖTV) on appliances, yachts, boats, cruise and excursion ships and no stamp tax on real estate.

Comment(s) 2/17/2017

A nation deprived of art has lost one of its life veins*

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

In this country, 49 percent of us have never been to a movie in their lives, 39 percent of us have never read a book, 66 percent of us have never gone to a concert or the theater; 86 percent of us have never been to a hobby course.

Comment(s) 2/15/2017

Recipe for a tasty and healthy life

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

İpek Kip was in the textile business. About six years ago, because of continuous shrinkage in the textile sector, she decided to take time off and shut down her office.

Comment(s) 2/4/2017

TOMS work in Turkey shows people can ‘respect’ a company

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

If an individual with a high social awareness becomes an entrepreneur, what happens? Can that person help solve social issues with the same methods applied in the business world? Can a person help make a change with the job they are doing?

Comment(s) 2/2/2017

Istanbul’s Belgrade Forest being degraded

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Jose Bove, the French farm workers’ union leader, recently said the following: “As far as world leaders are concerned, the entire planet should submit to market laws.

Comment(s) 1/30/2017

‘I will shoot a terrorist when I grow up’

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Just a few days ago, the 11-year-old son of an acquaintance was explaining what he would like to be when he grows up: “I want to kill terrorists when I grow up.

Comment(s) 1/26/2017

Women will save the world

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

The largest protest act in the history of the United States occurred on Jan. 21 thanks to women. To support the 200,000 women marching on Washington against Donald Trump, 100,000 women in London took to the streets to show solidarity. In a total of 600 cities across the world, women carried banners that flaunted, “My body, my decision, our power.”

Comment(s) 1/24/2017

Right to participate in cultural life

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

According to IPSOS’ survey “Guide to Understanding Turkey,” people in Turkey do not spare time for arts and culture, TV is their only source of information and entertainment.

Comment(s) 1/21/2017

Those who are different have rights as well

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Ece Dalaman is a 50-year-old transsexual woman. She was born in Germany and had to run away from home when she was 14 years old because of the pressures she experienced at home due to her sexual orientation

Comment(s) 1/16/2017

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