The glitz and glamour of last week’s World Tourism Forum in Istanbul masked industry pundits’ angst over the declining security confidence among would-be travelers. Given the global terror threat, reversing the industry’s fortunes won’t be easy for industry or governments
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The official report of this year’s 53th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17-19 was titled “Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order?”
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Feb. 16 of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe.
Eight of the 10 cities with poor air pollution in Europe are from Turkey, according to data prepared from the World Health Organization on ultra-fine particles of less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5s)
The European Parliament backed a contested EU-Canada free trade deal on Feb. 15, facing down protests by activists and Donald Trump-inspired calls for protectionism
Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order, also known as the “Muslim ban,” America’s eyes turned toward the Islamic world. However, through all this talk of Muslims, Islam, and Islamophobia, one of America’s most important Muslim-majority allies — Turkey — was left out of the conversation by both the American people and President Trump.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Özgül Erdemli Mutlu is currently the director of corporate communications and environment policies at the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA).
Musical ‘La La Land’ picked up five British Academy Film Awards on Feb 12 at a London ceremony that many see as a bellwether for the Oscars
Thousands of protesters in more than a dozen Mexican cities took to the streets on Feb. 12 to express their fierce opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump, portraying the new leader as a menace to both America and Mexico
After reportedly hitting it off in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe played golf before ending the day with an impromptu news conference on North Korea’s missile test
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Feb. 10 that those using “threatening language” against Tehran would regret it as the regime faces increasingly hawkish rhetoric from the new U.S. administration.
The Colombian government has opened the first round of peace talks with the ELN rebel group, seeking to end a 53-year conflict that has killed more than 260,000.
Istanbul police on Feb. 8 seized at least 40 kilograms of drugs during a raid on a narcotics gang that observed the operation using drones
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Feb. 7 that he was grateful to U.S. President Donald Trump for revealing “the real face of America.”
Category: GWYNNE DYER
“Without a proper sense of urgency, we will be eventually defeated, dominated and very likely destroyed,” wrote former Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, in his recent book. “They are dead set on taking us over and drinking our blood.”
Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines aired a new advertisement featuring Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman at half-time of the 51st Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas
Japanese auto giant Toyota on Feb. 6 revised up its full-year forecast but warned of an uncertain outlook with the car industry bracing for Donald Trump’s U.S. presidency with his expected protectionist agenda.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu on Feb. 3 inaugurated a Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) office in Mexico City
A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would use its missiles if its security is under threat, as the elite force defied new U.S. sanctions on its missile program by holding a military exercise on Feb. 4
From referendum campaigns to objections to TV shows that cast a negative light on women, women’s power is no power if it is only preaching to the converted
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