Category: FORK & CORK
Only four days in Ireland made me a convert. I feel Irish in a strange way. It is not that my name resembles the Irish name Eileen (or Eibhlín), but there must be something hidden in its air and water - as we say in Turkish, “havasından, suyundan.”
“‘Twas better to die ‘neath an Irish sky than in Suvla or Sedd el Bahr.” I do not recognize the tune, but the words are stuck in my mind on my way to Dublin.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Following the heavy hit it sustained after the global financial crisis in 2008, the EU has been challenged with the mass refugee flow since early 2015 which triggered a widespread debate over political stability, security, protection of its external borders and internal cohesion
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and its Ironies’ by David Rieff (Yale University Press, $25, 145 pages)
The chief executive of Air France-KLM, Alexandre de Juniac, is stepping down to run the airline industry’s main trade group, the International Air Transport Association, it was announced on April 5
If elected president, Donald Trump has pledged to scrap a work visa program that brings 300,000 student workers each year to the U.S. Among the businesses that would be forced to stop hiring foreign labor: Trump’s own
While Istanbul has been named one of the 20 most popular cities for property investors in Europe, a number of political risks, judicial woes have decreased the popularity of the city
The EU piled pressure on Greece on Feb. 11 over Europe's migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees and to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone
According to statistics released by ACI Europe, Istanbul’s Atatürk has become the third busiest airport of Europe in 2015 with a 9.1 percent increase of passengers, bringing its total to nearly 62 million visitors
Apple has agreed to pay Italy 318 million euros ($348 million) to settle a tax dispute after the US tech giant was investigated for suspected fraud, the country's tax agency said Dec. 29
A choir of 4,166 people in Turkmenistan has broken a world record by singing a hymn penned by the nation’s strongman president, in the latest choreographed show of support
Ireland's new same-sex marriage law comes into force from Nov. 16, six months after the country voted to allow gay unions in a historic referendum
US video game producer Activision Blizzard announced late Nov. 2 that it was buying King Digital Entertainment, best known for its "Candy Crush Saga" mobile game, for $5.9 billion
Irish airline Ryanair's first-half net profits soared by nearly 40 percent on keen demand, the strong pound, fuel savings and poor weather conditions in northern Europe, it said Nov. 2
The aviation industry is still struggling to gain better access to information on conflict zones, more than a year after the downing of a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine last year
The European Union has been struggling to cope with the steady influx of people fleeing from turmoil, conflicts and harsh conditions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia for years.
European Union leaders will on Oct. 15 try to thrash out solutions to the continent's spiralling migrant crisis and step up a diplomatic offensive aimed at winning Turkey's help in stemming the flow of Syrian refugees.
EU leaders meet Oct. 15 to try to persuade Turkey to help stem the flow of refugees towards Europe, with German chancellor Angela Merkel saying it was "unacceptable" that the short sea crossing to Greece was being controlled by people smugglers
European Council President Donald Tusk warned Turkey on Oct. 13 that it will only win concessions from the EU, such as easier travel visas, if it successfully reduces the flow of refugees reaching Europe
Ireland has agreed to take part in a refugee quota system proposed by the European Commission and will take in 2,900 additional refugees, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald confirmed on Sept.10.
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