The Turkish government plans to take a more active role in fighting inflation and will attempt to tame volatile food prices, senior economic officials said, moves designed to give the Central Bank more leeway for monetary easing
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said it is providing $55 million in new funds to Turkish lender İş Bank to finance private companies investing in renewable energy and resource efficiency projects in Turkey, in a written statement on Oct. 25
Turkey and the European Union need to work together more than ever to save lives amid historic challenges, France’s top diplomat has said, admitting the bloc must help Turkey’s development, modernization and democratization even if the road will be long
Lithuania’s center-right opposition Peasants and Greens party declared victory after a second round of voting in a general election on Oct. 23 and said it would start negotiations with the Homeland Union and Social Democrats over forming a coalition government.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
The chief source of new problems is solutions to old problems.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey is revisiting a long-standing discussion on whether it should adopt a presidential system through a constitutional amendment after Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli opened a new page on the issue.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Proponents of the Annan Plan were using a very appealing slogan during the propaganda period for the April 24, 2004 referendum: “Yes be annem” (Say yes my mom).
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘On Extremism and Democracy in Europe’ by Cas Mudde (Routledge, 163 pages, £45)
Category: MURAT YETKİN
In their joint press conference in Ankara on Oct. 18, Turkish European Union Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik and U.K. Minister for EU Affairs Alan Duncan focused on the deal between Ankara and Brussels on migrants and visa flexibilities for Turkish citizens
Both exporters and finance bodies express worried of the Ankara’s decision to leave summer time unchanged due to the time gap with the West
European Union leaders warned Russia at a summit on Oct. 20 that they will consider sanctions over its role in the Syrian conflict if Moscow does not stop “crimes” in the devastated city of Aleppo, as a “humanitarian pause” the Syrian army’s Russian-backed assault on Aleppo took effect.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
“Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has accused international media outlets of launching a “black propaganda” campaign against Turkey,” said the state news agency’s story (in English).
In the last two days, I have attended a number of meetings in Brussels concerning the state of Turkey after the bloody coup attempt on July 15
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Istanbul will be hosting two events on design.
The European Union announced on Oct. 17 the dispersal of 467 million of 3 billion euros in aid that has been pledged for over 3 million refugees living in Turkey.
A contract for conservation works at the Archangelos Michael Church in the Geçitkale village of Famagusta in Turkish Cyprus has been signed.
Turkey is making preparations to enter the field as part of the Mosul operation while also pursuing diplomatic talks with coalition partners, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Oct. 18
Vodafone has agreed a partnership with Iranian internet firm HiWeb to help modernize its network, the companies said on Oct. 18, making the British company the latest Western firm to enter Iran after sanctions were lifted
The Russian and Syrian air forces have halted all air strikes on Aleppo, two days ahead of a planned pause in bombing designed to allow rebels and civilians to leave the city, the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Oct. 18.
Category: NURAY MERT
It was about midnight on Friday when I found myself unable to resist wondering what the latest news was and switched the TV on.
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