Despite Turkey’s many problems, foreign investors still have a belief in the country’s economy, but many have adopted a wait-and-see approach amid the country’s current political turmoil. ‘They are trying to understand what is happening in the country,’ says economist Murat Sağman
NATO is “obsolete,” Germany’s Angela Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” on refugees, Brexit will be “great” and the United States could cut a deal with Russia: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides on Jan. 15 in interviews with European media
The European Parliament faces a stormy election for a new president on Jan. 17 after a long-standing coalition of pro-EU parties collapsed just as the crisis-hit bloc confronts a wave of eurosceptic populism
The global economy is in better shape than it’s been in years. Stock markets are booming, oil prices are on the rise again and the risks of a rapid economic slowdown in China, a major source of concern a year ago, have eased
Turkey’s agricultural sector will see a considerable and positive transformation after the country’s Customs Union deal with the European Union is updated, said Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator has told colleagues that they need to strike a “special” deal with Britain’s finance sector in order to keep credit flowing to the continent, the Guardian reported on Jan. 13
Category: UĞUR MELEKE
The year 2017 is a reform year for football. A couple of months ago, it was the first time that a 24-club European Championship was played. The World Cup will also have a 48-team format starting in 2026.
The European Union on Jan. 12 unlocked another 200 million euros ($213 million) as part of the multi-billion aid package to meet the needs of Syrian refugees being sheltered in Turkey.
Turkey’s top bosses have warned of the serious economic risks facing the country, noting the urgent need for Turkey to strengthen key institutions and decrease political uncertainties
Rising income inequality is seen as the top risk for the global economy in 2017, with reforms to market capitalism increasingly viewed as necessary to ward off a populist backlash, the World Economic Forum said on Jan. 11.
The United Nations’ new secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, has urged the parties in the Cyprus peace talks in Geneva to be patient to reach a “solid and sustainable” solution, as the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders were accompanied by the foreign ministers of the three guarantor powers for the first time
Experts from both sides of Cyprus get set to present respective maps of their vision for the future of the island before a meet with Britain, Turkey and Greece
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Some are tired of hearing it, while some don’t even want to hear it. Yet, in terms of the leadership on the divided island of Cyprus, there is the right alignment of stars.
Roman Herzog, who as German president was a powerful advocate of economic reforms in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has died, the president’s office said on Jan. 10. He was 82
Turkey will seek the right of free movement for Turkish people and Turkish goods in Turkish Cyprus after a prospective reunification deal that would result in the entire island joining the European Union amid ongoing talks between Turkish and Greek Cypriots in Geneva
Turkey could benefit from the new US administration’s economic and strategic policies, provided that Ankara prioritizes relations with the EU and upholds secularism, economist Fatih Keresteci tells the Hürriyet Daily News. With the possible canceling of the trade deal between the US and the EU, Turkey’s importance as an economic market will increase, he adds
Ankara will press incoming US President Trump to extradite Fethullah Gülen and end support for Syrian Kurds after assuming his post
Category: FİKRET BİLA
The Cyprus talks are expected to restart next week in Geneva. The Greek Cyprus administration is like a reluctant seller.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
For the last two days, Turkey has been talking about the heroic move by Fethi Sekin, a police officer who prevented a disaster from happening in the western city of İzmir on Jan. 5.
Two suicide bombers along with three other members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were caught while trying to illegally cross the border from Syria to Turkey, Doğan News Agency reported on Jan. 7.
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