If a lasting and functional peace is reached in Cyprus, the reunited island can become to Turkey what Hong Kong is to China, said the head of Greek Cyprus’ top business body, while speaking on the role the business community could play in finding a solution on the divided island
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
I know quite a number of Turkish elites who, frustrated with developments in Turkey, decided to settle in Turkish Cyprus over the course of the last decade.
Turkey’s Setur firm is in talks to acquire the operational rights to two marinas in Greece, according to company representatives
Greece expects to conclude a bailout deal with international lenders by Aug. 18, with the drafting of the accord starting on Aug. 5, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said on Aug. 4.
Turkey is displaying a largely hands-off attitude to the current Cyprus negotiations, according to Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Emine Çolak. Turkey’s stance at the moment is devoid of any manipulation or interference, she says
Category: FORK & CORK
Leros is quiet and tranquil. The little seaside cafes are not crowded; there is a fresh breeze
Turkey lost in the final of the U18 European Championship 64-61 to hosts Greece in a hard-fought game on Aug. 2 that came down to the wire.
Greece's stock exchange reopened August 3 with a drop of more than 22 percent after a five-week shutdown imposed by the country's debt crisis and capital controls
Grabbing something hot and tasty on the move? You have the ancient Romans to thank. "Street food" was their invention, generally enjoyed with wine, gambling or even prostitutes.
The Aegean province of İzmir is one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations, but it is now attracting a new kind of foreign visitor: Syrian migrants who have begun massing in the area before attempting to make a break for Greece across the water
Ending the crisis that has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority", the interior ministers of France and Britain wrote in a joint statement August 2
Turkey’s exports decreased by 13 percent in July to $10.8 billion compared to July of the previous year, due mainly to the plunge in the commodity process and losses in euro-dollar parity, said the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) in a written statement Aug. 1
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on August 2 called a parliamentary election for Oct 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power
Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources
Istanbul gets set to offer a wide range of events this weekend ranging from Greek music to a silent concert and a rock festival
The business communities of the two sides of Cyprus have for the first time agreed to make their cooperation official by setting up the “Cyprus Business Forum,” in a sign displaying optimism for a solution which will reunite the divided island in the near future.
Category: DOĞAN HIZLAN
Just after arriving at Bodrum Airport to attend the opening of an exhibition, my phone rang. The caller was Fuat Çelebioğlu. He told me, “Panayot Abacı has died.”
Travel firm Thomas Cook has warned that cancelations of holidays to Tunisia after a beach gun attack, concerns regarding Greece’s potential exit from the euro and a currency hit would knock 64 million pounds ($100 million) off this year’s profit
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on his divided Syriza party to ballot its members on whether Greece had any alternative to accepting a tough bailout, setting up a showdown with far-left rebels threatening to split the party
Police in İzmir have collected substandard life vests from Syrian migrants, who buy them prior to their attempts to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece
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