Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The last time George Papandreu became prime minister, he had to tackle Greece’s deep economic crisis.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has said Turkey “mistakenly” declared inaccurate coordinates for long-distance dangerous areas over Aegean Sea and canceled the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on March 3 it would begin funding critically needed investment in cash-strapped Greece as Athens nears the end of a massive bailout program.
The Fethiye Municipal Assembly will hold a referendum for the proposal of changing the name of “Kayaköy” to “Kayı Köy.”
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
When Kemal Derviş was asked to sort out the Turkish economy fourteen years ago, few were hopeful. In 2001, this country was in the midst of its worst economic crisis in modern times and Derviş was given little chance, despite his 22-year career at the World Bank
Journalist Mehmet Baransu was arrested on March 2 after being detained by anti-terror police in Istanbul in an operation over fabricated CDs that were used as evidence in the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) coup plot case.
An aviation notice issued by Turkey for a military drill in the Aegean Sea has sparked reaction from the Greek government
Greek solar energy company Photovoltaic Energy Systems is preparing to invest in renewable energy in Turkey, a company official said on March 2
Greece will not submit to a parliamentary vote an EU loan deal that has reportedly split the ruling hard-left Syriza party, a government official said March 2.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Mar. 1 Greece's new hard-left government needs "a bit of time" but is committed to implementing necessary reforms to resolve its debt crisis
Turkey’s exports decreased to $10.4 billion in February, a 13 percent drop from the same month of the previous year, mainly due to the loss in the Turkish Lira’s value, the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) announced on March 1.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Last week, the news fell like a bombshell. Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz declared at the Turkish parliament that Turkey’s new defense missile system, to be purchased most probably from China, would not be integrated with NATO’s system. This kicked off a hot discussion on whether Turkey is changing its strategic affiliation and might ultimately withdraw from NATO
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Greek Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades signed an agreement on Feb. 25 to give Russian military ships access to Greek Cypriot ports.
Confidence is returning in Greece with money deposited in banks following an extension of the stricken eurozone country's bailout after weeks of huge withdrawals, Athens' finance minister was quoted as saying on Feb. 26
More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, the magazine is back at work with another savage swipe at its favourite enemies.
The project to construct a new gas pipeline with a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters from Russia to Turkey has entered the execution stage, Russian energy giant Gazprom has said by a written statement on late Feb. 24.
Syriza’s Western Thracian deputies Ayhan Karayusuf and Hüseyin Zeybek are both hopeful of solving Greece’s minority problems, pledging to tear down the ‘wall of shame’ that was built to prevent immigrants
Greece secured a four-month extension of its financial rescue yesterday when its eurozone partners approved a reform plan that backed down on key leftist measures and promised that spending to alleviate social distress would not derail its budget
It lasted three weeks and it was tough. Perhaps it was the first time that Greeks witnessed such a “David and Goliath” type of battle unraveling in front of their eyes.
More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial team, those who survived are slowly trying to return to a semblance of normality.
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