The number of countries with a top-notch sovereign credit rating fell to the lowest level in 13 years last year, the international rating agency Fitch said on Feb. 9.
Category: AHMET HAKAN
When U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the U.S., you beautiful Americans took to the nearest airports as if to tell the guy off. “If you have presidential executive orders, we have the airport…”
The last time Turkey lowered its corporate tax rate was 2006.
British Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain’s exit from the European Union, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 23, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a shot at amending them.
Category: FORK & CORK
The year 2016 has been a year that we wish to forget in many ways, but I do try to look at the brighter side and remember fondly some of its memorable moments and morsels
Category: VERDA ÖZER
The tragic terrorist attack last Saturday in Istanbul was claimed by the outlawed Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), a subgroup responsible for organizing the suicide attacks of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). As such, the PKK is the true perpetrator.
Despite not attending the gala ceremony in Stockholm, Bob Dylan said in a speech read on his behalf that he was ‘honored’ to receive the award
Draws will be enough for Turkish clubs Fenerbahçe and Osmanlıspor to advance from their respective groups when they play in the Europa League on Dec. 8
“This is a guy who has worked across both sides of the divide, in places where there is intense conflict, in South Africa, in Northern Ireland, and in Iraq,” Charles Sennot, the Boston Globe’s former Middle East Bureau Chief, says of Padraig O’Malley
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
At a time when elected chairpersons and members of Turkey’s Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) are locked in jail without indictments, at a time when almost all Kurdish newspapers and TV stations are shut down, at a time when anybody who spells the word “peace” is automatically named and shamed for harboring terrorists, intellectual efforts in the opposite direction might seem absurd. But as Einstein once said, “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
Turkey’s Fenerbahçe can advance to the round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League with a game to spare with the right combination of results on matchday five when it welcomes Ukraine’s Zorya Luhansk, while Osmanlıspor can also make it to the next round if it beats Romania’s Steaua București away
It’s that time of the year again, when one of Turkey’s oldest film festivals, the Festival on Wheels, gets ready to take on the road for two weeks
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump to Turkey on Nov. 12, daily Hürriyet has reported.
As American as apple pie, Halloween is generally perceived as a truly American invention, and often blamed as an invasion of American culture spreading rapidly across the world
Category: GWYNNE DYER
President Juan Manuel Santos was not obliged to hold a referendum to ratify the deal to end 60 years of war between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Israel on Oct. 5 intercepted a boat carrying women activists seeking to break the country’s decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, saying it was boarded without incident and taken ashore.
The Eighth Congress of the European wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Ankara accuses of being an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was held in Brussels on Sept. 24
With spats over Apple and Deutsche Bank and squabbles about Airbus and Boeing, approaching elections on both sides of the Atlantic are exacerbating strains in U.S.-European economic relations
Months of simmering tension between U.S. and European officials on tax and other issues have boiled over as the EU’s top competition regulator stood by her decision to demand more than $14 billion in tax repayments from Apple, tweeting that she may investigate other major U.S. companies on Sept. 17, ahead of meetings with officials in Washington
Turkey ranked as having the worst environment for social entrepreneurs, scoring poorly in most of 12 indicators used to measure political, economic, regulatory and cultural factors, according to Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of almost 900 social enterprise experts in the world’s 45 biggest economies
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