Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Business world’s help against domestic violence sought - BUSINESS

Business world’s help against domestic violence sought

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News

Barçın Yinanç Barçın Yinanç barcin.yinanc@hurriyet.com.tr

Operating from the starting point that the measures taken by the state are not enough to fight domestic violence, Sabancı University has launched a project to seek the involvement of the business community to tackle the problem.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring in Bodrum - TRAVEL

Spring in Bodrum

WILCO VAN HERPEN
Back in the good old days, you used to be able to get very special, authentic sandals from a man named Ali Güven. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us, but the memory of his sandals live on in Bodrum

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Apple's iBeacon Wins Big in ANKAmall in Turkey Thanks to Boni - Patently Apple

Apple's iBeacon Wins Big in ANKAmall in Turkey Thanks to Boni

1. Cover Opening Day of Apple Store - Instanbul Turkey
On the fifth of April Apple opened their doors to their latest flagship Apple Store in Istanbul, Turkey with the typical opening door hoopla that's common around the globe. The day before the store opened we illustrated a twitter traffic map generated by iPhone users in Istanbul that was quite substantial. Today, the new gets better.

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Cacharel to bring womenswear to Turkey with 2015 season - CİHAN

Cacharel to bring womenswear to Turkey with 2015 season
TR_ISTA - 15.04.2014 18:30:36

World-renowned French fashion brand Cacharel, which sells its menswear through retailer Aydınlı Group in Turkey and eight other countries, will expand its cooperation with the group to include women's fashion with its Spring 2015 collection this coming June, Cacharel's 82-year-old owner Jean Bousquet has said.

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Turkish central bank meeting eyed for signs of political meddling | Reuters

Turkish central bank meeting eyed for signs of political meddling

By Asli Kandemir and Nick Tattersall

ISTANBUL, April 15 Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:22pm EDT

(Reuters) - An annual meeting of Turkey's central bank on Thursday will be closely watched for signs that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, strongly opposed to high interest rates, is trying to boost its influence over monetary policy.

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Social media bans darken Turkey’s economic growth prospects - FT.com

Social media bans darken Turkey’s economic growth prospects

By Daniel Dombey in Istanbul

After more than a decade in the US, Baris Aksoy returned to Istanbul in 2012 to set up an office for Intel Capital, the chipmaker’s venture capital arm and the first Silicon Valley investment company to establish itself in Turkey.

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Not only people fly to Turkey | Vestnik Kavkaza

Not only people fly to Turkey
15 April 2014 - 11:39am

Peter Lyukimsov, Israel. Exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza

Ahead of the most important Hebrew holiday, Passover, more than a million Israeli citizens went abroad for their vacations, and 20% of them headed to Turkey. It was recovery of the tourist flow.

The tradition of leaving Israel on Passover – the memorial day of Jewish Exodus from Egypt in 1312 B.C. – is explained by several reasons.

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A city between the past and present | Oman Observer

A city between the past and present
Monday 14th, April 2014 / 18:25 Written by Oman Observer

By Manuel Meyer -

Istanbul’s historic centre provides the must-see part of the programme — the gigantic sultan’s palace, Topkapi, and the magnificent Hagia Sophia, the main cathedral of the erstwhile Byzantine empire before it became a mosque.
Next to it, the six minarets of the imposing Blue Mosque tower into the sky. One should also pause at one of the many cafes to smoke from a water pipe. And if you haven’t then also tried your hand at bargaining in the Grand Bazaar, you haven’t really visited Istanbul.

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Massive political concert denounces Turkish regime » Around the world » Workers World

Massive political concert denounces Turkish regime
By John Catalinotto on April 15, 2014

One of the largest concentrations of Turkish people opposing the Turkish regime, nearly 750,000 people, gathered on April 13 at the marketplace Bakirköy in Istanbul. Organized by the Marxist musical ensemble, Grup Yorum, this politico-cultural festival centered on denouncing police repression and the pro-terrorist, anti-Syrian foreign policy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Istanbul’s airport overtakes Frankfurt to become Europe’s third busiest | canada.com

Istanbul’s airport overtakes Frankfurt to become Europe’s third busiest

By Richard Weiss

Istanbul’s Ataturk airport lured more travelers than Frankfurt and Amsterdam in the first quarter, setting the Turkish Airlines base on course to establish itself as Europe’s third-busiest air hub this year.

Ataturk, Europe’s No. 5 airport in 2013, boosted passenger numbers 11 percent to 12.4 million, edging past Frankfurt, last year’s No. 3, on 12.2 million and trumping the 11.2 million at Amsterdam, the No. 4, according to the latest traffic data.

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Homosexual prisoners in Turkey segregated for 'protection': minister - chicagotribune.com

Homosexual prisoners in Turkey segregated for 'protection': minister

7:36 a.m. CDT, April 15, 2014

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish rights activists reacted angrily to a government measure that has led to the segregation of lesbian, gay and transsexual prisoners to protect them from harassment and attacks while in jail.

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Domestic violence in Turkey - Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

Domestic violence in Turkey

15 April 2014, Tuesday /KATHY HAMILTON, İSTANBUL
There are days when I feel overwhelmed by a sense of hopelessness when I open the paper and read of yet another senseless murder of a woman by her spouse or family.

Just over a week ago, two more women were murdered by their husbands. One of these murders hit particularly close to home for me. A young American woman, Esther Parker, reportedly was stabbed to death by her husband. Even though I did not know Esther personally, we had several friends in common and it is possible that our paths may have actually crossed when she lived in İstanbul. Tragically, Esther's name has now been added to the ever-growing list of women in Turkey who were have been killed by their husbands.

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Video: Technology and its impact on Turkey - Telegraph

Technology and its impact on Turkey

Cisco Systems general manager in Turkey, Umit Cinali, speaks about the ambition Turkey has for growth in the technology sector

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Gunduz: 'First the people need to be free' | Culture | DW.DE | 15.04.2014

Gunduz: 'First the people need to be free'

Independent artists in Turkey have come under renewed pressure from Prime Minister Erdogan. DW talks with dancer Erdem Gunduz - the "standing man" from Taksim Square - and actor Baris Atay about the current situation.

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İstanbul governor rejects Taksim Square for May 1 celebrations

İstanbul governor rejects Taksim Square for May 1 celebrations

14 April 2014, Monday /TODAYSZAMAN.COM, İSTANBUL
İstanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu has said the authorities have offered labor unions Yenikapı Square for their May 1 celebrations instead of the famed Taksim Square.

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Erdoğan's political ambitions clash with Turkey's long-term interests - CİHAN

Erdoğan's political ambitions clash with Turkey's long-term interests
TR_ANKA - 13.04.2014 17:57:37

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's series of regressive and anti-democratic political priorities and aspirations in both domestic and foreign policy are, in many ways, considered to be contradictory to Turkey's long-term interests and are being criticized for lacking vision and specific ideas.

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Twitter: the lone survivor of Erdogan’s media invasion - Al Arabiya News

Twitter: the lone survivor of Erdogan’s media invasion
Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mahir Zeynalov

“He cannot even be a village head,” a Turkish newspaper headline said in 1998 about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This infamous headline is still being recalled by Erdogan almost every week as evidence that he is able to tackle all barriers. He exploits it to portray himself as a victim.

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Erdoğan's art of enemy multiplication - CİHAN

Erdoğan's art of enemy multiplication
TR_ISTA - 15.04.2014 10:56:36

It is true that politics can be defined as more of an art than as a science.
But what sort of art would that be? For Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it is the art of multiplying his enemies. It is Erdoğan's political strategy to create enemies and then proceed by fighting these enemies. Enemies are carefully selected and those organizations or groups that lack self-defense mechanisms are specifically selected. As the hostilities and animosities are imaginary, the winner of the war against them is obvious. As he fights these imaginary enemies, Erdoğan grows and support for him increases. He turns into a mythological hero by fighting these imaginary enemies. You could view this political strategy as a form of ghost hunting.

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Boutique hotels and glamorous rooftop cocktail bars have catapulted Istanbul into the 21st century, says Natalie Marchant (From Basingstoke Gazette)

Boutique hotels and glamorous rooftop cocktail bars have catapulted Istanbul into the 21st century, says Natalie Marchant

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014 in Travel

WALKING through the narrow streets of Istanbul's Old Town, I'm overwhelmed by the smell of roasted chestnuts and fragrant Turkish delight.

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U.S. ready to fulfill Turkey’s demand to extradite Gulen if proven guilty - Trend.Az

U.S. ready to fulfill Turkey’s demand to extradite Gulen if proven guilty

15 April 2014, 12:29 (GMT+05:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 15

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The U.S. is ready to fulfill Turkey's demand to extradite Fethullah Gulen [Islamic public figure currently residing in the U.S] if his guilt is proved, Francis Ricciardone, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, said Tuesday.

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Can Turkey work miracle on current account deficit? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Can Turkey work miracle on current account deficit?

Turkey’s current account deficit, about $65 billion last year, is the ailing side of the country's economy. Ankara’s middle-term economic program projects the gap downward, to $55.5 billion, by the end of 2014. More optimistic projections see it narrowed even further, below $50 billion. Trying to reduce the gap without reducing dependence on foreign energy supplies would, however, require a complex effort.

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Big-city Turkey elects 25-year-old Christian woman as mayor - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Big-city Turkey elects 25-year-old Christian woman as mayor

MARDIN, Turkey — A 25-year-old student has burst onto the political scene in Turkey as the first Christian woman to govern a metropolitan city in this predominantly Muslim republic.

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