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Friday, January 17, 2020

Sixty percent of voters approve of Ankara mayor - survey | Ahval

Sixty percent of voters approve of Ankara mayor - survey
Jan 17 2020 06:46 Gmt+3
Last Updated On: Jan 17 2020 08:12 Gmt+3
Some 60 percent of Turkish voters are happy with the performance of Ankara mayor Mansur Yavaş, according to the results of a survey conducted by Kadir Has University.

Yavaş, the opposition alliance’s candidate, was elected mayor in local polls last year in March. Ekrem İmamoğlu, another opposition politician, achieved a similar success in Istanbul, by defeating the candidate of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the March polls and a rerun election in June.

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bne IntelliNews - Nobody surprised as Turkey’s central bank bows to Erdogan with another rate cut

Nobody surprised as Turkey’s central bank bows to Erdogan with another rate cut

By bne IntelliNews January 16, 2020
Analysts saw the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) bowing to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on January 16 by cutting its benchmark one-week repo interest rate by another 75bp to 11.25%.

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Turkish barbers have established a strong brand in Britain, forcing others to change their practices | inews

Turkish barbers have established a strong brand in Britain, forcing others to change their practices

Last year, 675 new barbers’ salons opened, making them the fastest-growing independent sector

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Turkish public believes Turkey has no friends - but Turks | Middle East Eye

Turkish public believes Turkey has no friends - but Turks

New study indicates that historical grievances and nationalist policies are making Turkey's population feel ever more isolated

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

′Cartoons for Future′ on show in Turkey | Arts | DW | 16.01.2020

'Cartoons for Future' on show in Turkey

The climate crisis might not the most pressing issue in Turkey, but citizens' awareness is growing. Interest for the traveling exhibition "Cartoons for Future," currently in Izmir, is proof that attitudes are changing.

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Turkey announces it will build 'settlements' in occupied Syria - The Jerusalem Post

Turkey announces it will build 'settlements' in occupied Syria

Turkey wants to settle mostly Arab Syrian refugees in Kurdish areas of Syria, rather than in areas around Jarabulus which Turkey also occupied.

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In Turkey, Erdogan's Proposed Istanbul Canal Project Is Controversial—and It Could Shape the Next Presidential Race

In Turkey, a Battle Over Infrastructure Could Shape the Next Presidential Race

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive to build a new canal to bypass the Bosphorus faces a formidable opponent: Istanbul mayor and likely presidential contender Ekrem Imamoglu.

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