Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lufthansa ‘excited’ for 3rd Istanbul airport - BUSINESS

Lufthansa ‘excited’ for 3rd Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL

Lufthansa Airlines are excited by the possibility using Istanbul’s third airport once constructed, a regional Lufthansa director in charge of Turkish business affairs has said.

The Turkey, Iran and Iraq Director Stefan Löcherbach said that the German airliner expects the new Istanbul new airport to become a flight hub in the region by providing the necessary service to meet the growing demand of flights.

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( CUBV ) CUBA Beverage Company Announces New Export Deal with Turkey - WSJ.com

( CUBV ) CUBA Beverage Company Announces New Export Deal with Turkey

SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 29, 2014 / CUBA Beverage Company (OTC PINK: CUBV) ("CUBA") has announced a new export deal with a major distribution group in Turkey. The Darte Group, located in Istanbul, Turkey, has purchased its second order of CUBA Herbal Energy Juice(r), which has been shipped to their facility. The Darte Group is a national distributor of beverage products in Turkey.

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Turkish spy agency's image makeover - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Turkish spy agency's image makeover

On July 10, news broke that several high-profile political murders of the 1990s were carried out with the knowledge of the Turkish state. There is now evidence that the state was indeed in command. The Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) submitted, upon the request of the prosecutor, voice recordings and a transcript of a conversation dating back to 1995 between two of its former employees. One of them was the former head of the MIT Counterterrorism Unit.

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Turkey’s Erdogan joins club of world leaders who win at sports - The Washington Post

Turkey’s Erdogan joins club of world leaders who win at sports

By Ishaan Tharoor July 28 at 7:41 PM

This weekend, Turkey's demagogic Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found a new way to burnish his credentials and state his authority. He donned cleats and an eye-catching orange jersey and took the field alongside other politicians and celebrities at the opening ceremony of a soccer stadium in Istanbul. And he scored goals -- three of them, in fact -- in the space of 15 minutes.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Turkey: With Gaza Crisis, Ankara Tries to Rebuild Regional Role | EurasiaNet.org

Turkey: With Gaza Crisis, Ankara Tries to Rebuild Regional Role
July 28, 2014 - 7:33pm, by Yigal Schleifer

The last few years have seen Ankara's regional role in the Middle East become severly diminished as its relations with one neighbor after another went downhill. But could the current war in Gaza between Hamas and Israel offer Turkey a chance to reassert its regional relevance?

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Deputy PM advises women to avoid laughter in public

Deputy PM advises women to avoid laughter in public

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç complained on Monday that the Turkish society is faced with a moral decay, urging both men and women to protect their chasteness by remaining faithful to their spouses and avoiding laughter in public respectively.

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Turkish families borrowing at a level more than half of their assets - ECONOMICS

Turkish families borrowing at a level more than half of their assets

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There is a culture of household borrowing that was of unseen and unheard dimensions before 2003. Banks give a third of their credit to individuals

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European sentiment

European sentiment
28 July 2014 18:21

The latest Standard Eurobarometer survey results have shown Cypriot opinions on current conditions and what the future holds on many occasions differ from the EU average.
In response to how they viewed their national economy, 93% of the Greek Cypriots selected ‘Bad’ over ‘Good’ compared to 63% in the EU28. The Turkish Cypriots were more optimistic with only 59% choosing ‘Bad’.

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Turkish media for the first time will present stories of 50 families - survivors of Armenian Genocide | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency

The newspaper reports that the events are told by the genocide survivors, their children and grandchildren, whose families were saved by the Muslims.

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Cyprus halloumi PDO application leaves Turkish Cypriots uneasy

Cyprus has filed an application with the European Commission (EC) to secure protected designation of origin (PDO) status for halloumi - a move that's left Turkish Cypriot cheese makers uneasy.

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Orhan Pamuk: The voice of Istanbul - CNN.com

Passion and politics combine for Orhan Pamuk, the voice of Istanbul
updated 11:14 PM EDT, Sun July 27, 2014
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(CNN) -- Orhan Pamuk, Turkey's Nobel Prize-winning author, is neither afraid to confront the human condition in his novels, nor his country's past and political present.

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