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Saturday, September 21, 2019

A new crisis looming at Istanbul’s new airport | Ahval

A new crisis looming at Istanbul’s new airport
Becoming fully operational in April, Istanbul`s new airport continues to be a symbol of improper planning, extravagance, and maladministration in Turkey.

A brand new crisis is appearing on the horizon for the Istanbul Airport, the city’s third, which has witnessed problems in many areas from its tender and privileges granted by the state to its construction, service quality, and flight safety. 

The due date for the payment of the first instalment of credit taken for the construction of the new airport - Turkey’s highest amount - is drawing near. It is estimated that the new airport, under the existing conditions, is to garner a much lower number of passengers than its 95 million capacity.

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Two to watch at the UN General Assembly: Turkey’s Erdogan and Iraq’s Salih

Two to watch at the UN General Assembly: Turkey’s Erdogan and Iraq’s Salih
Week in Review September 20, 2019

ARTICLE SUMMARY
Turkish leader meets Trump ahead of safe-zone deadline; Iraqi president offers new direction for Iraq and region.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Diyanet: The Turkish religious authority that makes millions | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 20.09.2019

Diyanet: The Turkish religious authority that makes millions

Turkey's highest religious authority brings in huge profits, say experts. But as a historic brewery in Istanbul faces demolition for a dormitory, critics argue that such profiteering is not in line with Islam.

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EU refugee deal: Erdogan wants rid of the Syrian refugees - Qantara.de

Erdogan wants rid of the Syrian refugees

President Erdogan has threatened to ditch the EU refugee deal. After election losses and faced with escalating conflict in Idlib, the attitude towards the growing number of Syrian refugees has become increasingly harsh. Daniel Heinrich has the details

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