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Ford tops Turkey's leading exporters list Turkey's top exporters received their awards from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday at a special event held by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM). With more than $3.96 billion in exports, Ford Automotive has ranked first on Turkey's Top 1,000 Exporters List for the year 2016, prepared by TİM. Ford was followed by Tofaş Türk Otomobil and Oyak-Renault Otomobil with exports worth $3.19 billion and $2.8 billion, respectively. A special award …
06.19 / 22:13
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Turkey's first pizza champion used local honey and coffee in recipe A senior gastronomy student at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University's Gökçeada Academy of Applied Sciences, Meryem Yavuz, took the gold medal home at the "1st Pizza Championship," which was organized by Turkey's Union of Pizza Masters and Chefs. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, the young pizza champion, Meryem, stated that she has been taking culinary classes since high school and she loves different cuisine and cooking. The yo…
06.19 / 22:13
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Russia’s Rosatom to sell 49 pct of Akkuyu nuclear plant to Turkish consortium AA Photo Russia's state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, will sell 49 percent of its shares in the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project to a Turkish consortium, an official said Monday. "We said that we may sign an agreement on the sidelines of today's forum. These are not potential [investors] anymore, these are real, these are the three largest construction holdings in Turkey; Cengiz Holding, Kolin and K…
06.19 / 22:13
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Lockheed nears $37B worth deal to sell F-35 jets to 11 countries, including Turkey Two Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter jets fly during a display at the Avalon Airshow in Victoria, Australia, March 3, 2017. (Australian Defence Force / Handout via Reuters) Lockheed Martin Corp is in the final stages of negotiating a deal worth more than $37 billion to sell a record 440 F-35 fighter jets to a group of 11 nations including the United States, two people familiar with the talks said. …
06.19 / 22:13
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Turkish gov't accumulates TL 490 million in automatic BES The Turkish government has accumulated about TL 490 million ($140 million) in as short a time as six months thanks to automatic participation in the Individual Pension System (BES), Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek announced. The deputy prime minister recalled the fact that automatic participation, which has successful examples in the world, was integrated to the existing private pension system in January this year. Şimşek said th…
06.19 / 22:13
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TOURISM >Antalya district mayors say they weren’t allowed to go abroad for Moscow fair due to state of emergencyANTALYA - Doğan News Agency AFP photo A number of district mayors from opposition parties in the Mediterranean Turkish province of Antalya have said they were not allowed to go abroad to attend a key recent tourism event in Moscow due to the ongoing state of emergency. Mayors from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) said th…
06.18 / 22:11
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ARTS >Political turmoil finds artistic outlet at Basel fair BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Agence France-Presse Hundreds of glass bottles suspended in nets or hanging from chains hauntingly illustrate the horrors of the slave trade, while 40,000 golden bullets are poised menacingly above an egg-covered surface. The global political turmoil has left its mark on many of the works on display at this year’s Art Basel, the world’s biggest contemporary art fair. With allusions to mass-migration tra…
06.17 / 22:02
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The political economy of the Fed decision Articles COLUMNS Global repercussions of Qatar blockade COLUMNS From St. Petersburg with love COLUMNS Turkey is accelerating its global steps For approximately the last two weeks, we have been discussing the political economy of the Qatar blockade and analyzing the primary and secondary reasons for the Gulf crisis. In fact, we should apply the same methodology to all the events progressing one after another and to the decisions in other areas. …
06.17 / 22:02
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Telecom operators fuel our fixation on smart screens Generating the majority of their revenue from consumer use of internet data services, Turkey's major service providers are capitalizing on consumer fixation to the smart screen with every passing day as part of growing internet-based competition While the shares of voice services and short message service (SMS) are decreasing day by day, the income Turkey's major service providers see from internet data services continues to increase…
06.17 / 22:02
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A scholar who never bowed to anyone: Imam Birgivi Having lived in the 16th century, Imam Birgivi was a respected mudarris and religious scholar, who was a fearless fighter, defending his ideas in the area of Islamic theology even against the most powerful authorities The word "müdana," which means asking for favors or bowing before people, is an old term unknown by the younger generation. It is used in a sentence as "müdana etmek," to ask for a favor or to bow before people, and in another …
06.17 / 22:02
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With 'Now You Are Far Away,' Merve Ünsal explores utterances “Now You’re Far Away,” 2017 Performance Recording – video, printed material At Istanbul's Galerist, Turkish artist Merve Ünsal takes a classic song by Zeki Müren as starting point for a show that looks at the subtleties of utterances On a casual boat ride with friends last year, Turkish artist Merve Ünsal came across a marriage proposal that was projected onto the Bosporus Bridge. She realized that the laser projection was origina…
06.17 / 22:02
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