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Problems with stringent heritage laws notwithstanding, Ayvalık is an enchanting place of old Rum houses that even pack one entrepreneurial surprise – one of the mos

Hoping to return to Champions League football after five years of absence, Turkish Super League side Beşiktaş starts the third qualifying round with a game against F

The IMF issued a report Monday which featured concerns that were far in excess of those entertained by ministers like Ali Babacan, even though the minister – who is

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Fragile economy needs reform: IMF to Turkey

The IMF issued a report Monday which featured concerns that were far in excess of those entertained by ministers like Ali Babacan, even though the minister – who is most trusted by financial markets – said Turkey was ready for the normalization of monetary policies in developed countries.

Erdoğan’s regional role

The title of this column is borrowed from Yalçın Akdoğan, a close advisor to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and a columnist for the daily Star newspaper.

No conservative can ever challenge Erdoğan

PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can never face any kind of candidate in the conservative camps because he is some kind of a “terminator.” Erdoğan cuts to pieces, minces and chops anybody who opposes him, who raises his head just a little bit, or whoever becomes a candidate.

Eid not-so-mubarak

Eid Mubarak! Or, in English, may your feast be blessed. That is what we Muslims say to each other during these days, when we are celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan. We share deserts, we visit relatives, and we wish, Eid Mubarak.

Black Eagles take on Feyenoord in Champions League qualifiers

Hoping to return to Champions League football after five years of absence, Turkish Super League side Beşiktaş starts the third qualifying round with a game against Feyenoord in Rotterdam tonight Beşiktaş plays against Feyenoord in the Champions League third qualifying round tonight, in a bid to return to the  top-level European club competition for the first time in five years.

Ayvalık ‘garbage ladies’ reaping what they sew

Problems with stringent heritage laws notwithstanding, Ayvalık is an enchanting place of old Rum houses that even pack one entrepreneurial surprise – one of the most unique women’s cooperatives in the country Last week I might have been a bit negative about this cute little Rum place, so here is a positive story about Ayvalık.

Right to live…

Nobody listens to officials from the ruling Justice and Development (AKP), so it does not carry much meaning as to how strongly they denounce Israeli mass murders in Gaza.

Deals reached for twin plot on Afandou, for 42 million

By Vangelis Mandravelis

State sell-off fund TAIPED announced pn Tuesday that it has reached a deal for the utilization of two adjoined plots at Afandou on Rhodes, amounting to 42.1 million euros.