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Visitors staying at a hotel in Bulgaria will be able to connect to its reception desk by dialling '9' via the internal telephone exchange, the Tourism Ministry announc

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras held a telephone conference on Monday in the late afternoon, Athens time.

Christie's auction house is hoping to set new world records with a Picasso valued at $140 million and a Giacometti worth $130 million, as New York's spring auction sea

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Will Turkey learn to live with the bitter truth in the Middle East?

A conference organized in Ankara by the International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) on Turkish-Israeli relations in view of regional developments started with a heated debate when the first speaker, Professor Raphael Israeli, attributed Turkey?s policies toward Israel to Turks? hatred of the Jewish people.

Erdo?an's doubletalk on the Kurdish issue

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an is continuing to campaign on behalf of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), even though the constitution says he should be above party politics and maintain an equal distance from all political parties.

Franchise wars

You can't tell the players without a program and it's no wonder that people feel confused by the plethora of names the terrorist groups use. To make matters worse, they keep splitting and sometimes they change their names just for the hell of it. So here's a guide you can stick on your wall.

That money belongs to the entire nation

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said he has been financing his election campaign activities, which are a violation of his oath of impartiality, with our money.

Economic effect of Syrian refugees in Turkey

They say they used to smuggle radios from Syria to Turkey. Now, they smuggle archeological artifacts. 

Journalist Arif Arslan?s new book ?Yüz Yüze Batman? (Batman, Face to Face) tells the stories of how people smuggled goods from across the Syrian border back in the 1960s. Arslan writes that locals smuggled goods from Syria because they had no other job opportunities. 

New York auction could smash art world record

Christie's auction house is hoping to set new world records with a Picasso valued at $140 million and a Giacometti worth $130 million, as New York's spring auction season kicks off May 5.

Pablo Picasso's colorful "The Women of Algiers (Version 0)," depicting a scene from a harem, will be up for grabs when Christie's puts it on the auction block May 11.

Is AKP winking at MHP for presidency a la Erdo?an?

It was interesting to see President Tayyip Erdo?an repeating his ?400 deputy? target in Diyarbak?r over the weekend in order to secure a new constitution, based on a strong presidency with fewer checks and balances.

Political stances slowly changing at TOBB

The Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) held its general assembly last Saturday. In every general assembly, we try to hold the pulse of the business world by observing the reactions and applause from the audience.