News archive of November 2016

Working together for a better future

Turkey is amazing in many aspects. One of the main reasons for this is the resilience of its people. No matter how bad things get, we somehow find a way to carry on with life.  I am certain that people living in Sweden or New Zealand would not be able to carry on living if they were exposed to just a few days of the events happening in Turkey. 

Turkey's tourism problems are political

Interesting results came out of an interactive survey involving 1,000 participants from all over Turkey, at the 6th International Resort Tourism Congress in the Mediterranean city of Antalya's Lara Barut Hotel. This was the sector's most important meeting in 2016, amid the worst crisis in the modern history of Turkey's tourism.

Is the target to prevent the presidential system?

Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş's statements on the capital punishment, referendum and the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli caused a minor tremor in politics. 

A revealing survey

The results of a survey by daily Habertürk and the Andy-Ar Center for Social Research recently made reveals where Turks stand on the EU. 

Contrary to expectations, given the current, less-than-friendly atmosphere between Turkey and Europe, 47.4 percent of those surveyed said they opposed ending membership talks with the EU.  

Things not to do to save Turkey-EU relations

There are still things that all concerned parties can do to save relations between Turkey and the EU, which currently seem to be on a crash course heading to the wall.

Turkey wants high-level summit to broker visa deal with EU

Despite ongoing sound and fury in ties between Turkey and the EU, efforts to accomplish a long-standing deal on granting visa-free travel to Turkish nationals in return for implementing the refugee Readmission Agreement have reached a critical point, with officials from Ankara and Brussels developing a formula to overcome the stalemate on the definition of terror.

Pirelli's new 'feminist' calendar sexes up the wrinkles

Pirelli unveiled its feminist-friendly 2017 calendar Nov. 29 with a galaxy of Hollywood stars daring to show their wrinkles and crow's feet to the camera.

The arty black and white compilation is a world away from the glossy airbrushed images of naked women that traditionally graced garages and men's locker rooms.