News archive of May 2017

Why Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, why?

Being an entrepreneur is difficult. You don't have a steady income for a long time when you start up a company. Your opportunity cost is also very high if you quit your existing job to be an entrepreneur. You will have to work almost 24/7 to either establish a new market if your product is very innovative, or you spend the same amount of time and energy to get ahead of your competition.

What happened to the Islamic Military Alliance?

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli heavily reproached NATO in his parliamentary group meeting on May 30. 

We are the second biggest army of the alliance, we have been partners for half a century and as far as I understand, our relationship with the alliance is giving crisis signals.

European security in the Trump Era

The NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, three days after the Manchester suicide bomb attack, was an important gathering not only because it brought together the newly elected Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May with other leaders, but also because they decided to step up NATO's role in the fight against terrorism.

Europe's fate

At a political rally in Munich on May 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the days when Europe could completely count on others were over, in the wake of last week's bruising NATO and G-7 meetings. Instead, she said, the time has come for Europe to take its fate into its own hands. 

Gravestone of Ancient Roman couple stirs interest in Malatya

A gravestone dating back almost 2,000 years, which a Roman-era man named Claudius Amiantus made for himself and the memory of his wife Iphigenia, is currently drawing great interest at the Archaeology Museum in the eastern province of Malatya. 

Gravestones from other periods in the region are also on display in the museum's garden. 

High-tech backed repair begins at Topkapı Palace

After a number of scientific reports raised the alarm that Istanbul's historic Topkapı Palace is sliding steadily toward the sea, officials have launched  a restoration effort that is planned to take around three decades. 

Turkey's EU process a necessity of politics, not romanticism

A process of reconciliation between Turkey and the European Union to end months of tension is a political - rather than a romantic - necessity, Turkey's EU minister has said, recalling that both parties are aware of the inextricable relationship between Ankara and Brussels.