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The U.N. Secretary-Generalâs Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, is working on a formula for the sharing of income from the islandâs natural resources, a Turkish diplomat has told the HÃ¼rriyet Daily News, referring to a recent meeting between Eide and Turkish politicians in Ankara on Oct. 28.
Everyone is discussing the impact of U.S. monetary policy on Turkish assets. They are missing the forest in favor of the trees: Two reports released this week highlight the real weaknesses of the Turkish economy.
The highly anticipated corridor for the Peshmarga fighters has finally opened and they have marched into Turkish soil to move into Kobane. It all looked like a long wedding procession. As BBC and CNN International broadcast the crossing, ordinary Turks who only watch TV series or football matches were not able to see even a glimpse of it on their favorite channels.
Two years after the second sequel to this columnâs âheadlinesâ series and having just commemorated the Republicâs 91th anniversary, here we go again with more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023:
As of Wednesday, Oct. 29, a tradition has come to an end. From now on, when Ãankaya is mentioned, we will not think of the office of the president.
As far as I can monitor from the press, what the new unlicensed building will be called is not yet clear; a consensus has not been reached on a common name.
Turkey has been shaken by a new coal disaster in the wake of Soma, where 301 people lost their lives in May. After Soma, this time it was in Ermenek where 18 workers were trapped under water. Neither Soma nor Ermenek will be the first or the last.
The government opened its borders for the transfer of the first units of Iraqi Kurdish fighters to pass through Turkish territory to the Syrian town of Kobane (or, officially, Ayn al-Arab) near the Turkish border yesterday, Oct. 30.