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Union membership in Turkey remains below 10 percent, falling far behind European Union and OECD averages, freshly announced data from the Labor Ministry has shown.
According to statistics announced by the ministry, only 1.189 million of 12.28 million workers are union members, constituting just 9.6 percent of all workers.
Turkeyâs gold imports plummeted by 94 percent on a monthly basis to 1.45 tons due to Ramadan and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East that steeply curbed demand, according to new figures.
The country bought 24 tons of gold in June 2013 and 37 tons of gold in July last year, according to figures announced by the Borsa Istanbul Precious Metals and Diamond Market on Aug. 6
AyvalÄ±k, a small, summer-time authentic village is a place where all your dreams can come true, from drinking great coffee to fabulous ice cream. When Istanbul days become too much, AyvalÄ±k is a solution to your problems In AyvalÄ±k, you can find many artistic workshops or flea markets and therefore this place is like heaven to me.
There are several speculations about the day after the presidential elections. It is as if some of our friends travelled in time, saw Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan win the presidency with a comfortable majority in the first voting on Aug. 10 and appointed a prime minister and chairman to the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
This Sunday, millions of Turks will go to ballots to vote for their next president. This will be the first time that the presidency, the top post in the republic, will be elected by popular vote. In this sense, the upcoming elections could be seen as a sign of maturation for Turkeyâs almost 140-year-old democratic experience, which goes back to the first Ottoman Parliament in 1876.
The Turks are not rebels. The prime minister can slap one and win an apology in return. But they are certainly proud people â at least social research says so. According to a most recent survey, Turks are proud of their countryâs accomplishments, even though there is no empirical evidence to justify this feeling: Proud without a cause.
On the eve of the presidential elections, for the last three weeks, Turkey has been talking about an operation that has seen police officers place other police officers into custody.