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What is the Istanbul Convention and why it is Important?

28th November 2016 As the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women highlights the scourge of gender-based violence and domestic abuse, European lawmakers have called on the EU and member countries to speed up the process of ratification and accession to the Istanbul Convention, a binding...
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President Erdoğan: EU not everything, Turkey may join Shanghai Five

22nd November 2016 Turkey should not be “fixated” on the idea of joining the European Union and should look at other opportunities, such as the Russia-led Shanghai Pact, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.“Turkey should first of all feel relaxed about the EU and not be fixated” about...
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16th November 2016 TURQUOISE CARD HAS BEEN INTRODUCED Turquoise Card, a similar version of American "green card," will be given to foreigners whose qualifications, capacity and in-country activities are expected to make significant contribution to national economy, science and technology, investments and...
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Turkey to grant expedited citizenship to investors

14th November 2016 New regulations to grant expedited citizenship to foreign investors in Turkey will be implemented soon, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has vowed.Investors eligible for citizenship will include those who have made fixed investments, those who have bought real estate at a certain value and...
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Turkish president invites Donald Trump to Turkey

14th November 2016 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump to Turkey on Nov. 12, daily Hürriyet has reported.Erdoğan evaluated the victory of Trump while returning from Belarus, where he paid a one-day visit, answering questions from journalists.Erdoğan said he...
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The crises and paradoxes of Turkey

7th November 2016 It seems that my country has lost its way like never before. We are experiencing crises stemming from the undeclared end of the old republican regime and the undeclared rise of “The New Republic.”In fact, the idea of a new republic was also our dream, as left-leaning democrats, we had...
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WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook slows down

4th November 2016 A nationwide internet blackout has blocked access to internet-based applications WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook on Nov. 4. Many people have complained that the applications have slowed down. The ban on these applications has not been confirmed by officials yet. Meanwhile,...
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Residence Permit Appointments In Istanbul

2nd November 2016 TO THE ATTENTION OF FOREIGNERS HAVING RESIDENCE PERMIT APPOINTMENTS IN ISTANBUL”,   Foreigners appointment dates which are between 02nd of January 2017 and 08 th of February 2017 from e-residence application that you made to reside in Istanbul province are rescheduled. The appointments...
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Turkey to start issuing biometric passports in line with EU deal

1st November 2016 Turkish passport holders starting Tuesday will start being issued biometric passports, which was one of the conditions of the visa liberalization agreement with the European Union.
The process follows a recent statutory decree, which changed the institution in charge of issuing passports from the...
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