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We don't have to look at reports of Moody’s: the worsening is already obvious

28th September 2016 As the latest reports of the credit rating corporation Moody’s about Turkey have demonstrated a decline in the country’s credit rates, Turkish government has immediately defended itself by saying there is an ‘operation of perception management’ taking place.
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'Ottoman' Boris Johnson makes first visit to Turkey since Erdogan poem

27th September 2016 British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday kicked off his first official visit to Ankara by highlighting his "proud ownership" of a Turkish washing machine and steered clear of his past prize-winning insults of President Tayyip Erdogan.
Johnson, the former mayor of London, was named in May...
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Turkey’s state of emergency likely to be extend with new ministers

26th September 2016 One day after the Sept. 22 meeting between Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the CHP officially appealed to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of decree laws issued by the government since late July.CHP...
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Amid hefty tourism drop, Turkey hopes to weather storm

19th September 2016 ISTANBUL –  With summer drawing to a close, Turkey is counting the cost of a tough year that saw a string of terrorist bombings and the fallout from a diplomatic spat with Moscow that cut deep into the country's crucial tourist trade.

And then right bang in the middle of summer, the...
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Turkey’s Islamic Fashion Revolution

18th September 2016 ISTANBUL — The models, tall and lithe and strutting down the runway to the beat of Moroccan-themed house music, are from Russia and Eastern Europe. They could be displaying the latest designer styles in Paris or New York, but instead they are here, in Istanbul, wearing high heels, flowing...
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Occupancy rate on Russian charter flights reaches 100 pct

12th September 2016 Occupancy rates on charter flights from Russia to Turkey have reached 100 percent since the first flight took off a week ago. In a statement to the media, Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) President Dmitry Gorin said that despite the limited number of flights, tickets sold fast and...
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Turkey to stay on summer time all year round

8th September 2016 Clocks will no longer go back in October due to measure introduced to make better use of winter daylight.

Turkey will stop turning back its clocks this winter, staying on summer time all year round to make better use of daylight.
The clocks in Turkey went forward one hour on 27 March for...
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Turks lost their enthusiasm for joining EU, FM Çavuşoğlu says

7th September 2016 Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Tuesday said the EU has to put some efforts to rekindle Turks' enthusiasm for joining the bloc.

"I should be open about it. Unfortunately, Turks do not believe in the EU anymore. There is a lack of confidence," he told journalists...
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Turkey's Tourism Market to Be on Rebound for 2-3 Years

4th September 2016 Turkey's tourism market will need two or three years to restore its level, which it had before 2016, Alexander Sinigibsky, the chairman of board of directors of Tez Tour, said. ANTALYA (Sputnik) — In July, the Turkish Statistical Institute said the country's revenues received from the sphere...
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China, Turkey pledge to deepen counter-terrorism cooperation

4th September 2016 Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Saturday to deepen counter-terror cooperation, as the two set aside previous disagreements over China's treatment of a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority.
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Uighurs keen to escape unrest...
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