Tag Archives: Turkish

London IPO of soda ash firm could net Turkish billionaire’s family £650m

By | 06/01/2023

The family of a Turkish billionaire, who owns a football stadium named after the country’s recently re-elected authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, could be in line for £650m by floating an industrial company in London. The family of Turgay Ciner, 67, who has built up an estimated $1.6bn (£1.3bn) empire spanning mining, chemicals, shipping, media… Read More »

Galatasaray Clinches Turkish League Championship with Mauro Icardi’s Double

By | 05/31/2023

Last Updated: May 31, 2023, 04:47 IST The arrival of Icardi and Torreira last summer gave Galatasaray a boost. (Image: Galatasaray/Twitter) The Istanbul club have 82 points with one game to play and cannot be caught by their great city rivals Fenerbahce, who have 77 Mauro Icardi scored twice as Galatasaray sealed the Turkish league… Read More »

9 dead after Turkish migrant boat sinks off Greek resort island Mykonos

By | 05/30/2023

The death toll from a migrant boat sinking last week off the Greek resort island of Mykonos has tripled to nine after another six bodies were found in the sea and on a nearby island, authorities said Tuesday. Others remain missing. A coast guard statement said that divers on Tuesday found the bodies of four… Read More »

‘Concerns’ in West, ‘relief’ in Russia: What Turkish President Erdogan’s historic election victory means for the world – Times of India

By | 05/29/2023

NEW DELHI: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday won a historic run-off election to extend his two-decade rule to 2028.Erdogan, who is Turkey’s longest-serving leader, brushed aside a powerful opposition coalition, a biting economic crisis and widespread anger following a devastating February earthquake to beat secular challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu in Sunday’s vote.Erdogan’s narrow victory… Read More »

‘Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan needs a post-election pivot’ – Times of India

By | 05/29/2023

(Bloomberg Opinion)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will undoubtedly read his latest election victory as a mandate to continue his pugnacious foreign and economic policies. Both he and Turkey would be better off steering a more pragmatic course.Erdogan has reason to feel vindicated. Despite nosebleed inflation and anger over the government’s feeble response to a devastating… Read More »

Top 5 US stories today: Deal reached to raise debt ceiling; Biden congratulates Erdogan on Turkish elections, and more

By | 05/29/2023

After weeks of debates and discussion, US President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reached a final deal to raise the US debt ceiling. The deal comes hours before the deadline to avert a potentially devastating government default. But more work awaits the two leaders as each will now have to persuade lawmakers… Read More »

Erdogan declared Turkish president with over 50% of votes

By | 05/29/2023

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a record-breaking third term as Turkish president. The politician had previously served as the state’s prime minister between 2003 and 2014. He will now serve in power for another five years, having defeated Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the polls. It was however a tense affair, with the incumbent leading by just one… Read More »

Turkish Polls Close In Historic Presidential Runoff

By | 05/28/2023

“I ask my citizens to turn out and vote without complacency,” Tayyip Erdogan said. (File) Istanbul, Turkey: Turkish polling stations closed Sunday in a historic runoff election that could extend President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two decades of dominant but divisive Islamic style of rule until 2028. The NATO member’s longest-serving leader defied critics and doubters… Read More »

Erdogan to ‘chip Russia’s failing power’ as Turkish voters head to polls today

By | 05/28/2023

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been at Turkey’s helm for 20 years, is favoured to win a new five-year term in the second-round runoff after coming just short of an outright victory in the first round on May 14. Voters in Turkey returned to the polls today to decide whether the country’s longtime leader… Read More »

Erdogan seeks third decade of rule in Turkish runoff

By | 05/28/2023

Turkey voted Sunday in a historic runoff that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan entered as the firm favourite to extend two decades of his Islamic-rooted rule to 2028. The NATO member’s longest-serving leader defied critics and doubters by emerging with a comfortable lead against his secular challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the first round on May 14.… Read More »

Erdogan seeks to seal victory in run-off for Turkish presidency – Times of India

By | 05/28/2023

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is aiming to drive home an election victory to extend his rule well into a third decade and maintain the mix of foreign and economic policies that have set the country apart on the world stage. Erdogan, 69, defied opinion polls that had projected a slim win for opponent… Read More »

Indian mom’s experience with Turkish ice cream seller takes a hilarious turn. Watch

By | 05/25/2023

Turkish ice cream vendors are known for their captivating method of serving dessert. As customers look on with awe, these skilled individuals twirl and toss the ice cream cone in an amusing manner. While this experience can be quite enjoyable for some, it may also perplex those who are unfamiliar with it. Recently, an Indian… Read More »

Turkish peppers, tomatoes and eggs: how to cook the perfect menemen – recipe | Felicity Cloake’s How to cook the perfect…

By | 05/24/2023

Being good Guardian readers, I’m sure you’re all familiar with shakshuka – the north African egg dish that first conquered Israel, and then brunch menus around the world (with a little help from one Yotam Ottolenghi), but you may be less familiar with the (arguably superior) Turkish version, menemen, for which the eggs tend to… Read More »

Violent storm sends sofa flying in air in Turkish capital Ankara. Watch

By | 05/20/2023

In a video that has gone viral on the internet, sofas were seen flying in the air in Turkey. Yes, that’s correct. This apparently happened when a violent storm hit the country’s capital Ankara on Wednesday. Sofa seen flying due to violent storm in Ankara.(Screengrab) One Onur Kalmaz who posted the video of the sofa… Read More »

Baby death tragedy for British family in Turkish resort

By | 05/16/2023

A six-month-old baby has died after suffering ‘breathing difficulties’ while on holiday with her British parents in Turkey. The parents called for emergency help after the baby girl started having trouble breathing while the family was staying in the Meditteranean resort of Antalya. The family were on a break at a five-star hotel in Serik,… Read More »

Ukrainian Official Punches Russian Representative At Turkish Summit

By | 05/05/2023

Tension between Russia and Ukraine spilled from the battlefield into conference halls during an economic summit in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, this week. Ukrainian official Oleksandr Marikovskyi thrashed into a Russian representative after the unidentified man ripped a Ukrainian flag from Marikovskyi’s hands during the Summit of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation… Read More »

Greek authorities pull 39 migrants from river islet on Turkish border

By | 05/04/2023

Greek authorities on Wednesday rescued a group of 39 migrants who had been abandoned by smugglers on an islet in the river that runs along the country’s land border with Turkey, police said. DROWNED MIGRANTS WASHING ASHORE OVERWHELM AFRICAN NATION, ‘RADICAL SOLUTIONS’ SOUGHT AS CEMETERIES FILL UP A police statement said the 13 men, 11… Read More »

Turkish forces killed IS chief in Syria: Erdogan – Times of India

By | 05/02/2023

ANKARA: Turkish forces have killed the leader of the Islamic State group during an operation in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late Sunday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan told TRT Turk television in an interview that the IS leader, codenamed Abu Hussein alQurayshi, was killed in a strike conducted on Saturday.Erdogan said the Turkish intelligence… Read More »

Islamic State leader killed in Syria, says Turkish President Erdogan

By | 05/01/2023

By Reuters: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkish intelligence forces killed Islamic State leader Abu Hussein al-Qurashi in Syria. “This individual was neutralized as part of an operation by the Turkish national intelligence organization in Syria yesterday,” Erdogan said in an interview with TRT Turk broadcaster. Erdogan said the intelligence organization had… Read More »

Turkish forces kill Islamic State chief in Syria raid, says Erdoğan

By | 05/01/2023

Turkish intelligence forces have killed Islamic State’s leader, Abu Hussein al-Qurashi, in Syria, Turkey’s president has said. “This individual was neutralised as part of an operation by the Turkish national intelligence organisation in Syria yesterday,” Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in an interview with the broadcaster TRT Türk on Sunday. He said the intelligence organisation had… Read More »