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Tourists see Turkey as ideal holiday spot

Tourists see Turkey as ideal holiday spot

ISTANBUL - Turkey is an ideal family holiday location. It offers a reliable climate, beach resorts, good quality accommodation, water sports and land-based activities, all at a lower cost compared to Western Europe. Figures report a 12 percent rise in overseas visitors.

21.04.2009Gündem
’Kemalpaşa’ corollary to McDonald’s doctrine’

’Kemalpaşa’ corollary to 'McDonald’s doctrine’

For many years, a well-known journalist made almost a career out of advancing his "McDonald’s Peace Thesis." It held that no two countries both hosting a McDonald’s franchise had ever gone to war. The argument was frayed by the U.S.-led bombing of Serbia in the 1990s.

20.04.2009Gündem
Working out replaces eating out in recession

Working out replaces eating out in recession

NEWYORK - Jobless Americans are flocking to gyms, getting in shape and occupying themselves while waiting for the end of recession. As unemployment skyrockets, consumers spend less on entertainment but refuse to reduce trips to the gym

15.04.2009Gündem
Carry trade comes back on increasing confidence

Carry trade comes back on increasing confidence

LONDON / COPENHAGEN - Carry trade, meaning the use of funds in countries with lower borrowing costs to invest in those with higher rates, is coming back after months of declining confidence. Major institutions have begun recommending the practice

14.04.2009Gündem
Time for sharing, not competing, say futurists

Time for sharing, not competing, say futurists

ISTANBUL - The Futurist Association organizes its second summit. The summit that will take place at Istanbul’s İş Art Culture Center on June 25 is organized under the slogan ’Nanotechnology will come and everything will change.’ The aim of the futurists is to catch the latest technologies

14.04.2009Gündem
Nationalization for Hypo on agenda

Nationalization for Hypo on agenda

FRANKFURT - The German government offered to buy property lender Hypo Real Estate Holding, moving closer to the country’s first bank nationalization since the 1930s.

9.04.2009Gündem
Kids menu at the Int’l Istanbul Film Fest

Kids menu at the Int’l Istanbul Film Fest

ISTANBUL - The International Film Festival, which will kick off this Saturday, continues the Kids Menu section again this year with two new, internationally acclaimed films.

1.04.2009Gündem
Koç research center brings intl art historians to Istanbul

Koç research center brings int'l art historians to Istanbul

ISTANBUL - The latest meeting of art historians researching Anatolia’s cultural development focused on artistic communication in the Byzantine world.

29.03.2009Gündem
Multi-faith funeral held

Multi-faith funeral held

FETHİYE - An 86-year-old British man who was visiting his daughter in Fethiye died when he fell down in his bedroom last week. Both a priest and an imam presided over his funeral.

29.03.2009Gündem
Europe bank waits for IMFaccord on Ukraine

Europe bank waits for IMFaccord on Ukraine

LONDON - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development President Thomas Mirow said the bank will offer support to Ukraine’s banks only after the country resumes cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.

11.03.2009Gündem
Istanbul exhibition opens in Oldenburg

Istanbul exhibition opens in Oldenburg

OLDENBURG - Turkish artist İlker Manga, who is living in the German city of Bremen, opened an exhibition Friday called "Istanbul: The Tale of the Sea" in Oldenburg in northwestern Germany near Bremen. The exhibition is made up of his works between 1982 and 2008.

9.03.2009Gündem
Baking political ’Utopia’ in Turkey

Baking political ’Utopia’ in Turkey

ISTANBUL - Seventy people from every religion and culture in support of universal brotherhood and the craving for an ideal country come together to found the ’Bread Party,’ inspired by the well-known novel ’Utopia’ of Thomas More defining an ideal country

8.03.2009Gündem
A career begun in Turkey leads to red carpet fame

A career begun in Turkey leads to red carpet fame

Vikas Swarup, the author of the book, which was the inspiration behind the year's most successful film 'Slumdog Millionaire,' is an Indian diplomat whose first foreign posting was to Ankara in 1987 which he still remembers fondly

4.03.2009Gündem
Korkmaz makes debut in tricky Bordeaux test

Korkmaz makes debut in tricky Bordeaux test

ISTANBUL - After only a few days at the helm, Bülent Korkmaz makes his debut as Galatasaray coach in one of the most crucial games of the team's season. Korkmaz's Lions take on Bordeaux in the UEFA Cup round of 32, in the return game of a goalless draw, hoping to pave the way home for the competition's final in Istanbul on May 20

25.02.2009Gündem
’Shopaholic’ feels like a knockoff

’Shopaholic’ feels like a knockoff

LOS ANGELES - The plot -- as if it matters, since 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' is mostly about label worship -- follows Rebecca's futile attempts at reducing her credit card debt of more than $16,000, even as she hypocritically writes a magazine column about smart shopping

22.02.2009Gündem
Central banks risk losing their precious independence

Central banks risk losing their precious independence

WASHINGTON / PARIS - Central banks have cherished their independence for decades, but the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression puts that independence at risk.

9.02.2009Gündem
Seven BAFTA awards go to ’Slumdog Millionaire’

Seven BAFTA awards go to ’Slumdog Millionaire’

LONDON - Rags-to-riches story 'Slumdog Millionaire' has continued its fairy-tale journey, winning seven prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards and sealing its place as favorite for the Oscars later this month.

9.02.2009Gündem
81st Academy Awards list unveiled

81st Academy Awards list unveiled

LOS ANGELES - 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' leads the Academy Awards with 13 nominations. Other best picture nominees are 'Frost/Nixon,' 'Milk,' 'The Reader' and 'Slumdog Millionaire.' Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's ’Üç Maymun’ (Three Monkeys) was named Tuesday in a short list of nine films up for Oscar nominations in the foreign-language contest but has not made the cut.

22.01.2009Gündem
’Slumdog’ leads field for British Academy awards

’Slumdog’ leads field for British Academy awards

LONDON - Underdog-turned-favorite "Slumdog Millionaire" picked up 11 nominations Thursday for the British Academy film awards, Britain's version of the Oscars.

16.01.2009Gündem
Sour grapes for world’s top wines

Sour grapes for world’s top wines

BORDEAUX - French wine producers have suffered a difficult 2008 and 2009 is looking to be as bad. Although many wines from the year’s vintage are described as being 'very good,' the vintage was expensive and one of the lowest on record and national consumption has slid under government pressure

7.01.2009Gündem
’Seven Pounds’ piles on the twists

’Seven Pounds’ piles on the twists

LOS ANGELES - Director Gabriele Muccino and writer Grant Nieporte jump all over the place in time, trying to keep us on our toes. With its many twists and revelations, 'Seven Pounds' does make you work, which is vaguely refreshing when so much is so mindless

6.01.2009Gündem
Investor charged for ’Ponzi scheme’

Investor charged for ’Ponzi scheme’

NEW YORK - Bernard Madoff, the president of a US investment company and regarded as a pioneer in Wall Street, is charged with operating a ’Ponzi scheme.’ Madoff, who is under arrest, allegedly told two of his employees that his advisory business is ’all just one big lie’ and ’a giant Ponzi scheme’.

12.12.2008Gündem
SNB cuts rates by 50 bps, sees 2009 Swiss recession

SNB cuts rates by 50 bps, sees 2009 Swiss recession

The Swiss National Bank slashed interest rates by half a percentage point on Thursday, its fourth cut in two months, as it warned that a sharply worsening global climate would tip Switzerland into recession next year.

11.12.2008Gündem
Bargain deals start holiday price wars

Bargain deals start holiday price wars

ANTALYA - Hard-pressed families got some holiday cheer as Britain’s biggest tour operator announced sunshine breaks for just 2 pounds a night.

5.12.2008Gündem
British giant meets Antalya companies

British giant meets Antalya companies

ANTALYA - One of the world’s biggest tour companies, Britain's Thomas Cook, will host 2,500 tour operators in Antalya as part of a project with its Turkish partner, the Diana Tour Company, in which the Antalya region and nearby tourist centers will be introduced to operators.

4.12.2008Gündem
’More women the answer’

’More women the answer’

ISTANBUL - For progress to be made on the issue of women’s rights and for the voice of women to be heard in Turkey, the number of female administrators in the government needs to increase, Justice and Development Party, or AKP, deputy Fatma Şahin, said yesterday.

2.12.2008Gündem
’Beş Vakit’ yılın en iyi beşinci filmi

’Beş Vakit’ yılın en iyi beşinci filmi

The Times ve The Sunday Times gazeteleri, "Yılın En İyi 100 Filmi"ni seçti. Bir süre önce ölen aktör Heath Ledger’in oynadığı "The Dark Night"in birinci olduğu listede, Reha Erdem’in yönettiği "Beş Vakit" beşinci sırada yer aldı.

1.12.2008Kelebek
Beş Vakit, yılın en iyilerinden

Beş Vakit, yılın en iyilerinden

Reha Erdem’in yönettiği “Beş Vakit” filmi, “Yılın en iyi beş filmi" arasına girdi. The Times ve The Sunday Times gazeteleri, “Yılın En İyi 100 Filmi”ni belirledi. Bir süre önce ölen aktör Heath Ledger’in “olağanüstü” bir performansı gösterdiği “The Dark Night”ın birinci olduğu listede “Beş Vakit” beşinci sırada yer aldı. Bu arada, Fatin Akın’ın “Yaşamın Kıyısında” filmi de 28. oldu

1.12.2008Kelebek
Byzantine icon returns to Greece

Byzantine icon returns to Greece

ATHENS - Britain returned a 14th century Byzantine icon to Greek authorities on Wednesday, 30 years after it was stolen from a monastery in northern Greece, the Culture Ministry said.

20.11.2008Gündem
Loan for new hospitals

Loan for new hospitals

ISTANBUL - Memorial Health Group will open two new hospitals in Antalya and Istanbul in 2009, supported by a 10 million euro loan from German BHF Bank. The new facilities will offer employment to a total of 683 medical professionals.

17.11.2008Gündem
Will economy make crowds shun gloomy Oscar flicks

Will economy make crowds shun gloomy Oscar flicks?

LOS ANGELES - The likely top contenders for the Feb. 22 Oscars hit theaters in late November and December, among them 'Milk,' with Sean Penn as the slain gay-rights pioneer; 'Revolutionary Road,' with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a failing marriage; 'Frost/Nixon,' featuring Frank Langella as President Richard Nixon; and 'Doubt,' starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

16.11.2008Gündem
Europe’s economy sinks to recession

Europe’s economy sinks to recession

DUBLIN / PARIS - Third quarter figures show the Euro zone economy falls into its first recession in 15 years. Gross domestic product in the region shrinks 0.2 percent. Meanwhile, October inflation eases to 3.2 percent, reflecting lower energy prices

14.11.2008 Gündem
When a commitment phobe loves a woman

When a commitment phobe loves a woman

ISTANBUL - Popular Turkish director Çağan Irmak’s tear-jerker ’Issız Adam’ works as a powerful commentary of the modern urban man and the crumble of relations in big cities. But watch out for the occasional acting blunders and stilted dialogue. And prepare to shed a few tears.

14.11.2008Gündem
Kurd-Arab tensions may threaten Iraq calm

Kurd-Arab tensions may threaten Iraq calm

MOSUL, Iraq - Mosul, a city where religions and ethnicities collide, witnesses rising ethnic tensions between Kurds and Arabs on oil, land and influence. Many fear the disputes threaten calm in Iraq as officials say al-Qaeda benefits from power battle

13.11.2008Gündem
Greek Cypriot leader Christofias makes ports offer to Turkish side

Greek Cypriot leader Christofias makes ports offer to Turkish side

Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias said on Tuesday he was prepared to open ports and airports to commercial activities run by Turkish Cypriots. (UPDATED)

30.09.2008Gündem
Money market freeze stirs rate cut speculation

Money market freeze stirs rate cut speculation

Central banks and regulators scrambled on Tuesday to relieve the strain on financial markets frazzled by another hefty blow to confidence, this time from the rejection by U.S. lawmakers of a $700 billion rescue plan.

30.09.2008Gündem
Austria stunned by far rights election gains

Austria stunned by far right's election gains

The future course of Austria’s government was in doubt Monday after two far-right, anti-immigration parties made big gains in national elections while the governing coalition lost seats in Parliament. (UPDATED)

29.09.2008Gündem
Turkish film wins top award in San Sebastian

Turkish film wins top award in San Sebastian

"Pandora's Box," a moving story about sibling rivalry by Turkish director Yesim Ustaoglu, Saturday won the Golden Shell award for best film at the San Sebastian film festival.

28.09.2008Gündem
Protests greet U.S. nuclear carrier in Japan

Protests greet U.S. nuclear carrier in Japan

The first U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be permanently based overseas sailed into its new home port Thursday, greeted by protests in the only nation to have ever experienced nuclear attack.

25.09.2008Gündem
EBRD board votes in favor of investment in Turkey

EBRD board votes in favor of investment in Turkey

The board of directors at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said Tuesday it had voted overwhelmingly in favor of investing in Turkey, a position supported by the United States.

24.09.2008Gündem
Minister from Porsche state attacks Volkswagen law

Minister from Porsche state attacks Volkswagen law

The prime minister of Porsche's home state attacked a draft German law preserving the state of Lower Saxony's blocking minority stake in Volkswagen as a needless provocation of the European Union.

21.09.2008Gündem
GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 14

GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 14

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on September 14, 2008. Hurriyet English does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

14.09.2008Gündem
Hurricane Ike slams into Texas, one million flee

Hurricane Ike slams into Texas, one million flee

Hurricane Ike barreled into the densely populated Texas coast near Houston early on Saturday, bringing with it a wall of water and ferocious winds.

13.09.2008Gündem
Oil rises towards $120 on fears of storm Gustav impact

Oil rises towards $120 on fears of storm Gustav impact

Oil rose towards $120 a barrel on Thursday, its fourth day of gains, boosted by the threat of damage to U.S. oil installations from Tropical Storm Gustav.

28.08.2008Gündem
Çin Astrolojisi

Çin Astrolojisi

Çin astrolojisine göre öküz, fare, kaplan, yılan veya tavşansınız. Burcunu oku, sende şaşır. <1>Astroloji

20.08.2008Astroloji
French bank SocGen second quarter net profit falls 63 pct

French bank SocGen second quarter net profit falls 63 pct

Societe Generale posted a 63 percent fall in second-quarter net profit, hit by losses at its corporate and investment banking unit in the credit crunch, Frances' second-biggest bank by market value said on Tuesday.

5.08.2008Gündem
Top Fed policy-maker urges to raise rates as quickly as possible

Top Fed policy-maker urges to raise rates as quickly as possible

The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates toward their "neutral" setting as quickly as reasonably possible to prevent high inflation taking root, a top Fed policy-maker said on Wednesday.

10.07.2008Gündem
Turkish, Greek cypriot leaders to decide on peace talks July 25

Turkish, Greek cypriot leaders to decide on peace talks July 25

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders will decide on July 25 whether to move to direct reunification talks, Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. (UPDATED)

8.07.2008Gündem
Yurtsever sinema ve Hancock

Yurtsever sinema ve Hancock

Rusya Kültür Bakanı Aleksander Avdeyev, geçtiğimiz günlerde yaptığı bir açıklamada, ülkesinde gösterilen “ucuz” Amerikan filmlerinden yakındı ve bundan böyle kaliteli ve “yurtsever” filmleri destekleyeceklerini söyledi.

8.07.2008Gündem

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Time for Hamas to consider peace

I have great sympathy for the Palestinian people. They are my co-religionists with whom I share a common history and culture. Every now and then I recall with nostalgia that the Ottoman Sultans, living in my home city, Istanbul, used to rule Palestine for centuries in a way that made it possible for its people live in peace and security.

14.01.2009