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Mobbing tolerated for fear of job loss: survey

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ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency

In a survey carried out with 316 employees in 12 provinces, ‘mobbing,’ which is defined as psychological game of the powerful against the weak in the workplace, is accepted by employees for fear of losing their job.
The survey says mobbing is a ‘psychological game,’ weakens individuals’ identity and self-confidence, and makes them believe that they are worthless.

Turkish Novelist Unveils New Museum

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Orhan PamukIstanbul’s cultural circles have been abuzz in recent days after Turkey’s most famous novelist, Orhan Pamuk, unveiled his latest cultural contribution: a peculiar little museum touted as being the first of its kind.

The Museum of Innocence is the world’s first museum based on a novel; in this case, Mr. Pamuk’s romantic story of the same name published four years ago. The project, he says, revived “the dead artist” inside him.

Turkey’s only Nobel-winning writer and now a professor of literature at Columbia University, Mr. Pamuk is famed as a novelist who has sought to translate Turkey’s complex historical and political debates through his writing. He has won plaudits in the West and a degree of notoriety from Turks for tackling taboo subjects related to his country’s history.But Mr. Pamuk says the Musuem of Innocence isn’t about him: “It’s about the book.”

On the way to the Istanbul Design Biennial

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Melis Alphan ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News

A group of designers from Amsterdam have come to Istanbul for a workshop uniting artists, designers, craftsmen and the creative industry with producers

SALON/ is an initiative that creates a crossover experience to inspire and provoke discussion and dialogue between art, design and fashion. SALON/ initiates both an offline and an online platform to endorse artists and designers and to inspire a reflection.

The Duration Of Stay Of Foreigners In Turkey Has Been Redefined

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The duration of stay foreigners in Turkey

Amendments have been made to the resolutions governing the duration of stay of foreigners in Turkeyfor residence and travelling purposes. According to theamendment, duration of stay is 90 days between periods of 180 days as of the date of exit of the foreignerfrom Turkeyprovided that the duration of visa exemption or duration of stay on the visa is sufficient.

PwC and ULI rank Turkey's Istanbul as the top city for new acquisitions and development

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istanbul2"If the earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital", said Napoleon Bonaparte.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) ranked Istanbul as the top city for new acquisitions and development for the second year in a row in 2011. However, the ancient capital holds as many risks as opportunities.

In the report, "Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2011," investors expressed a belief that Istanbul would not be as badly affected by the European debt crisis as other cities on the continent. The Turkish economy is expected to slow in 2012, and perhaps become less attractive to portfolio investors seeking quick returns. However, Istanbul real estate remains a "modestly good" prospect, according to those surveyed by the report.

What's Your Company's HR Temperature?

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What's Your Company's HR Temperature?by Sharlyn Lauby on February 16, 2012

Plan more parties. That’s what the company said when I asked them the biggest challenge facing human resources.

Years ago, I was interviewing for a director-level position. During the conversation, I asked what the biggest challenge was facing the company’s HR department.  Everyone told me the same thing. Employee morale was low and we needed to have more employee parties.  So, I’m thinking “I can do parties. In fact, I plan great parties. I’m the one you need.” And several interviews later, I was offered the job.

Turkey's official jobless rate dips to 9.1 percent

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Turkey's official jobless rate dips to 9.1 percentISLAMABAD - Agence France-Presse

This file photo shows a group of people inside a vocational training school in the eastern province of Gaziantep.
Turkey's unemployment rate fell to 9.1 percent in the three months to November, from 11.2 percent in the same period in 2010, official data showed on Monday.
The number of jobless people fell by 447,000 to 2.454 million, the statistics institute said.
Turkey's economy has staged a spectacular recovery from the global crisis, growing 8.9 percent in 2010 and 9.6 percent in the first nine months of 2011.

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