Business in Turkey

Taiwan mulling opening cultural center in Istanbul

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Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA)   The Ministry of Culture is mulling establishing a cultural center in Istanbul, Turkey to facilitate Taiwan’s cultural exchanges with the Islamic world, Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai said Monday.   In the past, Taiwan relied greatly on networks with the United States and Europe, Lung said …

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People Work While Depressed, Says Survey

People Work While Depressed, Says Survey

A Mori survey carried out for the European Depression Association (EDA) in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Denmark, Turkey, Spain and France, has found that one in 10 workers have taken time off for depression, according to the BBC. Those in the U.K., Denmark and Germany were most likely to be …

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World, Turks On Verge Of Burnout

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Some half of the respondents to a large work-stress survey tell that the level of the pressure has risen from last year. A high level of stress is not only a burden on workers, but also on companies, says the research firm.   Respondents to a recent survey say that …

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The Power of Informal Market

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I recently watched two TED talks by Robert Neuwirth, a journalist whose main interest and focus lie on squatter cities and System D or commonly referred as informal economy. The first talk dates back to 2005 and gives vivid examples on squatter neighborhoods in Mumbai, Rio and Istanbul.   In …

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Turkey’s Got Talent By Nick Slepko

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June 1, 2012 Turkey has increased its billionaires by 50% in the same time it has taken Warren Buffett to raise a similar amount in corporate welfare from US taxpayers.  Despite the last several years of global financial angst, Istanbul is currently home to 38 billionaires (ranked seventh worldwide), none …

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One Language One Person by Ela Erozan Gursel

One Language One Person

I am a firm believer in the saying ‘one language one person.’ I believe that people should learn foreign languages in order to understand the world. Learning a language means more than being able to communicate with a foreigner, it lets you enter a new world of tradition, culture, history, …

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