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Analysis: Supercharged Turkish stocks rally not everything it seems | Reuters

Analysis: Supercharged Turkish stocks rally not everything it seems | Reuters The lira's plunge has propelled Turkey's exporter-dominated stock market to its best month in 12 years, but for foreign investors, who have just started dipping their toes in again, it's a very different story.The stock rally, taking in exporters such as steel producer Iskenderun Demir (Isdemir) (ISDMR.IS) and glass maker Sısecam (SISE.IS), has seen Istanbul's $37 billion main bourse (.XU100) soar nearly 20% in N...
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#UAE Sets Up $10 Billion Fund to Support #Turkey as Ties Warm - Bloomberg

UAE Sets Up $10 Billion Fund to Support Turkey as Ties Warm - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates outlined plans to launch a $10 billion fund to support investments in Turkey as the countries signed a string of accords Wednesday during one of the highest-level visits in years between the old Middle East foes.The fund will focus on strategic sectors such as energy, food and healthcare, the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported. The UAE, a small but influential Persian Gulf oil-and-business po...
Tags: Travel, Wam, Turkey, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Uae, Ankara, Persian Gulf, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Support Turkey


Top 5 Amazing European Destinations Nomads Need to Visit

Nomads regularly move from one place to another, and many of them have travelled all around the world. However, there might be some who have not yet visited the vibrant cities and historical areas in Europe. Here are some of the most amazing destinations to visit while you are in Europe. 1. Turkish Spas in Turkey You would most commonly hear that Turkey is famous for Kebabs and Turkish Delights apart from its carpets and rugs. But did you know that Turkey has some of the bes...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Greece, Scotland, Miscellaneous, Spain, Turkey, Cambridge, Party, Istanbul, Mediterranean, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Crete


The top 20 airlines in the world, according to experts

Qatar Airways Nicolas Economou/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Skytrax revealed its 2021 World Airline Awards, naming Qatar Airways as the number one airline for the sixth time. Awards were based on over 13 million surveys collected over 23 months, combing normal travel and pandemic travel. No North American airline ranked in the top 20, though Delta Air Lines held the highest position at number 30. See more stories on Insider's business page. Skytrax revealed the World's Top 100 Air...
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Taliban promising 'full cooperation' as it asks airlines to resume international flights to Afghanistan

Afghan families walk by the aircrafts at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban is asking airlines to resume international service to and from Kabul, promising their "full cooperation." Foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said the suspension o...
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Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities

By KATHY GANNON KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced move. It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting women’s rights as they settle into government, just a month since they overran the capital of Kabul. During their previous rule of Afghanistan in...
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Air Astana increases frequencies to Kyiv and IstanbulAir Astana increases frequencies to Kyiv and Istanbul

It will fly three times a week to both cities
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360 Degree Virtual Tours of the Hagia Sophia

Last year, when Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an announced that Hagia Sophia would be reconverted into a mosque, he assured a concerned UNESCO that changes to the 1,500-year-old former cathedral-turned-mosque would have “no negative impact” on its status as World Heritage Site. “A state must make sure that no modification undermines the outstanding universal value of a site listed on its territory,” the world body has said. Claims to the contrary notwithstanding, the “universal val...
Tags: Travel, Art, Facebook, College, Turkey, History, Bbc, Architecture, Unesco, Khan Academy, Istanbul, Reuters, Sophia, Constantinople, Josh Jones, Hagia Sophia


The top 20 airports in the world for 2021 according to expert reviewers

The Lamp Bear at Doha's Hamad International Airport REUTERS UK-based aviation ranking company Skytrax revealed its top 20 best airports for 2021. Asian and European airports dominated the list with Doha Hamad taking the number one spot. The highest-ranking airports in North America were Vancouver International Airport and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport but both failed to make the top 20 list. See more stories on Insider's business page. Skytrax has revealed its ...
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2023-2024 Voyage Collection

CLICK TO VIEW 200 PAGE CATALOG Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2023-2024 Voyage Collection Regent Seven Seas Cruises has just rolled out its 2023-2024 Voyage Collection. And, we’re happy to share, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is one of our Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands . Regent Seven Seas Cruises®  has unveiled its new 2023-2024 Voyage Collection, featuring exciting new ports of call and immersive cultural experiences in iconic destinations throughout the globe, with reservations opening on August 1...
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A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 was able to land and takeoff from Kabul on Monday despite chaos at the airport

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Ancapital/Shutterstock.com A Turkish Airlines flight flew from Istanbul, Turkey to Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday while the Taliban swarmed the capital. The flight was able to land in Kabul and depart back for Turkey, evacuating more than 324 passengers. Afghanis have been attempting to flee Kabul by any means necessary, including climbing onboard departing planes. See more stories on Insider's business page. While military and civilian aircraft wer...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, US, Trends, Georgia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Middle East, Kabul, Boeing, Istanbul, South Asia


A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 was able to land in and take off from Kabul on Monday despite chaos at the airport

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Ancapital/Shutterstock.com A Turkish Airlines plane flew from Istanbul to Kabul on Monday amid chaos at the airport. It landed in Kabul and departed again for Istanbul with more than 320 passengers, reports said. Afghans have tried to flee Kabul by any means necessary, including climbing on departing planes. See more stories on Insider's business page. While military and civilian aircraft were scrambling to get out of Kabul, Afghanistan, one Turkish...
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Fener neighbourhood Istanbul

Enjoyed my first tour with Salih.httpwww.heygo.comFener was historically the most important Greek quarter of the city just a short walk up from the Golden Horn. It flourished after the capture of Constantinople by th
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7 Top Tips for Visiting Istanbul: A First Timer’s Guide

Istanbul is world-famous for its beauty; No-one can forget the first trip to Istanbul. Its sights, tastes, smells, and sounds create a wonderful feeling for all tourists. So those who have traveled to a place once will want to come here again and again. Its beauty fascinates and mesmerized everyone. Here are some helpful tips mentioned below that are extremely helpful for those traveling to Istanbul for the first time.  First Learn about Istanbul:  We all know that Istanbul is in Turkey, b...
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SoftBank Joins Two Gulf Wealth Funds for Debut Turkey Investment - Bloomberg

SoftBank Joins Two Gulf Wealth Funds for Debut Turkey Investment - Bloomberg Trendyol, a Turkish e-commerce company backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., raised $1.5 billion in its latest financing round that included SoftBank Group Corp. and two Gulf wealth funds.The capital raise, co-led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 and General Atlantic, vaulted the Istanbul-based firm to a $16.5 billion valuation, according to an emailed statement from the company. The announcement confirmed a Bloomberg News...
Tags: Travel, Softbank, Turkey, Istanbul, General Atlantic, Gulf, Bloomberg News, SoftBank Group Corp, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Vision Fund, Princeville Capital, Trendyol, Qatar Investment Authority Abu Dhabi, Demet Mutlu


A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer

A man wearing a mask boards a plane. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images As people begin to travel more, there are ways to fly safely without going overboard, experts say. Flying is relatively low-risk for vaccinated people, even in crowded airports. It's no longer critical to social distance on planes, but keep your mask on and minimize layovers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that poin...
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Is Istanbul in Europe and Asia? What You Need to Know

A man casts a glance over his shoulder before arching back and casting his line into the water. The street chatter and rush hour traffic drown out the subtle splash but from the look on his face, you’d think he stood alone in the countryside, miles from anyone, miles from anywhere. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
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Translating Armenian Literature.

Garen Torikian writes for Electric Literature about how he came to translate from Armenian: I had the great privilege of growing up in a house with several floor-to-ceiling shelves bursting with books. So far as I remember, they were largely ornamental, but I have a hard time believing that they went unread: my parents were not the hoarding type. One day, shortly after graduating college, stuck at home and with nothing else to do, I began to really look at the books for the first time. Non-ficti...
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Turkish minister in #SaudiArabia for talks to mend ties, end boycott | Reuters

Turkish minister in Saudi Arabia for talks to mend ties, end boycott | Reuters Turkey’s foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday for talks aimed at overcoming a rift over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul that led to bitter recriminations and a Saudi boycott of Turkish goods.Mevlut Cavusoglu was due to hold talks in the kingdom after years of tensions between the two regional powers, which are also at odds over Turkish support for Qatar in a dispute wit...
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#Turkey Seeks #SaudiArabia Talks as Part of Regional Reset - Bloomberg

Turkey Seeks Saudi Arabia Talks as Part of Regional Reset - Bloomberg Turkey is taking its outreach to the Arab world one step further with a planned visit to Saudi Arabia next week, after diplomats held two days of talks in Egypt to heal strained ties.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s visit to Saudi Arabia would be the first since the 2018 murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, according to people familiar with the matter. The visit, which is lik...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Turkey, Joe Biden, Syria, Egypt, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Abu Dhabi, Muslim Brotherhood, Istanbul, Arab, Riyadh


Mohammed bin Salman’s Reputation Taints Plan to Open #SaudiArabia’s Economy - Bloomberg

Mohammed bin Salman’s Reputation Taints Plan to Open Saudi Arabia’s Economy - Bloomberg Prince Mohammed   PHOTOGRAPHER: VALERY SHARIFULIN/TASS/GETTY IMAGES On Tahlia Street, a busy commercial boulevard in central Riyadh, a rotating digital billboard shows ads for oud fragrance, white boxer shorts, and a glittering diamond watch. Then comes an image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seated at a desk, with one of his latest soundbites: “Saudi Arabia plans to spend more in the...
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Spotlight Voyages

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Spotlight Voyages Regent Seven Seas Cruises unveils a new collection of 13 spotlight voyages. And each voyage is filled with one-of-a-kind onboard and shoreside experiences. Before we get started, you should know that Regent is one of our ‘go-to” luxury cruise lines. To learn more about our favorite ocean cruise line brands, please  CLICK HERE . Ok.  Let’s get to the announcement: Regent’s 13 Spotlight Voyages  Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cr...
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#SaudiArabia: $3.5bn fraud case set to define crown prince’s anti-graft campaign | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia: $3.5bn fraud case set to define crown prince’s anti-graft campaign | Financial Times Once one of the most powerful security officials in Saudi Arabia, Saad al-Jabri was feted by western powers. He was integral to multibillion-dollar counter-terrorism efforts and advised senior members of the Saudi royal family before falling foul of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s rise to power and going into exile in 2017. He would later accuse the prince of sending a hit squad to Cana...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Istanbul, Financial Times, Mohammed, Ontario, King Salman, Mohammed bin Salman, Interior Ministry, Jabri, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund, Jamal Khashoggi, al Jabri, Saudi Arabia Saad


#Saudi Shares Drop as U.S. Pins Khashoggi Murder on Crown Prince - Bloomberg

Saudi stocks fell the most in a month, tracking last week’s declines across emerging markets, as traders weighed the impact of a U.S. intelligence report saying Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signed off on the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.The Tadawul All Share Index retreated as much 1%, its sharpest decline since Jan. 31. It was 0.6% lower as of 10:43 a.m. in Riyadh. Rajhi Bank, Saudi Basic Industries, Saudi Telecom Co. and Saudi Aramco dragged the index down the most ...
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#Saudi imports from #Turkey tumble in December after informal boycott | Reuters

Saudi imports from Turkey tumble in December after informal boycott | Reuters The value of Saudi Arabia’s imports from Turkey in December dropped to their lowest level in at least a year, Saudi official data showed on Wednesday, on the back of an informal boycott by Saudi businessmen and retailers of Turkish products.Political tensions spilled over into trade between the two regional powers last year after the kingdom’s biggest supermarket chains said they backed a boycott of Turkish imports tha...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Istanbul, Ankara, Reuters, Riyadh, General Authority, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jamal Khashoggi


Rick Steves’ Europe: Binge Watch 9 Seasons of America’s Favorite Traveler Free Online

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD9b7mP6whk “People who are addicted to European travel, this is kind of a frustrating time for them,” says Rick Steves in a podcast interview with The New York Times‘ Sam Anderson from this past spring. He should know: since becoming a professional travel guide and educator in the late 1970s, Steves has harnessed his own European travel addiction to build a business empire. To his fellow Europhiles — and especially his fellow Europhile but monoglot Americ...
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Watch Digital Dancers Electrify the Streets of Istanbul

Are you open to the idea of otherworldly beings moving amongst us, benign but unseen? Director Gökalp Gönen seems to be in the above video for jazz innovator Ilhan Ersahin’s “Hurri-Mitanni” (Good News). Things kick off in a decidedly low key manner—a young woman sets off for a nighttime stroll through the streets of Istanbul, her face deliberately obscured by a snugly tied black and white cloth. Turning a corner, she passes an anonymous figure, wrapped head to toe in similar stripes. Do...
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#Qatar Inks Deal for Minority Stake in Turkish Stock Exchange - Bloomberg

Qatar Inks Deal for Minority Stake in Turkish Stock Exchange - Bloomberg Qatar announced on Thursday a series of high-profile investments in Turkey, its biggest ally in a years-long rift with Gulf heavyweights Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, including the purchase of a stake in the country’s main bourse.Doha-based sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with its Turkish counterpart known as TWF to purchase a 10% stake in Borsa Istanbul AS....
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Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
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Salt Bae Owner’s Qatari Deal Is Said to Value Mall at $1 Billion - Bloomberg

Salt Bae Owner’s Qatari Deal Is Said to Value Mall at $1 Billion - Bloomberg Billionaire Ferit Sahenk’s Dogus Holding AS agreed to sell a 30% stake in a high-end Istanbul shopping center to an arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, as the Turkish conglomerate raises cash to deliver on pledges it made to banks as part of a debt restructuring last year.Dogus, owner of a steakhouse known for its founder chef’s meme Salt Bae, will get around $300 million for the stake in IstinyePark, according to peo...
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