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Turkey State-Run Bank Sinks After U.S. Sanctions Case Arrest - Bloomberg

Turkey State-Run Bank Sinks After U.S. Sanctions Case Arrest - Bloomberg:"The biggest state-owned bank on Turkey’s stock market plunged the most on record on Wednesday after its deputy chief executive was arrested in the U.S., accused of using his position at the bank to help facilitate evasion of U.S. sanctions on Iran. The shares of Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, as the lender is formally known, fell as much as 19 percent in Istanbul, knocking 2.1 billion liras ($576 million) off its market value. T...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, Iran, Istanbul, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Atilla, Reza Zarrab, Zarrab, Halkbank, Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, Bloomberg Mehmet Hakan Atilla


Turkish court orders Booking.com to be blocked

ISTANBUL (AP) " Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered the travel website Booking.com to be blocked in a dispute with Turkey's main travel agency association.The Anadolu Agency reported Wednesday that a commercial... [Author: [email protected]]
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S**t STEVE JOBS SAID: On Your Culture Being Special...

I miss Steve Jobs.  Actually I miss him being an ass, but ultimately being right on so many things.? Here's a talent nugget from the Jobs book talking about how kids have basically assimilated to the same culture across the world: When Steve's family got to Istanbul, he hired a history professor to give his family a tour.  At the end they went to a Turkish bath, where the professor's lecture gave Jobs an insight about the globalization of youth: "I had a real revelation.  We were all in robes, a...
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Turkey's Halkbank Plunges After U.S. Probe Extends to Lender - Bloomberg

Turkey's Halkbank Plunges After U.S. Probe Extends to Lender - Bloomberg:"The biggest state-owned bank on Turkey’s stock market plunged on Wednesday after its deputy chief executive was arrested in the U.S., accused of using his position at the bank to help facilitate evasion of U.S. sanctions on Iran.The shares of Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, as the lender is officially known, fell as much as 19 percent in Istanbul, the most on record. Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the deputy chief executive officer now det...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, Iran, Istanbul, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Atilla, Reza Zarrab, Zarrab, Halkbank, Lender Bloomberg, Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, Mehmet Hakan Atilla


Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Beth Varni

by Mike Rhode Beth Varni is new to the comic book world, and has agreed to answer our usual questions about her work and life. What type of comic work or cartooning do you do? I do inking, pencils, and colors.How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination? Computers, traditional, and combination.When (within a decade is fine) and where were you born? 1989.What neighborhood or area do you live in? I live in Woodbridge VaWhat is your training and/or education in cartooning? I...
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Is Canada considering an electronics ban as well?

The possibility of Canada joining U.S and U.K with its version of electronics ban is rife in Canadian media. Recent media reports suggest that Canadian officials are busy analyzing the U.S and U.K versions of the bans and evaluating the threat carefully. Electronics Ban Canada The U.S version of the electronics ban restricts passengers from bringing electronics larger than a cell phone, as carry-on items. The ban affects passengers traveling on direct flights from eight countries (10 airports)...
Tags: Travel, News, Safety, India, US, Toronto, Eu, Turkey, Canada, Montreal, Istanbul, Travel News, Trump, Airline Safety, Marc Garneau, Electronics Ban


World-record by Turkish Airlines

World-record by Turkish Airlines Basketball people and fliers by Turkish Airlines must certanly be well aware around the globe’s fastest and highest baseball game becoming played within the sky, which will be some sort of record. It was Turkish Airlines that sponsored this nationwide guys’s baseball, supporting the team on a commercial film created by Rabarba Digital department and directed by Emre Sahin. Kayseri ended up being the town where basketball online game ended up being played at an ...
Tags: China, Sport, Turkey, Beijing, Golf, Airlines, Istanbul, Turkish, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Airlines, Air China, Pardeep Kumar, Worldrecord, Turkish Airlines Basketball, Rabarba Digital


For Turkish president, referendum on power is a big gamble

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a slick online video, 22-year-old Turkish student Ali Gul sits in front a drum kit and framed artwork while making tart remarks about Turkey’s political leadership. He wraps up by musing that he’ll probably get arrested if the video goes viral. The video clocked tens of thousands of hits. This month, […]
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13 romantic places to travel

What makes a great romantic travel destination? Awesome outdoor adventure options, great food and nightlife, and a kind of cultural uniqueness to create a romantic vibe are all good starting points. Despite your personal taste and the kind of trip you picture as a perfect romantic getaway, here are some options that you should consider for your next adventure as a couple. Editor’s note: For more couple travel advice, follow Collette at Roamaroo. New Zealand Roamaroo travel and photography ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Cook, Couples, Travel Planning, Mississippi, California, Southeast Asia, San Francisco, Thailand, Amsterdam, New Zealand, San Diego, South America, Iceland, Istanbul


This incredible forest park lets you trampoline in the treetops

Imagine if your next trip to the forest allowed you to meander hidden pathways into the treetops, swing on hammocks, and bounce on giant trampolines, like an oversized playground for grown-ups. Architects Studio Dror envisioned a bold new urban park experience for a "city with no Central Park" -- Istanbul, Turkey. Studio Dror's goal was to "design a love story between people and nature" for their new "Parkorman" park, with numerous pathways, swings, hammocks and trampolines scattered throughout...
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Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish pop singer and 28 other people, mostly journalists, are being tried on terrorism charges for alleged links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt. The trial of Atilla Tas and other suspects, many of whom worked for media companies associated with cleric Fethullah Gulen, […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Muslim, Istanbul, Fethullah Gülen, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Atilla Tas


Cyprus: The Necessity For Cyprus To Ratify The Council Of Europe "Convention On Preventing And Combating Violence Against Women And Domestic Violence" - AGP Law Firm | A.G. Paphitis & Co. LLC

The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence was adopted in May 2011 in Istanbul and entered into force in August 2014.
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Istanbul: Insider Travel Guide

This storied metropolis from ancient times holds many wonders for the modern traveler. Get insider tips on Istanbul, Turkey's premiere city.
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Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up the proposal at a Turkish-U.K. forum in the southern city of Antalya, referring to the British departure from […]
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Turkey, Ap, Switzerland, Erdogan, Istanbul, Tayyip Erdogan, Antalya, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Turkish chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

ISTANBUL (AP) — One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing. It took Turkish chef Tuba Geckil two days to make the imposing bust of Trump, clad from mid-torso in an edible jacket and striped tie. Geckil said Saturday she crafts her concoctions […]
Tags: News, Ap, Food & Drink, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Oddities, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Tuba Geckil, Geckil


Did you Know About Using Reverse Image Search to keyword photos and Video? Amazing

What Photographers Need to Know about Keywords – Especially for Stock Image Shooters Keywording and captioning is one of the more “tedious” tasks we photographers have to undertake. For those of us that sell our images, it's not only tedious but vital . In order for our images to rise to the top of the stock rankings, they must be accurately captioned and keyworded. One of the more difficult aspects of keywording is trying to remember what we have shot and where. When When you shoot many thous...
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Russian, Turkish Tensions Reopen Over Syria

ISTANBUL (VOA) -- The Turkish foreign ministry says it has summoned Russia's top diplomat in Turkey over the killing of one of its soldiers that has been blamed on a Syrian Kurdish group that Moscow is supporting.
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Moscow, Istanbul, VOA


(At Least) Three Things You Need Due to the New Electronics Ban

New restrictions on electronic carry-ons threaten chaos at security points. At first, the new and utterly nonsensical ban on any electronics bigger than a phone on some flights seemed like it was something most of us would happily avoid. But by essentially including all flights from Dubai to the US (ie Emirates), from Abu Dhabi (ie Etihad flights) and Istanbul (ie Turkish Airlines) it has shifted from something that might only inconvenience ‘other people’ and now threatens all of us who might b...
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Russia Deals Major Blow to Turkey's Syria Policy

ISTANBUL (VOA) -- Russian and Turkish soldiers are facing off over the Syrian Kurdish canton of Afrin. Ankara says the area that borders its territory is under the control of PYD 'terrorists' affiliated with the Kurdish insurgent group the PKK.
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Istanbul, VOA, Afrin Ankara


Why tourists should still travel to cities attacked by terrorists, from London to Istanbul

The Man Who Pays His Way: Enlightened travellers, welcome to London. And Istanbul [Author: Simon Calder]
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Turkey trying to exclude airport, airline from laptop ban

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior official says Turkey is taking steps to keep Istanbul’s main airport and its national carrier, Turkish Airlines, outside of the scope of new aviation restrictions imposed by the United States and Britain. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu on Thursday criticized the two countries for not consulting with Turkey before […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Britain, United States, Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, Ankara Turkey, Nation & World, Huseyin Muftuoglu


The South Caucasus: Europe’s Forgotten Frontier

Located next to Russia, Iran, and Turkey, between the Black and Caspian Seas, the region of the South Caucasus is Europe’s forgotten frontier. The small countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan might sound exotic and daunting, perhaps even conjuring up images of austere, ex-Soviet states plagued by conflict. It’s understandable that only the most adventurous travelers make it over to the Caucasus. The reality; however, is that the region is rich in ancient and fascinating cultures, incredi...
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Why The U.S. Is Banning Electronic Devices On Flights From Some Countries

Are you planning on traveling from some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the U.S.? Well, you might not be able to bring some electronics in your carry on due to a new ban imposed by the U.S. government.Citing unspecified threats, the Trump administration issued a rule barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games, and other devices on board in carry-on bags.Passengers flying to the United States from 10 ai...
Tags: Fashion, Music, United States, Middle East, Dubai, Homeland Security, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, John Kelly, Cairo, Jeddah, North Africa, Trump, Casablanca Morocco, Amman Jordan, Riyadh Saudi Arabia


Turkey marks anniversary of World War I campaign

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish leaders, soldiers and flag-waving spectators are commemorating a World War I campaign in which Ottoman armies held off an Allied expeditionary force, a bloody event that helps to underpin staunch nationalism in Turkey today. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday attended a ceremony in the Aegean port of Canakkale, near where […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Ap, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Aegean, Canakkale, Nation & World


Turkey’s president campaigns for referendum at war memorial

ISTANBUL (AP) — Cheered by flag-waving supporters, the Turkish president turned a commemoration of a World War I campaign into a political rally on Saturday, slamming Europe and declaring that a constitutional referendum next month on whether to expand his powers will enhance Turkey’s place in the world. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlined his vision […]
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Weekend Roundup: As The West Fragments, China Cements A Path Ahead

This week we witnessed two contrasting systems of governance at work. In the Netherlands, we watched the divisive system of Western multi-party democracy struggle to contain volatile populism. In China, the annual gathering of the “two sessions” ― the National People’s Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference ― demonstrated the consensus-driven nature of China’s one-party system by reaffirming ongoing reforms. While the West is fragmenting, C...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, News, Obamacare, Congress, Washington, China, America, Syria, Bbc, Beijing, West, United States, Xi Jinping


The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

ISTANBUL ― Flying back to Istanbul after a warm week in Britain ― where it felt liberating to be away from the constant political chatter back home ― I came to the shocking realization that the Netherlands, of all things, had been dominating Turkey’s news cycle in my absence. In Germany , and now in the Netherlands , Turkish politicians who support Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s proposal for an executive presidency in the upcoming April referendum, had been barred fr...
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, European Union, Turkey, Britain, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Islam, Switzerland, Muslim, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Gezi, Oscar Wilde, Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk


A New Kind of Perfume Tea: Wulóng Chá Nishane

The Turkish brand Nishane Istanbul has appeared in my country and has become more reachable than before. I'd like to commemorate this with a review of Wulóng Chá, my favorite creation by the house, and one that focuses on Oolong tea. Wulóng Chá Nishane bergamot, orange, lychee and mandarin; tea and nutmeg; musk and fig. I have to admit that my understanding of what Oolong te... Read full article: A New Kind of Perfume Tea: Wulóng Chá Nishane from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colog...
Tags: Fashion, Istanbul, Fragrantica Perfumes, Wulóng Chá, Oolong te Read


Euroleague expansion, opportunity, and headaches

It turns out the Turkish Airlines Euroleague wants to get bigger, having just got smaller, but while expansion offers financial opportunities it’s going to prove a logistical nightmare according to Emmet Ryan The most unsurprising detail in Euroleague’s long term plans was confirmed by Jordi Bertomeu on Zalgiris TV. Euroleague wants to expand, first to 18 teams and then to 20, and the first stage seems likely to happen the season after next (2018/19). With France openly rejoining the broader Eu...
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New The Promise Poster with Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale

New The Promise poster with Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Open Road Films has revealed a new poster for The Promise, featuring stars Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Charlotte Le Bon (The Hundred-Foot Journey) and Christian Bale (American Hustle). Check out The Promise poster in the gallery below! The film takes place during the Armenian Genocide and tells the story of an Armenian medical student (Isaac) during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. He falls in love with Ana (Le Bo...
Tags: Movies, Paris, Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Istanbul, Michael, Ana, Chris, George, Isaac, James Cromwell, Southern Turkey, Movie News, Ana Le Bon, Michael Boghosian Oscar Isaac, Siroun