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Turkish President Warns of War Between Islam and Christianity

ISTANBUL (AFP) -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday strongly criticised Austria's move to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams, slamming the decision as anti-Islamic and promising a response.
Tags: News, Austria, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Afp

Is Erdogan Losing His Grip on Turkey?

ISTANBUL -- In Turkey, politics means everything. But football is life. So it's hard not to take seriously the internal elections of one the most important teams in the country, Fenerbahce.
Tags: News, Turkey, Erdogan, Istanbul

Netflix Extends Agreement to Keep ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ Streaming “For Months” Following Bourdain’s Death

Superstar chef Anthony Bourdain took his own life last Friday, sending a shockwave through the food world and leaving his family, friends, and fans to mourn him. But fans and newcomers alike will be able to spend more time with Bourdain through their devices, because Netflix has announced that the streaming service has extended their agreement to keep Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on the streaming platform “for months”. Some fans have noticed that Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was sched...
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cheaper alternatives in Europe

There’s a reason why the most popular European cities are also the most expensive. As tourism rises, and demand for a city’s attractions increases, so does everything related to it (airfares, restaurants, accommodations, etc.). Many times, lesser-known cities can provide more value for your dollar, and often an even richer cultural experience since they aren’t diluted with tourists. Luckily, MyVoucherCodes has done the work for you, compiling a list of alternative locations for travelers on a...
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Erdogan Predicts “War Between The Cross And Crescent” Over Austria Mosque Closures

Breitbart: “These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul covered by AFP. Austria’s populist government made the announcement on Friday morning at a press conference as part of the governing coalition’s campaign against radical Islamic ideology and the influence of countries like Turkey in the Austrian Islamic community, Kronen Zeitung reports. Media reports that betwee...
Tags: America, Turkey, Austria, Military, Erdogan, Istanbul, Breitbart, Chamberlain, Islamists, Islamic Facism, AFP Austria, Kronen Zeitung

Turkish official says US and Turkish troops to patrol Manbij

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s defense minister says Turkish and U.S. soldiers will patrol the key northern Syrian town of Manbij as part of a deal reached this week for the withdrawal of a Syrian Kurdish militia. Speaking in Brussels after a NATO summit late Friday, Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said he met his American counterpart […]
Tags: News, US, Turkey, Ap, Nato, Brussels, Istanbul, Nation & World, Manbij, Nurettin Canikli

Turkish businessman, media owner Demiroren dead at 79

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish businessman Erdogan Demiroren, who recently acquired Turkey's largest media group, has died at age 79.Istanbul's Florence Nightingale Hospital said Demiroren died Friday of respiratory failure. He had... [Author: [email protected]]
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The Islamic Conversion Of Santa Claus

MEF: An ominous indication of what lay in store for the religious minorities was afforded as early as December 1998 when Erdoğan, then mayor of Istanbul and an opposition politician, announced that the “mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, and the faithful our soldiers,” quoting a line from a poem by the nineteenth-century nationalist poet Ziya Gökalp underscoring the Islamist foundation of Turkish identity. [ … ] On December 28, 2016, for example, in the w...
Tags: Military, Islam, Santa Claus, Erdogan, Istanbul, Islamists, Islamic Facism, Islamic Conversion Of Santa Claus, Ziya Gökalp, Alperen Hearths, Hidrellez Nevruz

Top 5 Platforms And Tools To Livestream Events Online 2018

The return on investment for live video vs pre-recorded is obvious and something that artists can capitalize on. Here are the five best platforms and software tools to get the job done. _____________________________ Guest post by Amanda Smith Live streaming tools are offering fresh, effective and interesting perspectives to influencers. Influencers are no longer interested in delivering personality driven scripts. This can be attributed to the fact that the returns on scripted ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Youtube, Marketing, US, Paypal, Guest Post, Streaming, Istanbul, Periscope, Facebook Live, Music Business, Facebook Twitter, Statista, Taksim Square, Periscope Twitter

Turkey Says Troops Closing in on Kurd Stronghold in Iraq

Istanbul (AFP) -- Turkish troops are advancing on the mountainous Qandil region of northern Iraq where the leadership of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is based, a senior minister said Monday, as military operations are stepped up.
Tags: News, Iraq, Turkey, Istanbul, Kurdistan Workers Party PKK, Qandil, Kurd Stronghold

10 things in tech you need to know today (FB)

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. 1. Microsoft is in talks to buy GitHub, a popular platform for software developers worth around $2 billion. The talks have come as GitHub, a popular platform for software developers, has struggled to hire a new CEO. 2. Facebook had data-sharing agreements with at least 60 device makers, including Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft, many of which still exist.  Without explicit consent, device makers were allowed to access data ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Softbank, Trends, Eu, Turkey, Alibaba, Finland, Philip Hammond, Silicon Valley, Brussels, Istanbul

Uber Facing Ban In Turkey After Erdogan Backs Taxis

An anonymous reader quotes a report from SBS: Uber faces being banned in Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the ride-hailing app was "finished" on Saturday following an intense lobbying campaign from Istanbul taxi drivers. Erdogan's comments, in a late-night speech Friday in Istanbul, came after the government agreed new rules that are expected to severely complicate Uber's operations in Turkey. Drivers of Istanbul's yellow taxis have over the last months waged an intense campaign ...
Tags: Uber, Tech, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, SBS, Istanbul, Yildirim, Minali Yildirim

Turkish tycoon ousts Fenerbahce supremo after two decades

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish football and multi-sports giant Fenerbahce on Sunday elected a scion of one of Turkey’s wealthiest industrial dynasties as its new chairman, ending the two-decade reign of longstanding supremo Aziz Yildirim. Businessman Ali Koc was elected new Fenerbahce chairman in a landslide ballot win among members, winning 16,092 of their votes compared to just 4,644 for... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Istanbul, Fenerbahce, Afp, Aziz Yildirim Businessman Ali Koc

Uber's 'business is finished' in Turkey, Erdogan says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan has said ride hailing app Uber is finished in Turkey, following pressure from Istanbul taxi drivers who said it was providing an illegal service and called for it to be banned.
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Erdogan says Uber 'finished' in Turkey

Uber faces being banned in Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the ride hailing app was "finished" on Saturday following an intense lobbying campaign from Istanbul taxi drivers. Erdogan's comments, in a late night speech Friday in Istanbul, came after the government agreed new rules that are expected to severely complicate Uber's operations in Turkey. Drivers of Istanbul's yellow taxis have over the last months waged an intense campaign to have Uber banned, saying the company is e...
Tags: Uber, News, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul

What to do in Montenegro

If Montenegro isn’t ringing a bell, that’s OK. This former Yugoslav republic didn’t command much attention on the tourist front until well after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1991. But now independent, with a growing economy and budding tourism industry, the country is worth checking out. This is particularly true if you stoke out on exciting places beyond the beaten path that offer quick access to your favorite outdoor activities, sans the crowds and uber-expensive prices. Montenegro is e...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, France, Skiing, New Zealand, Diving, Istanbul, Montenegro, Warsaw, Kitesurfing, Bosnia, Trekking, All, Kotor, Balkan

/Answers: Our Favorite Physical Comedy Moments in Film

Every week in /Answers, we answer a new pop culture-related question. In this edition, tying in with the release of Action Point, we ask, “What are your favorite moments of physical comedy in film?” Ben Pearson – Singin’ in the Rain I’ve already written about how the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain is my favorite movie about filmmaking, but it also contains my favorite slapstick comedy moment in movie history. Plenty of films have slapstick moments that make me laugh at their randomness...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Steve Martin, Ash, Connor, Jackie Chan, Istanbul, Bruce Campbell, Simon Pegg, Answers, Martin, Campbell, Keaton, CHAN

Are Orthodox Christians naturally statists?

Are Orthodox Christians naturally statists? In April, the World Bank published a working paper titled “Communism as the Unhappy Coming.” It is co-authored by two my fellow Bulgarians, Simeon Djankov (whom I have known well for years; we worked together) and Elena Nikolova. They have concluded that members of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the second-largest church in Christendom, are likely to support left-wing economic policies. The report states that “relat...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Russia, Religion, Georgia, Eu, Turkey, Rome, Vienna, Nato, Macedonia, Serbia, New Zealand, Moscow, Romania, Bulgaria

Iran suspends soccer ties with Greece after friendly nixed

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the country’s soccer federation has suspended all relations with its Greek counterpart after a friendly between the two nations scheduled in Istanbul was abruptly cancelled amid ongoing Greece-Turkey tensions. IRNA carried a statement late Thursday by the Iranian federation, saying the cancellation inflicted “serious damage” […]
Tags: News, Greece, Sports, Iran, Istanbul, IRNA, TEHRAN Iran, Greece Turkey, Nation & World

Turkey: The Board's Reasoned Decision On The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality: "Is The Municipality An Undertaking Within The Meaning Of Competition Law?" - ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

The Board's reasoned decision regarding the allegations that the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality had violated the Law No. 4054 through certain activities regarding the right of way, was published on the Authority's official website.
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The Travel Detective: Bargaining While Shopping Abroad

Read the full article on at - The Travel Detective: Bargaining While Shopping Abroad So you’re shopping in a bazaar in a foreign country. Maybe it’s in Istanbul. Maybe it’s in Cairo. How do you bargain? How do you know you’re getting the best... Read More... The post The Travel Detective: Bargaining While Shopping Abroad appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
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Russian journalist reported killed in Ukraine shows up alive

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA The Associated Press MOSCOW — Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turned up at a news conference in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday less than 24 hours after police reported he had been shot and killed at his Kiev apartment building. The country’s security services said Babchenko’s death was faked to foil a plot to take his life. Ukrainian police said Tuesday that Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, was shot multiple times in the back Tuesday and found bleeding there ...
Tags: News, Media, Russia, Berlin, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Ukraine, Soccer, Crimea, Moscow, Associated Press, Kremlin, Istanbul, Kiev, Security Service

Europe's largest wooden building awaits salvation off Istanbul

Looking up at the giant wooden edifice looming over him, Erol Baytas shakes his head. Built at the end of the 19th century on an island off Istanbul, this unique six-storey structure once served as a home for Greek Orthodox orphans until it was shut down in the early 1960s. To try and save this architectural treasure -- described as the largest wooden construction in Europe and the second largest in the world -- cultural heritage NGO Europa Nostra has listed it as one of the continent's seven ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Istanbul, Greek Orthodox, Erol Baytas, NGO Europa Nostra

Turkish federation say logistical lessons learned for Istanbul’s Champions League final

Kiev (AFP) – Istanbul’s Champions League final in 2020 will not be dogged by the logistical nightmare that confronted supporters trying to get to Kiev for UEFA’s showpiece event this weekend, insists Servet Yardimci, vice-president of the Turkish Football Federation. However, Yardimci, who also sits on UEFA’s Executive Committee, said that lessons have been learned from... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Uefa, Istanbul, Kiev, Afp, Turkish Football Federation, Servet Yardimci, Yardimci, UEFA s Executive Committee

The world's best cities for cats

You’ve never missed posting a picture of your kitty every #caturday, you’ve bought your cat a custom bowtie, and you’ve had more than one relationship end because the other person was a “dog person.” You’re cat obsessed, and you’re starting to feel like people where you live don’t embrace this passion. It’s time to move to one of these cities, who celebrate the cuteness of felines better than anywhere else in the world. 1. Rome, Italy Photo: Sophie Lenoir With the exception of pampered pe...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Cats, Russia, Turkey, Taiwan, Rome, Egypt, Tokyo, Istanbul, St Petersburg, All, Istanbul Turkey, Tokyo Japan, St Petersburg Russia, Hermitage Museum

Liverpool hoping experience not everything in final against Real

Kiev (AFP) – Liverpool will attempt to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid’s recent dominance in the Champions League when the sides meet in Saturday’s final in Kiev, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting experience is not everything. The goals of Mohamed Salah have helped the English side reach their first final in 11 years, but this has been a golden era in Europe for Real. The Spanish giants are targeting their fourth Champions League title in five years and their third in a row in the ...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jurgen Klopp, Ac Milan, Klopp, Roma, Reds

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool aiming to bring Real Madrid down 'to our level'

Liverpool fans at John Lennon airport gave their score predictions as they prepared to fly to Kiev to watch their team in the Champions League final. ESPN FC's Dan Thomas and Mark Ogden build up to the UCL final and discuss the latest issues plaguing Liverpool supporters in Kiev. ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson discuss this weekend's Champions League final, specifically what Real Madrid must do to stop Mohamed Salah. Liverpool striker Mohamed S...
Tags: Europe, John Lennon, Football, Sport, Story, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Mark Ogden, Espn, Jurgen Klopp, Ucl, Klopp

Turkey: Rapper arrested accused of encouraging drug use

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have arrested a popular rap artist on charges of inciting drug use. Anadolu Agency said 27-year-old Sercan Ipekcigolu, better-known as rapper “Ezhel,” was detained by narcotics police in Istanbul late Thursday and was later charged with encouraging the use of drugs. Other media reports said […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Istanbul, Ankara Turkey, Anadolu Agency, Nation & World, Sercan Ipekcigolu, Ezhel

Why Sadio Mané bought 300 Liverpool shirts for his village in Senegal

The forward has bought 300 shirts for his native village of Bambali, where he watched the 2005 Champions League final. ‘Do not be 3-0 down’ is the instruction from homeThree hundred Liverpool shirts have been sent to the small Senegalese village of Bambali in the buildup to the Champions League final, donated by Sadio Mané, its most famous son. On Saturday he aims to deliver on a promise to spare his childhood friend the despair and disbelief that accompanied Liverpool’s triumph in Istanbul. The...
Tags: Senegal, Liverpool, Champions League, Istanbul, Sadio Mane, Betis, Real Madrid Continue, Quique Setien, Bambali

Hitlist’s new premium service puts a travel agent in your pocket

Hitlist, a several-years old app for finding cheap flights has begun rolling out a subscription tier that will turn it into something more akin to your own mobile travel agent. While the core app experience which monitor airlines for flight deals will continue to be free, the new premium upgrade will unlock a handful of other useful features, including advanced filtering, exclusive members-only fares, and even custom travel advice from the Hitlist team. The idea, says founder and CEO Gillian Mor...
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