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Does Istanbul have an action plan for climate change?

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

The sun is out now and we have forgotten about the flood disaster that took place on Tuesday in Istanbul. These types of flood disasters are the new norm in the world, according to Ümit Şahin, the Istanbul Policy Centre Climate Studies Coordinator

Comment(s) 7/22/2017

Why are people moving to İzmir?

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

I know lots of people who plan on moving from Istanbul to İzmir

Comment(s) 7/18/2017

Syrian refugees have dreams

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

At a time when the number of racist attacks targeting Syrian refugees in Turkey is on the rise, the United Metalworkers’ Union (Birleşik Metal İş Sendikası) issued a report called “Syrian Refugee Labor.” We have thus seen once again how most of the three million Syrian refugees are living under difficult conditions here.

Comment(s) 7/11/2017

A courageous investment in tourism

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

Bank loans in Turkey’s tourism industry have increased 70 percent in the past two-and-a-half years, despite undergoing a deep crisis

Comment(s) 7/4/2017

Strong festival with strong sponsors

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

Thanks to the media, I don’t feel homesick at all in London where I am and have extended my business trip a couple of days due to the holidays. The TV in a café where we were sitting had the BBC on and the subtitles on the screen were about police attacking, with plastic bullets, the LGBT Pride march at Istanbul’s Taksim

Comment(s) 6/27/2017

Turkish firms and their Chinese vision

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

In the past week, I had talks with two top-level businesspeople in different sectors and their common aspect was the “China vision.” As the world’s second largest economy, China inevitably finds its place in Turkish companies’ long-term strategies.

Comment(s) 6/13/2017

Don’t touch my olive

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

One of the most favorite hashtags on social media nowadays is “#zeytinimedokunma,” meaning “don’t touch my olive.” This is a hashtag used by everyone who is opposing a bill that will jeopardize the future of olive trees in Anatolia, which is considered the homeland of olives

Comment(s) 6/6/2017

Koç for gender equality and inventions

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

Koç Holding was the only company from Turkey on the Fortune Global 500 list when it entered the list in 419th place in 2016. I had the opportunity to participate in two meaningful events put on by the company in rapid succession.

Comment(s) 5/30/2017

Festival boosts Cappadocia tourism

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

The tourism crisis has naturally also hit one of Turkey’s first touristic regions, Cappadocia. I was in Cappadocia to see a close friend’s newly-bought house in one of its villages, and to participate in the Cappadox Festival.

Comment(s) 5/23/2017

Diyarbakır never loses hope

GİLA BENMAYOR writes:

It has been some time since I was last in Diyarbakır. The city has developed and changed in a surprising manner. New malls, new neighborhoods, new houses and new cafes…

Comment(s) 5/16/2017

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