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Dincer Lojistik to launch dark stores in Europe

Dincer Lojistik to launch dark stores in Europe

Riding the wave of e-commerce growth, Dincer Lojistik will go global with international airline logistics and ‘dark stores’ to be launched in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and London, says its CEO Mustafa Dincer.  By HUSNIYE GUNGOR The effects of the pandemic on consumer habits, particularly the rapid growth in e-commerce, has been more pronounced in Turkey than...

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Planning for the digital future

Planning for the digital future

By HUSNIYE GUNGOR Readymade garment manufacturer Koton, which was established by the Yilmaz couple back in 1988 as a small shop, started its globalization journey with its Munich store in Germany in 1996, one year after it began producing its own products. Now operating with 470 stores in places like Russia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Tunisia,...

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Bangladesh eyes next level in bilateral trade

Bangladesh eyes next level in bilateral trade

BANGLADESH, TURKEY’S CLOSE PARTNER IN INITIATIVES LIKE THE D -8 AND ASEAN, IS EAGER TO INCREASE BILATERAL TRADE EITHER BY RAISING THE VOLUME OF EXISTING ITEMS OR ADDING NEW ITEMS TO THE EXPORTIMPORT BASKET, ITS CONSUL GENERAL IN ISTANBUL SAYS. By HUSNIYE GUNGOR The relations between Turkey and Bangladesh, a country wedged between South and...

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Reactionary stance risks trade

Reactionary stance risks trade

“THE REACTIONARY STANCE TOWARD THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM WE’VE SEEN FROM THE GOVERNMENT AFTER ITS WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ISTANBUL CONVENTION, ITS DECISION NOT TO RATIFY THE PARIS AGREEMENT AND NOT IMPLEMENT THE DECISIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, RISKS TURKEY’S ISOLATION AND A SLOWDOWN IN ITS DEVELOPMENTAL TRAJECTORY,” SAYS IKV CHAIRMAN AYHAN ZEYTINOGLU THE...

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Hepsiburada to mark its 20th year with new launches in April

Hepsiburada to mark its 20th year with new launches in April

By HUSNIYE GUNGOR WHAT EXCITES Hepsiburada CCO Mutlu Erturan nowadays is the digital content platform she is working on, which will be a first in Turkey. The company is also working on another platform that will enable producers to sell directly to customers in any part of the word. Both new projects, to be launched...

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Turkey to help develop AI for the whole region: EMEA CEO

Turkey to help develop AI for the whole region: EMEA CEO

By DIDEM ERYAR UNLU CATHERINE ESTRAMPES President and CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at GE Healthcare, paid a visit to Turkey last week to finalize an agreement on the country’s first strategic collaboration to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) development in medical imaging.  She defines this as a significant step forward in establishing...

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Taking on the Chinese with 65% local technology

Taking on the Chinese with 65% local technology

EMERGING FROM TURKEY, THE HEART OF THE GLOBAL CEMENT INDUSTRY, CTN GROUP HAS DEVELOPED LOCAL TECHNOLOGY THAT RECYCLES FLUE GAS, AND IS EAGER TO REPLACE THE 95% CHINESE DOMINANCE IN THE GLOBAL MARKET By HUSNIYE GUNGOR TURKEY is one of the biggest players in the global cement industry, with 62 factories and a million tonnes...

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Vodafone aims to be fastest growing services company by 2025

Vodafone aims to be fastest growing services company by 2025

By VAHAP MUNYAR IT HAS BEEN 15 YEARS since Vodafone entered the Turkish market after purchasing Uzan Group’s indebted Telsim from the Saving Deposits Insurance Fund (TMSF). Since then the global telecom operator’s investments in Turkey have exceeded TRY 25bn, according to Vodafone Turkey’s newly-appointed CEO, Engin Aksoy. Taking the top job at the beginning...

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Brussels to cooperate Istanbul via MoU

Brussels to cooperate Istanbul via MoU

BRUSSELS, the Belgian capital, is a small city but have been represented by a trade office in Istanbul for 20 years. The hub.brussels, the economic and commercial representation of the Brussels’ Government, the smallest of the three regions of the federal Belgium but the most cosmopolitan one with access to whole Europe, has marked its...