By DIDEM ERYAR UNLU Hande Yayla Oguzulgen, Buket Altufan Ulu, and Ozge Konukcu worked in Turkey’s leading law firms for more than 15 years, after graduating from Istanbul University’s Faculty of Law. Specializing in different fields during these years, they decided to join forces and established YAK (Yayla Altufan Konukcu) Attorney Partnership five years ago....
The message from Russia: ‘I am in the Middle East too’
What matters on Thursday, March 23
The post-earthquake needs analysis
What matters on Wednesday, March 22
World automotive sector influenced by semiconductors (chip sector) demand
The highest monthly CAD in the history of the republic
What matters on Tuesday, March 21
What matters on Monday, March 20
Dollar lost its savings instrument edge
Quake-hit cities to get investment support
15% of earthquake victim voters migrated
What matters on Tuesday, March 14
A law specific to Istanbul is a must: Mayor of Istanbul
Share of compensation of employees in the GVA hits a 25-year low
Hunger limit doesn’t fit in wallets; new banknote is needed
Opposition bloc eyes deal to reunite, elevate popular mayors
Central Bank and SFD ink USD 5bn deposit deal
What matters on Monday, March 6
A big slowdown in the rate of interest reduction!
‘The climate crisis is on top of our agenda’
70-year relations a solid base for increased trade: Austrian Envoy
By HUSNIYE GUNGOR Although diplomatic and economic ties date back several centuries, Austria has had a dedicated commercial office in Istanbul for just 70 years. Therefore, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Turkiye organized a reception to mark this important milestone on December 8 at the palace in Yenikoy, where the Austrian Consul General is based. More than 150...
Digital channels to boost UPT’s global growth
By BESTENIGAR KARA The international money transfer and payment platform UPT (Uluslararasi Para Transferi) aims to enter new countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, according to Hakan Ozat, General Manager and Board Member of UPT. The company, which operated in two to three countries three years ago, has raised this figure to 13...
Russia eyes exporting halal products to the world
BY BESTENIGAR KARA Russia’s halal product export market is not limited to the Middle East, according to Maxim Protasov, Head of the Russian Quality System (RusQuality). Turkey also is interesting for the Russian Federation as a potential market for the exports of local, organic, and halal food. “The halal food market has become a significant...
Turkey-EU have accomplished much since the positive agenda: Meyer-Landrut
By HUSNIYE GUNGOR The “hugely important” link between European Union member states and Turkey is about more than trade, said Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, Head of the European Union Delegation to Turkey. To him, this cooperation needs to be expanded and intensified. “I am trying to bring it to life,” he said. Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, Head of the European Union...
BEE’O Propolis to export over 100 countries in the next five years
BY BESTENIGAR KARA The apiculture company BEE’O Propolis aims to increase its number of export countries to over 100 in the next five years, according to Food Engineer (MSc) Dr. Asli Elif Tanugur Samanci, Founding Partner of BEE’O Propolis. “We previously exported to 14 countries. Now we can export to 30 countries, we’ve added nearly...
ESG transformation is a value generator: Turkish CEOs
By HUSNIYE GUNGOR Turkish companies should enjoy and embrace environmental, social and governance (ESG) transformation to create value, according to Armando Guastella of Bain & Company. ESG is becoming a strategic lever for CEOs, who recognize its massive potential as a value generator, said Guastella, adding that companies outperforming in ESG ratings see their EBITDA...
Turkish companies increasingly utilize ICC Arbitration: President
By HUSNIYE GUNGOR International arbitration is the preferred method for resolving cross-border disputes for Turkish businesses, because of the enforceability of arbitration awards, as opposed to litigation, according to Claudia Salomon, president of ICC International Court of Arbitration. “It also creates a neutral process for Turkish businesses instead of having to be in the courts of their counter-party,”...
BAT marks its 20th year in Turkey with increased exports
By HANDAN SEMA CEYLAN British American Tobacco (BAT) has for over half a century purchased oriental tobacco from Turkey. However, the company is now in its 20th year of production in the country. As a long-time investor in Turkey, BAT’s exports have reached USD 750m in the last four years with the help of its...
Darussafaka is preparing to carry its 159-year legacy to the future
By HUSNIYE GUNGOR Education is a major element of economic and social development. Therefore, every state that defines itself as social needs to ensure equality of opportunity in education. While even the most developed countries in the world fail to provide this, there is a 159-year-old society in Turkey that has had equality of opportunity...