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Dark days ahead for Mediterranean tourism

Dark days ahead for Mediterranean tourism

BY FEHMI KOFTEOGLU The SARS COV-2 virus is mutating, with new variants emerging each passing day. But how will it affect the Mediterranean region in terms of international tourism? The Mediterranean is considered the center of global tourism but the region is also in the spotlight as the coronavirus ravages littoral nations. No estimation can...

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Eralp Group to launch chemical factory in Gonen

Eralp Group to launch chemical factory in Gonen

Aiming to increase its chemical production capacity through products and equipment developed in its own R&D center, Eralp Grup plans to launch a new factory in Gonen by year-end. The company will begin production of chemical raw materials that are not produced in Turkey, as well as the products that it developed in its own...

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Police detains dozens in cryptocurrency probe

Police detains dozens in cryptocurrency probe

Police detained dozens of people in an investigation of a cryptocurrency trading platform and sought its founder’s arrest in Albania, police said on Friday, after Turkish citizens filed criminal complaints saying they had been scammed. The Thodex platform, which had been handling daily cryptocurrency trade worth hundreds of millions of dollars, said on its website...

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The U.S. and EU agree: No sanctions ‘for now’

The U.S. and EU agree: No sanctions ‘for now’

BY ZEYNEP GURCANLI The AK Party government has taken surprise steps one after another. Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention on combating violence against women, the closure case against the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), the dismissal of HDP’s human rights defender Omer Gergerlioglu from his post, taking him into custody from the parliament (where he...

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Turkey’s foreign policy reaches critical stage

Turkey’s foreign policy reaches critical stage

BY ZEYNEP GURCANLI THE MIDDLE EAST IS IN A STATE OF FLUX. Although U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken didn’t directly list the Middle East among America’s foreign policy priorities, the Biden administration carried out its first military salvo in the region, less than two months after taking office, targeting Iranian-backed Shiite militias deployed on...

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Media startups in the spotlight

Media startups in the spotlight

Bundle BUNDLE is a mobile news-reading app that simplifies reaching news from mobile. Founded by Enes Danis, Ercan Varol and Serkan Ceylan in 2014, the platform, which offers different categories for users to personalize their news-reading routine, raised a total of USD 500,000 in seed funding in 2014 from Dwarf Planet. Dubbed Turkey’s Flipboard, Bundle...

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32,500 new restaurants join Yemeksepeti

32,500 new restaurants join Yemeksepeti

By Handan Sema Ceylan COVID-19 has triggered technological development and digitalization in Turkey, as well as the rest of the world. People of all ages have been forced to use online platforms in order to meet their basic needs such as education, nutrition or clothing, which has paved the way for home delivery and online...

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Will the reform package achieve its desired effect?

Will the reform package achieve its desired effect?

By Zeynep Gurcanli The fact that U.S. President Joe Biden, who called numerous world leaders, still hasn’t made personal contact with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a lot to Ankara. Apparently, geopolitical location, a large and powerful army and NATO membership have not created the expected effect.The human rights issue seems will be one of...

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NASA technology to clean Turkey’s tap water

NASA technology to clean Turkey’s tap water

Peter Holme Jensen, Aquaporin CEO “After spending more than a decade on technology development, testing in space with NASA and ESA, and winning the European Inventor Award by the European Patent Office in Munich, we are now focused on getting our technology and solutions out to consumers and the industry.” Aquaporin, A Danish water technology...

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Otsimo and Fazla Gida win the EBRD Innovation Challenge

Otsimo and Fazla Gida win the EBRD Innovation Challenge

OTSIMO, A SPECIAL education platform, and Fazla Gida, a platform that offers solutions for food waste, were among the five winners of the Startup Innovation Challenge, created by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to honor tech startups that fight against global setbacks caused by the pandemic. The jury evaluated 226 participants from...

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