Nudes, hippies and angry villagers: on Turkey’s hippy trail in the 1970s, Part 1

Last week, Karen Ormond told us about the process of up and moving to her Fethiye villa in Turkey with her husband, Derek. You can read about it over at Place Overseas. She spoke eloquently about the difficulties of adjusting and what changes their lives have gone through since moving to Fethiye three years ago. … Continue reading

Turkish Prime Minister promises equality for non-Muslims in Turkish law

Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended an iftar dinner with representatives on non-Muslim communities, emphasising the importance of the recent decree to demand more equal rights for non-Muslims in Turkey. Speaking at the Istanbul Acheology Museum where the dinner was held for non-Muslims, the Prime Minister said: “There have been times when people in … Continue reading

Unemployment down in Turkey

According to statistics released by TurkStat, the unemployment level in Turkey has dropped by 1.6 percent to 9.4 percent in May 2011 compared with May 2010. TurkStat statistics showed that unemployment fell from 2.85 million to 2.55 million as more and more opportunities became available in Turkey as the nation grows and develops further. With … Continue reading

Istanbul tests new tsunami warning system

A new system to detect early signs of an oncoming tsunami has been tested out from Istanbul’s Kandilli Observatory with a test message sent to 31 countries in the region. The system, designed to detect tsunami’s from the north-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean is backed by the United Nations and Turkey is among only five countries … Continue reading

Turkish Banks continue to profit

Turkish banks have continued to post profits for the first six months of the year, despite all the recent talk about the Turkish Lira. According to statements, Yapi Kredi Bank, the largest private bank in Turkey posted a profit of 1.1 billion Turkish Liras net. Total revenues were up 3 percent year on year, climbing … Continue reading