For the record, “Turkish economy shrinks for first time since 2009

  Turkish economy shrinks for first time since 2009  Hurriyet Daily News   Turkey’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by a bigger than expected 1.8 percent in the third quarter of 2016 on weak consumer spending and exports, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) showed on Dec. 12 Charter amendment draft submitted to Turkey’s parliament  Hurriyet … Read more

Social fabric roundup: AKP focuses on further alcohol restrictions while joblessness among young increases, child marriages remains to be high….

Alcohol controversy mounts after Ottoman comparison The Parliament discussed a proposal that would further restrict alcohol sale. World alcoholic drinks leader Diageo concerned over sale restrictions Diageo has expressed concerns over planned alcohol restrictions in Turkey. ********************* Joblessness among young Turks surges Turkey?s youth unemployment showed a 2.1 percent increase, a considerable hike in the … Read more

Burak Yıldırım, latest victim in fan violence… A social fabric roundup…

One killed, 122 detained in football tensions, title celebrations delayed A supporter was stabbed to death and more than 100 fans were detained on May 12 as the violence. ************************* Can?t help ?Beliebing:? Fandom and pop stars from Hurriyet Daily News Pre-teen girls from Turkey boasted a true profile of Beliebers when they became hysterical … Read more

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