EU commissioner thanks Turkey for refugee efforts

26 April 2016 0

European Commissioner Johannes Hahn paid a visit to a refugee camp in southeast Turkey on Tuesday, thanking the country for all it has done to provide for those fleeing the war in Syria. “Prosperity means jobs, means opportunities, gives people hope,” he said during a trip to the Harran refugee camp in Sanliurfa province. “That’s why I’m once again very, very grateful for what the Turkish authorities have done in the past five years. “In Read More

Turks defy warnings over online weight-loss pills

15 April 2016 0

Fears grow about safety of short-cut weight-loss drugs after teenager died in Izmir last month “I had to quit using them in a week due to the heart palpitations,” says 24-year-old Melis Aydogan, just one of thousands of short-cut weight-loss product users. As summer is coming, people – especially image-conscious women – start to use pills bought online which promise quick weight loss – despite medical warnings. A university student in Istanbul, Melis says she Read More

‘Panama Papers’: France launches tax fraud probe

5 April 2016 0

France has launched an official investigation into the ‘Panama papers’ about offshore tax evasion after the documents revealed around 1,000 names of French taxpayers. French financial prosecutors have announced a preliminary investigation for “aggravated laundering tax evasion” since the alleged crime “likely involves French taxpayers”. The Central Fight Against Financial and Tax Crimes Office (OCLCIFF) will supervise the investigation. “In application of the tax conventions with its partners, France will seek the transmission of the Read More

Erdogan, Obama hold talks on sidelines of nuke summit

1 April 2016 0

The leaders of Turkey and the U.S. on Thursday discussed bilateral cooperation and regional security at a meeting following a dinner to kick off a global nuclear summit, the White House said. The White House meeting on the margins of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit also addressed counterterrorism and migration. Obama extended condolences to Erdogan for victims of recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, according to a White House statement that said the American leader reaffirmed Read More