Turkish official elected to leading UEFA body

5 April 2017 0

Turkish Football Federation’s Servet Yardimci to serve four-year term on powerful Executive Committee A Turkish football official was elected to UEFA’s powerful 17-member Executive Committee on Wednesday. Servet Yardimci, the Turkish Football Federation’s First Deputy Chairman, was elected at a UEFA Congress held in Helsinki, Finland. Yardimci was born in Rize, on Turkey’s Black Sea coast. Previously, the 60-year-old administrator was an executive at top-flight Turkish club Rizespor and held several positions at the Turkish Read More

Post-referendum rally in Turkish lira seen as likely

5 April 2017 0

A Yes victory in Turkey’s April 16 constitutional referendum will likely boost the Turkish lira, said a senior financial analyst Wednesday. Timothy Ash, a senior emerging market strategist at London-based BlueBay Asset Management, said a Yes victory would likely support the lira against foreign currencies and push Turkey’s Central Bank to sharply reduce its key rates. “If the outcome of the referendum on the 16th is market friendly, I think the currency could strengthen and Read More

Turkish athlete wins world fencing gold in first

2 April 2017 0

Ibrahim Ahmed Acar, 17, brings home Turkey’s first gold medal in fencing, a month after winning European competition Ibrahim Ahmed Acar on Saturday became the first Turkish fencer to be crowned world champion, Turkey’s Fencing Federation has announced. Acar, 17, made history at this year’s World Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships in Bulgaria after beating his American rival Christopher Walker 15-13 at the final. The victory comes only a month after Acar brought Turkey its Read More

Turkish exports go up in March

1 April 2017 0

Turkey’s exports in March total $13.6 billion, an increase of 19 percent year-on-year. Turkey’s exports have increased for a third straight month in March, data from the Exporters’ Assembly of Turkey (TIM) revealed on Saturday. Turkish exports in March have increased 19 percent year-on-year, the highest rise since November 2012, according to TIM. Exports totaled $13.6 billion last month and reached $37 billion for the first three months up from $34.7 billion in 2016, which Read More

Turkey has the right to defend itself: NATO chief

1 April 2017 0

Turkey is the ally most affected by violence in Syria, Iraq, and has suffered terror attacks and a coup bid, says NATO head NATO’s chief Friday argued vigorously Turkey’s right to defend itself, especially in the wake of last year’s coup attempt and the terrorist attacks it has been subjected to partially as a consequence of the Syrian civil war. “We have to understand that Turkey is the ally most affected by the violence in Read More

Merkel applauds Turkey’s efforts for refugees

30 March 2017 0

German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Turkey’s efforts in supporting millions of refugees from Syria and Iraq on Thursday, and urged EU states to help share the burden. Speaking at a summit of European conservative leaders in Malta on Thursday, Merkel said the EU had long neglected its humanitarian responsibility for refugees who have fled from conflicts in the Middle East. “The truth is that we looked away,” she said, adding that amid the EU’s negligence, Read More

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