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EXCLUSIVE: Saygin Yalcin’s top tips for a successful startup

Saygin Yalcin is a German entrepreneur of Turkish descent. He is the founder and CEO of SellAnyCar.com, and a partner at one of the region’s leading e-commerce company Souq.com Group, which was recently acquired by Amazon for $650 million. But that’s not all. Yalcin made headlines after he gifted a $250,000 Rolls Royce to Kendall Jenner last year on

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Turkish Jets Hit 39 Daesh Targets, Kills Four Militants – Turkish Army

ANKARA, Dec 10 – Turkish warplanes destroyed 39 Daesh targets and killed four militants in northern Syria, the Turkish army said on Saturday. Turkey’s ramping up of its air strikes in northern Syria are part of Ankara’s almost four-month-old “Euphrates Shield” operation with Turkish-backed rebels, which aims to push the jihadists and Kurdish militia fighters

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Greek Court Rules Against Extraditing Two More Turkish Soldiers

ATHENS, Dec 8  – A Greek court ruled on Thursday against the extradition of a further two of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a helicopter in July after a failed military coup against the Ankara government, court officials said. The verdict, the third this week in the case, brings the total number

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Austria Arrests Two after Arson Attack on Turkish Cultural Centre

VIENNA, Aug 15 – Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attempt to set fire to a Turkish cultural centre in the northern Austrian town of Wels, police said on Monday, at a time of heightened tension between Vienna and Ankara. The attack took place in early morning and the suspects, whom police

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Politicians Concerned Over Ankara’s Influence on Turks in Germany

BERLIN, Aug 7 – German politicians voiced concern on Sunday about the growing influence of Ankara on people with Turkish roots living in Germany. Germany has seen violence in the past between nationalist Turks and militant Kurds and officials fret that tensions in Turkish society following last month’s attempted coup could spill over onto its

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Clashes With Kurdish Rebels Devastate Turkish World Heritage Site

By Ayla Jean Yackley DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, July 14 – When the United Nations inscribed the Roman-era walls of this mainly Kurdish city on its World Heritage list last year, it crowned a decade of efforts to rehabilitate a war-torn region. Within weeks, a ceasefire with Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey shattered, unleashing some of the

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UK-Turkey Ties Stronger Than Boris Johnson’s Quips: Turkish official

ISTANBUL, July 14 – Turkey will draw a line under disparaging comments by Britain’s new foreign secretary Boris Johnson about President Tayyip Erdogan and his nation, a senior official said on Thursday, but warned relations would be damaged if he repeated such insults. Johnson, the former London mayor who was appointed foreign secretary late on

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Erdogan Speaks With Abbas on Turkish-Israeli Deal Over Gaza: Sources

ANKARA, June 27  – President Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by telephone on Sunday night and told him a deal had been reached with Israel to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza, sources from the Turkish presidency said. The call came as senior officials from both Turkey and Israel said a deal

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Turkey May Soften Stance on Assad Exit as Kurdish Gains Force Shift

By Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA, June 15 – Turkey’s determination to prevent an autonomous Kurdish region emerging in northern Syria could see it ease up on demands for President Bashar al-Assad’s immediate exit, as it overhauls a foreign policy that has left it more isolated than influential. Days after taking office last month, new Prime Minister

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