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TOKYO - Reuters Former Toyota Motor Corp President Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese automaker become a global industrial power in the early 1990s, has died at the age of 88, the company said  on Jan. 6. The son of the company’s founder, Kiichiro Toyoda, he took a major role in...
Did French President Emmanuel Macron last week finally put an end to Turkey’s EU membership prospects, offering an alternative short of membership? The answer depends on which angle you look at it from. For the eternal pessimists and those who think of themselves as “realists,” the accession process has already...
ISTANBUL The state of emergency rule is set to be extended once again following an advisory decision made by the National Security Council (MGK), the government spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Jan. 8. “The state of emergency will be extended once again,” Bozdağ told reporters following a...
İSTANBUL A large majority of the Turkish population continues to support the country’s membership of the European Union, though few believe it can be realized in the short term, according to a new poll commissioned by the Economic Development Foundation (IKV). The poll showed a rising trend in support for EU...
Iraq has approved the sale by Royal Dutch Shell of the company’s 20 percent stake in Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield to Japan’s Itochu Corp, a senior Iraqi oil official said on Jan. 10. The deal comes as the Anglo-Dutch company agreed to exit the Majnoon oil venture, one of...
ISTANBUL Ski resorts in provinces across Turkey have been attracting domestic and foreign visitors during winter as the country bids to diversify its struggling tourism industry. The Palandöken Ski Center in the eastern province of Erzurum continues to be a hot spot for skiing fans following heavy snowfall in the area. The...