Turkish-German relations privileged partnership: EU minister

EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis highlights the Turkish-German relations as a privileged partnership during his visit in Germany.  FRANKFURT (AA) – Turkey’s EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis remarked his reliance that Turkish-German relations would be more brilliant in future, adding Angela Merkel has Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s record of winning the third … Continue reading »

Turkey wants to build its own passenger jet, says deputy PM

Turkey wants to build its own medium-range aircraft and will sign a deal with a company to do so in the near future, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan has said. The government was planning to cooperate with an aircraft company to work on an existing platform, rather than building a new jet from scratch, Babacan … Continue reading »

Turkey to open first sea tunnel to ever link two continents

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey will on Tuesday unveil the world’s first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan’s dream 150 years ago, but also fuelling recent anti-government sentiment for such mega projects. “Our ancestors worked on (the project). It fell to us to realise it,” said Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the … Continue reading »

EU restarts membership talks with Turkey after 3-year break

LUXEMBOURG (AFP) – The European Union agreed Tuesday to restart membership talks with Turkey next month, ending a three-year freeze despite Ankara’s crackdown on protests this year. EU European and foreign affairs ministers meeting in Luxembourg said talks would resume in a fortnight, with an inter-governmental conference to be held in Brussels on November 5. … Continue reading »

No Ethical Issues in Economics?

By Stuart Birks, School of Economics and Finance, Massey University, New Zealand k.s.birks@massey.ac.nz Abstract  For much economics research, ethics committee approval is not required. This is seen by some as indicating that there are no ethical issues in economics research. However, ethical research requires more than simply meeting regulatory requirements. If economics research has an … Continue reading »

Global financial crisis and economics …

Cognitive dissonance, the Global Financial Crisis and the discipline of economics. Adam Kessler [Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA] Abstract The global financial and economic crisis has produced a powerful shock to the worldview of an influential group of economists whom I call believers in laissez faire (BLF). I provide evidence which suggests that the BLF responded … Continue reading »

Little about Turkey

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey is a contiguous transcontinental country, located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest;Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea is to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles (which together … Continue reading »