oktober 2015

Turkey votes in 26th general election

More than 54 million Turkish voters head to the polls on Sunday in a rerun of June’s inconclusive election. The vote will see 550 deputies from among 16 political parties and 21 independent candidates elected to the Turkish Grand National Assembly, representing 85 constituencies in 81 provinces for a four-year…


Philippines welcomes Hague decision to hear China case

The Philippines welcomed Friday a decision by an international tribunal in The Hague to hear a case filed against China over disputed parts of the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea. The ruling by the five judges of the Permanent Court of Arbitration issued Thursday, three months after the Philippine legal team argued its…


Online campaign slams BBC’s ‘biased’ Palestine coverage

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has come under criticism with an online campaign over its coverage of Israel’s aggravation against Palestinians. The campaign by the NGO “The Friends of Al Aqsa” (FAO) — launched on Twitter with the hashtag #BBsee — has asked the BBC a series of questions about the…


Over 3 million people move to cities every week

Over 3 million people around the world have been moving to cities every week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a report released Tuesday  The current worldwide urban population of 3.9 billion is expected to grow to some 6.4 billion by 2050, according to the IOM’s 2015 World…


China warns US ‘not to make trouble’ in South China Sea

China has warned the United States to “think twice” before sending a warship into the South China Sea to challenge its claims in the area. State news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had advised the U.S. “not to make trouble out of nothing” over the…


Gulen network wants global political force: law firm

Amsterdam & Partners says Gulen network’s activities should concern everyone who cares about the future of democracy in Turkey The U.S. based Fethullah Gulen’s network seeks to gain global political power rather than provide charity, Robert Amsterdam a founding partner of Amsterdam & Partners LLP, an international law firm, said…


Britain’s Blair apologizes for Iraq war ‘mistakes’

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized for “mistakes” made in the 2003 invasion of Iraq in an interview to be broadcast Monday. Blair also acknowledged for the first time a link between the war and the rise of Daesh in the Middle East. The former Labour prime minister’s…


Football: Turkey focuses on Intercontinental derby

urkey’s football fans are anticipating one of the highlights of the football season Sunday as rivals Fenerbahce and Galatasaray face each other in the Intercontinental derby. In a country where the majority of the population follows one of Istanbul’s big three – Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas – no matter where…


US, Russia, Turkey and S.Arabia to continue talks on Syria

The U.S., Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have agreed on Friday to continue their talks for a political solution in Syria, despite differences remaining concerning the role of al-Assad in Syria’s future. “There are still some gaps with regards to the departure of Bashar al-Assad and the timing of such…


Groei werkgelegenheid in MKB zet door met 2,4%

De werkgelegenheid in het MKB is ten opzichte van het derde kwartaal van vorig jaar met 2,4% gegroeid. De groei heeft zich in de afgelopen drie maanden verder doorgezet en vrijwel alle sectoren laten een positieve ontwikkeling zien. De Van Spaendonck MKB Banenmonitor is geactualiseerd met nieuwe cijfers tot en…