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Nearly 500 People On Trial In Turkey Over Failed Coup

Nearly 500 people are standing trial in Turkey's capital, Ankara, for their alleged roles in a failed coup attempt last July. "They're charged with murder, violating the constitution and attempting to kill the president," NPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Turkey. "Most are military officers who were stationed at an airbase where fighter jets took off and bombed Parliament on the night of the attempted coup last summer." The failed coup killed some 249 civilians and the government declared a state of emergency. Then, it suspended or fired about 150,000 people from their jobs, NPR's Peter Kenyon reported, and arrested more than 50,000. The crackdown has drawn criticism from human rights groups.

Turkcell Marks the 15th Year of its Dual Listing on the NYSE and Borsa Istanbul

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Integrated communication and technology services provider Turkcell (NYSE:TKC)(BIST:TCELL) marked its 15th year as a publicly-traded company as it rang the Closing Bell® on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Mr. Ahmet Akca, Chairman of the Turkcell Board of Directors, and Mr Kaan Terzioglu, Turkcell’s CEO, were joined by members of the Turkcell Board, NYSE President Tom Farley, Turkey’s Consul-General in New York Mr. Ertan Yalcin, representatives of Turkcell’s shareholders and Turkcell’s upper management as they rang the Closing Bell.

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Turkish Airlines Works with Dr. Oz

Turkish Airlines will collaborate with Dr. Mehmet Oz, the producer and host of world-renowned “The Dr. Oz Show”, on its “Fly Good Feel Good” project. Turkey’s flag carrier aims to provide an even more comfortable and healthy travel experience to its passengers.

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Western Union Brings Cash Transfers To Australia’s Gas Stations

Western Union money transfers are coming to gas stations. According to reports, a new partnership between BP Australia and Western Union will allow consumers to send money overseas while they are at the petrol station topping off their tank. Australian consumers are already able to use Western Union’s mobile app for sending money using a credit card. The new arrangement with BP will allow customers to set up a transaction using the app and then pay in cash at the gas stations instead of using a card.

United Launch Alliance Signs Contract with Sierra Nevada Corporation to Launch Dream Chaser® Spacecraft to Deliver Cargo to International Space Station

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA's) commercially developed Atlas V rocket to launch the first two missions of its Dream Chaser cargo system in support of NASA's Cargo Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract. "ULA is pleased to partner with Sierra Nevada Corporation to launch its Dream Chaser cargo system to the International Space Station in less than three years," said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of Human and Commercial Systems. "We recognize the importance of on time and reliable transportation of crew and cargo to Station and are honored the Atlas V was selected to continue to launch cargo resupply missions for NASA."

Turkish Fashion to Big Apple

İstanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB) which provides 75 percent of Turkey’s ready- to- wear export, has opened Turkish Trade Center in coordination with Turkish Exporter’s Assembly (TİM) in New York in the region which is claimed as the ‘ground zero’ of the World of Fashion.

Senbahar’s Real Estate Loan Was Among the NYC’s Largest Loans

Parlez-vous real estate finance? The top loans recorded in New York real estate this June spotlight multiple appearances by francophone banks and investors, proving that high-level leverage can come in any language at any time. Parisian lenders Natixis, Société Général and Credit Agricole together backed more than $1 billion in new deals. Their active neighbor to the east, Deutsche Bank, makes its usual appearances this month, including as part of the largest city real estate loan since the sale of Stuyvesant Town. Here’s the full top 10:

How To Start A Business That Helps Make The World A Better Place

When it comes to running a business in a way that helps people, Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani, actually backs up his talk with action. Last year, Ulukaya made headlines when he handed 10% of his company over to his workers. He hasn’t stopped there. He’s also created the Chobani Food Incubator, which selects early-stage food companies to partner with to help them grow.

Turkish Companies Draw Bulk of Its Investment from US

Looking at the foreign investor map of Turkish companies by region, American investors stand out, having invested in 161 Turkish companies through merger and acquisition transactions in the pharmaceutical and energy industries in the last decade. The greatest interest in Turkish companies abroad has been shown by American investors over the past 10 years. According to data compiled by Ernst & Young, an independent company offering audit, consultancy, corporate financing and tax services, American investors have invested in 161 Turkish companies over the past decade. Also, many foreign companies entered the Turkish market through mergers and acquisitions, transfers of enterprises or privatizations in the same period.

Turks Commemorate 1 Year Since Failed Coup with Huge March

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “rip the heads off” of terror groups and coup-plotters who tried to end his more than decade-long rule on Saturday, as Turkey marked the anniversary of the country’s crushed military coup with a series of rallies and other commemorative events. Accompanied by his family and the families of the victims of the coup, Erdogan joined a massive, flag-waving crowd near the iconic July 15 Martyrs’ Bridge in Istanbul to remember 250 people who died on July 15, 2016 resisting the coup. He inaugurated a hollow, globe-shaped monument featuring the names of the victims near the foot of the bridge, before flying to Ankara to attend a special session in parliament at the exact moment it was bombed a year ago. He also opened a second memorial opposite the grounds of his palace in Ankara.

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