1. Tenpin

    News UN warns of prolonged food crisis, WB pledges extra $12 bn

    UN warns of prolonged food crisis, WB pledges extra $12 bn Extract: The UN has warned that a growing global food crisis could last years if it goes unchecked, as the World Bank announced an...
  2. IbrahimAbi

    Positive Corona crisis news

    I know we have several corona threads going but did not want to spoil the factual side of the main one. Let's post a few 'Community at its best' stories to cheer us up. Unfortunately they won't deliver to Turkey. Accrington-based Holland's Pies has announced they will be making five pie drops...
  3. Camden

    Libya Crisis

    Putin's man in Libya is on the move to take the capital.... is this Syria part two ? is General Haftar exQaddafi henchman Putin's new Assad? Libya crisis: General Haftar tells forces to take capital
  4. Mushtaq

    Erdogan vows to stand by 'Qatari brothers' amid crisis

    Turkish president urges Saudi Arabia to act like the 'Custodian of the Two Holy Places' in Gulf diplomatic row. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has requested the full removal of a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar after approving the deployment of Turkish troops there, saying Riyadh needed to put...
  5. S

    Turkish economic crisis

    will it lead to a rise in Kemalism and votes for CHP? Considering CHP is socialist? when, if at all, will the AKP lose the elections?
  6. T

    NHS & Social Care in Crisis!

    Should UK spend significant amounts of the 'Foreign Aid Budget' on our ill & elderly? Having been subjected to the trauma of SS & LA Vulture Culture that has become prevalent over the last few years & looking at the obscene waste of billions given to crackpot schemes & Governments, the only...
  7. R

    Donations to migrant crisis?

    Hello, Coming out in July and want to pack my suitcase allowance with children's clothes and toys - is there a refuge/charity I can give them to in Marmaris? Or collect from me at the airport (Dalaman). Thanks
  8. IbrahimAbi

    Refugee crisis, why not Middle East

    An interesting BBC article on why the Syrian refugees choose to migrate to Europe rather than the Gulf countries. basically they can not get in, and there is almost no chance of qualifying for nationality. Migrant crisis: Why Syrians do not flee to Gulf states - BBC News
  9. suzyq

    Turkey in Temporary Crisis?

    Erdo?an confirms Turkey currently in economic crisis
  10. Peter&Janette

    Midlife Crisis

    Am I having a mid life crises? I am about to purchase a red Vespa 125 scooter. Having had one in the 60’s I am feeling the need to rediscover the pleasures of riding a highly unstable machine once again. Get my parka dusted off and my pants taken up to just above my ankle and off we go...
  11. J

    Hibiscus Crisis!

    Hi there I did something really stupid a few weeks ago. I was treating my Hibiscus trees for bugs and used too much insecticide and now the leaves are going yellow and burnt and are dropping off. They're still growing but the new leaf growth is also damaged. Does anyone know if the could be...
  12. bickern

    How not to handle a crisis!

    Watching the ongoing drama in Turkey is like reading a thriller. Each chapter -- or, in this case, day -- brings a new twist. Only this is not a book, it is real life and what is happening these days in Turkey is very disturbing. The last few weeks have shown that Turkish democracy and rule of...
  13. G

    Kurds and the current Turkish Political Crisis?

    At the risk of being accused of scaremongering, I'm trying to get a feel from people on the ground as to how the Kurds fit in to the current political shenanigans in Turkey. The reason I'm asking is that I have family who take their kids on holiday to Kusadasi and I'm wondering whether they...
  14. S

    Cars- mid life crisis

    The Aston Martin thread got me to thinking if the mid life interest some of us took in sports cars. I had in total 7 one after the other but my fav by far was this one. I went from here on the ferry to Scotland to do the deal and was def a big kid bringing it back here. Big girl hated it...
  15. gizmo

    Mid life crisis!!

    After being married for 44 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "forty-four years ago we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old girl". "Now I have a $1,500,000...
  16. B

    Crisis in Greece.

    Greece heads for fresh elections after coalition talks fail - Telegraph This could all be bad news for British investors and British exporters. Even if Greece holds another election this year. German tax-payers won't carry the financial burden on their own for much...
  17. tykatem

    Eurozone crisis

    Governor of The Bank of England Mervyn King has probably got wind of something rotten about to blow in one or more of the EUSSR's ''Walking Dead' banks, and is gently warning the bankers in the UK to prepare for incoming. BoE urges banks to raise capital buffer against euro zone crisis |...
  18. tykatem

    Mid-Life crisis, how to deal with it?

    How did you get over your mid-life crisis? I feel as though I'm in the middle of mine, lots of vague thoughts about what have I really achieved, why can't I run as fast as I used to, that kind of stuff. The default choice round here seems to be to buy a big Harley and let the wife deal with...
  19. Yogi

    Italy begins EU crisis talks

    Turkey should be glad they are not in the EU now! It's coming apart at the seams. From the BBC:- Italian finance minister Giulio Tremonti has begun crisis talks with Jean-Claude Juncker, chair of the Eurogroup of finance ministers from the 17 eurozone countries. The talks come as yields on...
  20. tykatem

    Egypt Crisis Has Nine Arab Leaders Worried

    Egypt Crisis Has Nine Arab Leaders Worried (c) Sky News 2011 The protests in Tunisia and now Egypt have several Arab leaders concerned about the prospect of dissent spreading to their country. YEMEN President Ali Abdullah Saleh came to power in 1978. He rules over the poorest country in the...
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