1. Mushtaq

    Turkey faces an economic dilemma that will have global implications

    A country's decision to borrow money is not always strictly economic. Take Turkey, whose ratio of gross external debt (all public and private sector debt) to GDP has jumped from 39% in 2012 to 52% today. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been pushing to increase available credit to...
  2. bickern

    Millionaire who bans 'coloured' people faces Prosecution

    The equality watchdog has begun formal legal action against buy-to-let mogul Fergus Wilson after he told his letting agent to ban “coloured” tenants because they left curry smells in his properties. It emerged in March that Wilson, who owns almost 1,000 homes across Ashford and Maidstone in...
  3. ted j

    UK Land registry faces privatisation

    Land Registry faces privatisation | Politics | The Guardian It might make them work harder and actually get some things right We had a small problem with the land registry when we sold our house and despite what information is available on Google (90% of which is actually wrong)..... after...
  4. suzyq

    Çeşme highlights nine of its faces

    Interesting article with a few photos as well. The western Turkish town of Çeşme, a district of the İzmir province, has launched a campaign to promote nine of its local destinations known for their unique beauty. “We think that not all the aspects of Çeşme are known, despite the fact that it...
  5. T

    Scout Association faces increase in historical sex abuse claims

    More than 50 people have instructed solicitors over historical abuse claims against the Scout Association since the Jimmy Savile scandal emerged, the BBC has learnt. The association and individual scoutmasters have also paid £897,000 in damages, lawyers for the claimants say. The Scout...
  6. T

    RBS faces claims of 'killing off' small firms

    Royal Bank of Scotland faces claims of 'killing off' small firms - Telegraph Royal Bank of Scotland is being investigated, they are suspected of charging large fees to small companies in order to squeeze them out of business then they seize the companies assets to prop up the bank.
  7. Yalides

    Missing faces

    A few old names not posting these days. Something we said or here under new usernames ?
  8. teosgirl

    The two faces of RTE

    MIDEAST - Turkish PM cautions defiant Israel over Gaza raid Erdogan purports to support the Palestinians in the fight for freedom. When Israeli forces killed 9 Turkish citizens aboard the Mavi Marmara, relations between the two countries suddenly became fractured and a huge diplomatic crisis...
  9. S

    Old faces

    I dont see many of my old sparring partners about. Has Sunday night degenerated into yet another borefest? Ah those were the days, insults, threats and bad boy points flying like confetti
  10. teosgirl

    Turkish cartoonist faces prison after denouncing God

    Turkish cartoonist to be put on trial for renouncing God - Hurriyet Daily News I'm too shocked to comment. Charlotte
  11. bickern

    Woman faces death by beheading in Saudi Arabia for crime she 'committed as a child'

    A young maid is facing death by beheading in Saudi Arabia for a crime she claims she did not commit. Rizana Nafeek, who alleges she was a teenager at the time of the incident, was arrested in May 2005 on charges of murdering a four-month-old baby who was in her care. She denies murder and...
  12. Mushtaq

    Japan 'faces 2nd earthquake and tsunami' as 2000 bodies wash ashore

    Second 'monster' quake could measure have magnitude of 8 Terrible tide of at least 2,000 bodies wash up on the coastline Crews fight to bring reactor at nuclear power plant under control Millions left without food and power and hospitals have no medicine Devastated Japan today faced the...
  13. Yalides

    Smiley faces

    Having been back in UK for just over a week we have been pleasantly surprised by smiling faces, pleasant greetings and excellent service in the shops, bars and restaurants we have frequented. Has there been an ignorant attitude bypass initiative installed in the last 18 months ?
  14. peter the postie

    The many faces of my puppy

    Cute Face Jap sniper Lazy Playful Guilty
  15. ceemac

    Businessman faces Saudi court for transporting whiskey

    I wouldn't like to be in this guy's shoes... 'Saudi authorities will take a Turkish businessman to Shariah court after he was apprehended with a bottle of whisky at Medina airport, the businessman’s son said.' Here C
  16. SuperBogs

    British pair faces jail time in Dubai over kiss

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A British pair caught kissing in public in Dubai face up to a month in jail in the Gulf Arab emirate for indecency after an Emirati mother complained her child had seen their indiscretion. The pair, a British man living in Dubai and a female friend, were arrested in...
  17. G

    Fethiye Faces and Places

    Fethiye members may be interested in the second edition of "Fethiye Faces and Places", an excellent book of photographs taken in and around the town. It is presented in an attractive box to help with packing or posting.
  18. merlin

    Turkey's Erdogan Faces Resistance to Promise of Kurdish Rights....

    Bloomberg Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's pledge to give more rights to the Kurdish minority has reignited the debate over what the government should do to end insurgent attacks and appease the European Union. Erdogan, 51, promised "more democracy'' for minorities and became...
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