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I once priced a flight Ist-Mumbai on Turkish Airways and Dublin-Mumbai via Istanbul on Turkish Airways.The Dublin flight was much cheaper which does not make sense to me.
For long haul we use Qatar airways.It's a great airline and they fly from a few Turkish regional airports.Bodrum to Bangkok is 10000TL for June.
I cannot find a direct flight from Bodrum to Bankok next January that does not go via Istanbul.
 

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I cannot find a direct flight from Bodrum to Bankok next January that does not go via Istanbul.
Kevkj, the flight I mentioned was on Qatar so via Doha.Qatar are serving Bodrum and Antalya at the moment but I imagine it's just for the summer season.
In 2019 Qatar started flights from Izmir to Doha and we used this service in Jan 2020 to South East Asia.The timings were great as we had a night flight to Vietnam arriving there at 7 am.We used Qatar airways a few years running and they were about 40% cheaper than Turkish airways.
 

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Must be the worst tenure for a finance job ever.
On Friday, the Turkish Statistical Institute said Cem Bas resigned as head of the department of price statistics for "health reasons." Furkan Metin, who previously oversaw the digital transformation and projects department at the agency known as TurkStat, has replaced Bas, who’ll remain on staff in a lower-profile role.
 

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Small report in today's Sozcu newspaper that Saudi's are forbidden from travelling to 16 countries,one of which is Turkey.It says it's because of Covid 19 figures.Hmm.
 
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Food prices increased by 160 percent in one year in Turkey: Study​

A recent study by the United Confederation of Public Servants has shown that food prices rose by 159.6 percent in one year in Turkey, putting an enormous strain on citizens' budget.​

A confederation representing unions of public workers has revealed that food prices in Turkey saw an increase of 159.6 percent compared to a year ago, according to reporting by online news outlet Diken.

The latest research of the United Confederation of Public Servants (Birleşik Kamu-İş) has created a “shopping basket” consisting of 64 basic good prices that are regularly bought by consumers in supermarkets. The research named “People's Inflation” has shown that people paid 159.6 percent more in May 2022 to buy these goods compared to May 2021.

The price of the “shopping basket” saw an increase of 65.5 percent over the period of January-May 2022.

In April, the government-run Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) reported an annual inflation rate of 69.97 percent, the highest in two decades, whereas the independent inflation group ENAG put the figure at 156.86 percent.
 
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Top Turkish medical group: Seven doctors going abroad every day​

Seven doctors on average are applying to the Turkish Medical Association every day for a certificate of “good conduct” to be able to go abroad, the association has revealed.​

The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has said that the number of doctors leaving Turkey has increased to such an extent that the association is issuing licensing to seven doctors on average a day to practice medicine abroad.

In order to qualify for an international job application, Turkish doctors need to apply to the TTB for a certificate of “good conduct.”

TTB General Secretary Vedat Bulut said that 1,405 doctors went abroad for work in 2021, whereas this number is expected to rise to 2,500 this year, according to reporting by online news outlet Bianet.

“Last year 1,405 doctors went abroad. By the end of the year, this number is expected to be 2,500. Some 55 percent of them are specialist physicians. And these numbers only reflect the ones that migrate abroad. We are not even counting the ones that started to work in the private sector. Only the Health Ministry knows about that number,” Bulut said.

Doctors will gather for a rally on May 29 in the capital Ankara to protest violence in the health sector and bad working conditions.

In March, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had commented on the exodus of doctors leaving Turkey, saying “If they can leave, let them leave.” In the face of a huge reaction against these remarks, Erdoğan later changed his tune, saying that Turkey “needs” its doctors.
 

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Top Turkish medical group: Seven doctors going abroad every day​

Seven doctors on average are applying to the Turkish Medical Association every day for a certificate of “good conduct” to be able to go abroad, the association has revealed.​

The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) has said that the number of doctors leaving Turkey has increased to such an extent that the association is issuing licensing to seven doctors on average a day to practice medicine abroad.

In order to qualify for an international job application, Turkish doctors need to apply to the TTB for a certificate of “good conduct.”

TTB General Secretary Vedat Bulut said that 1,405 doctors went abroad for work in 2021, whereas this number is expected to rise to 2,500 this year, according to reporting by online news outlet Bianet.

“Last year 1,405 doctors went abroad. By the end of the year, this number is expected to be 2,500. Some 55 percent of them are specialist physicians. And these numbers only reflect the ones that migrate abroad. We are not even counting the ones that started to work in the private sector. Only the Health Ministry knows about that number,” Bulut said.

Doctors will gather for a rally on May 29 in the capital Ankara to protest violence in the health sector and bad working conditions.

In March, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had commented on the exodus of doctors leaving Turkey, saying “If they can leave, let them leave.” In the face of a huge reaction against these remarks, Erdoğan later changed his tune, saying that Turkey “needs” its doctors.
A lot have gone from Alanya. 😒
 
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Turkey's Central Bank holds rate at 14 percent despite soaring inflation​

Turkey's Central Bank kept its policy rate steady at 14% for the fifth straight month on May 26, despite a jump in inflation to nearly 70% after last year's easing cycle triggered a currency crisis.​

Turkey's Central Bank held its policy rate at 14% for a fifth straight month on May 26 as expected, even with inflation set to rise beyond 70% currently as a fresh slide in the lira threatens to stoke prices further.

The bank defended its policy decision saying it expects disinflation to start, citing base effects and an expected end to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine among other factors.

"The Committee expects disinflation process to start on the back of strengthened measures for sustainable price and financial stability," the bank said in its statement following its monthly monetary policy committee meeting.

The lira, which has tumbled this year on top of a 44% slide last year, was little changed after the rates decision, trading 0.2% weaker at 16.3800.

In April, Turkey's annual inflation jumped to a two-decade high of 69.97%, fueled by last year's lira crash due to a series of unorthodox rate cuts, and by soaring commodity prices due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
 
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