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THY, Istanbul Atatürk Airport Outperform European Competitors

For the last decade, civil aviation has been a stronghold in Turkey's endeavors to ensure sustainable growth. As the country has managed to deliver a positive economic performance, the aviation industry has expanded as well. During the period of 2003-2014, the global aviation industry has expanded 5.7 percent, and the sector saw a 13.7 percent growth in Turkey.

Cafe Management Company Gains Blue Zones Project Recognition

Don’t go searching for a sugar buzz from a soft drink in the cafeterias at some local hospitals. Sugar-sweetened beverages are not for sale in the NCH Healthcare System cafeterias, one of several changes that Sodexo USA, the management company, took so the company could become Blue Zones-certified. Sodexo has gained approval as a Blue Zones Project restaurant through the Treetops Café at NCH Baker Hospital Downtown and the Wave Café at North Naples Hospital. Both cafes are open to the public.

TSA Will Mandate Air Cargo from Turkey Must Be Screened

Any air cargo coming to the United States from Turkey must now go through a screening, the Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday. "To adequately address emerging threats to cargo and raise the baseline for global aviation security, TSA has issued a security directive and an emergency amendment for enhanced security screening of cargo," agency spokesman James Gregory said in a statement.

Godiva Reimagines Business in The Digital Age

Successful retailers — and those that want to be — are seeking ways to digitally transform their customer experience in all channels. Whether mobile, in-store or online, these retailers are striving to build a multi-faceted relationship with customers that will keep brands fresh and hold customer interest. Chocolatier Godiva began creating its sweets in Belgium almost a century ago, and today has more than 600 owned boutiques and a retail presence in over 100 countries. The New York-based company is in the process of unifying its selling aspects — online, mobile and in-store — concentrating on its website and mobile views to begin the transformation.

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300th Flight Destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket

Flying to more countries and also international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines has started to operate four weekly flights to Phuket as from 17th July. The inaugural flight from Istanbul landed at 8.55am in the Phuket International Airport (HKT) and was welcomed by the customary water cannon salutes in a formal ceremony. Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines Mr. Bilal Eksi, commented at the launch ceremony; "Turkish Airlines is excited to be bringing more value and connectivity to its passengers through its ever expanding network. As an award-winning airline that invites people to explore the beauties of our world, it was a natural choice for us to decide on Phuket as our next destination."

Yildirim Seeks Mines, U.S. Ports in $10 Billion Expansion

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Yuksel Yildirim
Yildirim Holding AS, a Turkish ports and mine operator, plans to expand in the U.S. port industry and boost investments in Kazakh mines. The Istanbul-based company, closely held by the Yildirim family, is seeking to benefit from a slump in asset prices as the plunge in commodities hurts valuations, Robert Yuksel Yildirim, chairman and chief executive officer, said in a phone interview on Friday. The company plans to spend about $5 billion on acquisitions and invest a further $5 billion in building power plants in Turkey by 2025, he said.

Turkcell Is the Only Turkish Company Listed on NYSE

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More than 2400 world’s best firms, entrepreneurs, innovators are listed at the New York Stock Exchange. John Tuttle who is the ‎Global Head of Listings at New York Stock Exchange gave a us press briefing organized by US State Department, NYSE markets trade an average daily volume of $123 billion, making the world’s largest and most liquid capital source. “We are a 225 years old  and we are also very much focused on the future. We are in massive renovation to show that modern exchange and continue to help companies to raise capital to expand their business. Many pre-IPO technology companies now qualify for an NYSE listing. Large IPO raises over 700 million dollars and Ali Baba’s is 24.5 billion dollars,“ Tuttle says at the briefing.

US Law Enforcement Raids Turkish-owned New York Cafe, House with Links to Gulen

Image The U.S. law enforcement officers raided a popular cafe linked to Pennsylvania-based Imam Fethullah Gülen in New York's Brooklyn on early Friday morning, the Daily Sabah has learned. More than a dozen officers seized computers during the raid on Masal Cafe, a popular destination for Gülen's disciples, according to frequent visitors of the venue. Another search was also conducted against the cafe's owner, Salahattin Karakuş's house, in which his computers were also confiscated. Karakuş confirmed on Sunday via phone that U.S. law enforcement officers were in his house and the cafe. "They told me not to talk about this with anyone. That's all," he said. Local media reported that the raid was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, however, FBI's New York office said it had not carried out the operation.

USA Swimming Teams Up With Chobani Greek Yogurt as Official Supplier

Image USA Swimming is pleased to fuel its athletes with high protein products made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients through its newest multi-year partnership with America’s #1 Greek Yogurt Brand, Chobani, LLC.  A key aspect of the partnership will see Chobani and USA Swimming work together to create a digital content series promoting creative and healthy eating choices. This series will be featured across Chobani and USA Swimming’s multimedia platforms, including social media and digital channels. 

Chobani Lifted Sales 9% through Yahoo Search Ads

Image Chobani and Nielsen Catalina Solutions teamed up for a Yahoo Search ad campaign that resulted in a 9% lift in yogurt sales and a 1.3% increase in market share. The campaign was conducted as a measurement study as well to provide the brand with insights into how paid search impacted in-store sales. To do this they looked at household data on demographics, purchase histories, regional purchase behavior, and buying cycles. Chobani Chief Marketing and Brand Officer Peter McGuinness told Ad Age, "It's yet another proof point that advertising in any form, on any channel, has merit and effectiveness. It just helps further justify budgets overall, and specifically in search."
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