Turkish is an official EU language

Turkish is an official EU language

Turkish has become an official language of the European Union. It is now the 25th official language of the European Union. By implication this would mean that all public EU reports and documentation now need to be translated into Turkish. The breakthrough has little...
Turkish negotiation process

Turkish negotiation process

The negotiation process may take longer than expected or anticipated. Turkish business people do not like to be put under pressure and do not like deadlines. Therefore, any attempt to hurry the process will only produce negative results. Being patient is an asset when...
Business etiquette: Greeting a colleague in Turkey

Business etiquette: Greeting a colleague in Turkey

When greeting a Turkish colleague formally for the first time, it is polite to address a man by his full name proceeded by Bay (Bay Frank Campbell). You can address a woman with her full name and Bayan (Bayan Sarah Campbell). If you are acquainted with somebody, but...
EU-Turkish negotiations take a new turn

EU-Turkish negotiations take a new turn

Turkey has been trying to join the European Union for almost thirty years. The first application was to join the European Economic Zone was back in 1987. Since then, the European Union has more than doubled in size but Turkey has been left out in the cold....
G20 Talks in Turkey

G20 Talks in Turkey

Whilst Europe grapples with the ballooning migrant crisis and whilst in Syria the conflict continues to escalate, the leaders of twenty of the World’s most developed economies sat down together in Turkey. A fitting location since Turkey holds a strategically key...