IT IS ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, published a comprehensive report of life satisfaction, well- being and the impact of the economic crisis in 36 countries, including Turkey. Not surprisingly, life satisfaction scores dropped considerably in countries worst hit by the crisis, such as Greece, Spain and Italy. The report shows that it was […]




WHERE IS TURKEY AMONG THE WORLD’S HAPPIEST AND SADDEST?

London-based independent think-tank The Legatum Institute has launched its yearly Prosperity Index and it contains striking results for Turkey. For the past five years, Legatum has been putting together an annual assessment of global wealth and satisfaction, covering 142 countries, including Turkey. As well as their economic performance, the countries are ranked in education; entrepreneurship […]




MORE THAN ONE TABOO TO BE BROKEN IN TURKEY

Parliament in Turkey finally removed an anomaly.  It broke the taboo on women deputies entering the Parliament with a headscarf. The never-ending debate about hijab in public office was reignited in Turkey when four female MP’s from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) attended Parliament with their heads covered. On September 30, the AKP […]