Category: Turkey

Pakistan: Halal products demand rising globally

| 27/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal products demand rising globally

A Turkish delegation seems committed to the private sector development and is offering a pro-business environment with a positive policy framework to generate foreign and domestic investment and employment. Their visit was to explore opportunities of foreign investment in Punjab.

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Turkey: SMIIC Forum 2012

| 21/11/2012 | Reply
Turkey: SMIIC Forum 2012

One of the most important outcomes of the Forum was the participation of high-ranking officials of Turkey, which emphasised that the Turks approach is very serious to everything that is connected with the Halal Industry.

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Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

| 29/10/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

The halal market is a growing one with a potential well within the multitrillion dollar range, but only a small portion of it is utilized, according to World Halal Council’s (WHC) Turkish chairman Hüseyin Kami Büyüközer.

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Turkish Beach Resorts Cater to Pious Muslims

| 26/10/2012 | Reply
Turkish Beach Resorts Cater to Pious Muslims

At first glance the Sultan Beach Hotel near the Turkish resort of Bodrum appears like any other seaside hotel with its swimming pool and people sipping cool drinks. On closer examination there are no women to be seen by the pool and not a drop of alcohol.

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Salamworld, the Social Network for ‘Core Muslim Values’

| 21/09/2012 | Reply
Salamworld, the Social Network for ‘Core Muslim Values’

Salamworld has ambitious plans to launch in 17 countries by November, to offer counseling from certified imams; a library of e-books on Islamic heritage; city guides with information on Islamic centers and halal restaurants; Muslim news network.

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Turkey: Commercial hub Istanbul to host ‘Halal’ conventions

| 30/08/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Commercial hub Istanbul to host ‘Halal’ conventions

Istanbul is preparing to host two large “halal” conventions in a row, as well as a series of smaller ones, as the Islamic world’s interest in Turkey expands beyond trade and tourism. The Tesettür Fair, an int’l modest clothing event kicks off Sept. 13.

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Turkey: 3rd Halal & Healthy Products fair in Istanbul

| 25/07/2012 | Reply
Turkey: 3rd Halal & Healthy Products fair in Istanbul

The 3rd Halal & Healthy Products Fair will take place in CNR Expo Istanbul between the 11-14 October 2012. It will take place simultaneously with the 14th Int’l MUSIAD Fair and 16th Int’l Business Forum.

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Turkey: Istanbul to host World Halal Council

| 01/06/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Istanbul to host World Halal Council

The World Halal Council (WHC) is getting ready to move its headquarters to Istanbul on the heels of a meeting organized in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, in April. The details will be confirmed at the congress in Istanbul in October.

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Arab tourists’ interest in Turkey increases, say tourism officials

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
Arab tourists’ interest in Turkey increases, say tourism officials

Officials from tourism agencies from Arab countries, have spoken about why their citizens chose to come to Turkey for holidays. Among the most important factors they detailed were the food, the shared history, the natural beauty, and religious similarities between Turkey and their home countries.

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Turkey: A Fashion Magazine Unshy About Baring a Bit of Piety

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
Turkey: A Fashion Magazine Unshy About Baring a Bit of Piety

The success of Ala, which has attracted 30,000 subscribers since its founding in June, reflects the rise of an Islamic bourgeoisie in Turkey that has prospered under the Islam-inspired Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Europe: Swiss concerned with potential backlash in Muslim markets

| 29/03/2012 | 1 Reply
Europe: Swiss concerned with potential backlash in Muslim markets

Switzerland’s economy minister said on Wednesday that the Swiss government is concerned with a possible boycott of Swiss products overseas because xenophobic tendencies have found more ground in the wealthy European country.

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Pakistan: Pakistan becomes member of Turkish accreditation body

| 22/03/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: Pakistan becomes member of Turkish accreditation body

PNAC Director General Anjum Bashir said the Standard and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) of Turkey had acknowledged the Halal accreditation scheme of Pakistan and would give membership of its accreditation committee to PNAC.

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Turkey: Halal logos, signs allowed on food labels

| 05/03/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Halal logos, signs allowed on food labels

Halal food producers are now allowed to use halal logos and signs to label their products, said Deputy Undersecretary Nihat Pakdil of the Food and Agriculture Ministry at a meeting organized by the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (MÜS?AD), according to a press release from the association.

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Turkey: ‘Muslim Facebook’ plans to be launched in Istanbul in Ramadan

| 05/03/2012 | 1 Reply
Turkey: ‘Muslim Facebook’ plans to be launched in Istanbul in Ramadan

Described as a “Halal Facebook,” the new social networking phenomenon, Salamworld, set to hit the Muslim world during the fasting month of Ramadan, will create an Internet platform for Muslims of all ages. The headquarters of the company are located in Istanbul.

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Pakistan is emerging as a global leader of Islamic Microfinance

| 01/02/2012 | Reply
Pakistan is emerging as a global leader of Islamic Microfinance

At the international summit on Islamic Microfinance being held in Istanbul, it was said that due to the failure of the conventional financial system, many countries in the world are adapting the Islamic microfinance system for poverty alleviation through which not only poverty will be eradicated but also a sustained economy shall come into being in these countries.

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Turkey: Union demands new constitution include ‘halal consumption’

| 10/12/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Union demands new constitution include ‘halal consumption’

Parliament should include an article to protect Turkish citizens’ rights to consume goods that are produced in accordance with their religious teachings in the planned new constitution, Food Auditing and Certification Research Association (GIMDES) Chairman Hüseyin Kami Büyüközer told Today’s Zaman, adding they expect to convey such a suggestion to Ankara shortly.

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Businessmen unveil plans for ‘Muslim Facebook’

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Businessmen unveil plans for ‘Muslim Facebook’

A group of Muslim businessmen unveiled plans in Turkey on Thursday for a Facebook-style social networking site with “healthy values” for a young, Islamic audience.

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Turkey: OIC Chief Identifies Key Issues To Unlock Intra-Islamic Trade And Travel Potential

| 22/10/2011 | Reply
Turkey: OIC Chief Identifies Key Issues To Unlock Intra-Islamic Trade And Travel Potential

Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has outlined a number of issues that are restricting the growth of economic development and business/trade potential in the Islamic countries. Here is an edited text of his speech:

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Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

| 26/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

Participants will discuss jointly manufacturing a car, adopting policies on energy and environmental issues, observing food standard — halal food in particular — and joint petrochemical plans. Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Bangladesh and Indonesia are D8 members.

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Turkey: 4th Int’l Halal and Nutritious Food Conference

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey:  4th Int’l Halal and Nutritious Food Conference

The 4th International Halal and Nutritious Food Conference will be held on the 13-14 October 2011 in Istanbul simultaneously with the Halal & Healthy Products Fair by GIMDES with the theme “Importance of a global single standard for increasing Halal food trade”.

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