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Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

Has the doner kebab become a political issue in Europe? While the idea might seem humorous, this is a serious question.

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Opinion: What is modest fashion and why is it becoming mainstream?

| 23/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: What is modest fashion and why is it becoming mainstream?

A quick search of modest fashion on Google produces around 149m results, while Pinterest UK reports that searches for the term are up 500 per cent since the beginning of 2019.

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Turkey: Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week

| 23/04/2019 | Reply
Turkey: Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week

Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week officially opened its doors on Saturday, 20 April, to showcase an array of home-grown and international talent including Halima Aden, Rabia Z, Dian Pelangi, Till We Cover and many others.

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Turkey: Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW)

| 17/04/2019 | Reply
Turkey: Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW)

This weekend, Istanbul will play host to leading modest fashion designers, influencers, buyers and tastemakers from around the world.

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Turkey: Modanisa’s Modest Fashion Week to be held in Istanbul , 20-21 April 2019

| 21/03/2019 | Reply
Turkey: Modanisa’s Modest Fashion Week to be held in Istanbul , 20-21 April 2019

Twenty-two fashion shows will be taking place at IMFW, featuring an exciting mix of established and emerging labels from Turkey and abroad, also debuting their new Ramadan collections

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Model Halima Aden Is Launching Her Own Collection of 27 Headscarves With Modanisa

| 20/03/2019 | Reply
Model Halima Aden Is Launching Her Own Collection of 27 Headscarves With Modanisa

She explained to Paper last month, “I’m focused on the next generation. I want to one day see a hijabi at the Met Gala. I want to see a hijabi being a lead actress.

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Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

Institutions from a number of countries from Spain to Kosovo and from Russia to Croatia have applied to Turkey’s Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) for accreditation.

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Turkey’s conservative social media icons becoming successful businesswomen

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Turkey’s conservative social media icons becoming successful businesswomen

Islamic fashion is a huge industry; there are more than 300,000 Turkish accounts on Instagram alone that provide advice and tips on wearing the hijab.

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Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

DinarStandard and COMCEC released “Sustainable Destination Management Strategies In The OIC Member Countries” at the 13th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group.

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Turkey: Modanisa announces dates for 2nd edition of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week

| 28/01/2019 | Reply
Turkey: Modanisa announces dates for 2nd edition of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week

Three years after hosting the inaugural Modest Fashion Week, Istanbul is set to stage its second major international event dedicated to modest dressing.

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Turkey’s first Halal tourism workshop to create ‘common global language’

| 26/01/2019 | Reply
Turkey’s first Halal tourism workshop to create ‘common global language’

The workshop will analyze the opportunities for halal tourism in Turkey, as well as the country’s strength and weaknesses.

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Turkey’s Modanisa sells minority stake to Goldman Sachs

| 15/01/2019 | Reply
Turkey’s Modanisa sells minority stake to Goldman Sachs

The Turkey-based company will use the funds to drive its global expansion with plans to open an office in London this year to oversee its North American and European operations.

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Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

An overview on Halal standards, certification and accreditation since 2010. 2019 will be seeing the growth in accreditation and hopefully also harmonisation of standards in various regions.

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Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

| 28/12/2018 | Reply
Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan Export & Investment Promotion Foundation organized an export mission to Riyadh, capital city of Saudi Arabia, to promote Azerbaijani local products under the Made in Azerbaijan brand .

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Turkey: OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul attracts 40,000 visitors

| 05/12/2018 | Reply
Turkey: OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul attracts 40,000 visitors

Some 40,000 visitors from 80 countries attended this year’s Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Halal Expo, organized under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency.

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Hunger games: Turkey eyes leading Middle East role through halal industry

| 01/12/2018 | Reply
Hunger games: Turkey eyes leading Middle East role through halal industry

“Since Turkey has a customs union with the EU, its technical abilities, training facilities and know-how on standardization is far greater than any other [Muslim] country.”

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Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

With the theme of “Halal and Healthy Life: Awareness and Sustainability”, the summit focuses on standardization, halal food, halal slaughtering, halal medicine, halal tourism, and halal finance.

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Turkey: Erdogan calls on Islamic countries to trade in national currencies

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Erdogan calls on Islamic countries to trade in national currencies

In order to reduce the risks of the international monetary system, dominated by a single currency, Turkey once again called upon the OIC countries to use national currencies in trade.

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Spain: Junta Islámica and SMIIC sign a Cooperation Agreement

| 28/11/2018 | Reply
Spain: Junta Islámica and SMIIC sign a Cooperation Agreement

Junta Islámica becomes one of the two Islamic Religious Communities in the world that have an agreement of these characteristics with SMIIC.

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OIC: Global halal market grows with migration, expected to hit $7 trillion in 3 years

| 28/11/2018 | Reply
OIC: Global halal market grows with migration, expected to hit $7 trillion in 3 years

The number of participating countries increases day by day in the OIC Halal Expo, which will be attended by representatives from more than 80 countries.

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