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The first meeting of AHAC Governing Board takes place in Sarajevo BiH

| 24/01/2020
The first meeting of AHAC Governing Board takes place in Sarajevo BiH

AHAC brings together halal certification bodies from around the world, with the goal of establishing mutual cooperation and addressing issues of common interest.

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Turkey: Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) has awarded the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) the first Halal accreditation according to OIC/SMIIC Standards in the World

| 17/01/2020
Turkey: Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) has awarded the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) the first Halal accreditation according to OIC/SMIIC Standards in the World

A harmonized halal quality infrastructure is expected to yield flourishing economic activity with increased intra-OIC trade.

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Turkey: Halal Tourism Services Standard has been published

| 06/01/2020
Turkey: Halal Tourism Services Standard has been published

SMIIC Technical Committee on Tourism and Related Issues  (TC 5) standard “OIC/SMIIC 9:2019, Halal Tourism Services – General Requirements”. 

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Qatar’s preparations for 2020 Halal expo ‘on track’, says Qatar Chamber official

| 12/12/2019
Qatar’s preparations for 2020 Halal expo ‘on track’, says Qatar Chamber official

This year’s event discussed ways to eradicate obstacles hindering the increase of investments among OIC member states, ways to encourage investments, as well as efforts to streamline doing business.

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Turkey, Malaysia, Qatar can pioneer in Islamic Finance

| 04/12/2019
Turkey, Malaysia, Qatar can pioneer in Islamic Finance

Touching on Turkey’s Istanbul Finance Center project, expected to be completed in 2022, Al-Jaida expressed optimism in the center’s potential.

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Turkey: Istanbul to host major International Events from 25 November-1 December

| 23/11/2019
Turkey: Istanbul to host major International Events from 25 November-1 December

The events, including the World Halal Summit (WHS) and an official meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will be attended by top officials from a multitude of countries.

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Turkey: World Halal Summit & 7th OIC Halal Expo – 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2019 in Istanbul

| 19/11/2019
Turkey: World Halal Summit & 7th OIC Halal Expo – 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2019 in Istanbul

World Halal Summit 2019 and 7th Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Halal Expo being held at Eurasia Show and Art Center, new exhibition area of Istanbul between 28 Nov-1 Dec 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Modanisa targets first Turkish unicorn status with Muslim womenswear

| 19/09/2019
Modanisa targets first Turkish unicorn status with Muslim womenswear

The business has tapped into a global market of Muslim consumers with growing purchasing power.

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Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

| 11/09/2019
Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

Clean label is a consumer driven movement, demanding a return to real food and transparency through authenticity. Food products containing natural, familiar, simple ingredients that are easy to recognize, understand, and pronounce. No artificial ingredients or synthetic chemicals. Products consumers recognise and think of as wholesome—ingredients that consumers might use at home. One major retailer […]

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Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

| 11/09/2019
Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

Malaysia and Turkey are working on widening the trade relationship in areas such as defence, technology, food and services, as well as electronics.

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Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

| 09/08/2019
Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

SMIIC has published the latest editions of the OIC/SMIIC halal standards upon the completion of a comprehensive revision process. They are described in this article.

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Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad said the cooperation between the two countries will help to relieve the Muslim Ummah from being subjugated.

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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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