Category: Turkey

Turkey: 1st SMIIC Accreditation Council Meeting

| 04/03/2018 | Reply
Turkey: 1st SMIIC Accreditation Council Meeting

The First Meeting of the Management of SMIIC Accreditation Council (AC) was held in ?stanbul, Republic of Turkey on 26-27 February 2018 and hosted by SMIIC General Secretariat.

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Turkey: World Halal Summit 2017 highlighted prospects for rapidly growing Global Halal Market

| 05/12/2017 | Reply
Turkey: World Halal Summit 2017 highlighted prospects for rapidly growing Global Halal Market

Pointing out that livestock products, meat and poultry come to the fore in halal food, Ete said halal food certification is important for products containing additives.

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Turkey: Muslim states urged to compete for $4B halal market

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey: Muslim states urged to compete for $4B halal market

High-level speakers from more than 80 countries will discuss issues surrounding halal food, pharmacy and medicine as well as Islamic finance, tourism and textiles until Saturday.

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Turkey: Qatar Economy minister calls for joint Islamic market

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey: Qatar Economy minister calls for joint Islamic market

The minister said that the meeting was taking place at a time of risky geopolitical climate and regional developments that require Islamic countries to unite and enhance trade and investment ties.

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Istanbul hosts World Halal Summit

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Istanbul hosts World Halal Summit

It was noted that Halal food market of Turkey amounts to $5 billion, which doubles per year. By the end of this year, the halal food market of Turkey is expected to reach $30 billion.

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Turkey seeks to get $400B share in global halal sector

| 21/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey seeks to get $400B share in global halal sector

“With our government’s policies and the efforts of the private sector, we can raise our share of the global halal market to 10 percent — $400 billion in a short period of time.”

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Turkey to issue halal visa, become approval center for world halal market

| 21/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey to issue halal visa, become approval center for world halal market

Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK), which was established last month, will be launched at the OIC Halal Expo and World Halal Summit 23-25 November 2017 in Istanbul.

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Istanbul gets ready for World Halal Summit, Halal Expo

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
Istanbul gets ready for World Halal Summit, Halal Expo

Conferences and workshops titled “Islamic Finance”, “Halal Food Industry”, “Islamic Tourism”, “Hajj and Umrah”, “Halal Medicine, Pharma and Chemistry”, “Islamic Life and Halal Textile” will be held in the expo.

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Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

The third meeting of Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee kicked off in Istanbul on Tuesday.

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Turkey seeks to become key player in halal food sector

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
Turkey seeks to become key player in halal food sector

“We believe that when the problem of legislation — one of the problems of the halal food sector — is solved, our country will be one of the key actors in the global halal market,” head of the Anatolian Businessmen’s Association.

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Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

Qatar is believed to be doubling its investments in Turkey in 2018 to amount to $20 billion by injecting new investments worth $19 billion; in addition to the existing $18 billion investments in various fields.

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Turkish minister highlights halal market opportunities

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Turkish minister highlights halal market opportunities

The agency will be the sole authority on halal product certification and accreditation in Turkey. It will also be able to establish offices abroad.

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Turkey to establish halal accreditation agency

| 12/10/2017 | Reply
Turkey to establish halal accreditation agency

Turkey’s government on Wednesday submitted a draft law to parliament for establishing a halal accreditation agency.

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Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK) to reinforce Turkey’s position in Halal certification

| 18/09/2017 | Reply
Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK) to reinforce Turkey’s position in Halal certification

HAK will strengthen Turkey’s central position in the field of halal certification and accreditation and allow Turkey to be a gold standard in terms of rule-making and steps to be taken moving forward.

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

Word comes that the Saudis would like to see the current emir, Sheikh Tamam bin Hamad al-Thani, his father the former emir and his mother removed from power.

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Istanbul to host the 5th OIC Halal Expo

| 13/06/2017 | Reply
Istanbul to host the 5th OIC Halal Expo

The Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) and the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) will organize the 5th OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul.

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Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water

| 08/06/2017 | 1 Reply
Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water

A government official in Qatar earlier told Reuters Doha was talking to Iran and Turkey about securing food and water supplies. Two articles

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Turkey: Halal accreditation institute to be established to meet increasing demand

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Turkey: Halal accreditation institute to be established to meet increasing demand

The Ministry of Economy prepared a draft bill stipulating the establishment of an Institute for Halal Accreditation (HAK), which will be independent of the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TÜRKAK).

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GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

| 13/02/2017 | Reply
GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

Unique destinations that are connected well in aviation routes, food requirements as well as destination safety and security play a big part in the considerations of buyers/planners.

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Turkey, UAE officials discuss trade ties

| 07/02/2017 | Reply
Turkey, UAE officials discuss trade ties

Prime Minister Simsek said the countries wanted to improve cooperation in the halal food sector within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation standards.

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