Category: Turkey

UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

HFA said that GIMDES efforts to increase cooperation between Halal certification bodies are appreciated and supported by HFA.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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Turkey’s Agribusiness Attracts GCC Investors

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
Turkey’s Agribusiness Attracts GCC Investors

In early December 2013, Dubai-based private equity firm the Abraaj Group acquired an 80% stake in leading Turkish dairy company Yörsan. This was followed in January with news that Bahrain’s Investcorp had purchased a stake in Turkish meat product Namet.

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Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

TSE will be cooperating with the Cologne-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), one of the largest Islamic organizations in Germany.

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Bahrain: Investcorp Acquires Minority Stake In Turkish Food Producer

| 09/01/2014 | Reply
Bahrain: Investcorp Acquires Minority Stake In Turkish Food Producer

Namet is a major Turkish producer of fresh cut and packaged processed red meat. All of its products are certified halal.

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Iran: Islamic Countries Capable of Increasing Economic Cooperation

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Iran: Islamic Countries Capable of Increasing Economic Cooperation

The nature of developments in the international relations has pushed many countries towards cooperation and partnership with the other parties.

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Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

Prime Minister of Turkey, addressed the inaugural ceremony of International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), and welcomed all the international experts of the Halal Industry that came from different parts of the world.

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Turkey: Turkish entrepreneur opens first online ‘halal’ sex shop

| 23/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Turkish entrepreneur opens first online ‘halal’ sex shop

He had been inspired to launch the site by friends who wanted sex advice and products but found the content on other websites and in specialist stores too explicit.

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Turkey: TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

The Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) announced on Sunday plans to begin issuing halal food certificates in Europe to address growing demands by Muslim-Turkish consumers in Europe.

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Turkey: GIMDES 6th International Halal and Tayyib Products Conference

| 14/09/2013 | Reply
Turkey: GIMDES 6th International Halal and Tayyib Products Conference

The highlighted and emphasized points made during the conference by international speakers on the issues around Halal certification and standards.

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Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

| 13/09/2013 | 1 Reply
Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

WHC members, an umbrella body of Halal Certifiers worldwide, unanimously decided that gas stunning of animals before slaughtering is unacceptable as it is a non islamic and cruel way of killing animals.

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Turkey: Islamic finance may reconstruct MidEast

| 12/09/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Islamic finance may reconstruct MidEast

President of the Global University for Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Daud Vicary Abdullah has said, “I don’t think [the crisis] will make too much impact on Islamic finance. Rather it can be seen as an aspect for reconstruction.”

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Turkey: 4th International Halal and Healthy Food Fair begins in Istanbul

| 11/09/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  4th International Halal and Healthy Food Fair begins in Istanbul

Halal Products Research Institute (GIMDES) will organize the 6th International Halal and Healthy Food Conference in Istanbul to be held on Saturday to discuss the problems of “Halal Certifiers” across the world.

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EU: “One Halal – One Certification” – We create values on ANUGA 2013

| 04/09/2013 | Reply
EU: “One Halal – One Certification” – We create values on ANUGA 2013

The 2nd European Halal Conference will be held in Cologne in October within the frame of ANUGA 2013, the world’s leading fair for the retail trade and the food service and catering market.

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Opinion: ‘Halal hotels’ lure Turks, not Arabs

| 29/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  ‘Halal hotels’ lure Turks, not Arabs

Turkey’s ‘Muslim-friendly’ or ‘halal’ hotels that offer visitors an alcohol-free environment along with separate swimming pools for women and men are drawing Turkish tourists, not Arabs, say sector players.

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Turkey: Pardon My Turkish: Battle for ‘Halal’ Words

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Pardon My Turkish: Battle for ‘Halal’ Words

At taste of the life from what used to be the centre of the Islamic world. In Turkey, for the last couple of years, a battle of “halal” words has intensified.

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Turkey: Halal Turkish restaurants open in China

| 07/08/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  Halal Turkish restaurants open in China

Turkish restaurant “Bosphorus,” which has two branches in the Guangzhou province of China, is now set to open new branches in China’s Yiwu province and Thailand’s capital Bangkok,

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Patients must be informed about Halal drugs, Turkish doctor says

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Patients must be informed about Halal drugs, Turkish doctor says

Drugs prospectuses should involve data about whether they are halal, and patients should be made aware of that data by doctors, according to a surgeon in Turkey’s Aegean province of Afyonkarahisar.

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USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

| 07/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

Ali Kucukkarca, the owner of the biggest halal slaughter facility in the east, said, “60 percent of the meat which is being sold with halal certificate in New York and New Jersey is not Halal.” Many institutions which gave a halal certificate are not reliable.

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Turkey: No horseplay from IKEA Turkey on halal meat

| 25/02/2013 | Reply
Turkey: No horseplay from IKEA Turkey on halal meat

IKEA Turkey has confirmed that all of its meat products are made of 100 percent veal with halal certification, after inspectors discovered that meatballs served in IKEA’s stores in the Czech Republic contained horsemeat.

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