The erosion of democratic institutions in Turkey should be a major concern for the European Union and the United States. The West has decried and lamented the downward turn of events in Turkey but done little more. Why it has ignored one of the most viable political opposition groupings in the Middle East is mystifying. The largest and long-established opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has for years pleaded with Europe for support.
If County Roscommon is known around these parts for being remote, Ballaghaderreen and its 1,808 residents are a small mark on Roscommon’s map. Like towns across rural Ireland, Ballaghaderreen has been crippled by the fallout of the 2008 economic crisis. The closure of a major meat-processing plant in 2010 took out 200 jobs. By the time Ballaghaderreen’s 70-bed Abbeyfield Hotel shuttered a year later, unemployment had soared to four times the national rate.
Terrorist attacks and political turmoil have upended Turkey’s economy over the past few years but in the eyes of Jonathan Ryan, Enterprise Ireland’s former Turkey director, opportunities remain for Irish businesses in the specific sectors that continue to function well. The Dalkey native returned home this year having established EI’s Istanbul presence in 2014.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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