Turkey was once held up in the West as a model of how a predominately Muslim country could thrive as a secular democracy. With the consolidation of power by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in recent years, that illusions is gone. And that’s complicating the way the U.S. deals with its NATO ally at a tumultuous time Read more
Book title : Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? Author : Michael J. Sandel Review by: Ahmet Bozer, former executive vice president of the Coca-Cola Co. and president of Coca-Cola International Since the 2007-08 financial crisis, I have been thinking that we are in transition from one human era to another. Events throughout 2017 Read more
Leaders from Turkey’s foreign investment agency stopped in Atlanta on a three-city tour looking to bridge what they view as a “perception gap” in the way U.S. companies view their country. Turkey hasn’t had it easy of late. Earlier this decade, the nation of nearly 80 million people was on its way to becoming an Read more
Ahmet Bozer , who spent 25 years at the Coca-Cola Co. and retired as the company’s executive vice president last year, has assumed the presidency of the non-profit American Turkish Friendship Council in Atlanta. Founded in 2005 to promote and expand relationships and mutual understanding through educational, business and humanitarian programs between the U.S. and Read more
Many have aspired, but only one airport has reached that elusive distinction of counting its passengers with nine digits. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport sits as the exclusive member of what can’t yet be considered a club: those airports in the world that have topped the 100 million passenger mark. Atlanta actually reached 104 million last year, an increase Read more
As Turkey’s economy boomed in the early 2000s, it gradually sought to reassert itself as a regional power in the Middle East. A decade and a half later, though, a roundabout journey full of dramatic twists and turns has left it in basically the same position — isolated from the Middle Eastern partners with whom it pursued stronger Read more
Even after a turbulent weekend in Turkey that included a failed coup attempt and the resulting arrest of thousands of troops and judges, a professional development program started by Atlantans near Istanbul went forward basically as if the uprising hadn’t occurred.
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted a ban on flights in and out of Turkey imposed in the aftermath of a coup attempt that saw security checkpoints at the Istanbul airport overrun by protesters.
The Federal Aviation Administration has banned airlines flying between the U.S. and the Turkish gateways of Istanbul and Ankara, central scenes of an overnight uprising that left 161 people dead, more than 1,400 injured and later resulted in the arrests of more than 2,800 military personnel.
Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines touted their world-class service when starting flights to Atlanta over the last few months. This week, they got more third-party validation from consumer airline review service Skytrax proving that they weren’t just tooting their own horns. Qatar Airways can no longer lay claim to “best in the world” moniker as it had last year, having Read more