Mehmet Cetingulec

A street vendor selling watermelon talks on his mobile phone as he waits for customers at Taksim Square in central Istanbul, Turkey, June 9, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

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Turks rediscover love for watermelon

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Watermelon-loving Turks are discovering new benefits of the fruit, from fighting cancer to reducing impotence, and farmers who are seeing lower demand for their watermelon are hoping this translates to higher profits.

Turkey’s forex market in agony after drastic measures

Monday, Jul. 24, 2017 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Many brokerage houses have closed in Turkey since February, when the authorities drastically lowered the leverage ratio for foreign exchange transactions.

Turks, Russians partner on mega projects

Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2017 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant is being moved forward to begin in August, as plans are shaping up for the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline.

Turkey's Altay tank project not ready to roll after all

Monday, Jun. 19, 2017 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Now that Turkey's government has rejected Otokar's bid for the Altay tank contract, other companies will participate in the tender, including BMC — a Turkish/Qatari partnership whose chairman is a close friend of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Can Syrians sway future elections in Turkey?

Monday, May. 22, 2017 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Close to 2 million Syrians will obtain the right to seek citizenship in Turkey in 2019, a prospect that may have decisive repercussions on a critical election cycle that year.

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Mehmet Cetingulec is a Turkish journalist with 34 years professional experience, including 23 years with the Sabah media group during which he held posts as a correspondent covering the prime minister’s and presidential offices, economy news chief and parliamentary bureau chief. For nine years, he headed the Ankara bureau of the daily Takvim, where he also wrote a regular column. He has published two books.

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