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Turkish Currency Crisis a Tourist Boon

The rapid devaluation of the lira led to lines at luxury outposts.

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A modest fashion look being shot at Modanisa.

Designer and Luxury

Turkey’s Modanisa Site Plans ‘Modest Fashion Week’ in London

The first Modest Fashion Week is planned for London in April to further tap into the growing market for religiously conservative clothing.

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Business Features

Turkey Courts Middle East Visitors as Terror Attacks Hit Tourism

Travel agencies are looking for new markets as tourism officials estimate revenue fell 14 percent in 2016.

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Turkey’s Desa Plots International Expansion Amid Turmoil at Home

The leather goods specialist wishes to skirt political turmoil at home and market its in-house brand.

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Istanbul Fashion Week Animates Morose Retail Climate

The five-day fair aimed to reduce security fears and kick-start the troubled textiles trade.

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Palestinians protest against military coup attempt in Turkey, Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territory - 16 Jul 2016


Turkey Remains Chaotic After Coup, Severe Economic Impact Seen

Travel restrictions, uncertainties surrounding the plot and steps that the government was likely to take to curb the opposition are expected to hurt tourism and retail.

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Passengers outside the entrance to Istanbul's Ataturk airport following their evacuation after the attack.


Turkey Reels After Deadly Istanbul Airport Attacks

The country’s retail and tourism sectors were already ailing prior to Tuesday’s attacks, which claimed 41 lives.

clock June 29, 2016Sebnem Arsu

Designer and Luxury

Talking the Artistic Connection in Istanbul

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Parker Posey, Anton Corbijn and more turn out for the Istanbul Arts and Culture festival.

clock June 13, 2016Sebnem Arsu

The site of the bomb explosion in Istanbul on June 7.

Ready To Wear

Bomb Explosion Occurs in Istanbul’s Garment District

The bomb, which killed 11 and injured 36, put Istanbul’s textile trade further on edge.

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Turkish Industry Moves to Deal With Refugee Crisis

The Union of Turkish Textile and Ready Wear Exporters and Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management have set up a training program for female refugees.

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Weighing Business Impact of Europe’s Immigration Crisis

Experts believe the crisis will have little impact on consumer behavior in the short-term, but might if it continues for some time.

clock September 21, 2015WWD Staff


Istanbul Preps for Its Fashion Spotlight

The city is capitalizing on that heritage to draw global fashion trendsetters for the fifth annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

clock March 10, 2015Sebnem Arsu



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