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Highlights of the week: Cyber Security, Arts, Nostalgia

Top stories of the week, curated by the editors at Aposto.


As our selection of publications keeps growing, we are sharing highlights from the English-language Aposto publications every week. Curated by the editors at Aposto, the issues will feature the best articles from our media service from business to technology, travel to literature, philosophy to wine...

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Aposto Europe delivers your daily briefing on markets, politics, business, tech and more - all under 5 minutes. Don't miss out on what's happening in the world.


Norway announced that it is raising its target for cutting climate-related emissions to at least 55% by 2030, three days before the start of COP27 in Egypt. Its previous goal was to cut emissions by between 50% and 55% before the end of the decade. PM Jonas Gahr Støre said the oil industry won’t be dismantled, and fossil fuel energy and renewable energy “should go hand in hand.”


Global trade is likely to slow this year as western economies tip into recession, according to Søren Skou, the chief executive of the world’s second-largest container shipping group AP Møller-Maersk. The head of the Danish group said they are expecting earnings, demand, and shipping freight rates to shrink due to falls in consumer confidence and consumption.


Global factory output weakened in October as surging inflation and a looming recession stifled demand, business surveys showed on Tuesday, adding to supply chain disruptions that have persisted since the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and were worsened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Eurozone manufacturing PMIs are due on Wednesday and are expected to show an ongoing downturn.



Spektrum is a weekly politics publication focusing on Turkey, city agendas and international policy.

A young perspective on Turkey's future

The youth survey, conducted by Istanbul Economics Research with the support of the Fredrich Naumann Foundation, contains significant findings on the views of young people between the ages of 18 and 30 on politics, Turkey, their environment, culture, and the future. 

In the qualitative research, the interviews were moderated by the Istanbul Economy Research team. Çiğdem Erol, Tuğba Türkkan and Elif Dilara Kara took part in the research. 

In the panel where Turkey Report Director Can Selçuki shared the results of the research, Prof. Dr. Demet Lüküslü, Head of Sociology Department at Yeditepe University, Alphan Telek, Development Program Director of Istanbul Institute for Political Research (IstanPol), Nevzat Taşcı, Campaign Director of Arayüz Campaign and Orhun Akdağ, Executive Board Member of Istanbul City Council, discussed the reasons for the results and their possible effects, and shared ideas for solving the problems of young people. 



Circular Economy 101 writes about circular economy, a model of production and consumption of sharing, renting, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling existing materials and products for as long as possible.

What are the key elements of circular transformation?

Unlike the concept of sustainability, circular economy is a concept that aims to redesign existing systems, not improve them. This makes the transition to circular economy a much slower, and more challenging process. However, since circular economy not only has positive environmental and social impacts but also the potential for economic growth, it does not matter how challenging this transformation process is.

Improvements in existing systems, repairing faulty areas or reducing negative impacts, unfortunately, do not have the expected impact in combating the climate crisis nor in issues such as social justice and equality. One of the most important reasons for this is that the private sector and governments want to keep their financial situation under control in this transformation process. The fact that making improvements to reduce environmental impacts is seen as costly actually sheds a light on our current situation in the fight against the climate crisis, which is progressing slowly based on scientific data.

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Aposto Business curates the best articles on business at Aposto. Topics include micro-mobility, future of work, energy, green economy, consumer products, marketing and more.

Cyber security: risks, legislations, and humans

Cyber security is an IT (information technology) discipline based on ensuring hardware, software and data security of computer systems and networks.

Although cyber-attacks became an agenda item in the late 1990s and early 2000s, during the infancy of the Internet, mostly because of pirated game and music files (our readers over the age of 30 will remember the Chernobyl virus transmitted from the pirated copy of Carmageddon 2 and various malware transmitted through the Limewire file sharing program) that contained viruses that damage individual computer systems and networks. Due to the increasing volume of trade and financial transactions over the internet, we observe that cybercriminals' interest is more oriented towards corporate targets with an appetite for mass access to financial data that can be exploited.

Security threats

Most common cyber attacks are malware, ransomware, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), phishing and corporate account takeover (CATO).

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Aposto Istanbul is a weekly city guide for Istanbul lovers who want to make this city their neighbourhood. Hand-picked events, local news, recommendations and more.

Touring around art: [email protected]

What is it? Exhibition. We meet at the seventh edition of [email protected] to closely examine the works from different galleries from Turkey and around the world, collector exhibitions and unique productions of independent artists, and to go on a free and very enjoyable tour of the arts.

Where? Akaretler Sıraevler buildings number 15-17-19-37-39-55-57

When? 2 - 13 November

Why should you go? Many unique and new works from different disciplines will welcome you.

Duly noted: According to a worldwide survey by Time Out, Süleyman Seba Avenue in Akaretler was chosen to be one of the coolest 33 avenues in the world.



Aposto London is a weekly, practical zine to London for those who want to make this city their neighbourhood.


An Arbitrary Guide to one of our favorite neighbourhoods in London, Stokey as it's called in vernacular.

Take a walk: Japanese tapas, Tel Aviv breakfast places, Indian restaurants, and Italian pizzerias will catch your attention. Many of the cafes on this street are owned by Turkish people, and they sell spices, and vegan and organic products that you can't find in the big chains. 

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Soli is a weekly journal of neighbourhoods digging into urban culture, stories, and sociocultural dynamics.

'Being from Pera is so much about nostalgia'

The idea that if I lived in Pera I would feel like an Istanbulite began to form when I came to Istanbul for a French theater festival in middle school. We spent our days at Sainte Pulchérie and I can't tell you how impressed I was. Thanks to these festivals, which I continued to attend in high school, Beyoğlu became an obsession for me. Instead of a prospective future in France, I decided to move to Istanbul for college to be a part of the cultural community that I had read about in ‘Radikal’ Newspaper. Later on, I lived in France and England on different occasions, for work, and for pleasure, but when I came back Pera was my refuge, part of my identity. I think today's Pera is a subjective and fictional space that we create in our imagination. There are different boundaries and definitions of Pera, nourished by memories, what we read and watch, accompanied by our daily life experiences. One thing is for certain: Pera is not a district of Beyoğlu in its current bureaucratic definition.

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