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Highlights of the week: Online Privacy, Winemaking, London Must-Haves

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


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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.


The European Central Bank raised its key interest rate by 75 basis points for the second meeting in a row, taking it to its highest level since 2009 at 1.5%. The ECB signaled further rate hikes would follow until inflation —which is at a record-high 9.9% in the common currency area— returns to the central bank’s target of 2%.


Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said the country's counter-offensive in the southern Kherson region against Russian forces is proving more difficult than it was in the northeast due to wet weather and terrain. Reznikov explained that the agricultural region of Kherson gets a lot of irrigation and that Russians use them like trenches.


German business sentiment ticked down slightly from 84.4 to 84.3 in October, an Ifo survey showed on Tuesday, resisting forecasts of further decline as the survey's expectations index inched up, from the previous month’s 75.3 to 75.6, its first rise since May.



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

The thorn-filled road of the opposition: Opposition in the State of Emergency

Following the July 15 coup attempt, a state of emergency (SoE) was declared across Turkey on July 20, which was extended seven times until July 19, 2018. Although the main goal of this move was to fight terrorist organisations, especially FETÖ, Turkish politics was redesigned under the State of Emergency, and even today there is an opposition that struggles within the political boundaries drawn at the time.

At the beginning of 2016, the state of emergency designed a new political arena that silenced all social opposition, made the national security and survival discourse the reference point of politics, atomised and pacified civil society, forced citizens to adopt only the political ideology of the government instead of depoliticising them, and confined opposition parties within these boundaries. Although the state of emergency officially ended in 2018, the public sphere, which was first subjugated and then redesigned to ensure the continued rule of the AKP and President Erdoğan, still determines the possibilities and limits of the politics today.



Veraison is a wine magazine that finds a place for wine on every table because it believes that wine isn't exclusively meant for fancy tables with white tablecloths.

The story of an oenologist

I am starting my "Voices from the Winery" series. In this series I imagine as pleasant and instructive conversations with people involved in the wine production process.

My first guest is Semril Zorlu, an oenologist whose voice I heard from among the barrels in the winery in Çal. I can hear you saying "what is an oenologist, who is she?" and I know you are thinking "isn't she a winemaker?" We will address all of your questions one by one.

Illustration: Ester Saba

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Aposto Tech gathers the best articles on technology at Aposto, curated by our editors. Topics include startup news, AI, fintech, gadgets, and more.

Stockholm Syndrome from Gmail to Everything Else

Tessian reported:

New research from the Ponemon Institute reveals that nearly 60% of organizations experienced data loss or exfiltration caused by an employee mistake on email in the last 12 months. Email was revealed as the riskiest channel for data loss in organizations, as stated by 65% of IT security practitioners. This was closely followed by cloud file-sharing services (62%) and instant messaging platforms (57%). 

If you don't pay for the product, you are the product. Unfortunately, this inference, which is quite prone to word play, also applies to our e-mail addresses. Although the e-mail applications that we use for free, such as Gmail, do not seem to demand an interest in the first place, they position our personal data as a revenue gate. Especially in an age when online privacy and security concepts gain more and more importance, paid and private e-mail practices can heal our wounds to some extent.

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

10th year: Mamut Art Project

What is it? Exhibition. Mamut Art Project, which has succeeded in becoming a unique discovery area in contemporary art, is here with its 10th edition to bring together the works of independent talents at the beginning of their art career with collectors, curators, galleries, culture, arts institutions, and art lovers.

Where? Yapı Kredi Bomontiada

When? 26 - 30 October

Why should you go? A great opportunity to discover new talents.

Duly noted: The exhibition, which is spread across the physical space, will simultaneously reach art lovers online.



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

Soli is at the 17th Istanbul Biennial: Zeytinburnu

Zeytinburnu Medicinal Plant Garden

It is indeed healing to inhale the scent of the green and to walk through 710 different kinds of plants. After walking for a while, Tuğçe greeted us. We sat cross-legged while waiting to hear about the Medicinal Plant Garden, which has been healing the hood for 17 years, from Tuğçe who has been a local for 10 years.

What kind of garden is this?

As the very first garden of medicinal plants of both Zeytinburnu and Turkey, it is also an icon of the hood. There are 710 types of plants in this thematic park. We are open to all plants coming from outside and the gifted ones of course. We take everything, seeds, seedlings, and even pieces of branches. This is crucial to sustain plant diversity and contribute to the biogenetic cycle. We also have a seed bank here. We try to ensure the continuity of the plants with packing and safekeeping. First, we take the coming plants under preservation to heal, then we give a start to their journey by planting them to make sure they find their rightful place in the garden.  

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

I think there are two guides that matter: the tourist’s guide and the local’s guide. If you are in town for the first time, there are 'must-have' food experiences. One is a pub with a strong menu. Either go for The Plimsoll where fourlegs are doing their residency. For quintessential and expertly done British food, book your spot in Anchor & Hope. Then hit an Ottolenghi, just to get what the big deal about this guy and sterilised Middle Eastern cuisine is. For a cheeky sausage roll try Dusty Knuckle’s oily one early in the morning or get in line at The Ginger Pig at Borough Market. St. John is a must to see how the Modern European restaurant concept was forged amid the bones and cartridges of British swine. And then of course Dishoom, because you have to.

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