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Highlights of the week: Plastics, Vineyards, Photography

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

Welcome to Aposto Digest in English!

We are excited to share our first issue with you. As our selection of publications keeps growing, this publication is going to share 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.


Friday

European Central Bank policymakers meeting last month worried that high inflation could become entrenched, making aggressive policy tightening necessary even at the cost of weaker growth, according to the minutes of their Sept. 7-8 meeting where the Governing Council raised rates by 75 basis points with the backing of all 25 rate-setters.

Thursday

OPEC+ agreed to cut its collective oil production by 2 million barrels per day at the cartel’s Vienna meeting on Wednesday, making its biggest reduction since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic despite pressure from the US and others to pump more. The cut intends to halt a slide in oil prices that have dropped to about $90 from $120 three months ago on fears of a weakening global economy.

Wednesday

Elon Musk proposed to buy Twitter for the original offer price of $54.20 a share, potentially avoiding a courtroom fight over one of the most contentious acquisitions in recent history, according to Bloomberg sources. Shares in Twitter climbed as much as 18% on the news, and are now halted.

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


Who is the right candidate? #2 Names and possibilities

Last week in Spektrum, we created a ‘recipe’ for the opposition's presidential candidate, which has become one of the hotly debated topics in the run-up to the June 2023 elections, based on the definitions of columnists and politicians. In this article, we will interpret the most discussed and anticipated potential candidates for the six-party opposition, under current circumstances. 

Since the six-party announced its alliance, various names have been mentioned as the presidential candidate of this group. While some of these names are political insiders, and former political figures, others are far from politics. Certain names are being evaluated and sometimes the public opinion is being measured by polling companies. So what are these names and what do the evaluations say?

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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.


Bozcaada, the island of grapes

Bozcaada is mentioned as Tenedos in the epics of Iliad and Odyssey written by Homer. That's why you're likely to hear the word Tenedos a lot on the island, so let's start from there.

Tenedos being an island of grapes leads back to many years. Tenedos coins from the 5th century B.C. have images of grapes on them. These images give clues that viticulture has a history of thousands of years in the history of the island. In addition, in the 17th century, Evliya Çelebi talks about the island's various fragrant grapes and vineyards in his travel book and memoir. There are even expressions for Bozcaada grapes such as juicy, delicious, pleasant to eat and fragrant. There was a muscat grape mentioned in that memoir, and travelers who came to the island talked a lot about this fragrant grape. As you can see, viticulture on the island dates back to ancient times.

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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.


Can plastic transform despite its bad reputation?

In the recent years, discussions around plastics, plastic pollution in the oceans and the piles of rubbish created by single-use plastics have been widely debated. Although this leads to a war against plastic material, in fact, plastic makes a great contribution to the development of the modern world thanks to its durable, flexible, and strong structure. Plastic, which was declared "bad" due to people's unconscious use of it, has many positive effects in all areas of life.

Today, an average of 40% of all plastic is used in packaging processes. Although we think that plastic is used intensively, especially for packaging, it is predicted that by 2050, more than 318 million tonnes of plastic will be used annually for packaging alone.

Plastic, which has so many uses, can become the most valuable material of the modern world with a properly designed system. The damage to the environment and social life is not due to the current structure of plastic, but rather to humanity's inability to consume plastic responsibly. In order to overcome these problems, we need a circular plastic system that is redesigned according to the principles of circular economy and will be realised by thinking down to the finest detail.

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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.


Festival of photography: 212 Photography İstanbul

What is it? Festival. Organised for the fifth time this year, the festival is back in the city for 10 days full of events designed around photography.

Where is it? Various venues

When? 6-16 October

Why should you go? The journey through photography promises a rich visual journey with stops for talks, workshops, and film screenings.

Duly noted: Visitors of 212 Photography Istanbul will be able to watch the festival screenings for 30 days with their free MUBI membership. For details, we invite you here.

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