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Highlights of the week: Viticulture, Fitness Industry, Biennial

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

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TOP NEWS STORIES

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

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on Thursday after the policies she adopted triggered political and economic turmoil in the country. The third resignation by a Conservative leader in three years left the party seeking a new leader. Truss said there will be a leadership election next week, and she will remain in office until her successor is elected. Liz Truss is Britain’s shortest-serving PM with 45 days in power.

Thursday

Eurozone escaped double-digit inflation by a narrow margin after Eurostat revised that the CPI in the single currency area was measured at 9.9% in September instead of 10.0%, which is still a historical record.

Wednesday

Russia's airstrikes again destroyed power and water supplies in a clutch of Ukrainian cities home to millions of people and several people were killed, in Moscow's latest phase in the war aimed at depriving people of water, electricity, and heating as winter begins to bite. The latest city to lose power and water completely was Zhytomyr, while a couple of blasts hit the port of Mykolaiv, and were heard in Kyiv.

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WEEKLY INSIGHTS

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


Common candidate, common program, right now

Just a few months ago, the AKP government, led by President Erdoğan, could not find concrete solutions to the economic crisis in Turkey and take any action to improve the living conditions of its citizens. It was challenging to convince the public of its growth-oriented economic model based on low-interest rates. Although different polling companies reported different percentages, they all showed a growing group of undecided voters who were breaking away from the government.

In this period, the opposition, which had the psychological vantage in politics, was announcing principled positions through six-party meetings. The opposition's collaboration was exalting the society. CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was striking the agenda with the corruption-related videos he posted on social media in the middle of the night. Although Kılıçdaroğlu's economic promises, which resonated with the public, were implemented by the government, Kılıçdaroğlu was taking the credit.

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POPULAR ON APOSTO

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 most magical season

Véraison is a French term of viticulture, let's start from there. The story is long and quite romantic. There is a reason why it gave its name to this publication, and it is very meaningful to me. But first, let's go to the vineyard, mingle among the vines, and understand this term. The story will weave itself.

Hello, spring!

When the date shows March-April in the Northern hemisphere, budding begins in the vineyard. Although the exact dates vary from vineyard to vineyard, these are the most common intervals. So I will say early March, you can say mid-March if you wish. But the cycle will revolve around the average dates I will share. Let's read the following lines with this in mind.

Yes, spring is the season. The first color comes in spring. Usually, when the average daily temperature exceeds 10°C, the buds burst open like a harbinger of spring. We can think of this as the beginning of the growth period. We can even think of it as sleeping during winter and waking up in the spring. Buds appear, and greens appear. Then these buds swell and swell. Then boom! They burst. In the illustrations below, I have shared the situation before and after the explosion.

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FURTHER READING

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


Is the fitness industry changing?

A morning in May, on one of my morning walks with my dog -which I made regular after the inactivity in the beginnings of the pandemic- I noticed a couple doing yoga on their mats spread on the grass under the warming rays of the sun. They were doing ‘malasana’ with their backs to each other. It must have attracted Max's attention too, because he started to go towards the couple by wagging his tail. As I followed behind him, I realised that a video yoga class was playing on YouTube on the iPad next to their mat.

I am sure many of us have experienced or witnessed such online exercises as the gyms were closed. We tracked our daily movements on our phones, used apps to schedule our exercises, or took a walk when the weather was nice. Before the pandemic, the gym industry, which was valued at $96.7 billion in 2019, took steps to adapt. Trainers started giving classes on platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Zoom, sales of exercise equipment and downloads of fitness apps increased.

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SOUL OF THE CITY

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.


New looks at the past: Ancient Futures

What is it? Exhibition. A multimedia installation of 27 artworks realised in collaboration with Meta and xtopia.

Where? Istanbul Archaeological Museum

When? Until 30 October

Why should you go? Ancient Futures brings together the past and mythology into the metaverse ecosystem and opens up possibilities for future content production with VR technology and digital screens.

Duly noted: Gaye Su Akyol is also participating in the exhibition with a sculpture.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD

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


🗺 Soli is at the 17th Istanbul Biennial: Balat

Biennial venues

Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hamamı: A bathhouse that welcomes both men and women. Are you ready to get your fill of art thanks to the ‘multi-purpose event space’ within its brick walls?

The Çinili Hamam: One of the most important buildings by Mimar Sinan. It still preserves its double bath feature. The tiles are only in the men's section today. We are sure that you will be mesmerised when you step inside.

Restaurants and cafés

Tahta Minare Çay Evi (Tea house): A place for brewed tea and grilled cheese with kaşar. On your way back, you can stop by the Minik Kalpler on the same street and treat the children of the neighbourhood to some hot soup.

Minik KalplerA building on Yıldırım Street with toys hanging from the windows. It was set up for the children of the neighbourhood and migrant children who visit. They distribute free soup for the little ones all day long. You can donate your cousin's, your brother's or your own toys and clothes here. One day you will see them on or in the hands of a dimpled, cheerful child, which will add so much more to your memory of the item.

Agora Meyhanesi 1890: Rakı, fish, mezze, melon. You can enjoy your drink by gazing at the neighbourhood from inside a historic building where everything inside is made of wood. Attention though, these don’t belong to a TV set, these are real memories unique to a real neighbourhood culture.

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LONDON TOWN

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


Berkok Yüksel

London is described as a multicultural, multi-colourful city, do you see indicators of that in food culture and politics?

More than anything. What distinguishes London from other global cities with large diasporas that enrich the food scene is how long the immigrant communities have called this place home. London’s cuisine is hardly British. It’s Punjabi, Gujarati, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Nigerian, Turkish, etc. 

What is interesting however is those intercultural cuisines are harder to come by in London than in American cosmopolite metropoles like New York or Los Angeles. Fusion has never been London’s forte, and while I don’t necessarily advocate for curry pizzas becoming the norm in the frozen 'ethnic food' aisle, the lack of personal stories of multiethnic chefs surprises me.

Many of the aforementioned communities are present in London as a result of hundreds of years of violent colonial and imperial hegemony. Perhaps, communities and therefore their cuisines hang onto their identity tightly to preserve and delineate their heritage. Perhaps the idea of non-white British food being accepted as legitimate cuisine is still so new that the next stage in cultural output has not started to be entertained. Or perhaps multiethnic people tend not to be chefs.

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