Turkish Airlines said Chief Executive Temel Kotil will remain in his post and plans to lead negotiations with trade unions, following a board meeting to consider his future after Kotil was suspended from office.
Temel Kotil, chief executive officer of Turk Hava Yollari AO or Turkish Airlines, suspended from duties amid dispute with Chairman Hamdi Topcu, Milliyet says citing unidentified executives at the carrier. * Decision may relate to disagreements over the reversal of a ban on hostesses wearing makeup, or over how to handle a strike threat by employees after 305 people were fired: Milliyet * Board to meet early in coming week to resolve situation: Milliyet * Co.’s financial chief Coskun Kilic may take over as acting CEO: Milliyet
Turkey rejected an appeal by retired Chief of General Staff Ilker Basbug to be tried by the Supreme Court in connection with an investigation of alleged coup plots against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Milliyet reported.
Turkey will tighten its certification and inspection regime for alcohol importers after four Russian visitors died and 15 others were hospitalized due to poisoning by counterfeit alcohol served on a cruise, Milliyet reported.
Turkey is planning to create a dual-fund system to lock in savings for a longer period and increase the size of personal pension contributions, Milliyet reported, without saying how it got the information.
The European Union plans to criticize Turkey’s investigation into alleged coup plots and the country’s deteriorating press freedoms in its annual progress report, Milliyet reported, citing a draft text.