ISTANBUL, Dec 11 - Turkey's state-run Halkbank can only resume processing Indian oil payments to Iran once Western sanctions are officially lifted following an interim deal in Geneva last month, a senior Halkbank official said on Wednesday.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey - Turkey's central bank chief said on Wednesday the bank will stay cautious on monetary policy until inflation falls in line with its targets, as rampant consumer spending fuels the country's huge current account gap.
* Steps on household borrowing to c/a deficit improvement
* Turkey is to boost its stake on the expense of Statoil, Total
ISTANBUL - Journalist and elected parliamentarian Mustafa Balbay was freed from prison on Monday pending appeal after Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled his pre-trial detention period of more than four years had violated his rights.
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Four Turkish soldiers abducted by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were released early on Monday in southeast Turkey's Diyarbakir province after Kurdish politicians intervened on their behalf, security sources told Reuters.
ANKARA - Bank of America Merrill Lynch has withdrawn from bidding to advise Turkish defense contractor Aselsan after Turkey struck a preliminary defense deal with a Chinese firm under U.S. sanctions, an Aselsan official said on Friday.
LONDON/ANKARA, Dec 5 - Turkey's gold imports have surged to their highest on record so far this year after a hefty drop in bullion prices, with further progress signposted if restrictions on trade with Iran are formally eased.
JERUSALEM - A member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and former defence chief flew to Istanbul on Wednesday, becoming the first Israeli cabinet minister to visit Turkey since ties ruptured in 2010 over a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.
ANKARA - Iraq and northern Kurdistan appear to have found a formula that will allow the autonomous region to export oil to Turkey in a new pipeline, a step towards resolving a long-running dispute over land and oil rights.
BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's red-shirted supporters said on Wednesday they were ready to defend her government in the streets from an elite-backed protest movement seeking to install an unelected "People's Council".
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."