Turkey

Kurd shot dead in clash over statue with Turkish forces

DIYARBAKIR Turkey - A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others were wounded in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday as they clashed with security forces dismantling a newly erected statue of a prominent Kurdish militant.

German spying report angers Turkey, embarrasses Berlin 18 Aug 2014

BERLIN/ANKARA - The German government faced an angry reaction from Turkey and accusations of hypocrisy from its own opposition on Monday after media reports that its intelligence agency spied on its NATO ally.

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German spying report angers Turkey, embarrasses Berlin 18 Aug 2014

BERLIN/ANKARA - The German government faced an angry reaction from Turkey and accusations of hypocrisy from its own opposition on Monday after media reports that its intelligence agency spied on its NATO ally.

Turkish energy minister says Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports continue 18 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday 6.5 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish crude oil had been shipped to world markets via Turkey's Ceyhan port since exports began and that a seventh tanker was being loaded at the terminal.

Jailed Kurdish leader says war with Turkey nearing end - Firatnews 17 Aug 2014

ISTANBUL - Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan said his movement's 30-year war with Turkey's government was nearing its end through democratic negotiations, Firatnews agency reported.

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President-elect Erdogan seeks to keep grip on Turkey's ruling party 15 Aug 2014

ANKARA - Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan will reshuffle the upper echelons of his ruling party in the coming weeks, in a bid to snuff out rumblings of division and maintain his grip on the political movement he forged more than decade ago.

UPDATE 1-Moody's sees continued uncertainty in Turkey, lira weakens 15 Aug 2014

ISTANBUL, Aug 15 - Turkey's lira eased on Friday as political uncertainty in the aftermath of Tayyip Erdogan's presidential election victory persisted, with Moody's warning the outlook was likely to remain unstable until at least the middle of next year.

Turkish exporters see profit from Russian ban on Western foods 12 Aug 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkish companies are enjoying a rise in orders from Russia as their government eyes a lucrative long-term opportunity from Moscow's ban on imported Western foods.

Turkish exporters see profit from Russian ban on Western foods 12 Aug 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkish companies are enjoying a rise in orders from Russia as their government eyes a lucrative long-term opportunity from Moscow's ban on imported Western foods.

UPDATE 2-Turkish exporters see profit from Russian ban on Western foods 12 Aug 2014

* Greece says Turkey exploiting trade war (Adds Economy Minister, Greek comment)

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Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes, rocket fire

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day on Wednesday after fighting resumed with the collapse of truce talks and an Israeli air strike that killed three people in Gaza.