United Kingdom


U.S.'s Tillerson seeks to keep focus on Islamic State in delicate Turkey visit


ANKARA U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks with Turkey's leaders on Thursday in a one-day visit to a NATO ally crucial to the fight against Islamic State but increasingly at odds with Washington and its European partners.


Genel targets Turkey gas deal this year to overcome oil troubles 10:19am BST

LONDON Genel Energy , the oil producer chaired by former BP boss Tony Hayward, expects to strike a gas-export partnership deal with Turkey Energy Company this year, it said on Thursday, as it tries to overcome setbacks in oil exploration.


Turkey ends "Shield" military operation in Syria, PM says 29 Mar 2017

ANKARA Turkey has ended the "Euphrates Shield" military operation it launched in Syria last August, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday, but suggested there might be more cross-border campaigns to come.

EMERGING MARKETS-Halkbank in Turkish spotlight; South African assets weaken on political concerns 29 Mar 2017

LONDON, March 29 The Turkey stock market spotlight was on Halkbank on Wednesday, with its shares set for their biggest one-day fall after the arrest of the company's deputy CEO, while South African assets weakened further on political concerns.

Germany opens new probe into suspected Turkish spying 28 Mar 2017

BERLIN Germany launched a second investigation on Tuesday into suspected spying by Turkey and its interior minister said Berlin would not tolerate foreign espionage on its soil.


Turks in Germany start voting in referendum to boost Erdogan powers 27 Mar 2017

BERLIN Turks living in Germany began casting their ballots on Monday in a referendum that proposes changing Turkey's constitution to increase President Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

UPDATE 2-Turkey's Akbank says systems back online after technical disruption 27 Mar 2017

ISTANBUL, March 27 Turkey's Akbank said on Monday its systems were back online following technical problems that sources said prevented transactions for several hours at the country's third-largest listed lender.

Turkey's grain board TMO, Gap Insaat to sell debut Islamic bonds 27 Mar 2017

March 27 Turkey's state grain board TMO and construction firm Gap Insaat have received regulatory approval for debut sales of Islamic bonds, or sukuk, as the funding format gains favour to tap local and Gulf investors.


Turkey summons Swiss envoy over rally it says supported terrorism 25 Mar 2017

ISTANBUL Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's charge d'affairs in Ankara on Saturday to complain about a protest in Bern that it said supported terrorism and included a poster calling for the assassination of President Tayyip Erdogan.


U.N. envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire 25 Mar 2017

GENEVA U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran on Saturday to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track.


Court decides whether to arrest ousted South Korean president Park

SEOUL A South Korean court began deliberating on Thursday whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office in a corruption scandal involving charges she solicited bribes from the country's largest conglomerate. | Video