Turkey

Turkish opposition appeals to top court for re-run of Ankara vote

ANKARA - The candidate for Turkey's main opposition party has asked the Constitutional Court to order a re-run of a contested mayoral ballot in the capital Ankara, where he lost to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party.

PREVIEW-Turkish central bank may keep rates on hold, ease reserves rules 22 Apr 2014

ISTANBUL, April 21 - Turkey's central bank is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday despite political pressure to cut them, but it may take steps to add liquidity to the market after giving an upbeat view on the economy last week.

RPT-PREVIEW-Turkish central bank may keep rates on hold, ease reserves rules 22 Apr 2014

ISTANBUL, April 21 - Turkey's central bank is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday despite political pressure for rate cuts, but it may take steps to add liquidity to the market after giving an upbeat view on the economy last week.

PREVIEW-Turkish central bank may keep rates on hold, ease reserves rules 21 Apr 2014

ISTANBUL, April 21 - Turkey's central bank is expected to keep interest rates on hold on Thursday despite political pressure for rate cuts, but it may take steps to add liquidity to the market after giving an upbeat view on the economy last week.

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Turkey Twitter accounts appear blocked after Erdogan court action 20 Apr 2014

ISTANBUL - Two anonymous Twitter accounts used to release secretly recorded conversations implicating family and associates of Turkey's prime minister and senior government officials in a corruption scandal appeared on Sunday to have been blocked.

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Turkey Twitter accounts appear blocked after Erdogan court action 20 Apr 2014

ISTANBUL - Two anonymous Twitter accounts used to release secretly recorded conversations implicating family and associates of Turkey's prime minister and senior government officials in a corruption scandal appeared on Sunday to have been blocked.

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Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court 18 Apr 2014

ANKARA - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters.

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Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court 18 Apr 2014

ANKARA - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters.

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Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan 18 Apr 2014

ANKARA - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signalling strains between the allies following months of political tension.

UPDATE 2-Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan 18 Apr 2014

* Next prime minister set to be close Erdogan loyalist (Adds details and quotes)

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Ukraine's leaders say have U.S. backing to take on 'aggressors'

KIEV - Ukraine's government relaunched a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups after an Easter pause on Wednesday and said it had the backing of the United States. | Video