Turkey

ACE buys upmarket Chubb in biggest ever insurance takeover

- Swiss insurance giant ACE Ltd will buy upmarket property insurer Chubb Corp for $28.3 billion to get access to wealthy clients who pay higher premiums at a time when fierce competition has cut deeply into the industry's profit margins. | Video

ACE buys upmarket Chubb in biggest ever insurance takeover 01 Jul 2015

- Swiss insurance giant ACE Ltd will buy upmarket property insurer Chubb Corp for $28.3 billion (18.09 billion pounds) to get access to wealthy clients who pay higher premiums at a time when fierce competition has cut deeply into the industry's profit margins. | Video

Turkey sees gas price deal with Gazprom in two weeks 01 Jul 2015

ISTANBUL, July 1 - Turkey and Russia's Gazprom are likely to finalise a deal on natural gas prices by mid-July, Turkish officials told Reuters, after Ankara warned last week it could seek international arbitration if they failed to agree.

China upset with Turkey's concern on Ramadan restrictions 01 Jul 2015

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry denied restricting religious freedom on Wednesday in a sharp response to Turkey for voicing concern over reports that ethnic Uighur muslims had been banned from worship and fasting during Ramadan.

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Turkish opposition leader warns against intervention in Syria 30 Jun 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey's main opposition party leader warned on Tuesday any military intervention in Syria would spell disaster for Turkey and in comments clearly aimed at President Tayyip Erdogan said the country could not be "a plaything for your ambition".

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Turkey to take "necessary measures" on border security - PM Davutoglu 29 Jun 2015

ANKARA - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey was prepared for all necessary measures to tackle security threats along its borders, highlighting Ankara's growing anxiety about conflict near its southern frontier in Syria.

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Arda says agent talking to clubs about exit 28 Jun 2015

MADRID - Atletico Madrid's Turkey playmaker Arda Turan has said his agent is in talks with three or four clubs over a possible exit from the La Liga outfit.

Soccer-Arda says agent talking to clubs about exit 28 Jun 2015

MADRID, June 28 - Atletico Madrid's Turkey playmaker Arda Turan has said his agent is in talks with three or four clubs over a possible exit from the La Liga outfit.

Sudan says students with Western passes believed on way to Syria 28 Jun 2015

KHARTOUM - Twelve Sudanese medical students, most carrying Western passports, are believed to have travelled to Turkey with the intention of crossing into Syria to join Islamist militant groups, the university's dean of students said on Sunday.

Turkey's Erdogan says will 'never allow' Kurdish state: media 27 Jun 2015

ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Saturday as saying Turkey would never allow the formation of a Kurdish state embracing its south-east and parts of northern Syria, comments likely to anger Kurds as a peace process with Ankara stalls.

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Greece's Tsipras digs in against bailout

ATHENS/BRUSSELS - A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with European Union partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe. | Video