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Turkish ruling party may lose majority in June election - poll

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ISTANBUL/ANKARA - Turkey's ruling AK Party may lose its parliamentary majority in a June 7 election and be forced to form either a coalition or a minority government, according to a poll privately commissioned by Turkish business and cited in newspapers on Friday.

UPDATE 2-Turkish ruling party may lose majority in June election -poll 22 May 2015

* Turkish assets weaken on uncertain outcome (Adds AK Party official, coalition possibilities)

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Exclusive: Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas 21 May 2015

ADANA, Turkey - Turkey's state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.

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Exclusive - Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas 21 May 2015

ADANA, Turkey - Turkey's state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.

No room for looser Turkish economic policy post-election - AK candidate 21 May 2015

ANKARA - A Turkish parliamentary candidate tipped as a key member of the next government's economic team said on Thursday that Turkey could ill afford to loosen monetary or fiscal policy while the global economy remains fragile.

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Hormel Foods says avian flu likely to hurt turkey sales till 2016 20 May 2015

- Hormel Foods Corp, the maker of Spam lunch meat, said it expected sales at its Jennie-O Turkey Store business to fall about 15 percent in the second half of the year, due to a supply shortfall caused by an avian flu outbreak in the United States.

Hormel Foods to USDA: Your turkey forecast is for the birds 20 May 2015

CHICAGO - Hormel Foods' chief executive cast doubt on federal forecasts for as much as 4 percent increase in turkey meat production on Wednesday, due to a devastating outbreak of avian flu that has "significantly challenged" its Jennie-O Turkey Store business.

UPDATE 2-Turkish central bank leaves rates on hold as election looms 20 May 2015

* Bank says forex volatility limits core inflation improvement (Adds economist comment)

Sweden asks Turkey for help finding Islamic State-bound nationals 19 May 2015

ANKARA - Sweden has asked Turkey for help finding three Swedish nationals it believes are trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria despite twice being intercepted and deported from Turkey, senior Turkish officials said on Tuesday.

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Egypt death sentences worry U.S., U.N., Turkey 18 May 2015

ANKARA - The United States and United Nations expressed deep concern on Monday about the death sentences handed down in Egypt for President Mohamed Mursi and other Islamists, while Turkey warned of Middle East turmoil if they are carried out. | Video

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Islamic State raises flag over citadel in Syria's Palmyra - supporters

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters have raised their flag over an ancient citadel in Syria's historic city of Palmyra, pictures posted online overnight by the group's supporters showed.