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Erdogan wants army under president's control after coup - Turkish official

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ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and national intelligence agency brought under the control of the presidency, a parliamentary official said on Thursday, part of a major overhaul of the military after a failed coup.

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Erdogan wants army under president's control after coup: Turkish official 9:35pm BST

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and national intelligence agency brought under the control of the presidency, a parliamentary official said on Thursday, part of a major overhaul of the military after a failed coup.

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Turkey's investment grade hangs in balance as post-coup purges deepen 5:10pm BST

ISTANBUL A crackdown in Turkey after a failed coup could further weaken its institutions and threaten its investment grade status, investors fear, as dismissals and detentions stretch from the judiciary into the private sector and even the central bank.

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Turkey's investment grade hangs in balance as post-coup purges deepen 5:09pm BST

ISTANBUL A crackdown in Turkey after a failed coup could further weaken its institutions and threaten its investment grade status, investors fear, as dismissals and detentions stretch from the judiciary into the private sector and even the central bank.

INSIGHT-Turkey's investment grade hangs in balance as post-coup purges deepen 4:52pm BST

ISTANBUL, July 28 A crackdown in Turkey after a failed coup could further weaken its institutions and threaten its investment grade status, investors fear, as dismissals and detentions stretch from the judiciary into the private sector and even the central bank.

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Turkey finance minister says had positive meeting with Moody's 3:13pm BST

ANKARA Turkey had a positive meeting with Moody's and the ratings agency "appreciates" the government's fiscal discipline, Finance Minister Naci Agbal told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.

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Turkey coup and disruption force Thomas Cook profit outlook cut 10:52am BST

LONDON British travel company Thomas Cook lowered its full-year profit forecast on Thursday as attacks in Europe and the failed coup in the popular destination of Turkey made people change their holiday plans.

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Turkish tourist arrivals plummet 40 percent in June, biggest drop in 22 years 10:51am BST

ANKARA The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted more than 40 percent in June, official data showed on Thursday, marking the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tensions with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept tourists away.

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Turkey dismisses military, shuts media outlets as crackdown deepens 10:00am BST

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey on Wednesday deepened a crackdown on suspected followers of a U.S.-based cleric it blames for a failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,700 military personnel and shutting 131 media outlets, moves that may spark more concern among its Western allies.

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EU judges group says Turkey crackdown is attack on judicial independence 10:00am BST

PRAGUE Top judges of European Union member states called on Turkey on Wednesday to respect the rule of law, saying the dismissal of thousands of judges following an attempted coup was an attack on the independence of the judiciary.

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Syria's Nusra Front says ending al Qaeda ties; U.S. fears for Aleppo

BEIRUT Al Qaeda's powerful Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday it was ending its relationship with the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden, to remove a pretext used by world powers to attack Syrians.