Total seeks sale of its fuel retailing business in Turkey - sources


ISTANBUL - Total aims to sell its fuel distribution business in Turkey and has asked Societe Generale to lead the process, sources said on Friday, as the French oil producer looks to retreat from a highly competitive and regulated market.


Hints of reconciliation in Turkey as Armenians mark massacre 24 Apr 2015

ISTANBUL - Hundreds of Armenians staged memorials in Turkey on Friday to mourn their forebears killed 100 years ago and push the government in Ankara to recognize what they say was a genocide by Ottoman Turks.


Thousands gather to remember the fallen at Gallipoli centenary 23 Apr 2015

GALLIPOLI PENINSULA, Turkey - Thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and Turks gathered on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula on Thursday ahead of the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.

CORRECTED-EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish lira hits new low; emerging stocks buoyed by China 23 Apr 2015

LONDON, April 23 - Turkey's lira hit new lows on Thursday, hurt by political tensions and the central bank's failure to deliver more currency-supportive measures, while emerging equity markets rose for a third day.


Armenian president says ready to restart reconciliation with Turkey 22 Apr 2015

YEREVAN - Armenia's president said on Wednesday he was ready to normalise relations with Turkey, two months after he withdrew peace accords from parliament, blaming a Turkish lack of political will to end 100 years of hostility.


Turkey says Austrian accusation of Armenian genocide damages ties permanently 22 Apr 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey told Austria on Wednesday that an Austrian parliamentary declaration describing the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as 'genocide' would permanently damage the two countries' relations.

REFILE-UPDATE 2-Turkish central bank leaves rates on hold as election looms 22 Apr 2015

* Policy 'tweaks' reinforce concerns about gov't pressure -economist


U.S. could use vaccines being developed to fight bird flu in poultry 22 Apr 2015

CHICAGO - Faced with a deadly bird flu outbreak that has infected millions of chickens and turkeys, the U.S. Agriculture Department could turn to what it has always seen as a last resort: readying and deploying a vaccine to fight the disease.

Factbox: Bird flu spreads in U.S. poultry flocks, hits trade 22 Apr 2015

- Discovery of a strain of deadly avian influenza (HPAI) in a large egg-laying facility in Iowa this week was the latest outbreak of the disease in the United States. It has hit chicken and turkey flocks in 13 states this year.


Pro-Kurdish party vows to be 'nightmare' for Turkey's Erdogan 21 Apr 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) vowed on Tuesday to be President Tayyip Erdogan's "nightmare" if it enters parliament after a June election by blocking his plans for an executive presidency.


Nepal steps up rescue efforts as quake toll jumps to 1,800

KATHMANDU - Nepal ramped up efforts on Sunday to rescue people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,800, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. | Video