ISTANBUL Turkey's lira firmed nearly 1% against the dollar on Friday, as the prospect of severe sanctions from the United States waned after Ankara agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria, raising expectations of a rate cut by the central bank next week.
Beirut/Ankara/Washington Die USA haben acht Tage nach der türkischen Offensive in Nordsyrien eine Feuerpause angekündigt.
ANKARA Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted. | Video
ISTANBUL The Turkish lira slid 0.8% on Monday in the face of U.S. and European threats of sanctions and embargoes, though skeptical traders said it would weaken much further if Western allies turned words into action over Turkey's incursion in Syria.
ANKARA, Oct 14 Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi
Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a
jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where
Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there
had been abducted.
HASANKEYF, Turkey In the ancient Turkish town of Hasankeyf, the Ozturk family are selling all the livestock that was their livelihood as they prepare to uproot to government-built housing across the Tigris River before the waters rise. | Video
ISTANBUL Turkey summoned a top U.S. diplomat to its foreign ministry on Sunday, a day after the U.S. Embassy's Twitter account liked a tweet regarding Devlet Bahceli, the leader of the nationalist party who has recently fallen ill.
ISTANBUL A moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook buildings and damaged two mosques in Istanbul on Thursday, slightly injuring eight people and causing residents to rush from buildings. | Video
ISTANBUL Lawyers for Metin Topuz, a U.S. consulate employee in Turkey on trial on espionage charges, applied in January to the European Court of Human Rights, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday, a day before his next court date.
ISTANBUL The weekend attack on Saudi oil production facilities could delay Turkey's efforts to contain inflation and to finally leave a recession behind if a supply shock means global oil prices stay elevated, analysts said.