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Turkish lira firms nearly 1% against dollar after Turkey-U.S. deal on Syria

18 Oct 2019

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.

USA setzen Feuerpause in Nordsyrien durch

18 Oct 2019

Beirut/Ankara/Washington Die USA haben acht Tage nach der türkischen Offensive in Nordsyrien eine Feuerpause angekündigt.

Turkey says Kurdish forces emptied Islamic State prison in northeast Syria

15 Oct 2019

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

Turkish lira slides, but doubt lingers over Trump sanction threats

14 Oct 2019

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.

Turkey says Kurdish forces emptied Islamic State prison in northeast Syria

14 Oct 2019

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.

Residents scramble to uproot from ancient Turkish town before dam waters rise

07 Oct 2019

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

Turkey summons U.S. diplomat after Embassy likes tweet about ill nationalist party leader

06 Oct 2019

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.

Moderate quake shakes Istanbul, eight people slightly hurt

27 Sep 2019

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

Lawyers for U.S. consulate worker charged in Turkey applied to European rights court - source

17 Sep 2019

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.

Attacks on Aramco oil facilities risk higher inflation, lower growth in Turkey

17 Sep 2019

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.

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