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Still robust, Turkey looks set to weather downgrade to "junk"

27 Sep 2016

ISTANBUL/ANKARA On the first trading day after Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to "junk", the reaction in Istanbul and Ankara was swift and predictable -- stocks and the lira took a beating and policymakers accused the agency of playing politics.

Still robust, Turkey looks set to weather downgrade to 'junk'

26 Sep 2016

ISTANBUL/ANKARA On the first trading day after Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to "junk", the reaction in Istanbul and Ankara was swift and predictable -- stocks and the lira took a beating and policymakers accused the agency of playing politics.

Still robust, Turkey looks set to weather downgrade to 'junk'

26 Sep 2016

ISTANBUL/ANKARA On the first trading day after Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to "junk", the reaction in Istanbul and Ankara was swift and predictable -- stocks and the lira took a beating and policymakers accused the agency of playing politics.

Turkey may cut growth target after failed coup despite new measures, Simsek says

22 Sep 2016

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey could cut its official target for 4.5 percent growth this year as the impact of a failed coup in July and a worsening security situation take their toll on the economy, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Thursday.

Turkey detains more journalists in coup round-up - report

30 Aug 2016

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities detained an editor at the prominent Hurriyet newspaper in the latest round-up of journalists and others accused of links to last month's failed coup, Hurriyet's English-language publication said on Tuesday.

Erdogan tells Turkey's banks to toe the line on interest rates after coup

10 Aug 2016

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at banks on Wednesday, saying they shouldn't be charging high interest rates in the aftermath of a failed coup and promising to take action against lenders who "go the wrong way" on interest rates.

Erdogan tells Turkey's banks to toe the line on interest rates after coup

10 Aug 2016

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at banks on Wednesday, saying they shouldn't be charging high interest rates in the aftermath of a failed coup and promising to take action against lenders who "go the wrong way" on interest rates.

Erdogan tells Turkey's banks to toe the line on interest rates after coup

10 Aug 2016

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at banks on Wednesday, saying they shouldn't be charging high interest rates in the aftermath of a failed coup and promising to take action against lenders who "go the wrong way" on interest rates.

Analysis - Ataturk's revival a symbol of Turkey's fragile post-coup unity

08 Aug 2016

ISTANBUL After years of being gradually eclipsed as President Tayyip Erdogan forges a "new Turkey" with Islam firmly at its heart, the secular republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has, for now at least, made a comeback in the wake of a failed coup.

Turkey's investment grade hangs in balance as post-coup purges deepen

28 Jul 2016

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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