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Mayor says Turkish state banks shut out Istanbul after poll win

25 Nov 2019

ISTANBUL Istanbul's new mayor has said Turkey's state banks stopped making routine loans to the city after a June election in which he pulled off a shock victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party (AKP), forcing it to borrow from abroad.

Mayor says Turkish state banks shut out Istanbul after poll win

25 Nov 2019

ISTANBUL, Nov 25 Istanbul's new mayor has said Turkey's state banks stopped making routine loans to the city after a June election in which he pulled off a shock victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party (AKP), forcing it to borrow from abroad.

Turkey under pressure to tackle sharp rise in murders of women

21 Oct 2019

ISTANBUL Emine Dirican's husband shot her in January and was released from jail pending appeal in May, leaving her in fear of being attacked again in a case that underscores the vulnerability of women to violent attack and murder in Turkey. | Video

'Don't come if you like gold': Turks march against planned gold mine

06 Aug 2019

KIRAZLI, Turkey Thousands of Turks including opposition lawmakers staged a peaceful and unusually large protest on the outskirts of a small western town on Monday against what they say will be pollution from a foreign-owned gold mine project.

RPT-'Don't come if you like gold': Turks march against planned gold mine

06 Aug 2019

KIRAZLI, Turkey, Aug 5 Thousands of Turks including opposition lawmakers staged a peaceful and unusually large protest on the outskirts of a small western town on Monday against what they say will be pollution from a foreign-owned gold mine project.

Ousted Istanbul mayor says election re-run a battle for democracy

09 May 2019

ISTANBUL Istanbul's ousted mayor says he will go into battle for Turkish democracy next month when he stands in a re-run of an election he thought had granted him the city to govern for five years. | Video

Goldman Sachs in talks to buy restructured Turkish loans: sources

24 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL Goldman Sachs is in talks with Turkish banks and companies to buy large distressed loans following a wave of corporate restructurings in the country last year, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.

Turkish cities could become 'graveyards' with building amnesty, engineers say

26 Feb 2019

ISTANBUL A Turkish government amnesty on unregistered construction work is endangering lives, engineers and architects warned after an illegally extended residential building collapsed in Istanbul and killed 21 people. | Video

Turkish cities could become "graveyards" with building amnesty, engineers say

26 Feb 2019

ISTANBUL, Feb 26 A Turkish government amnesty on unregistered construction work is endangering lives, engineers and architects warned after an illegally extended residential building collapsed in Istanbul and killed 21 people.

Turkish Airlines in talks to finance facilities at new Istanbul airport: sources

27 Jun 2018

ISTANBUL Turkish Airlines is in talks with 12-13 Turkish and Chinese banks to secure between $800 million and $1 billion in financing to construct its facilities at Istanbul's new airport, and a deal is almost ready, three sources close to the matter said.

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