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Turkey's Halkbank to boost capital with new debt and borrowing

17 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL, April 17 Turkey's Halkbank will issue debt instruments and borrow in domestic and foreign markets to strengthen its capital base, which was left thinner after the lender provided low-interest loans in the wake of last year's currency crisis.

An unlikely casualty of a hard Brexit - Turkey's exports

15 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL/BRUSSELS The threat of a hard British exit from the European Union looms large over a country that has a big stake in the process but no official say: Turkey.

Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

01 Apr 2019

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party was on track on Monday to lose control of Turkey's two biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara, in a stunning local election setback that could complicate the president's plans to combat recession. | Video

UPDATE 1-Turkcell CEO Terzioglu steps down after four years

15 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL, March 15 The chief executive of Turkey's top mobile phone company, Kaan Terzioglu, stepped down on Friday after nearly four years atop Turkcell during which he sought to refocus it on more profitable digital businesses.

UPDATE 2-OTAS shares in Turk Telekom transferred to SPV -three banks

22 Dec 2018

ISTANBUL, Dec 22 Turk Telekom shares previously held by Ojer Telekom (OTAS) have been moved to a special purpose vehicle, three Turkish banks said on Saturday, setting the company up for new owners after the majority shareholder missed several payments.

Turkey's long crackdown casts shadow over EU meeting

21 Nov 2018

ANKARA Turkish police came for Yigit Aksakoglu before dawn, waking his young family and detaining him with a dozen other academics and activists accused of fomenting mass protests to overthrow President Tayyip Erdogan's government.

Turkey releases eight detained in probe of prominent rights activist - lawyers

17 Nov 2018

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities released eight people who were detained on Friday under an investigation into jailed rights activist Osman Kavala and accused of following him in a bid to unseat the government through mass protests in 2013, their lawyers said.

Turkish ship to drill for oil and gas in Mediterranean -minister

30 Oct 2018

ANTALYA, Turkey A Turkish ship will start drilling for oil and gas in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said, a move that could create tensions with neighbouring Cyprus and Greece over jurisdiction.

Russia, Germany, France and Turkey call for lasting ceasefire, constitutional meeting for Syria

28 Oct 2018

ISTANBUL The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey stressed the importance on Saturday of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year. | Video

Russia, Germany, France and Turkey call for lasting ceasefire, constitutional meeting for Syria

27 Oct 2018

ISTANBUL The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey stressed the importance on Saturday of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year. | Video

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