ISTANBUL Turkey's central bank on Wednesday held its key interest rate steady at 24%, appearing to pave the way for a rate cut soon as it signalled growing confidence that inflation, which hit 15-year highs in October, is on a downward curve.
* Inflation eased to 18.7% in May
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ISTANBUL/MOSCOW Russia said on Tuesday it plans to deliver its S-400 missile defence systems to Turkey in July, setting the clock ticking on a U.S. threat to hit Ankara with sanctions if it goes ahead with a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies.
ISTANBUL Turkey said on Tuesday a U.S. House of Representatives' resolution condemning Ankara's purchase of Russian defence systems and urging potential sanctions was unacceptably threatening.
ISTANBUL The Turkish economy shrank sharply year on year for the second straight quarter in early 2019, laying bare the impact of a punishing currency crisis and soaring inflation and interest rates against a tense political backdrop.
ISTANBUL Turkish warplanes and attack helicopters struck targets in the mountains of northern Iraq, Turkey's defence ministry said on Thursday, adding that the military had "neutralised" 19 Kurdish militants as its operation there entered a fourth day.
ISTANBUL Turkey's military dropped commandos on mountain ridges in a new operation against Kurdish militants based over the border in northern Iraq, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.
ISTANBUL Several Kurdish lawmakers and thousands of prison inmates in Turkey have ended their hunger strike, heeding a call from jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan, MPs said on Sunday, 200 days after the protest was launched.
* Lira has lost 37 percent of value since end-2017
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* Investors also worried over Istanbul election re-run
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