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Turkey says EU funding cuts will not affect its drilling off Cyprus

16 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey plans to send a fourth ship to waters off Cyprus to search for gas and oil despite European Union moves to curb contacts and funding for Ankara over the issue, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Turkey's Erdogan says dismissed central bank governor did not follow instructions

10 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he had dismissed the central bank governor because he failed to follow instructions on interest rates and the bank had not properly fulfilled its role.

Turkey rejects Greek, EU claims that drilling off Cyprus illegitimate

10 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey said on Wednesday it rejected Greek and European Union assertions that Turkish drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus was illegitimate, and said they showed the EU could not be an impartial mediator on the Cyprus problem.

UPDATE 3-Turkish lira hit by central bank governor dismissal, policy worries

08 Jul 2019

* Investors fear U.S. sanctions after Russian S-400s delivery

Errant missile from Syria-Israel clash lands on Cyprus

01 Jul 2019

NICOSIA An errant missile struck Cyprus early on Monday, skimming the densely populated capital Nicosia and crashing on a mountainside in what authorities described as a spillover from strikes between Israel and Syria. | Video

New Istanbul mayor a catalyst for change in old Erdogan stronghold

27 Jun 2019

ISTANBUL Through his 16 years in power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been able to rely on the pious electorate of Istanbul's Eyup district, where for centuries Ottoman sultans received their ceremonial sword after ascending to the throne.

Traffic gridlock as Turks rush back to Istanbul to vote in high-stakes poll

23 Jun 2019

ISTANBUL A re-run of Istanbul's high-stakes mayoral election has kept Turkish airports, bus stations and main highways jam-packed over the weekend, as voters rush back to the city from vacation or their original home towns to cast their ballot.

Traffic gridlock as Turks rush back to Istanbul to vote in high-stakes poll

23 Jun 2019

ISTANBUL A re-run of Istanbul's high-stakes mayoral election has kept Turkish airports, bus stations and main highways jam-packed over the weekend, as voters rush back to the city from vacation or their original home towns to cast their ballot.

Traffic gridlock as Turks rush back to Istanbul to vote in high-stakes poll

23 Jun 2019

ISTANBUL, June 23 A re-run of Istanbul's high-stakes mayoral election has kept Turkish airports, bus stations and main highways jam-packed over the weekend, as voters rush back to the city from vacation or their original home towns to cast their ballot.

Turkey's Erdogan's struggles to court Kurds in battle for Istanbul

21 Jun 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is struggling to win over Istanbul’s Kurdish voters, a group it considers a key constituency in the electoral battle for control of Istanbul, despite softening its polarizing rhetoric. | Video

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EU rebuffs Johnson's opening Brexit bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.