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UPDATE 2-Turkey central bank holds rates at 24 pct after inflation retreats

16 Jan 2019

* Some see rate cut coming in March (Adds analyst quotes, details and background)

U.S., Turkey at odds over Kurdish fighters in Syria

14 Jan 2019

ISTANBUL/RIYADH The United States and Turkey sparred on Monday over the fate of U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria, with Washington insisting they not be harmed and Ankara rejecting a perceived U.S. threat to punish Turkey economically if it attacked them. | Video

Trump eskaliert Streit mit der Türkei über Kurden in Syrien

14 Jan 2019

Washington/Ankara US-Präsident Donald Trump hat mit einer Drohung den Streit mit dem Nato-Partner Türkei über die Syrien-Politik verschärft.

Ecumenical Patriarch hands over decree, sealing Ukraine church independence

06 Jan 2019

ISTANBUL The spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians worldwide on Sunday presented the head of the Ukrainian church with a decree granting it independence from Moscow, a historic split strongly opposed by Russia. | Video

Ecumenical Patriarch signs decree granting Ukraine church independence

05 Jan 2019

ISTANBUL The spiritual head of Orthodox Christians worldwide formally granted independence to the Ukrainian church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russia which Ukrainian leaders see as vital to the country's security. | Video

UPDATE 2-Turkish central bank to hold AGM early; former bankers disapprove

03 Jan 2019

ANKARA, Jan 3 Turkey's central bank will hold its annual general meeting three months early, it said on Thursday, a move former central bankers said was aimed at transferring funds to the treasury before March local elections.

UPDATE 3-Turkey's lira slides, hit by global sell-off, cenbank worries

03 Jan 2019

ISTANBUL, Jan 3 Turkey's lira slid more than 3 percent against the dollar on Thursday, swept up in a global market sell-off and investor worries that lower-than-expected inflation data could prompt the central bank to make a premature rate cut.

Türkische Zentralbank in der Kritik - "Gelddrucker für die Politik"

03 Jan 2019

Ankara Die türkische Zentralbank zieht ihre Hauptversammlung vor und macht so den Weg für eine Gewinnausschüttung an den Fiskus vor den anstehenden Kommunalwahlen frei.

In Syrien positionieren sich Akteure nach US-Abzug neu

20 Dec 2018

Beirut/Istanbul/Paris Nach dem angekündigten Rückzug der USA aus Syrien werden die Karten in der Region neu gemischt.

Erdogan says Trump positive on Turkish military plan to push east in Syria

17 Dec 2018

ANKARA/WASHINGTON Turkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, touting support from U.S. President Donald Trump even though the Pentagon has issued a stern warning to Ankara.

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