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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)

Trump says he remains unsatisfied with Saudi accounts on Khashoggi

23 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was still not satisfied with what he has heard from Saudi Arabia about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, but did not want to lose investment from Riyadh. | Video

'The world is watching', Kushner tells Saudi crown prince on Khashoggi

22 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday he had urged Saudi Arabia's crown prince to be transparent about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, and told him "the world is watching" Riyadh's account of the journalist's disappearance.

Turkey: Khashoggi murder 'monstrously planned', truth will emerge

22 Oct 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey's ruling party said on Monday Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a "monstrously planned" murder, dismissing Riyadh's assertion he died in a fight, as Western incredulity deepened over varying Saudi accounts of the journalist's disappearance.

Turkey aide rejects Riyadh's Khashoggi death story, echoing Western scepticism

22 Oct 2018

* Western outrage deepens over Riyadh's shifting explanations

Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate

21 Oct 2018

ELKO, Nev./ISTANBUL U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders on Saturday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died more than two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul. | Video

After Albayrak's economy program, investor concern turns to Turkey's banks

21 Sep 2018

ISTANBUL Investors had hoped Turkey would announce a sweeping plan to help its banks when Finance Minister Berat Albayrak rolled out a new economic program this week. What they got fell far short of that.

Turkey slashes growth forecasts, but not enough for wary investors

20 Sep 2018

ANKARA Turkey sharply cut its growth forecasts for this year and next on Thursday, a reduction that failed to mollify investors who wanted a more sober assessment of the fragile economy and a sweeping plan to help banks. | Video

Turkey slashes growth forecasts for 2018, 2019 in economic plan, lira steady

20 Sep 2018

* Growth seen down to 2.3 percent in 2019, rising to 5 pct in 2021

Turkey's lira weakens, bank shares fall after Erdogan Isbank comments

17 Sep 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira weakened 2 percent and banking shares fell on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as calling for an investigation into members of the opposition who serve on the board of the country's biggest lender.

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Trump paints picture of unity at prickly G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was getting along well with Western allies at a G7 summit in France, dismissing reports of rifts among leaders and declaring that they "respect" the trade war between Washington and Beijing.