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Erdogan's AK Party calls for rerun of Istanbul elections

16 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party formally requested on Tuesday an annulment and rerun of Istanbul's municipal elections over what it said were irregularities, prompting the main opposition to accuse it of damaging democracy.

UPDATE 4-Turkish lira rebounds but concern lingers after selloff

25 Mar 2019

* Central bank takes unorthodox steps to prop up lira (Recasts with broader financial market stress; adds comments from bank client and analyst; updates throughout)

Turkish lira tumbles in echoes of last year's meltdown

22 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira plunged more than 4 percent against the U.S. dollar on Friday, its biggest one-day fall since a currency crisis took hold in August, raising concerns that Turks are buying more foreign cash as ties with Washington deteriorate.

Turkey's economy tips into recession as lira crisis bites

11 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey's economy contracted a sharper than expected 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, its worst performance in nearly a decade and a clear sign that last year's lira crisis has tipped it into recession.

UPDATE 2-Turkish cenbank keeps rates unchanged, says will keep tight policy

06 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL, March 6 Turkey's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday as expected and said it will tighten monetary policy further if needed, soothing investor worries that it could loosen policy after inflation fell from a 15-year peak.

Turkey may expand cheap vegetable sales nationwide, Erdogan says

13 Feb 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey could expand a government scheme to sell cheap vegetables in Istanbul and Ankara across the country after local elections next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, a move that economists said could prove financially unsustainable.

Turkey opens government vegetable stalls in battle with inflation

12 Feb 2019

ISTANBUL Battling a sharp rise in food costs, Turkish authorities opened their own markets on Monday to sell cheap vegetables directly to shoppers, cutting out retailers who the government has accused of jacking up prices. | Video

Khashoggi fiancée seeks change in U.S. approach to killing, may visit

08 Feb 2019

ISTANBUL The fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday she would welcome a change in Donald Trump's approach to the killing, and may visit the United States in March, having previously rejected an invitation from the president. | Video

Khashoggi fiancée seeks change in U.S. approach to killing, may visit

08 Feb 2019

ISTANBUL The fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday she would welcome a change in Donald Trump's approach to the killing, and may visit the United States in March, having previously rejected an invitation from the president. | Video

UPDATE 2-Khashoggi fiancée seeks change in U.S. approach to killing, may visit

08 Feb 2019

* Ankara says concerned about Saudi lack of transparency (Recasts with comments from Khashoggi fiancée, background)

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