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Turkish suspect tells court Ghosn mused on Hollywood movie of escape from Japan

03 Jul 2020

ISTANBUL A Turkish jet executive on trial over Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan told a court on Friday that the former Nissan boss spoke about Hollywood making a movie of his getaway as he flew in a private jet to Beirut.

Suspects in Ghosn's Japanese escape stand trial in Turkey

03 Jul 2020

ISTANBUL Seven suspects went on trial in Turkey on Friday over their alleged involvement in former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan to Lebanon via Istanbul at the end of last year.

Suspects in Ghosn's Japanese escape stand trial in Turkey

03 Jul 2020

ISTANBUL, July 3 Seven suspects went on trial in Turkey on Friday over their alleged involvement in former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan to Lebanon via Istanbul at the end of last year.

UPDATE 1-Turkey's Sabanci aims to grow in areas where it has expertise

25 Jun 2020

ISTANBUL, June 25 Sabanci Holding aims to expand in areas where the Turkish conglomerate already has expertise such as energy and material technologies and is seeking investment abroad, its Chief Executive Cenk Alper said on Thursday.

Turkish unemployment eases to 13.2% in February-April despite coronavirus

10 Jun 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey's unemployment rate eased to 13.2% in the February-April period from 13.6% in January-March, data showed on Wednesday, but analysts said the figures do not reflect the blow from the coronavirus outbreak.

UPDATE 2-Turkish central bank trims rates, says worst might be over

21 May 2020

ISTANBUL, May 21 Turkey's central bank cut its policy rate by 50 basis points to 8.25% as expected on Thursday, taking advantage of recent lira strength to keep supporting an economy that it said may be emerging from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey bans three banks from lira transactions as currency hits record low

07 May 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey blocked BNP Paribas, Citibank and UBS from making lira transactions after the currency hit a record low against the dollar on Thursday, as investors fretted about a lack of reserves to protect the economy from the coronavirus impact.

Turkey starting new phase in coronavirus battle, government says

06 May 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey said on Wednesday it has brought the coronavirus outbreak under control, two months after it first erupted across the country, and will set out new social guidelines and business practices to prevent any resurgence.

UPDATE 3-Turkish central bank chief defends crisis-era drop in reserves

30 Apr 2020

* Chief says central bank not defending lira levels (Adds U.S. ambassador comment on Fed swaps, updates reserves data)

Ramadan in quarantine - Turks fast solo after mass repatriation

29 Apr 2020

ISTANBUL As the coronavirus epidemic took hold, Duygu Yucelen - like thousands of her fellow Turks - made the decision to fly home to be with her family for Ramadan rather than spend the Muslim fasting month locked down abroad.

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