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RPT-Erdogan's snap economic rethink prompted by bleak briefings -Turkish sources

25 Nov 2020

* Quick pivot after Biden election and before new virus curbs

Erdogan's snap economic rethink prompted by bleak briefings: Turkish sources

24 Nov 2020

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan's decision to oust Turkey's central bank chief this month was made hours after briefings on the fragile state of the economy, a snap judgement that prompted his son-in-law to resign as finance minister, four sources said.

Teed-up Turkey rate hike seen as political test for new-look Erdogan

19 Nov 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey's central bank is widely expected to hike rates on Thursday in what analysts and opposition lawmakers say is a test for both the fragile economy, and for President Tayyip Erdogan's ability to steer it along a new course.

Teed-up Turkey rate hike seen as political test for new-look Erdogan

19 Nov 2020

ISTANBUL, Nov 19 Turkey's central bank is widely expected to hike rates on Thursday in what analysts and opposition lawmakers say is a test for both the fragile economy, and for President Tayyip Erdogan's ability to steer it along a new course.

Erdogan visits Northern Cyprus, calls for two-state solution for island

15 Nov 2020

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for an equal "two-state" solution in Cyprus during a visit on Sunday to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of the island, drawing a rebuke from the internationally recognised government in the south.

Analysis: Shock Turkey leadership overhaul could mark pivot on economy

09 Nov 2020

ISTANBUL The shock departure of Turkey's top two economic policymakers at the weekend sets the stage for an interest rate hike and other moves to halt a record slide in the lira, analysts said, even as political questions hang over the leadership overhaul.

Erdogan richtet Geld- und Finanzpolitik personell neu aus

09 Nov 2020

Ankara Inmitten der Währungskrise richtet der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan die Finanz- und Geldpolitik personell neu aus.

Analysis: Shock Turkey leadership overhaul could mark pivot on economy

09 Nov 2020

ISTANBUL The shock departure of Turkey's top two economic policymakers at the weekend sets the stage for an interest rate hike and other moves to halt a record slide in the lira, analysts said, even as political questions hang over the leadership overhaul.

ANALYSIS-Shock Turkey leadership overhaul could mark pivot on economy

09 Nov 2020

* Little reason given for overhaul that reversed record lira drop

Fitch sees growing risk as Turkish lira hits new low

06 Nov 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey has not done enough policy tightening to support its lira, which tumbled to another record low on Friday, and the country's FX reserves and external financing remain potential weak spots, according to Fitch Ratings' key analyst.

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