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Turkey curbs lira's volatility to win back trust at home

06 Feb 2020

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Feb 6 Turkey has managed to impose stability on its currency after two years of crisis and aftershocks, a turnaround the government hopes will rebuild trust among Turks who have shunned the lira even as some investors question its true value.

Cold Turkey - investor exodus tests Erdogan's economic experiment

05 Feb 2020

ISTANBUL A run on the lira proved a pivotal moment for Turkey's financial markets in 2018, prompting action from Ankara that has tilted the economy inward and frightened off foreign investors.

Turkish bank probe casts wide net over trading: sources

22 Jan 2020

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkish competition officials made surprise visits to several private, state and foreign banks late on Friday to analyze computers as they opened a wide-ranging probe of trading in the financial sector, according to three bankers.

Factbox: Erdogan pushes 'crazy' Istanbul canal dream despite opposition

27 Dec 2019

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan has revived plans to dig a canal on the edge of Istanbul despite opposition from hundreds of petitioners and the city's new mayor against the kind of mega project that has come to define Turkey's economic boom and bust.

Factbox: Erdogan pushes 'crazy' Istanbul canal dream despite opposition

27 Dec 2019

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan has revived plans to dig a canal on the edge of Istanbul despite opposition from hundreds of petitioners and the city's new mayor against the kind of mega project that has come to define Turkey's economic boom and bust.

Factbox: Erdogan pushes 'crazy' Istanbul canal dream despite opposition

27 Dec 2019

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan has revived plans to dig a canal on the edge of Istanbul despite opposition from hundreds of petitioners and the city's new mayor against the kind of mega project that has come to define Turkey's economic boom and bust.

FACTBOX-Erdogan pushes 'crazy' Istanbul canal dream despite opposition

27 Dec 2019

ISTANBUL, Dec 27 President Tayyip Erdogan has revived plans to dig a canal on the edge of Istanbul despite opposition from hundreds of petitioners and the city's new mayor against the kind of mega project that has come to define Turkey's economic boom and bust.

UPDATE 2-Turkish lira slides again after Ankara's latest intervention

19 Dec 2019

* Lira worst performer among EMs in December (Adds comment, graphic, details on interventions, GDP forecasts)

Turkey to sign off on military pledge to Libya

15 Dec 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey moved closer to military support for Libya's internationally recognised government late on Saturday when a bilateral deal that provides for a quick reaction force if requested by Tripoli was sent to parliament.

Turkish MPs sing Chilean anti-rape song to protest violence against women

15 Dec 2019

ISTANBUL Female Turkish lawmakers sang a Chilean song in parliament that has been taken up in demonstrations globally to protest violence against women, and displayed photographs of women who have been killed.

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