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UPDATE 3-Turkish central bank holds rates, goes quiet on further hikes

4:03pm BST

ISTANBUL, April 25 Turkey's central bank left its interest rate unchanged at 24 percent on Thursday as expected but dropped a previous reference to possible further tightening if needed to address inflation, a dovish shift that hit the Turkish lira.

Turkish opposition leader safe after attack at soldier's funeral

21 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL The leader of Turkey's main opposition party was attacked at a soldier's funeral in Ankara before security guards led him away, in the latest fallout from contested local elections three weeks ago.

Turkey's Albayrak leaves investors unconvinced in Washington -sources

12 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak offered little convincing detail of his economic turnaround plan and failed to enthuse investors at a private meeting in Washington on Thursday, according to four people who attended.

Turkey's Albayrak leaves investors unconvinced in Washington -sources

12 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON, April 12 Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak offered little convincing detail of his economic turnaround plan and failed to enthuse investors at a private meeting in Washington on Thursday, according to four people who attended.

RPT-Erdogan's election setback dents hopes for big economic reforms in Turkey

08 Apr 2019

* Investors want longer-term commitments to stabilise economy

Erdogan's election setback dents hopes for big reforms in Turkey

08 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan's losses in local elections have dented investors' hopes that Turkey will adopt painful reforms they say are needed to stabilise the economy as he moves to shore up his political base.

Anleger fürchten nach Türkei-Wahlen Lirakrise 2.0

02 Apr 2019

Frankfurt Mit den türkischen Kommunalwahlen ist die Landeswährung Lira erneut in Turbulenzen geraten.

Turkish lira weakens again after rocky pre-election week

29 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL The Turkish lira weakened again on Friday and the government promised reforms, after a volatile week https://tmsnrt.rs/2CEaO11 that brought back memories of last year's currency crisis just as Turks head to polls this weekend.

UPDATE 4-Turkish lira weakens again after rocky pre-election week

29 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL, March 29 The Turkish lira weakened again on Friday and the government promised reforms, after a volatile week https://tmsnrt.rs/2CEaO11 that brought back memories of last year's currency crisis just as Turks head to polls this weekend.

Lira wobbles as U.S. ties with Turkey fray

29 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's fiery anti-U.S. rhetoric helped spark a currency collapse in 2018 that plunged his country into recession.

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