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Former Turkish PM Davutoglu sharply criticises Erdogan's AK Party

22 Apr 2019

ANKARA A former prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan strongly criticised the ruling AK Party on Monday, blaming policy changes and an alliance with nationalists for its poor performance in Turkey's local elections last month.

Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, investigating Khashoggi link

19 Apr 2019

ANKARA Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Turkish official said on Friday.

Turkey pins hopes on Trump to avoid sanctions over Russia missile deal

19 Apr 2019

ANKARA/WASHINGTON Turkey's hopes of avoiding punishing U.S. sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defence system appear increasingly pinned on intervention from Donald Trump, but the president has little leeway to counter Ankara's many critics in Washington.

Losing its lustre - how Erdogan party's campaign put off Istanbul voters

05 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL/ANKARA It was midnight on election night when Turkey's main opposition party finally believed it had overturned a decade and a half of failure at the polls and delivered a stinging defeat to the country's master campaigner, President Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey plans to move Treasury units to Istanbul - sources

04 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL, April 4 Several units of Turkey's Treasury and Finance Ministry are expected to be moved to Istanbul from Ankara, three sources told Reuters, to support steps to make the city a financial hub.

Erdogan pays electoral price for Turkey's tumbling economy

01 Apr 2019

ANKARA After a decade and a half of dominance built on Turkey's buoyant growth Tayyip Erdogan has paid a heavy electoral price for an economic slump and will make changes to his government to halt the damage, senior officials in his party said on Monday.

Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

01 Apr 2019

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party was on track on Monday to lose control of Turkey's two biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara, in a stunning local election setback that could complicate the president's plans to combat recession. | Video

Erdogan pays electoral price for Turkey's tumbling economy

01 Apr 2019

ANKARA After a decade and a half of dominance built on Turkey's buoyant growth Tayyip Erdogan has paid a heavy electoral price for an economic slump and will make changes to his government to halt the damage, senior officials in his party said on Monday.

Erdogan pays electoral price for Turkey's tumbling economy

01 Apr 2019

ANKARA After a decade and a half of dominance built on Turkey's buoyant growth Tayyip Erdogan has paid a heavy electoral price for an economic slump and will make changes to his government to halt the damage, senior officials in his party said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Turkey's Credit Guarantee Fund to end new applications - banking sources

28 Mar 2019

ISTANBUL, March 28 Turkey's Treasury-backed Credit Guarantee Fund (KGF), designed to stimulate the economy by guaranteeing loans to small- and medium-sized firms, will halt new applications from Friday, according to banking sources and a KGF email seen by Reuters.

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