ANKARA Turkey is expected to tighten weekend curfews after a record rise in new coronavirus cases and fatalities, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.
ANKARA Turkey does not expect ties with the United States to be strained under President-elect Joe Biden and does not anticipate sanctions over its purchase of Russia S-400 defence systems, a senior official in President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party said.
* Quick pivot after Biden election and before new virus
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.
ANKARA Turkey and Russia are at odds over Ankara's wish to set up an independent military observation post on Azeri territory, a Turkish source said, after the two agreed this month to monitor a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
ANKARA Political turmoil over the resignation of Turkey's once powerful finance minister has a silver lining for President Tayyip Erdogan, offering a chance to ease tensions in his ruling party over the influential and divisive figure.
ANKARA Turkey's economic troubles cannot be solved by shuffling the central bank chief and finance minister because institutions have lost independence and credibility under President Tayyip Erdogan's authoritarian drift, a top former ally said.
ANKARA, Nov 11 Turkey's economic troubles cannot
be solved by shuffling the central bank chief and finance
minister because institutions have lost independence and
credibility under President Tayyip Erdogan's authoritarian
drift, a top former ally said.
* Government silence on resignation 24 hours after
ANKARA The abrupt resignation of Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law from one of Turkey's most powerful cabinet positions shocked the government and angered some ruling party members who say the nature of his departure damages the president.