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Turkey's Erdogan opens giant theme park in Ankara amid safety concerns

20 Mar 2019

ANKARA, March 20 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened a giant theme park in Ankara on Wednesday as he campaigned ahead of local elections that might see his AK Party lose control of the capital.

Turkey's Erdogan opens giant city hospital in Ankara amid criticism from medics

14 Mar 2019

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world's largest hospitals in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, brushing aside criticism of what is the latest in a series of mega projects that have marked his 16 years in power.

Turkish football chairman in top bid for betting firm Iddaa: media

13 Feb 2019

ANKARA The top bid to operate Iddaa, Turkey's only legal sports betting company, has come from a venture including the conglomerate of Turkish Football Federation Chairman Yildirim Demiroren, broadcaster NTV reported on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Turkey's central bank to keep tight stance after trimming inflation forecast

30 Jan 2019

ANKARA, Jan 30 Turkey's central bank will maintain its tight monetary stance until it is convinced that inflation is falling and will tighten further if necessary, the bank said on Wednesday after trimming its 2019 inflation forecast.

Erdogan says Kurdish rebels will not shelter in Syrian safe zone

21 Jan 2019

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan made clear on Monday that Turkey would not allow a "safe zone" that it is considering setting up in northern Syria to become a base for Kurdish separatists.

Turkey says military operation in Syria not dependent on U.S. pull-out

10 Jan 2019

ANKARA/CAIRO Turkey's planned military operation against a Kurdish militia in Syria does not depend on an American withdrawal from the region, Ankara said on Thursday, signalling Turkey remained undeterred by U.S. efforts to protect its local partners.

Football - Turkey's banking association says will restructure club debts

07 Jan 2019

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey's top football clubs such as Galatasaray and Fenerbahce will have their mounting debts restructured but not written off by the country's banking association as top tier teams have racked up more than 10 billion lira (£1.4 billion) in debt.

U.S. prosecutor drops appeal to extend Turkish banker's sentence - Anadolu

07 Dec 2018

ANKARA New York prosecutors have withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkey's state-owned lender Halkbank, Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday.

Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank executive - Turkey minister

21 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

Turkey may seek U.N. inquiry if Saudi cooperation reaches impasse

21 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

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Trump-Russia report handed in, U.S. lawmakers seek rapid release

The top U.S. law enforcement official could release as early as Saturday the main findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on his 22-month-long inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by President Donald Trump.