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Syria's Idlib spared attack, Turkey to send in more troops

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ANKARA/AMMAN Turkey will send more troops into Syria's Idlib province after striking a deal with Russia that has averted a government offensive and delighted rebels who said it kept the area out of President Bashar al-Assad's hands.

UPDATE 2-Turkey's lira falls as much as 2 percent, wiping out gains from rate hike 18 Sep 2018

* Lira has now surrendered gains from rate hike (Updates prices, adds analyst quote)

UPDATE 1-Turkey's lira weakens, bank shares fall after Erdogan Isbank comments 17 Sep 2018

ISTANBUL, Sept 17 Turkey's lira weakened 2 percent and banking shares fell on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as calling for an investigation into members of the opposition who serve on the board of the country's biggest lender.

Erdogan says Turkey's ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results 17 Sep 2018

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's calls for a ceasefire in Syria's rebel-held Idlib region were bearing fruit after days of relative calm but more work needed to be done, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Monday.

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Turkish lira eases against dollar, attention turns to medium-term plan 17 Sep 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira weakened against the dollar on Monday as investors weighed up the impact of last week's massive rate hike and turned their attention to this week's announcement of the government's medium-term economic plan.

Rallying - Tanak completes hat-trick with victory in Turkey 16 Sep 2018

Estonian Ott Tanak took his third successive world rally championship win and moved into title contention with victory for Toyota in Turkey on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Rallying-Tanak completes hat-trick with victory in Turkey 16 Sep 2018

Sept 16 Estonian Ott Tanak took his third successive world rally championship win and moved into title contention with victory for Toyota in Turkey on Sunday.

Turkey to press ahead with Istanbul canal project - minister 15 Sep 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey will press ahead with plans to dig a 45-km shipping canal running parallel to the Bosphorus, its environment minister said on Saturday, despite a government freeze on new investments as it reins in spending.

Turkey to press ahead with Istanbul canal project: minister 15 Sep 2018

ISTANBUL Turkey will press ahead with plans to dig a 45-km shipping canal running parallel to the Bosphorus, its environment minister said on Saturday, despite a government freeze on new investments as it reins in spending.

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Turkey talking to all sides in Syria conflict for Idlib ceasefire 14 Sep 2018

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT Turkey said on Friday it was talking to all parties in the Syrian conflict to prevent a government offensive on Idlib ahead of talks between Russian and Turkish leaders, who support rival sides in the looming battle for the rebel-held region.

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Poland suggests 'Fort Trump' as U.S. weighs military base

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland's concerns about possible Russian aggression.