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UPDATE 1-Turkish banks agree to help businesses with loan restructuring

ISTANBUL, Sept 19 Turkey's banks agreed to help businesses that are struggling to pay off debt, a move that sent shares of lenders sharply higher on Wednesday as investors bet it could ease bad loans.

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Turkey to cut growth forecasts, sources say, in difficult balancing act with markets 3:38pm BST

ANKARA Turkey will on Thursday cut its growth forecasts for this year and next amid a deep currency crisis, although the extent of next year's revision is still being debated by top government officials, sources said.

Turkey to cut growth forecasts, sources say, in difficult balancing act with markets 3:32pm BST

ANKARA, Sept 19 Turkey will on Thursday cut its growth forecasts for this year and next amid a deep currency crisis, although the extent of next year's revision is still being debated by top government officials, sources said.

UPDATE 2-Turkey cuts investment levels for citizenship, property sales seen boosted 2:24pm BST

ISTANBUL, Sept 19 Turkey has slashed the financial and investment criteria for foreigners to become Turkish citizens, in a move expected to double annual property investment by foreigners to around $10 billion, according to sector officials.

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Syria's Idlib spared attack, Turkey to send in more troops 18 Sep 2018

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.

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North Korea's Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

SEOUL North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear programme. | Video