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Mar 20 2017

Anger and frustration in Kurdish southeast to shape Turkey's referendum

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Thronged with shoppers and men sipping tea on a warm day in early spring, the main streets of Turkey's Diyarbakir show few signs of the devastation wrought by months of fighting last year between Kurdish militants and security forces.

Mar 17 2017

Turkey denies reports of import ban on Russian wheat

MOSCOW/ISTANBUL Turkey denied reports that it has banned imports of certain products from Russia, after traders warned shipments of Russian wheat to its second-biggest export market face disruption.

Mar 16 2017

Turkish central bank carefully tightens policy as political heat rises

ISTANBUL Turkey's central bank took another unorthodox tightening step on Thursday, hiking the cost of funds from its "late liquidity window" by 75 basis points while leaving conventional policy rates on hold ahead of April's landmark political referendum.

Mar 14 2017

Turkey's Erdogan warns Dutch, minister floats economic sanctions

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the Netherlands that he could take further steps in a deepening diplomatic row, while a government spokesman in Ankara said economic sanctions could be coming. | Video

Mar 14 2017

Saarland will türkische Wahlkampfauftritte unterbinden

Berlin/Ankara Das Saarland will als erstes Bundesland Wahlkampfauftritte türkischer Politiker verbieten.

Mar 14 2017

Merkel kontert Erdogans Attacken mit lautem Schweigen

Ankara/Berlin Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan hält im Streit über Wahlkampfauftritte türkischer Politiker in Europa an seinem Konfrontationskurs fest und hat Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel wegen ihrer Solidaritätsadresse an die Niederlande attackiert.

Mar 07 2017

Turkish foreign minister defiant on Germany rally, criticizes German authorities

HAMBURG/ISTANBUL Turkey's foreign minister arrived at the Turkish consulate in Hamburg on Tuesday to address a rally for Turkish voters in Germany despite what he called shameful actions by police to force the closure of the originally planned meeting hall. | Video

Mar 06 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian force cuts last road out of Islamic State stronghold

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL U.S.-backed Syrian militias cut the last main road out of Islamic State-held Raqqa on Monday, severing the highway between the group's de facto capital and its stronghold of Deir al-Zor province, a militia spokesman said.

Mar 03 2017

Walls, drones and mines: Turkey tightens border as Syria incursion deepens

HOYUK MILITARY OUTPOST, Turkey Turkey is steadily sealing its frontier with Syria, long infiltrated in both directions by fighters and smugglers, with fences, minefields, ditches and a wall that will snake even through the most mountainous regions.

Mar 01 2017

Chill is felt at Turkish universities after academics purged

ANKARA Standing at a blackboard in an Ankara park, Sevilay Celenk delivers her lecture, titled: "Resisting with Stories". Several hundred students huddle in heavy coats against winter cold to listen as she describes the fears and struggles that echo through literature across societies.

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