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UPDATE 2-Turkey's lira firms as banks sell forex, S-400 talks continue

May 14 2019

ISTANBUL, May 14 Turkey's lira firmed on Tuesday as investors weighed up reports that Ankara was evaluating Washington's proposal to delay delivery of Russian defence systems and state banks continued to sell dollars to support the currency.

Small Turkish Islamist party to field candidate for Istanbul mayor

May 14 2019

ISTANBUL A small Turkish Islamist party said on Tuesday it would take part in next month's re-run Istanbul mayoral election, a week after its candidate said he was ready to stand down and support the ousted opposition mayor.

Turkey's current account deficit seen at $984 million in March: Reuters Poll

May 10 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey's current account is expected to show a deficit of $984 million in March, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, as the trade deficit remains low due to high import prices and economic activity remains weak.

UPDATE 3-Turkey suspends one-week repo after lira hits eight-month low

May 09 2019

* Analysts say central bank still under political pressure (Adds central bank move on required reserves)

Turkish lira, markets fall after vote results scrapped

May 07 2019

ISTANBUL Turkish financial markets tumbled on Tuesday after the elections board ruled to scrap and re-run Istanbul elections, with the lira down 1.3 percent to its weakest level since last year's currency crisis was waning in October.

UPDATE 2-Turkish lira, markets fall after vote results scrapped

May 07 2019

ISTANBUL, May 7 Turkish financial markets tumbled on Tuesday after the elections board ruled to scrap and re-run Istanbul elections, with the lira down 1.3 percent to its weakest level since last year's currency crisis was waning in October.

Jailed Kurdish militant exhorts SDF to avoid conflict in Syria

May 06 2019

ISTANBUL Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan issued a rare statement on Monday calling on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces to resolve problems in Syria without conflict.

UPDATE 3-Turkey's central bank says hikes possible, plays down reserve concerns

Apr 30 2019

ISTANBUL, April 30 Turkish Central Bank Governor Murat Cetinkaya said on Tuesday interest rate hikes remained an option if inflation unexpectedly jumps, and he defended the bank's stable of reserves against concerns that have grown as the lira tumbled in recent weeks.

Turkey says UAE spy suspect committed suicide in prison

Apr 29 2019

ISTANBUL A man held by Turkey on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates has committed suicide by hanging himself in prison, the Istanbul prosecutor's office said on Monday.

Turkey indicts third U.S. Consulate worker in Istanbul on terrorism charges

Apr 26 2019

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL Turkey has indicted a third U.S. Consulate employee and his wife and daughter on charges of membership of a terrorist group, according to a copy of the indictment seen by Reuters, a move likely to further strain ties between Ankara and Washington.

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