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