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Turkey university protests not over despite rector's dismissal

Jul 16 2021

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkish students and academics are set to continue protests against what they say is government interference in academia despite President Tayyip Erdogan's ousting of a rector whose appointment in January triggered months of demonstrations.

Turkey university protests not over, activists say

Jul 16 2021

ISTANBUL Turkish students and academics are set to continue protests against what they say is government interference in academia despite President Tayyip Erdogan's ousting of a rector whose appointment in January triggered months of demonstrations.

Turkey central bank keeps rates on hold, urges patience on inflation

Jul 14 2021

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkey's central bank kept its policy rate unchanged at 19% on Wednesday and said inflation could be volatile through the summer after it unexpectedly rose to 17.5%, though it gave no clear indication that expected easing was imminent.

Turkish central bank says inflation may exceed expectations this summer-sources

Jul 02 2021

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkish Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu said on Friday inflation could rise higher than expected this month and next, but that monthly moves do not affect its year-end forecast, according to two sources who participated in an investors meeting.

Women protest as Turkey quits violence-on-women treaty

Jul 01 2021

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Thousands of people took to the streets of Turkey's largest cities on Thursday to protest against the country's withdrawal from an international treaty to combat violence against women, a move that has drawn strong criticism from Western allies.

Turkey hikes FX reserve requirements to urge lira holdings

Jul 01 2021

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkey's central bank said on Thursday it would hike required reserve ratios on foreign currency deposits and took steps to bolster lira held in the banking system, in an effort to stem near-record high forex held by Turks.

Turkish mob boss Peker questioned by Dubai police

Jun 14 2021

ISTANBUL Sedat Peker, a convicted Turkish mob boss whose online videos have shaken Turkish politics, was questioned by Dubai police and released after several hours on Sunday, according to his press adviser and a comment by Peker on Twitter.

Turkey launches 'sea snot' clean-up to save Sea of Marmara

Jun 09 2021

ISTANBUL Turkey vowed to save the Sea of Marmara on Tuesday by launching a disaster management programme meant to clean up a slimy "sea snot" outbreak threatening marine life and the fishing industry. | Video

UPDATE 3-Turkish lira hits new low after Erdogan's latest call for rate cuts

Jun 02 2021

* Currency shed 16% since last bank chief ousted in March (Adds cenbank, Citi comments)

Turkish lira hits new low after Erdogan says rate cuts needed

Jun 02 2021

ISTANBUL, June 2 President Tayyip Erdogan sent Turkey's lira currency to new all-time lows on Wednesday after he called for interest rate cuts in the next two months and said he spoke to the central bank's new governor about it.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.