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Birsen Altayli

Erdogan may cash in on economy steps with early election, analysts say

Dec 29 2021

ISTANBUL Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan has effectively opened the door to early elections, political analysts said, after two big recent announcements - a 50% rise in the minimum wage and a deposit-protection scheme that arrested a currency crash.

Erdogan faces uphill bid to woo Turkey's large Alevi minority

Nov 25 2021

ISTANBUL Ali Erdem leads his Alevi community each week in a ceremony filled with symbolic ritual, music and dance, performing in a place of worship that has been thrust into political debate ahead of Turkish elections due by 2023.

Turkish opposition deepens cooperation, heaping pressure on Erdogan

Oct 08 2021

ISTANBUL Six Turkish opposition parties are stepping up collaboration in their bid to unseat Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party at elections due by 2023, raising pressure on the president as opinion polls point to dwindling support for his ruling alliance.

With poll support dropping, Erdogan's party looks to change Turkish relection law: officials

Mar 02 2021

ANKARA With its support in polls dropping, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is considering changes to electoral laws which could rescue its prospects in elections due to be held by 2023, three AK Party officials say.

Ally of Turkey's Erdogan calls for release of two high-profile prisoners

Nov 20 2020

ISTANBUL A close ally of Turkey's president called on Thursday for a prominent Kurdish politician and a philanthropist, arrested in the wake of an attempted coup in 2016, to be freed from jail.

Ally of Turkey's Erdogan calls for release of two high-profile prisoners

Nov 20 2020

ISTANBUL A close ally of Turkey's president called on Thursday for a prominent Kurdish politician and a philanthropist, arrested in the wake of an attempted coup in 2016, to be freed from jail.

Exclusive: Turkey's wealth fund in talks over urgent support for hard-hit Turkish Airlines - sources

Oct 02 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey's wealth fund is in talks to provide emergency funding to flag carrier Turkish Airlines , one of the country's hardest-hit companies when the coronavirus pandemic halted nearly all flights, four sources told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Turkey's wealth fund in talks over urgent support for hard-hit Turkish Airlines -sources

Oct 02 2020

* Carrier's shares rebound 2.5% after dismal year (Adds source, CEO comments, background)

EXCLUSIVE-Turkey's Wealth Fund in talks to support hard-hit Turkish Airlines -sources

Oct 02 2020

ISTANBUL, Oct 2 Turkey's Wealth Fund is in talks to provide emergency funding to flag carrier Turkish Airlines , one of the country's hardest-hit companies when the coronavirus pandemic halted nearly all flights, four sources told Reuters.

Exclusive: Turkish companies seek fresh debt restructuring as virus hits - sources

Sep 15 2020

ISTANBUL Debt-laden Turkish companies are seeking more time to repay bank loans after the coronavirus pandemic upended plans to sell assets, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

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