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Turkish court sentences 2016 coup leaders to life in jail

Nov 26 2020

ANKARA A Turkish court sentenced leaders of a 2016 attempted coup to life in jail on Thursday, convicting hundreds of army officers, pilots and civilians over a failed bid to topple President Tayip Erdogan directed from an air base near the capital Ankara.

Erdogan slams jailed Kurdish leader, fuelling scepticism about reform pledge

Nov 25 2020

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a jailed Kurdish leader has "blood on his hands", scotching some hopes that a reform plan could lead to wider liberties for the opposition and dissidents.

Erdogan says fight against inflation is priority for Turkey

Nov 18 2020

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, a day before a crutial central bank policy decision, that Turkey's main priority is the fight against inflation in remarks that prompted the lira currency to rebound.

Lira soars as Erdogan promises new economic era in Turkey

Nov 11 2020

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged a new economic growth strategy on Wednesday based on stability, lower inflation and international investment, an abrupt shift in rhetorical gears that sparked an rally of up to 4% by the lira.

Erdogan says Turkey in struggle over rates and inflation

Nov 10 2020

ANKARA Turkey is in a "historic struggle" against those seeking to shackle it with high interest rates, inflation and exchange rates, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday after naming a new finance minister in a leadership reshuffle.

Turkish minister says no plans to intervene in lira - media

Nov 05 2020

ANKARA Turkey's Finance Minister Berat Albayrak ruled out intervening to support the record-low lira currency and reiterated government concerns that raising interest rates could hurt the economy, Milliyet newspaper reported on Thursday.

Mother, children rescued from Turkey quake rubble; death toll at 37

Oct 31 2020

IZMIR A mother and three of her children were pulled to safety on Saturday after being trapped for almost 18 hours under a building in the western Turkish city of Izmir that was flattened in a powerful earthquake. | Video

Turkey hits at 'Crusades' against Islam in cartoons row with France

Oct 28 2020

ANKARA Turkey's president said on Wednesday that Western countries mocking Islam wanted to "relaunch the Crusades", heightening a confrontation with France over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have stirred anger in Muslim-majority countries.

Erdogan urges Turks to boycott French goods

Oct 26 2020

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Monday for Turks to boycott French goods and urged European Union leaders to halt French leader Emmanuel Macron's "anti-Islam" agenda. | Video

Erdogan urges Turks to boycott French goods

Oct 26 2020

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Monday for Turks to boycott French goods and urged European Union leaders to halt French leader Emmanuel Macron's "anti-Islam" agenda.

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