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Turkey's Erdogan opens giant city hospital in Ankara amid criticism from medics

Mar 14 2019

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world's largest hospitals in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, brushing aside criticism of what is the latest in a series of mega projects that have marked his 16 years in power.

Turkish football chairman in top bid for betting firm Iddaa: media

Feb 13 2019

ANKARA The top bid to operate Iddaa, Turkey's only legal sports betting company, has come from a venture including the conglomerate of Turkish Football Federation Chairman Yildirim Demiroren, broadcaster NTV reported on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Turkey's central bank to keep tight stance after trimming inflation forecast

Jan 30 2019

ANKARA, Jan 30 Turkey's central bank will maintain its tight monetary stance until it is convinced that inflation is falling and will tighten further if necessary, the bank said on Wednesday after trimming its 2019 inflation forecast.

Erdogan says Kurdish rebels will not shelter in Syrian safe zone

Jan 21 2019

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan made clear on Monday that Turkey would not allow a "safe zone" that it is considering setting up in northern Syria to become a base for Kurdish separatists.

Turkey says military operation in Syria not dependent on U.S. pull-out

Jan 10 2019

ANKARA/CAIRO Turkey's planned military operation against a Kurdish militia in Syria does not depend on an American withdrawal from the region, Ankara said on Thursday, signaling Turkey remained undeterred by U.S. efforts to protect its local partners.

Football - Turkey's banking association says will restructure club debts

Jan 07 2019

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey's top football clubs such as Galatasaray and Fenerbahce will have their mounting debts restructured but not written off by the country's banking association as top tier teams have racked up more than 10 billion lira (£1.4 billion) in debt.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Turkey's banking association says will restructure club debts

Jan 07 2019

ISTANBUL/ANKARA, Jan 7 Turkey's top football clubs such as Galatasaray and Fenerbahce will have their mounting debts restructured but not written off by the country's banking association as top tier teams have racked up more than 10 billion lira ($1.87 billion) in debt.

U.S. prosecutor drops appeal to extend Turkish banker's sentence: Anadolu

Dec 07 2018

ANKARA New York prosecutors have withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkey's state-owned lender Halkbank, Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday.

Turkey, U.S. discussed return of jailed Halkbank executive: Turkey minister

Nov 20 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA Turkey and the United States have discussed returning a jailed executive from state-owned lender Halkbank to Turkey where he can serve the rest of his sentence from an Iran sanctions-busting case, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

Turkey may seek U.N. inquiry if Saudi cooperation reaches impasse

Nov 20 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA Turkey is not entirely satisfied with the level of cooperation it is receiving from Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and may seek a formal United Nations inquiry if its liaising with Riyadh comes to an impasse, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

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