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bne IntelliNews - Turkey’s current account gap contracts 88% y/y in Q1 as lira crisis crushes imports

bne IntelliNews - Turkey’s current account gap contracts 88% y/y in Q1 as lira crisis crushes imports

Intellinews - 2019-05-17 21:42

bne IntelliNews - Turkey’s current account gap contracts 88% y/y in Q1 as lira crisis crushes imports - Intellinews

bne IntelliNews - Turkey’s top 500 saw 2018 profits wiped out by crisis-triggered financing costs says industry chamber

Intellinews - 2019-06-02 17:45

bne IntelliNews - Turkey Insight: Not weak at the knees yet? Credit default swaps just hit 520

Intellinews - 2019-05-24 23:59

Lawyers Visit PKK's Ocalan Again

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - Lawyers of the jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan, visited the Kurdish leader on Turkey’s Imrali Island on Wednesday. Turkish media reports said that the two lawyers will have regular meetings with Ocalan as Turkey ha ...

'Kürdistan'a gidin söylemi kaybettirdi' diyen AKP'li yöneticiye sansür

KRDnews - 2019-05-21 18:26
'Kürdistan'a gidin söylemi kaybettirdi' diyen AKP'li yöneticiye sansür Hogir Bextiyar 21/05/2019, Sa - 18:12 ...

bne IntelliNews - Economic and democratic failings dog Erdogan as he hits out at criticism from Turkey’s top business association

Intellinews - 2019-05-21 14:41

Turkey Won't Step Back from Purchasing S-400: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-05-19 12:18
ERBIL - Turkey has made it clear that it will not take any steps back from purchasing Russia's S-400 defense missile system, revealing that Ankara would even jointly produce the S-500 with Moscow. Turkey's close ally, the US, has repeatedly warned Ankara ...

Turkey allows lawyers to visit jailed Kurdish rebel leader

FOX News - 2019-05-16 18:10
Turkey's justice minister says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan will be allowed regular visits by his lawyers to his island prison. ...

Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seas

The Defense Post - 2019-05-13 23:30
Turkey's navy launched large-scale Denizkurdu exercises at a time of rising tensions over its plans to explore for gas off the Cyprus coast The post Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seas appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Turkey’s ruling AKP manipulates election outcomes in Kurdish South-east, leaves municipalities broke

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-13 22:33
The big question in the Kurdish-majority municipalities in the south-east of Turkey was whether the candidates for the leftist Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which won the most votes in the local elections on 13 March 2019, would be acknowledged as the ...

Reduced support of voters from Turkey’s Black Sea region key to AKP defeat in Istanbul | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-13 19:19

bne IntelliNews - ISTANBUL BLOG: Turkey mired in ‘death of democracy’ outrage—but global lenders are unfazed

Intellinews - 2019-05-13 02:37

bne IntelliNews - TURKEY INSIGHT: Claims over officials' lira manipulation via state banks hit international fan

Intellinews - 2019-05-12 09:44

bne IntelliNews - TURKEY INSIGHT: Democracy? That died long ago. Economic recovery? Don’t bet the farm on it

Intellinews - 2019-05-07 18:43

Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan meets lawyers for first time since 2011

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
ISTANBUL,— The Kurdish leader of Turkey’s militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has met his lawyers for the first time in eight years, one of them said on Monday. “This is the first meeting with the lawyers since 2011. The meeting last ...

Turkey’s claims of PKK demise exaggerated

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-04 00:07
Late last month, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported that a Turkish airstrike had seriously wounded veteran Kurdish fighter Rıza Altun. Altun is a member of the executive council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organisation that ...

Turkey's top court says journalists' rights violated: NTV

Reuters - 2019-05-02 20:54
Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that authorities had violated the freedom of expression and personal security of two journalists detained on terrorism charges after the 2016 attempted coup, broadcaster NTV said. ...

Turkey’s FM Cavusoglu arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 15:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil on Sunday night to meet with senior Kurdish leaders. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan B ...

Turkey’s electoral Council confirms ban on Kurdish elected officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council on Thursday upheld a ban on candidates from a pro-Kurdish party taking office after they won local elections, state news agency Anadolu reported. The council, known by its Turkish initials YSK, last week decide ...

bne IntelliNews - Erdogan’s nemesis declared mayor of Istanbul but battle for city not over

Intellinews - 2019-04-18 06:21