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Turkey says U.S. scrapping trade deal contradicts goals

17 May 2019

ANKARA The U.S. decision to end its preferential trade agreement with Turkey contradicts their $75 billion bilateral trade target, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said on Friday, but welcomed Washington's move to halve tariffs on steel imports.

Turkey says it is discussing S-400 working group with U.S., postponing not on agenda

15 May 2019

ANKARA Turkey is discussing with the United States setting up a working group to assess the impact of its purchase of Russian missile defences systems, but will not delay their delivery, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

NBA showdown starring a Turk won't be on Turkish TV

15 May 2019

ANKARA Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter's Portland Trail Blazers reached the NBA's Western Conference finals, which start on Tuesday, but for the first time the series will not be widely televised in Turkey, where he is accused of having terrorist links.

NBA showdown starring a Turk won't be televised in Turkey

14 May 2019

ANKARA, May 14 Outspoken Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter's Portland Trail Blazers reached the NBA's Western Conference finals starting on Tuesday, but for the first time the series will not be televised in Turkey where he is accused of having terrorist links.

Smaller parties may back main opposition candidate in Istanbul re-run

08 May 2019

ANKARA Several small Turkish parties have signalled they could back the main opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul in an election re-run, in protest at electoral authorities' decision to cancel March's closely fought municipal election.

Turkey to re-run Istanbul election lost by Erdogan's AKP

07 May 2019

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkish authorities on Monday scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor lost by President Tayyip Erdogan's candidate, responding to calls by his AK Party for a re-run, in a move that hit the lira and drew opposition accusations of "dictatorship." | Video

Smaller parties may back main opposition candidate in Istanbul re-run

07 May 2019

ANKARA Several small Turkish parties have signaled they could back the main opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul in an election re-run, in protest at electoral authorities' decision to cancel March's closely fought municipal election.

Smaller parties may back main opposition candidate in Istanbul re-run

07 May 2019

ANKARA Several small Turkish parties have signalled they could back the main opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul in an election re-run, in protest at electoral authorities' decision to cancel March's closely fought municipal election.

Turkey to inject $4.9 billion into state banks in economy reform package

10 Apr 2019

ISTANBUL Turkey pledged on Wednesday to boost the capital level of banks and relieve bad debts in a sector left reeling by last year's currency crisis, as the country moved to revive an economy plagued by inflation and recession.

Erdogan casts doubt on Istanbul vote, hints at possible re-run

08 Apr 2019

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey's local elections were marred by "organised crime" at ballot boxes in Istanbul, raising the possibility of re-running a March 31 vote that handed a slim majority to the main opposition party.

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