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Turkey's AK Party plans measures seen as potential obstacle to new parties

29 May 2020

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is planning to push through measures with its nationalist allies that affect how political groups may contest elections and could hamper new opposition parties taking part in any snap elections.

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

29 May 2020

TUNIS/ANKARA/CAIRO As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country.

UPDATE 3-Qatar offers Turkey relief by tripling FX swap line to $15 bln

20 May 2020

* Senior official tells Reuters talks continuing (Adds analyst comment)

Exclusive: Turkey seeks global funding help to gird against lira shock

14 May 2020

ANKARA Turkey's government has appealed to foreign allies in an urgent search for funding, three senior Turkish officials said, as it prepares defences against what analysts fear could be a second currency crisis in as many years.

Turkey aims to reopen economy starting late May: senior official

28 Apr 2020

ANKARA Turkey's government aims to begin reviving the economy in late May after a sharp slowdown due to measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, while minimising the risk of a second wave of infections, a senior official said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Turkey aims to reopen economy starting late May -senior official

28 Apr 2020

* Lockdowns push economy toward 2nd recession within 2 years (Adds retailers and other firms, Erdogan comment, falling lira)

Coronavirus puts missile showdown between Turkey and U.S. on hold

21 Apr 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey's plans to switch on its new Russian missile defence systems have been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak but it does not intend to reverse a decision which has raised the threat of U.S. sanctions, a senior Turkish official said.

Coronavirus puts missile showdown between Turkey and U.S. on hold

20 Apr 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey's plans to switch on its new Russian missile defence systems have been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak but it does not intend to reverse a decision which has raised the threat of U.S. sanctions, a senior Turkish official said.

Turkey held talks with U.S. on possible Fed swap line: Turkish officials

10 Apr 2020

ANKARA Turkey has held talks with the United States about possibly securing a swap line from the U.S. Federal Reserve and has discussed other funding options to mitigate fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, Turkish officials said on Friday.

Turkey held talks with U.S. over possible Fed swap line -Turkish officials

10 Apr 2020

ANKARA, April 10 Turkey has held talks with the United States about possibly securing a swap line from the Federal Reserve and has discussed other funding options to mitigate fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, Turkish officials said on Friday.

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