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Erdogan asks Turks to support lira

President Tayyip Erdogancalledon Turks on Saturday to convert their dollar and euro savings into lira, seeking to bolster the currency which haslost some 20%of its value against the greenback this year."We will thwart this game together," he told a rally in the eastern city of Erzurum ahead of parli

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Istanbul to stage 2020 Champions League final - UEFA

The 76,000-capacity stadium hosted the thrilling 2005 showpiece where Liverpool came back from 3-0 down at halftime to draw 3-3 with AC Milan and win a penalty shoot-out. The venue beat competition from Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz, where Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra-time in the 2


Report: Roadside bomb kills two village guards in Turkey's southeast

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Two Turkish village guards were killed and three others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded on Thursday as their vehicle was traveling in an area near Turkey's border with Iraq and Iran, security sources said.


Threats "From the South" Prompt U.S. to Base Drones in Greece for the First Time

As part of its ongoing expansion of operations in and around Africa, the U.S. military has recently begun operating drones from a Greek airfield. MQ-9 Reapers, the more advanced replacement for the venerable Predator drone, deployed last month to Larissa air base in eastern Greece near the Aegean Se


Roadside bomb kills two village guards in Turkey's southeast: sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Two Turkish village guards were killed and three others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded on Thursday as their vehicle was traveling in an area near Turkey's border with Iraq and Iran, security sources said. The Turkish military launched an air-backed operation in


Turkey's Erdogan congratulates Maduro over Venezuelan poll

Officials from Erdogan's office said the Turkish leader called Maduro late on Tuesday, making Turkey one of the few countries to recognize the result of the Venezuelan election, which the United States has called a "sham."


Dollar surges, Turkish lira plummets

Reuters, the news and media division ofThomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the wor


Basketball: Real beat Fenerbahce to win 10th Euroleague title

Basketball - Euroleague Final Four Final - Real Madrid vs Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul - Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia - May 20, 2018 Real Madrid's Luka Doncic celebrates REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis


Turkey's Erdogan seeks votes in Bosnia after ban on campaigning...

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters during a pre-election rally in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic


In Erdoğan’s warped world, even intellectuals are now ‘terrorists’ | Kenan Malin

Imagine a seminar in London. Around the table are Blairites and Corbynistas, Ukippers and Remainers, Scottish Nationalists and Tory Eurosceptics, Islamists and English Defence Leaguers, radical feminists and transgender activists. All discussing Britain’s political future, with deep disagreements bu


Erdogan in Sarajevo to rally European Turks for re-election

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an Iftar, the evening meal breaking the Ramadan fast, at his palace in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Erdogan called snap presidential and parliamentary elections a year and a half before schedule. The elections will usher in a new execu


A Conversation With Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Full Show)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks exclusively to Bloomberg's Guy Johnson on set in Bloomberg's European headquarters in London. Erdogan discusses the Turkish lira, parliamentary elections, Iran, geopolitics, Iran sanctions, U.S.-Turkey relations and monetary policy. (Source: Bloomberg)


Turkey's Erdogan say to take events in Gaza to U.N. General Assembly

May 18, 2018 / 5:08 PM / Updated an hour ago ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he will take events in Gaza, where dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli security forces this week, to the United Nations General Assembly. Erdogan, speaking at the st


President Rivlin calls for restraint in the wake of Israel-Turkey row

President Reuven Rivlin called for restraint on Thursday in the wake of a fresh row between Israel and Turkeyover the killing by Israeli forces of 60 Palestinians earlier this week during protests on the Gaza border.Rivlin, who visited a Kibbutz near the Gaza Strip, called on both sides to calm thei


Turkey to arrest 101 soldiers over alleged links to coup attempt

Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 101 members of the air force, including one general and several colonels, over suspected links to the organisation of a religious leader blamed for the 2016 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.


Netanyahu’s son deletes Instagram after ‘F–k Turkey’ post

Yair Netanyahu, 26, no stranger to controversial posts in social media, also replaced the letter “c” in the obscenity with the crescent and star of Turkey’s flag,the Times of Israel reported.


Erdogan, Cetinkaya Said to Huddle in One-on-One as Lira Slides

The officials provided no information about the substance of the one-on-one meeting, but it came as Turkey’s lira and bondsweakenedto near-record lows. Erdogan told Bloomberg earlier this week in London that heintendsto take more responsibility for monetary policy if he wins next month’s presidentia


Turkey condemns Halkbank sentencing as political attack

Mehmet Hakan Atilla, previously the deputy general manager at Halkbank, was sentenced by a U.S. district judge for his role in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.


Turkey says U.S. ruling on Turkish banker illegitimate, not credible

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday a U.S. court's sentencing of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a banker at the Turkish state-controlled Halkbank (HALKB.IS), to 32 months in prison was not legitimate or credible due to what it said were fake evidence and incorrect statements during the trial. A U.S.


Turkey slams US sentencing of Turkish banker on Iran scheme

In a statement late Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry called the trial against Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an employee of Turkish state-run Halkbank, “an entirely feigned process which is inconsistent with the principle of fair trial.”