Hong Kong: Stocks extend losses at open – THE BUSINESS TIMES

THE BUSINESS TIMES[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares fell in the first few minutes of trade Tuesday, extending losses after a three-day sell-off, with investors spooked by deadly attacks in Germany,…

France wins Winter Olympics ‘property gold’ – OPP Connect

OPP ConnectWhen it comes to British overseas property demand generated by the Olympic Winter Games, France has won gold, says a top agent. For Russian property buyers, Bulgaria, Turkey, and…

Why Turks are tiring of Erdogan’s antics – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailTurkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has always been a troublemaker. Indeed, he seems to enjoy being viewed that way. But this time, Mr. Erdogan may be…

Turkey PM ‘tapped calls fabricated by the police’ – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkey’s prime minister has accused his enemies in the police of trying to bring him and his AKP government down. It follows the emergence of a recording in which…

Turkish PM investigated for corruption – Times of India

Times of IndiaANKARA: A chief prosecutor’s office on Tuesday initiated an investigation into audio recordings purportedly of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordering his son to dispose of vast…

Turkey PM Erdogan says ‘tapped’ phone call to son ‘fabricated’ – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has angrily condemned as fabricated an audio recording that appears to show him talking to his son about hiding large sums of money. He…

Syria field hospital hit by car bomb near Turkey – BBC News

BBC NewsSeveral people are reported to have been killed by a car bomb near a field hospital in northern Syria, close to the border with Turkey. Activists said the blast…

Turkey: MPs Injured In Mass Parliament Brawl – Sky News

Sky NewsOne MP suffers a broken nose and another fractures his fingers after tempers boiled over during a debate on a new law. 5:25am UK, Sunday 16 February 2014. Member…

Turkish lawmakers brawl, then pass law – CNN

CNNIstanbul (CNN) — After a hard-fought battle — one that landed a lawmaker in the hospital — Turkey’s parliament in Ankara voted Saturday to approve anti-corruption measures. The approval, by…

Turkish MPs pass judicial reforms amid brawl – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkish MPs have approved controversial plans to reform the country’s top judicial body, amid a brawl which left one MP with a broken nose. The government wants the Supreme…

Attempt to hijack Turkish plane to Sochi foiled – The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)A passenger jet flying from Ukraine to Turkey was diverted following a botched hijack attempt by a man demanding to be taken to Sochi, Russia. However the hijacker…

Turkish F-16s scrambled for ‘drunken’ Sochi hijack attempt – Zee News

Zee NewsIstanbul: Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets on Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine when an apparently drunk would-be hijacker ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympics…

Official: Man who tried to divert plane to Sochi nabbed – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKAS, Turkey – Turkish security officers on Friday subdued an airline passenger who threatened to hijack an airliner to Sochi, Russia, where the Winter Olympics are starting, Turkish officials…

Iran urges foreign fighters to leave Syria – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaIran wants all foreign fighters to leave Syria, according to the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif, speaking at an Al Arabiya panel held in cooperation with…

EU Sparks Fly Over Turkey’s Civil Rights as Entry Bid Languishes – Bloomberg

BloombergTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a… Read More. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a…

Turkey Puzzles Market With Back-Door Move – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalTurkey’s central bank opted for a back-door interest-rate increase that puzzled investors and left the already weak lira plunging. Policy makers in Ankara kept all existing official interest…

Turkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, criticized over crackdown – Reuters

ReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, making his first visit to Brussels in five years, faced sharp criticism from European Union leaders on Tuesday over a crackdown on…

Turkey keeps key interest rate at 7.75% in spite of falling lira – Financial Times

Financial TimesTurkey’s central bank has left key interest rates on hold sending the lira to a fresh record low. The central bank’s decision followed highly-charged government rhetoric against any increase…

Turkey PM Erdogan in EU membership talks amid tensions – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Brussels for talks on his country’s EU membership bid, amid EU concerns over a purge of senior Turkish officials. The negotiations are…

Turkey protests over government’s internet usage law – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkish police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters in Istanbul and Ankara. The demonstrations were over a proposed government law to increase controls…

Turkey says ready to discuss judicial row with EU – Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Jan. 19 the country was ready to discuss all issues with the European Union at high-profile talks this week, including a…

Syrian opposition says to attend talks, backed by rebel fighters – Reuters

ReutersSILIVRI, Turkey (Reuters) – Syria’s main political opposition group in exile agreed on Saturday to attend internationally sponsored peace talks, and said for the first time three rebel fighting forces…

Turkish Police Purge Broadens in Corruption Inquiry – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — The Turkish government removed police chiefs in 15 cities and the deputy head of the country’s police force in a decree published in the official gazette…

Japanese PM arrives in Oman tomorrow – Times of Oman

Times of OmanMuscat: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in Oman tomorrow on an official visit, the first prime ministerial visit to Oman in 24 years. Abe will meet…

Holidays bring market share gains for Apple’s iPhone, iPad remains dominant – Apple Insider

Apple InsiderNew web traffic data suggests that the iPhone was Christmas’s big winner among smartphones while the iPad remained the dominant tablet, though it lost some ground to competition from…

Turkey Is Biggest Loser in Stocks as Erdogan Crisis Persists (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekThe Turkish national flag sits atop of a traders work station as he monitors financial information while working on the floor of the Borsa Istanbul, the stock exchange in Istanbul.…

Turkish Leader Denounces Graft Investigation – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — An Istanbul prosecutor who had been overseeing a sprawling corruption investigation of the prime minister’s inner circle was removed from the case on Thursday, in a…

‘Tranquil weather’ and power outages through the end of the week – CNN

CNN(CNN) — As the weather goes, there’s good news and bad news. First the good news: Travelers heading home Thursday shouldn’t run into any more storms. The National Weather Service…

Opposition warns of ‘deep state’ in new Turkish cabinet – Reuters

ReutersISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s opposition accused scandal-hit Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday of trying to rule via a secretive “deep state”, after a cabinet reshuffle that would tighten controls…

Erdogan Resignation Call Chokes Lira Prop-Up Plan: Turkey Credit – Businessweek

BusinessweekTurkish central bank Governor Erdem Basci’s attempt to buy himself time to boost the lira amid a corruption probe took a beating after a third minister resigned and urged Prime…

Three Turkish ministers step down amid graft inquiry – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeANKARA, Turkey — Three Cabinet ministers resigned in Turkey on Wednesday, days after their sons were taken into custody in a sweeping corruption and bribery scandal that has targeted…

Graft Scandal Is Approaching Turkey Premier – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — A corruption investigation that has encircled the Turkish government moved an ominous step closer to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, as three top ministers…

Under Mounting Pressure, Turkey Premier Shuffles Cabinet – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalISTANBUL—Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered the worst blow in his decade in power when an old friend quit the cabinet and called for his resignation—the latest fallout…

Erdogan Overhauls Cabinet as Inner Circle Cracks in Graft Probe – Businessweek

BusinessweekRecep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, gestures as he gives a speech under a Turkish flag and portraits of himself and Turkey’s first president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a meeting…

Defiant Turkish PM Erdogan in major reshuffle – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministerial resignations over a corruption inquiry. Mr Erdogan named 10 new ministers – almost half of…