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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 amounts of cash amid a graft probe, state-run media reported, …Erdogan overheard telling son to get rid of cash as Turkey corruption probe …MiamiHerald.comTurkish Prime […]

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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 said the recording, allegedly tapped and posted on social media, was a …Opposition calls for investigation into Turkish PMBusinessweekTurkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan slams ‘treacherous’ recordingFinancial […]

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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 a vote of 210-28, came a day after parliament erupted in a brawl …Turkish PM tightens grip on judiciary in parliament voteIrish TimesTurkish MPs pass […]

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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 was tricked by the pilot who landed at Istanbul instead, where after a four hour stand-off the …Hijacker tricked into thinking plane landed in SochiTVNZDeception […]

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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 opening ceremony was underway. The Ukrainian man, brandishing what he …Officials: ‘Air pirate’ claims bomb on board, tries to have plane go to SochiCNNPilot Told […]

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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 the World Economic Forum in Davos, avoided to single out Hezbollah in …Iran, Jordan,Turkey Foreign Ministers Call For Syria’s War to EndWall Street JournalIran comments […]

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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 separate power, this would lead to a country of judicial rule and not …Turkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, criticised over crackdownReuters UKTurkish premier Erdogan resists […]

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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 rates steady following a monthly meeting, defying mounting calls for an …Embattled Turkey PM faces tough talks with EUPakistan Daily TimesTurkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, […]

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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 the judiciary and police that has rattled investors. Erdogan has …Erdogan stirs concern but avoids showdown on visit to BrusselsFinancial TimesTurkey Puzzles Market With New […]

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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 in lending costs. The currency, which had already dropped more than …Turkey democracy being rolled back, warns GulenKhaleej TimesHundreds greet Turkish PM Erdoğan in BrusselsHurriyet […]

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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 beset by problems. EU politicians have voiced concern about the state of Turkey’s …Turkey democracy being rolled back, warns GulenThe Guardian NigeriaTurkey PM Erdogan’s visit […]

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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 row over judicial independence that has escalated the crisis engulfing the government.TURKEYPhilly.comPolice clash with protesters over Turkish web billRTE.ieTurkey Extends Purge of OfficialsNew York TimesBBC […]

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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 also wanted to take part. The agreement by the Syrian National …Syrian Rebels to Attend First Peace Talks With Assad OfficialsBusinessweekSyrian National Council Agrees to […]

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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 early Wednesday, CNN Turk reported. Enlarge This Image …Turkish government seeks tighter grip on judiciary amid scandaleuronewsTurkey purges police forceCNNTurkey fires police chiefs in 16 […]

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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 Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft. Chitika smartphone statistics.Microsoft’s Surface Tablet May Have Been Saved by ChristmasWiredOnly iPhone fondling rose at Xmas: Were non-Apple fans in a […]

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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. Photographer: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg. The mounting power struggle between …Erdogan vows graft scandal in Turkey won’t topple himWashington PostThe Islamist Feud Behind Turkey’s TurmoilWall Street JournalTurkey […]

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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 new sign of a profound power struggle within Turkey’s judiciary and police …Turkey’s Byzantine ScandalWall Street JournalTurkish PM struggles to contain corruption probeNTVProtesting Turkish prosecutor […]

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‘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 predicts “tranquil weather” for the rest of the week. Only Michigan and …Turkey Stowed in Trunk as Canada Faces Cold, Dark Christmas (1)BusinessweekPower restoration continues […]

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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 on police already beleaguered by government-ordered …Bershidsky on Europe: Turkey in UpheavalBloombergErdogan Overhauls Cabinet as Inner Circle Cracks in Graft ProbeBusinessweekUnder Mounting Pressure, Turkey Premier […]

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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 Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to do the same. The lira weakened 0.2 percent to …Corruption Scandal Is Edging Near Turkish PremierNew York TimesTurkey’s Erdogan Revamps […]

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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 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s allies in one of the worst …Turkey’s Erdogan Revamps CabinetRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyCorruption Scandal Is Edging Near Turkish PremierNew York TimesTurkey ministers Caglayan, […]

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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 whose sons have been implicated abruptly resigned — and one …Three Turkish Cabinet ministers resign amid corruption investigationLos Angeles TimesTurkey’s Erdogan replaces half his cabinet […]

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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 from a corruption investigation that threatens to undermine the leadership of …Turkey’s Cabinet Reshuffled Over Corruption Probe.Voice of AmericaTurkish PM reshuffles cabinet after 3 step […]

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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 at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) party …Turkish PM reshuffles cabinet after 3 step down in corruption probeFox NewsDefiant Turkish PM Erdogan in […]

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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 his total roster – after talks with President Abdullah Gul. One of those …Turkey: Government reshuffle after ministers quitHouston ChronicleUPDATE 7-Hit by scandal and resignations, […]