Turkey

Turkish assets rally after opposition wins Istanbul election

Turkish assets rally after opposition wins Istanbul election

Published 24/06/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish lira, bonds and shares gained on Monday after the opposition dealt a stinging blow to President Tayyip Erdogan by winning [more…]

In border camps, Syrians rely on doctors in trucks and tents

In border camps, Syrians rely on doctors in trucks and tents

Published 23/06/2019

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - The Syrian war has inflicted all kinds of hardships on Najwa Abdelaziz but she still manages to make light of one [more…]

Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities. But people encountered these very same problems [more…]

U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers, triggering price spike

U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers, triggering price spike

Published 22/04/2019

WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, [more…]

Mir card payment system looks beyond Russia

Mir card payment system looks beyond Russia

Published 19/04/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - After Western sanctions gutted Russia’s financial system five years ago, a new bank card began appearing in the wallets of many Russians. [more…]

China says 13,000 ‘terrorists’ arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

China says 13,000 ‘terrorists’ arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

Published 18/03/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 “terrorists” in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said on Monday, in a policy paper defending [more…]

Trade ties in focus as Iran’s Rouhani begins Iraq visit

Trade ties in focus as Iran’s Rouhani begins Iraq visit

Published 11/03/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sharply criticised U.S. military intervention in the Middle East on Monday as he began a first official visit [more…]

Turkish fourth quarter GDP contracts 3 percent, worst performance…

Turkish fourth quarter GDP contracts 3 percent, worst performance…

Published 11/03/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish economy contracted a sharper than expected 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, its worse performance in nearly a [more…]

For Turkey’s economy, the worst is behind it: Albayrak

For Turkey’s economy, the worst is behind it: Albayrak

Published 11/03/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The worst is now behind Turkey’s economy, Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday, following the release of official data showing [more…]

Rolls-Royce scales back on joining fighter jet project with…

Rolls-Royce scales back on joining fighter jet project with…

Published 04/03/2019

(Reuters) - British engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said on Sunday it had scaled back efforts to join a Turkish program to build a new [more…]