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Turkish inflation soars to 36%, highest in Erdogan era
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Turkish inflation soars to 36%, highest in Erdogan era

ISTANBUL, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Turkey’s annual inflation rate surged to 36.1% last month, its highest in the 19 years…
Erdogan calls on Turks to keep all savings in lira
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Erdogan calls on Turks to keep all savings in lira

ISTANBUL, Dec 31 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turks should keep all their savings in lira…
Factbox: Erdogan’s risky ‘experiment’ to heal Turkey’s economy
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Factbox: Erdogan’s risky ‘experiment’ to heal Turkey’s economy

ISTANBUL, Nov 23 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan has set Turkey’s $720-billion economy on a risky new path of aggressive…
Istanbul August retail prices up 1.88% m/m -chamber
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Istanbul August retail prices up 1.88% m/m -chamber

ISTANBUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Retail prices in Turkey’s largest city Istanbul rose 1.88 percent month-on-month in August for an…
Erdogan inaugurates major new mosque in heart of Istanbul
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Erdogan inaugurates major new mosque in heart of Istanbul

President Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated an imposing new mosque in Istanbul on Friday, fulfilling a decades-old goal and stamping a religious…
Turkey’s banks shy away from Erdogan’s ‘crazy’ canal – sources
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Turkey’s banks shy away from Erdogan’s ‘crazy’ canal – sources

Some of Turkey’s biggest banks are reluctant to finance President Tayyip Erdogan’s planned Istanbul canal due to environmental concerns and…
Turkish cryptocurrency platform founder vanishes, fraud suspected
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Turkish cryptocurrency platform founder vanishes, fraud suspected

Prosecutors in Istanbul on Thursday launched a probe into Turkish cryptocurrency exchange platform Thodex after its founder shut down its site and…
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party says it will regroup if hit by court ban
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Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party says it will regroup if hit by court ban

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Friday it would keep campaigning under a different banner…
Twitter says Turkish minister’s LGBT comments about protesters “hateful conduct”
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Twitter says Turkish minister’s LGBT comments about protesters “hateful conduct”

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s interior minister on Tuesday condemned protesters at a top Istanbul university as “LGBT deviants” in a…
70-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 53
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70-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 53

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue workers extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building in western Turkey on Sunday, some…
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