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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Editorial: A tragic Turkish tale | Boston Herald

Editorial: A tragic Turkish tale
Boston Herald editorial staff Saturday, December 16, 2017

In a federal courtroom in Manhattan a tale of greed and corruption of unparalleled proportions is being told.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Police foil planned PKK attack on Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul

Police foil planned PKK attack on Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul
Fevzi Kızılkoyun – ISTANBUL
Police foil planned PKK attack on Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul

Police foiled a planned bomb attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul earlier this week.

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Erdogan’s 40-Year-Old Theory of Inflation Scores a Win in Turkey - Bloomberg

Erdogan’s 40-Year-Old Theory of Inflation Scores a Win in Turkey
By Marc Champion
December 15, 2017, 11:01 AM GMT+1

For years, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hawked an eccentric theory that challenged modern inflation-fighting methods: the key to containing prices was lower interest rates, he maintained. For weeks, he has pressured his own independent central bank not to lift borrowing costs. On Thursday, he chalked up a small victory.

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Turkish Banker Makes Risky Bet With Testimony in Sanctions Trial - Bloomberg

Turkish Banker Makes Risky Bet With Testimony in Sanctions Trial
By Bob Van Voris
and Christian Berthelsen
December 15, 2017, 6:00 AM GMT+1

Prosecutors neared the end of their case against a Turkish banker accused of helping violate U.S sanctions against Iran, in a trial implicating top Turkish officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the defendant prepared to take the stand in his own defense.

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