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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Turkish Central Bank Data Puzzles Traders and Sends Lira Falling - Bloomberg

Turkish Central Bank Data Puzzles Traders and Sends Lira Falling
By Constantine Courcoulas
and Onur Ant
April 18, 2019, 5:11 AM EDT Updated on April 18, 2019, 9:55 AM EDT

The Turkish lira weakened after the central bank struggled to explain moves in foreign-currency reserves, fueling concern about the state of the nation’s finances amid the looming prospect of more political upheaval.

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Turkey's Opposition Wins One Battle in a Long War

Turkey's Opposition Wins One Battle in a Long War

Turkey held municipal elections last month, but the dust has yet to settle on the landmark polls. On April 17, however, the country's Supreme Electoral Board (YSK) took a major step toward clearing up the confusion by allowing Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) candidate in Istanbul, to finally receive his mandate for the mayoralty of the city from the Istanbul province election board. Confirmation of Imamoglu's win came more than two weeks after the March 31 election, in which the CHP candidate scored a razor-thin victory of just 13,729 votes out of more than 8 million votes cast.

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Senior Turkish Official Discusses Dispute With Trump Administration Over Military Deal | WPPB

Senior Turkish Official Discusses Dispute With Trump Administration Over Military Deal

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

We're going to hear now from a senior Turkish official at a time when his country is in the middle of a dispute with the Trump administration over a military deal. Ibrahim Kalin is a senior adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Erdogan lashes out at Financial Times over report on economy | Miami Herald

Erdogan lashes out at Financial Times over report on economy
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
APRIL 18, 2019
ANKARA, Turkey
Turkey's president has lashed out at the Financial Times and other western media, accusing them of falsely portraying the economy as being on the brink of collapse.

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Erdogan claims Sudanese coup actually targeted Turkey

Erdogan claims Sudanese coup actually targeted Turkey
READ IN: Türkçe
Fehim Tastekin April 18, 2019

Article Summary
Now that the Sudanese military has ousted the president who ruled there for three decades, it will be interesting to see how the new administration will approach Omar al-Bashir's longtime friend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Erdogan seeks more help from Trump than he may be ready to give - Europe - Stripes

Erdogan seeks more help from Trump than he may be ready to give

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be expecting more from Donald Trump than he's ready to deliver as the Turkish president tries to defuse his biggest diplomatic spat yet and prevent the economy from unraveling.

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Tornos News | Greece and Turkey meet to enhance medical tourism collaboration

Greece and Turkey meet to enhance medical tourism collaboration

Focus on the health sector, in terms of both infrastructure and hospitals and in terms of medical staff Greek and Turkish officials met in Thessaloniki city to exchange technical know-how in medical tourism, Stefanos Chadzimanolis, vice-president of the Hellenic-Turkish Chamber of Northern Greece, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

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Tornos News | Greece and Turkey meet to enhance medical tourism collaboration

Greece and Turkey meet to enhance medical tourism collaboration

Focus on the health sector, in terms of both infrastructure and hospitals and in terms of medical staff Greek and Turkish officials met in Thessaloniki city to exchange technical know-how in medical tourism, Stefanos Chadzimanolis, vice-president of the Hellenic-Turkish Chamber of Northern Greece, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

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Istanbul's new mayor pleads for unity as AKP seethes

Istanbul's new mayor pleads for unity as AKP seethes

Amberin Zaman
April 17, 2019

Article Summary: Istanbul’s belatedly acknowledged Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu gave an all-embracing victory speech today as the ruling party's quest for an election redo continues.

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Turkish opposition candidate declared Istanbul mayor | Elections 2018 News | Al Jazeera

Turkish opposition candidate declared Istanbul mayor

Ekrem Imamoglu receives formal mandate despite appeals from President Erdogan's AK Party for a rerun of the election.

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Turkey lira CRISIS: New election could spark CHAOS for currency – market strategist | City & Business | Finance | Express.co.uk

Turkey lira CRISIS: New election could spark CHAOS for currency – market strategist

TURKEY could be plunged into a new currency crisis if President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is successful in launching a new election for the city of Istanbul, a market strategist has claimed.

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Turkey's opposition takes office in Istanbul, appeal still pending - Reuters

Turkey's opposition takes office in Istanbul, appeal still pending
Ali Kucukgocmen

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul’s mayor on Wednesday after election recounts were finally completed, despite an appeal still pending by President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party to re-run the vote in the country’s largest city.

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University graduates swell Turkey’s army of jobless

University graduates swell Turkey’s army of jobless

Mustafa Sonmez April 17, 2019

Article Summary: More than a fourth of Turkey’s 4.7 million unemployed are graduates of higher education — an alarming trend that reflects not only the country’s economic downturn, but its faltering university system.

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