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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Turkey faces threat of ‘grey-listing’ by global finance watchdog | Financial Times

Turkey faces threat of ‘grey-listing’ by global finance watchdog FATF move would further dent country’s ability to attract crucial foreign capital More:Turkey faces threat of ‘grey-listing’ by global finance watchdog | Financial Times

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Top European court says Turkey should change law on insulting president | Reuters

Top European court says Turkey should change law on insulting president By Ali Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Europe's top human rights court called on Turkey on Tuesday to change a law regarding insulting the president under which tens of thousands have been prosecuted, after ruling that a man's detention under the law violated his freedom of expression. More:Top European court says Turkey should change law on insulting president | Reuters

How Erdogan’s Unorthodox Views Rattle Turkish Markets - The Washington Post

How Erdogan’s Unorthodox Views Rattle Turkish Markets By Onur Ant and Lynn Thomasson | Bloomberg Today at 1:35 a.m. EDT Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doesn’t like it when the country’s banks charge people relatively heavily to borrow money. That alone doesn’t make him unusual for a politician, given that cheap money can garner electoral support. What makes Erdogan extraordinary is his unorthodox argument for low interest rates and his determination to bring them about by wresting control of monetary policy from theoretically independent central bankers. More:How Erdogan’s Unorthodox Views Rattle Turkish Markets - The Washington Post

Turkey cenbank likely to do 'irrational' 100-pt rate cut -SocGen | Reuters

Turkey cenbank likely to do 'irrational' 100-pt rate cut -SocGen ISTANBUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Turkey's central bank would likely cut its key rate by another 100 basis points on Thursday, after surprising markets with an equal easing last month, pushing the lira to a record low 9.8 versus the dollar by year end, Societe Generale said on Tuesday. More:Turkey cenbank likely to do 'irrational' 100-pt rate cut -SocGen | Reuters

German pharmaceutical giant plans to invest Turkey – Middle East Monitor

German pharmaceutical giant plans to invest Turkey October 18, 2021 at 3:50 pm The head of the German Turkish Chamber of Industry and Commerce said that German pharmaceutical giant plans to make investments in Turkey and establish a joint venture with the prominent Turkish pharmaceutical player, Anadolu News Agency reports. More:German pharmaceutical giant plans to invest Turkey – Middle East Monitor

Strong earthquake strikes off Turkish Mediterranean coast | International | bgdailynews.com

Strong earthquake strikes off Turkish Mediterranean coast Turkey's disaster management agency says a strong earthquake has struck off the Turkish Mediterranean coast More:Strong earthquake strikes off Turkish Mediterranean coast | International | bgdailynews.com

Turkish business association calls for central bank independence | Financial Times

Turkish business association calls for central bank independence Rare and thinly veiled critique of Erdogan’s economic policies comes as inflation rises and lira hits new lows More:Turkish business association calls for central bank independence | Financial Times

Turkey’s youth dodging vaccination calls despite rise in virus cases - Turkey News

Turkey’s youth dodging vaccination calls despite rise in virus cases ISTANBUL Despite a recent spike in COVID-19 infections Turkey’s young people are still dodging calls from officials and experts to get the coronavirus vaccine. More:Turkey’s youth dodging vaccination calls despite rise in virus cases - Turkey News

Turkey summons 10 ambassadors over call to release activist Osman Kavala

Turkey summons 10 ambassadors over call to release activist Osman Kavala Tue, 19 October 2021, 5:26 am·2-min read Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned the ambassadors of France, the United States and eight other countries to protest a statement they issued that called for the release of imprisoned philanthropist and civil rights activist Osman Kavala in line with a European Court of Human Rights decision. The statement angered government officials who accused the countries of meddling in the Turkish judiciary. More:Turkey summons 10 ambassadors over call to release activist Osman Kavala