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    1. January 26, 2015

      Kurds claim victory over Isis in Kobani

      Kurdish forces said they have wrested back control of the Syrian border city of Kobani, the site of a four-month battle...

    2. January 25, 2015

      Borsa Istanbul in talks over stake sale

      Borsa Istanbul is talking to local and overseas financial institutions about taking a stake in the Turkish exchange ahead of...

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    1. Turkey

      Turkey’s ruling AKP celebrated victory in nationwide local elections in March but it i...
    2. Turkey and the World

      Turkish business has suffered from the strife in Syria and Libya while Turkey’s politi...
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    1. January 21, 2015

      Power as well as spectacle now concentrated in Erdogan’s palace

      It is not just the scale of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s new $600m, Versailles-dwarfing palace that speaks to the Turkish...

    2. January 21, 2015

      Turkish parliament votes against graft trial for former ministers

      MPs of Turkey’s ruling AK party secured a parliamentary vote early on Wednesday not to send four former ministers embroiled...

    3. January 20, 2015

      Turkey’s central bank cuts benchmark rate by 50 basis points

      Turkey’s central bank on Tuesday cut benchmark one week interest rates by 50 basis points to 7.75 per cent in a move that...

    4. January 18, 2015

      Erdogan’s Turkey drifts away from the west

      Turkey under the electorally sanctioned dominion of Recep Tayyip Erdogan is becoming ever more surreal for many of its...

    5. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      The Turkish lira and the Erdogan effect

      Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has got embroiled in interest rates again – and the country’s currency immediately...

    6. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    7. The World

      January 15, 2015

      Costumed guards have starring role in Erdogan's power play

      The average foreign dignitary visiting Ankara might not expect to encounter an honour guard of 16 men resembling extras from...

    8. January 14, 2015

      Turkish PM accuses papers of sedition for publishing Charlie cartoon

      Turkey’s prime minister has accused Turkish newspapers of sedition for publishing a controversial cartoon of the Prophet...

    9. January 13, 2015

      Turkey agrees derivatives deal with London Stock Exchange

      Turkey is to allow derivatives based on its blue-chip stocks index to be traded via the London Stock Exchange Group as part...

    10. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Sign up here and get the email every morning. The French government said it would deploy 10,000 troops to bolster security...

    11. January 12, 2015

      Russian and Turkish conspiracy theories swirl after Paris attacks

      Barely 24 hours after Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s prime minister, joined millions marching in Paris to pay tribute to the 17...

    12. January 12, 2015

      Youth centre gives hope to Syrian teens

      Amena used to spend her days watching helicopters drop “barrel” bombs from the sky. Getting back to the normal teenage...

    13. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      Read the email in full below or sign up to receive it here. More than 3.7m marched in Paris and across France in a display...

    14. January 10, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo suspect may be in Syria

      Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, the most wanted remaining suspect in connection with the Charlie Hebdo killings, may have fled to...

    15. January 9, 2015

      Turkey: slipping into the vortex?

      In the shadow of Fatih mosque, named for the Ottoman conqueror of Constantinople in 1453 and the first great monument of his...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      January 7, 2015

      Homeless in Istanbul

      A man walks past Syrian refugees in Istanbul. Heavy snow across large parts of Turkey on January 6 snarled road and air...

    17. January 6, 2015

      Dutch anger at Turkey’s detention of journalist

      The Netherlands said on Tuesday it was shocked by Turkey’s detention of a Dutch journalist on suspicion of producing...

    18. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

      Guest post: a reform scorecard for EM in 2015

      By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources As reform has become the principal touchstone for emerging markets (EM), the importance...

    19. January 5, 2015

      Turkish commission votes against trial in corruption case

      A Turkish parliamentary commission has voted against the trial of four former ministers embroiled in a spectacular...

    20. January 3, 2015

      Turkey central bank raises forex reserve requirements

      ISTANBUL, January 3 — Turkey’s central bank raised foreign exchange reserve requirement ratios on Saturday, citing the need...

    21. December 30, 2014

      Corruption prosecutors suspended in Turkey

      Turkey’s top judicial board on Tuesday suspended four prosecutors who led investigations into government corruption in late...

    22. December 28, 2014

      Emerging states must make their own mark

      Nothing irritates specialist investors in emerging markets more than seeing all middle-income countries lumped into a single...

    23. December 22, 2014

      Russia to introduce export tariff on grain

      Russia, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of wheat, is preparing to introduce export duties on grain in an effort to keep...

    24. December 19, 2014

      Turkey issues arrest warrant for Gulen

      Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for Fethullah Gulen, a retired cleric at the heart of a titanic clash with the...

    25. December 19, 2014

      Where was the outcry at Erdogan’s statement?

      Sir, It was extremely disconcerting to read (report, December 13) that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as president of Turkey,...

    26. December 18, 2014

      War has cost Middle East $35bn, says World Bank

      The three-year war in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, also known as Isis, has cost the...

    27. December 17, 2014

      Increased Kurdish oil exports will add to price pressure

      The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq expects oil exports to increase during the next year, moving it closer to...

    28. December 16, 2014

      Turkish court drops high-profile corruption investigation

      A high-profile corruption investigation into figures connected to the Turkish government has been dropped almost a year to...

    29. beyondbrics

      December 16, 2014

      EM safe havens: where oh where are they?

      In the long-running battle between contagion and differentiation in emerging markets, contagion currently has the upper...

    30. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      The research after the Russian hike before [updated]

      For those of you who, like me, slept through the CBR’s attempt to sledgehammer the cumbling rouble back into some sort of...

    31. December 15, 2014

      Midnight rate rise summons old spectres

      Whenever a central bank raises rates to defend its currency, it runs the risk of looking desperate — particularly if it does...

    32. FT Alphaville

      December 15, 2014

      Russian rate hikes, then and now

      Click to enlarge — from an old St Louis Fed paper… (Yes, the x-axis is funky) Some historical context to place Monday...

    33. December 15, 2014

      Soap opera writers caught up in Turkish crackdown

      A battle that has shaken Turkish politics, financial markets and the rule of law has reached new levels of melodrama with...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      December 15, 2014

      Turkey protests over press freedom

      Supporter of Turkey’s Zaman demonstrate against the arrest of journalists, outside the Istanbul police headquarters. The...

    35. December 15, 2014

      Turkish lira hits all-time low as Erdogan takes EU to task

      The Turkish lira hit an all-time low against the dollar on Monday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traded barbs with...

    36. December 14, 2014

      Turkish journalists held in raids amid government crackdown

      Turkey detained more than two dozen people, including the editor of the country’s top-selling newspaper, in police raids on...

    37. beyondbrics

      December 12, 2014

      Turkey's Erdogan lashes out as lira tumbles

      The Turkish lira rounded off the week by tumbling to its lowest levels against the dollar for almost a year, amid investor...

    38. December 12, 2014

      Erdogan looks to the classroom to create a religious generation

      The girls’ imam hatip high school in Istanbul’s lower-middle class district of Bayrampasha does not seem like a front in...

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