• ANKARA, Aug 28- Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's 12th president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in what his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian rule.

  • ISTANBUL/ BEIRUT, Aug 26- As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago allowed free access to those who would join its neighbour's civil war.

  • ANKARA, Aug 26- Turkey has asked firms in a tender for a long-range missile defense system provisionally awarded to a Chinese company to extend the validity of their bids, indicating that Ankara is still considering alternative offers.

  • Founded in Gaza in 1987, Hamas now stretches across region. JERUSALEM/ GAZA, Aug 25- Founded by just seven people in Gaza, Hamas now has political and military leaders spread across the Arab world, complicating its ability to send a unified message for negotiating an end to a seven-week war with Israel.

  • *Foreign policy has left Turkey isolated. ANKARA, Aug 25- By temperament they appear opposites, but Turkey's softly spoken new prime minister and the man he replaces- firebrand president-elect Tayyip Erdogan- share a deep bond based on a determination to restore Turkey to its former glories.

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 24- Tayyip Erdogan's caustic rhetoric has won him the devotion of Turkey's conservative Islamic heartlands, from his dismissal of political enemies as "worse than leeches" to his comparisons of Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Hitler.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Sep 3 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Aug 21- For other related diaries, please. NEW DELHI- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will attend a banking event in New Delhi. NEW DELHI- RBI Deputy Governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi will participate in a panel discussion on G20- 0830 GMT.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Sept 2 Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Aug 19- For other related diaries, please. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council meeting. BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand will release the minutes of its August interest rate meeting.

  • They're saving Yazidis yet ignored by the US—why? Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:05 PM ET
    A Yazidi fighter who recently joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units gestures while securing a road in Mount Sinjar, August 13, 2014.

    This group is the point of the spear against Islamic extremism. So why is the US ignoring them?, asks David Phillips.

  • They include El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, Zoe's Kitchen Inc, and Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc.. Shake Shack is present in many U.S. states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and Massachusetts.

  • Mehmet Buyukeksi, head of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, said he expected a significant increase in poultry and seafood exports to Russia, and that Turkey could also meet increased Russian demand for fruit and vegetables. Turkey was the 5th leading supplier of food to Russia with $1.68 billion worth of trade in 2013..

  • Turkey watching Iraq crisis 'very closely'     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Leaders in France and Turkey have called for an Iraqi unity government. The stakes for Turkey are greater, CNBC's Hadley Gamble explains, as it shares a border with Iraq.

  • Could Turkey be the next global tech hub?     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Cankut Durgun, co-founder of Aslanoba Capital, discusses the prospects for technology entrepreneurs in Turkey.

  • CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on how sanctions on Russia could benefit Turkey as Vladimir Putin looks east for trade.

  • Was Turkey's election fair and transparent?     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Thomas Rymer, spokesman at the OSCE, says that although the Turkish presidential elections were "competitive", the media coverage was "heavily slanted" towards Recip Tayyip Erdogan.

  • What will an Erdogan presidency look like?     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Investors are hoping that Turkey's "phenomenal growth" will continue under Recip Tayyip Erdogan's presidency but political instability and geopolitics remain a concern, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • What needs to happen next in Iraq: Ex-WH advisor Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    A Kurdish resident holds a signs during a demonstration in support of the Peshmerga troops in front of the U.S. consulate in Irbil, north of Baghdad, August 11, 2014.

    The US airstrikes in Iraq came just in time; here's what needs to happen next, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.

  • Turkey: 'All signs' point to Erdogan victory     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    As Turkey awaits the results from the first round of the presidential elections, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Istanbul that all signs point to a victory for current Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan.

  • Mahmut Kaya, CIO of Garanti Asset Management, says Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential win should give confidence to investors.

  • Cenan Çivi, founder of Kronos Holdings, says that there are still good opportunities for investors in Turkey despite political risks.