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  • ISTANBUL— Turkish Airlines' CEO says that pilots may not be as prone to destructive behavior like that of the Germanwings pilot believed to have intentionally crashed a flight last month— if only they get married. At an event Thursday, Temel Kotil told new Turkish Airlines pilots that the March 24 crash in the French Alps showed that piloting is critical.

  • ISTANBUL, April 15- The Turkish lira slid to a new record low on Wednesday on rising investor fears about political uncertainty after a June 7 parliamentary election, but the economy minister warned against intervention, saying the currency would find its own level. Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek also sought to boost...

  • *Istanbul aims to be top-10 financial hub. *Equity market has not kept pace with economic growth. ISTANBUL, April 12- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan dreams of transforming Istanbul into a financial hub that can rival Dubai or Singapore, but first he needs to win over would-be investors like Ali Bahcuvan.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 21 Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SARASOTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on the economic outlook before an event co-sponsored by the Global Interdependence Center and the Financial Planning Association of the Suncoast- 1245 GMT. BLOOMINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper says two of its journalists have been charged with "openly insulting the people's religious values" for featuring French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cover with the image of the Prophet Muhammad in their columns. The pro-secular newspaper said Thursday that columnists Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya...

  • ISTANBUL, April 7- Two Turkish academics on Tuesday appealed a court order that allowed authorities to block access to Twitter and YouTube for several hours this week, a crackdown they say reflects Ankara's growing authoritarianism. Turkey has taken a tough stance on social media under President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party he founded.

  • Turkey's Internet ban   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Turkey's internet ban

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on Turkey's efforts to cut off the Internet from its own people as June election nears.

  • ISTANBUL, April 7- Twitter and Facebook have vowed to fight a Turkish ban that briefly blocked access to social media sites this week, a clampdown critics said was further evidence of Ankara's growing authoritarianism. Turkey has taken a tough stance on social media under President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party he founded, temporarily stopping access...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 20 Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BISMARCH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a breakfast meeting of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce- 1250 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting. WASHINGTON- Federal Open Market Committee to publish the minutes of March policy meeting- 1800 GMT.

  • Iran nuke deal: These industries could get a boost Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif speaking at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland last Thursday.

    The industries that will most immediately benefit are those that have been hit by sanctions meant to bring Iran to the negotiating table.

  • *Twitter ban to be lifted after it complies with requests. ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, April 6- Twitter has complied with Turkey's request to remove photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants and a ban on the micro-blogging site will be lifted very shortly, a senior Turkish official said on Monday. "Users across Turkey will be able to access...

  • ISTANBUL, April 6- Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, kidnapped 300 Kurdish men in the country's north, a Kurdish official in Syria said on Monday. Idris Nassan, an official in the Kobani canton, said the men were taken on Sunday evening as they were travelling from the town of Afrin, which is under Kurdish control, to the cities of Aleppo and the capital...

  • ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, April 6- Turkey blocked access to Twitter and YouTube on Monday over the publication of photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants hours before he was killed in a shootout last week, officials said. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said a prosecutor had sought the block on access to social media sites...

  • ISTANBUL, April 6- Access to Twitter and video-sharing website YouTube were blocked in Turkey on Monday following a court decision based on complaints from individuals, a source in Turkey's telecoms industry said. Turkey temporarily blocked Twitter and YouTube in the run-up to local elections in March 2014, after audio recordings purportedly showing...

  • Turkey restores access to Twitter, YouTube Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    ISTANBUL— Turkey blocked access to social networking sites Twitter and YouTube for several hours on Monday over photos showing a militant pointing a gun at a prosecutor who died last week in a failed hostage rescue operation. Turkey also threatened to ban Google over the images. A government official said Turkey decided to lift the ban on Twitter in the late...

  • *Power cut hit almost all of Turkey's 81 provinces. ANKARA, April 6- The head of Turkey's state-run power grid has resigned, taking responsibility for a huge blackout last week likely to have been caused by management errors, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday. TEIAS runs electricity distribution in Turkey.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 19 Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota gives welcome remarks before the Federal Reserve "Economic Mobility: Research& Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities& the Economy" conference- 1230 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks at luncheon before the Federal Reserve "...

  • ISTANBUL, March 31- A major power outage hit cities and provinces across Turkey on Tuesday, including the capital of Ankara and the biggest city, Istanbul, where parts of the subway system were shut down and shopping malls were plunged into darkness. This is not an incident that we see frequently, "Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said during a trip to Bratislava, in...

  • How one EM company bet on the falling euro Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    The U.S. dollar and Euro currencies

    The single currency’s slump may weigh on euro zone policymakers’ minds, but the head of finance at one major EM firm said some companies could use it to their benefit.

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to April 6 Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    MAKATI CITY, Philippines- Asian Development Bank to release Asian Development Outlook Report 2015- 0130 GMT. MANILA- Philippines Investment Forum 2015. Philippines President Benigno S Aquino III, Philippines Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Philippines Central Bank Amando M Tetangco Jr are the key speakers. PRAGUE- Czech Republic Finance Minister...