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  • A turning point in the war against ISIS Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    A Kurdish man holds up a weapon as he tours with others the streets of Ras al-Ain in celebration, after it was reported that Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani, January 26, 2015.

    The liberation of this Syrian city marks a turning point in the war against ISIS, says David Phillips.

  • Turkish Airlines and Airbus declined to comment. A senior executive at the airline said last week it was considering expanding its fleet and was studying a list of Airbus and Boeing models including the A380. Fast-growing Turkish Airlines has long been on Airbus's target list as a potential customer for the aircraft.

  • Turkish court orders Facebook pages blocked Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:35 AM ET

    ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered authorities to block access in the country to Facebook pages that "insult" the Prophet Muhammad, in the latest move to censor the Internet. The Anadolu Agency says a court in Ankara issued the order late Sunday. The decision comes days after another court ruling to ban access in Turkey to web...

  • Goto, who had returned to Syria in late October to try to help his friend, has been missing since then. For Yukawa, who dreamed of becoming a military contractor, travelling to Syria had been part of an effort to turn his life around after going bankrupt, losing his wife to cancer and attempting suicide, according to associates and his own accounts.

  • WASHINGTON— Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursday. Cities in the developing world, especially China, dominated the top of the annual economic rankings of 300 cities worldwide by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • Japanese reporter's bid to save friend led to IS abduction Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:16 AM ET

    Goto, who had returned to Syria in late October to try to help his friend, had been missing since then. For Yukawa, who dreamed of becoming a military contractor, travelling to Syria had been part of an effort to turn his life around after going bankrupt, losing his wife to cancer and attempting suicide, according to associates and his own accounts.

  • *Erdogan, ministers slam central bank over rate cut. ISTANBUL, Jan 21- Turkish Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci must be wondering what more he can do to get President Tayyip Erdogan off his back. He described the cut as insufficient and said current rates made it impossible for Turkey to secure investment.

  • Anti-graft watchdog slams Turkish corruption vote Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    ANKARA, Turkey— An anti-graft organization has criticized a vote in Turkey's parliament that rejected motions to send four former ministers implicated in a vast corruption scandal to trial by the country's highest court. The Berlin- based Transparency International watchdog said Wednesday the votes had taken "the culture of political impunity to a...

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to Feb 3 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:02 PM ET

    **SEOUL- Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol will hold a press conference with foreign media at the Seoul Foreign Correspondent's Club- 2230 GMT. **SEOUL- Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol will meet the heads of banks in South Korea- 2230 GMT. PRETORIA- The South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • *Main interest rate cut by 50 basis points. ISTANBUL, Jan 20- Turkey's central bank lowered its main interest rate on Tuesday and drew a swift rebuke from government ministers who said the 50 basis point cut, five months ahead of a parliamentary election, was not enough to support economic growth. The barrage of complaints from Deputy Prime Minister Numan...

  • ISTANBUL, Jan 20- Turkey's central bank lowered its main interest rate by 50 basis points on Tuesday in response to slowing inflation and in the face of increased political pressure for softer monetary policy before a June parliamentary election. "It's hard to say is just due to political pressure because there was a downside surprise in inflation in December,"...

  • Jan 20- Shake Shack Inc, a burger chain that grew out of a hot dog stand in New York's Madison Square Park, said it expected its initial public offering to be priced at $14- $16 per share, valuing the company at up to $568 million. The offering follows a string of successful IPOs by casual dining chains last year, including Habit Restaurants Inc, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc...

  • What to expect from the Turkish president in 2015  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Analysts discuss the plans of controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for 2015.

  • Turkey's growth will be slow: Pro  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Tarek Shahin from Investec Asset Management, and Sinana Ulgen from Carnegie Europe, discuss the prospects for Turkey's economy.

  • Turkey is open to the world: President  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country is attractive for investors. CNBC's Hadley Gamble examines the Turkish economy and whether investors should take a look.

  • Here's why the EU needs Turkey  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Anthony Skinner from Verisk Maplecroft says the European Union needs Turkey on its side in order to deal with certain geopolitical conflicts.

  • Turkey gas pipeline from Russia: A game changer?  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    Analysts discuss whether a gas pipeline through Turkey from Russia will be a game changer for its energy mix.

  • *Faltering euro zone and China, disinflation biggest risks. BENGALURU, Jan 15- Global economic growth will be modest at best in the coming year as weak inflation persists, Reuters polls showed on Thursday, while a faltering euro zone and China could restrain it further. Economists polled over the past week by Reuters say the biggest risk to the global economy this...

  • ANKARA, Jan 15- Turkey's economy will grow around four percent this year and inflation will fall "comfortably" to the central bank's forecast of 6.1 percent, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Thursday. The budget deficit stood at 22.7 billion lira last year, Simsek told a news conference in Ankara, up from 18.5 billion in 2013 but sharply below a government...