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  • MOSCOW/ ANKARA, June 3- Russia's Gazprom plans to start building a pipeline to Turkey this month to get gas to Europe without going through Ukraine, company sources said, although it has no firm agreement with Ankara and faces opposition from the European Union. With the EU determined to reduce its energy dependence on Russia and Turkey seeking big discounts for...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday filed a legal complaint against a newspaper and its editor for publishing images of alleged arms-smuggling to Syria, despite criticism from a media freedom group who called on him to stop "bullying" journalists. The state-run Anadolu Agency said Erdogan filed a complaint with the Ankara chief...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— In his latest attack on journalists, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to make a newspaper editor "pay a high price" after his paper published images of what it said were Turkish trucks loaded with ammunition destined for militant groups in Syria. Last week, the Cumhuriyet daily published alleged photos and video from January...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's banking regulator says a state fund has seized a bank associated with a movement led by the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which authorities have accused of attempting to destabilize the government. The banking agency said late Friday the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund had taken took full control of Bank Asya, citing "...

  • ISTANBUL, May 29- ING Group NV, BNP Paribas and Bahrain- based Arab Banking Corp have submitted bids to buy HSBC's Turkish business, a source familiar with the process said on Friday. Four other sources said Dutch lender ING was interested in buying HSBC's Turkish business, comprising corporate and investment banking operations as well as a loss-making retail...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— A Turkish city has canceled plans to bestow a rare honor on a former New York Times journalist because of an article in which he criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Stephen Kinzer was scheduled to be made an honorary citizen of the southern city of Gaziantep this week in recognition of his work that helped save Roman mosaics that were...

  • *Turkey believes robust military vital for regional role- analyst. *China weapons deal has raised concern among NATO members. ANKARA, May 27- For years Turkey has boasted NATO's largest army, bar only the United States, and now President Tayyip Erdogan wants a defence industry to match.

  • *Weakened AKP under attack over economy. ISTANBUL, May 25- Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won't be voting for Turkey's ruling AK Party this time around. That has given the opposition a new line of attack and highlights the difficulties a weakened AKP will face after the June 7 polls, when it will need to bring in overdue...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkish officials say an explosion at a cement factory in a town near Ankara has killed three employees. Mayor Lokman Erturk says two other workers were injured in the explosion and fire late Sunday at the factory in Kazan, 50 kilometers north of Ankara, the capital. Turkey has a poor workplace safety record across a range of industries.

  • *Weakened AKP under attack over economy. ISTANBUL, May 25- Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won't be voting for Turkey's ruling AK Party this time around. That has given the opposition a new line of attack and highlights the difficulties a weakened AKP will face after the June 7 polls, when it will need to bring in overdue...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkish officials say two construction workers are trapped under debris after a landslide at a dam construction site in northeast Turkey. Adil Sabanci, a regional hydraulic works official, told the state-run Anadolu Agency that two other workers were rescued Friday from the landslide at the Hamzadere Dam construction site in Ipsala, close to...

  • ANKARA, May 21- A Turkish parliamentary candidate tipped as a key member of the next government's economic team said on Thursday that Turkey could ill afford to loosen monetary or fiscal policy while the global economy remains fragile. Naci Agbal, who resigned as finance ministry undersecretary in February to run as a ruling AK Party candidate in the June 7...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to June 1 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    ANKARA- Central bank of Turkey to hold monthly monetary policy committee meeting. PRAGUE- International Monetary Fund holds a press conference at the end of its annual mission to the Czech Republic- 1315 GMT. BRASILIA- International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde visits Brazil to participate in a central bank seminar about inflation targeting.

  • ISTANBUL, May 18- Turkish automaker Tofas halted production at its main factory on Monday, as a protest against working conditions intensified and threatened to embarrass President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party weeks before a parliamentary election. Tofas, owned by Italy's Fiat and local conglomerate Koc Holding, said it had halted production until...

  • ISTANBUL, May 18- Turkish automaker Tofas halted production at its main factory on Monday, as a protest against working conditions intensified and threatened to embarrass President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party weeks before a parliamentary election. On Friday it spread to the neighbouring Tofas plant. Tofas, owned by Italy's Fiat and local...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 28 Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas, Economy Minister George Stathakis, Chief Executive of the European Financial Stability Facility and Deputy Director at the European Department at International Monetary Fund Pul Thomsen are among keynote speakers. PRAGUE- The "History of...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 26 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    LONDON- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquin Levy visits the United Kingdom and holds a press conference- 1645 GMT. SARAJEVO- Sarajevo Business Forum 2015. WASHINGTON- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will give the Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF- 0800 GMT.

  • May 7, ISTANBUL- Canada risks getting left behind in a 12- nation Pacific trade deal because it has been reluctant to negotiate opening its markets, U.S. Vilsack also told Reuters that longstanding disagreements with Japan over rice exports would not threaten the Trans-Pacific Partnership and that the United States and Japan were working toward a compromise.

  • May 7, ISTANBUL- Canada risks getting left behind in a 12- nation Pacific trade deal because it has been reluctant to negotiate on opening its markets, U.S. Vilsack also told Reuters that longstanding disagreements with Japan over rice exports would not threaten the Trans-Pacific Partnership and that the two countries were working toward a compromise.

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 5- Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring U.N. sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. United Nations sanctions and a future mechanism for Iran to buy atomic technology are two...