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  • *Tehran may be willing to cooperate with US in Iraq. *Iran closely watching insurgent advance in Iraq. ANKARA, June 13- Shi'te Muslim Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official told Reuters.

  • BAGHDAD/ ARBIL, June 12- Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.

  • ANKARA/ LONDON, June 9- A second shipment of Iraqi Kurdish crude has sailed from the Turkish port of Ceyhan, industry and government sources said, increasing the stakes in a battle with Baghdad over control of oil sales from the autonomous region. Baghdad was in the process informing the United Nations about Ankara's role in the shipment, he added.

  • VIENNA, June 9- Iraq's oil minister on Monday condemned the export of pipeline crude from Iraqi Kurdistan and threatened the region and Turkey, its point of export, with severe measures. The semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region has not been exporting any crude through the Baghdad- controlled Iraq- Turkey pipeline since the end of 2012..

  • ANKARA, June 8- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits Turkey on Monday to discuss expansion of trade and the civil war in Syria which has stained relations between the two neighbours.

  • *Erdogan expected to announce bid for presidency. *Aides say he will rule with a council of advisors. ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, June 4- On the first anniversary of nationwide protests that shook Prime Minster Tayyip Erdogan's rule, barely a thousand anti-government demonstrators marched in Istanbul on Saturday.

  • Turkey: Taksim Square protests a year on     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, Turkey's prime minister is likely to win this year¿s presidential elections as the opposition was unable to pick up support after last year's protests.

  • ARBIL, Iraq, June 1- Iraq threatened on Sunday to take legal action against any buyer of oil exported via a new pipeline from the autonomous Kurdistan region to Turkey.

  • PALO ALTO, Calif., May 30- A trio of Federal Reserve officials who disagree deeply with one another over the appropriate stance of monetary policy on Friday expressed a shared distrust for using interest rates to head off asset bubbles and other forms of financial instability.

  • *Recovery in European demand boosts producers in Turkey. ISTANBUL, May 30- New models and a recovery in European demand are set to lift automotive exports from Turkey, Europe's fifth-biggest producer, this year and next, industry representatives predicted, shoring up economic growth and boosting new investment.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to June 12 Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    MADRID- Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde to open economist conference in Madrid- 0800 GMT. CLEVELAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto speaks before the Inflation, Monetary Policy, and the Public conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland- 1230 GMT.

  • Turkish mine disaster highlights gaps in safety regulation Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    *301 miners killed in Soma mine disaster. *Mine inspected 11 times in past 5 years. SOMA/ ISTANBUL/ LONDON, May 28- Taner Yildirim was never surprised when safety inspectors turned up at the Soma mine in eastern Turkey, where 301 miners were killed this month just weeks after inspectors gave it a clean bill of health.

  • ISTANBUL, May 28- Turkish interest rates are too high, contributing to inflation and undermining growth and employment, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Wednesday, adding to recent government criticism of the central bank.

  • *Tesco's 191 stores in Turkey see poor trading. *Turkey talks part of strategy to focus on Britain. ISTANBUL, May 27- UK- based retailer Tesco Plc has failed to reach a deal with unnamed third parties over its struggling business in Turkey, a new setback for Chief Executive Philip Clarke as he seeks to rein in global expansion to focus on reviving the business at home.

  • *Turkey had initially banked on quick end to Assad rule. ANKARA, May 27- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's certain victory in an election next month, derided internationally as a charade, leaves Turkey facing a bitter truth- its assumption of his quick demise was a costly miscalculation.

  • *Tesco's 191 stores in Turkey see poor trading. *Turkey talks part of strategy to focus on Britain.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to June 10 Monday, 26 May 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Speakers:- Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, former Austrian Finance Minister Maria Fekter and IMF's Chief of World Economic Studies Division in Research Department Thomas Helbling. TOKYO- Bank of Japan releases the minutes of its April policy-setting meeting- 2350 GMT.

  • UPDATE 1-S&P warns Turkey on inconsistent policy Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    ISTANBUL, May 23- Standard& Poor's maintained its negative outlook on Turkey's credit rating on Friday, warning that policy had become less predictable ahead of two elections and could weigh on the economy's resilience to external shocks and long-term growth.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to June 4 Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    May 23- For other related diaries, please. SHANGHAI, China- ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch speaks at a high-level roundtable " Asia's Growth Bottleneck: Who Can Find A Breakthrough?" at the Shanghai Forum 2014 "Asia Transforms: Identifying New Dynamics" organized by Fudan Development Institute in Shanghai- 0530 GMT.

  • *First 1 million barrel cargo being loaded at Ceyhan, Turkey. ANKARA/ ISTANBUL, May 22- Iraqi Kurdistan started loading oil from its new pipeline for shipment from a Turkish port on Thursday, defying the Baghdad government, which claims sole authority over Iraqi crude and declares any independently sold oil as' smuggled'.