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  • Anthony Skinner, director of country risk at Maplecroft, says that as Turkish president, Recep Erdogan would appoint members of the Constitutional Court - the "last buffer to his unrivalled power".

  • *Russia eyes meat, milk imports from Latin America. MOSCOW/ ISTANBUL, Aug 8- Turkey and Latin American countries such as Brazil look likely to emerge as key winners from Russia's decision to ban most European Union and U.S. food imports in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • OSCE criticizes Erdogan for targeting journalist Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    ANKARA, Turkey— A European security organization is accusing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of intimidating a journalist and threatening her safety after he lashed out at her during a campaign rally ahead of Sunday's presidential elections. Zaman is The Economist magazine's Turkey correspondent and also writes for Taraf newspaper.

  • Will Turkey see a shift in power balance?     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore Investment Management, says Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on course to win the Turkish presidential elections and discusses what a win would mean.

  • Alisa Lockwood, head of Europe and CIS analysis at IHS, says Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's support of Syrian rebels could "come back to haunt him".

  • ANKARA, Aug 8- Tayyip Erdogan is set to secure his place in history as Turkey's first popularly-elected president on Sunday, but his tightening grip on power has polarised the nation, worried Western allies and raised fears of creeping authoritarianism.

  • Igor Vayn, CEO of Renaissance Capital, says even if he doesn't acknowledge it publicly, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan know there needs to be reform.

  • Erdogan under fire as Turkey elections near     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble looks ahead to the elections in Turkey as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces increasing pressure from the electorate.

  • Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says the recent interest rate cut from Turkey's central bank was "ill timed".

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 4- Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium. His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th president in Turkey's first popular vote for its head of state, on Aug. 10.

  • Turkey: 'Policy errors' ahead?     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, discusses Turkey following the central bank's latest rate cut and says the concentration of power is a concern.

  • Erdogan dominates Turkey's uneven presidential race Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:59 AM ET

    ISTANBUL, Aug 4- Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium. His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th president in Turkey's first popular vote for its head of state, on Aug. 10.

  • Arm the Kurds against Islamic extremists: Phillips Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 8:14 PM ET
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces take security measures against the armed Islamic State-led militants' attacks to regain the control of Celavle town of Diyala from peshmerga forces in Iraq on July 31, 2014.

    The US should help the Iraqi Kurds oppose the Islamic State, which is overrunning Iraq, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • *Food and medicine exempt from U.S., EU sanctions on Iran. LONDON/ ANKARA, Aug 1- It should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to Iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the Gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international sanctions.

  • HOUSTON/ ISTANBUL, July 31- Efforts by Iraqi Kurdistan to boost its finances through bulk oil sales suffered a setback on Thursday as its main U.S. customer swore off more purchases and Baghdad vowed to block delivery from oil-laden vessels like one the Kurds were loading for export.

  • ISTANBUL/ LONDON, July 30- Iraqi Kurdistan's attempts to export oil independently of Baghdad hit another obstacle on Wednesday, as a Turkish energy official and industry sources said the autonomous region's pipeline to the Mediterranean has been shut for the past week.

  • New sanctions for Russia—here's where they'll hurt Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 28, 2014 in Moscow.

    Sanctions are intended to tighten the screws on Russia by targeting broad sections of its economy and financial markets.

  • GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 29- Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting. Gaza residents reported heavy Israeli bombing in Gaza City.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Aug 5 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    July 23- For other related diaries, please. WARSAW- Central Bank of Poland Marek Governor Belka speaks in parliament. MEXICO CITY- IMF presents its latest World Economic Outlook report- 1400 GMT.

  • ISTANBUL, July 22- A Turkish Airlines plane flying from Istanbul to Tel Aviv turned back on Tuesday as the company halted flights there for 24 hours due to security reasons, company spokesman Ali Genc told Reuters.