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  • What's the US goal in Iraq? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) wave ISIL flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014.

    To the Islamic State, Obama's indecision reads as weakness, says ex-State Dept adviser David Phillips. The US needs to decide on its goal in Iraq.

  • Baris Oran, head of finance at Sabanci, says Turkey's economy needs to be more "resilient" to external risks such as tapering of asset purchases by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Opportunities in EM stocks: CFO     Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Baris Oran, head of finance at Sabanci, says that while valuations of developed market stocks are high, there are still opportunities in emerging market equities.

  • Stop worrying, and love nuclear power: Officials Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Although atomic power is languishing, the industry is going on the offensive to change the conversation.

  • ANKARA, Aug 28- Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's 12th president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in what his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian rule.

  • Turkey's Erdogan to be inaugurated as President     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on what to expect from Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reign as President and whether he has the support of the West.

  • Fears over Turkish politics overblown?     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Mike Harris, head of Turkey product at Renaissance Capital, discusses the political scene in Turkey and whether investors' fears over the country's stability are justified.

  • ISTANBUL/ BEIRUT, Aug 26- As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago allowed free access to those who would join its neighbour's civil war.

  • ANKARA, Aug 26- Turkey has asked firms in a tender for a long-range missile defense system provisionally awarded to a Chinese company to extend the validity of their bids, indicating that Ankara is still considering alternative offers.

  • Founded in Gaza in 1987, Hamas now stretches across region. JERUSALEM/ GAZA, Aug 25- Founded by just seven people in Gaza, Hamas now has political and military leaders spread across the Arab world, complicating its ability to send a unified message for negotiating an end to a seven-week war with Israel.

  • Egypt, UAE carry out secret airstrikes in Libya Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    Militants of Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition make an appearance at the entrance of the International Tripoli Airport after seizing the control of the airport after a month-long battle in Tripoli, Libya on August 24, 2014.

    Egypt and the Emirates acted without informing Washington or seeking its consent, U.S. officials say. The NYT reports.

  • *Foreign policy has left Turkey isolated. ANKARA, Aug 25- By temperament they appear opposites, but Turkey's softly spoken new prime minister and the man he replaces- firebrand president-elect Tayyip Erdogan- share a deep bond based on a determination to restore Turkey to its former glories.

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 24- Tayyip Erdogan's caustic rhetoric has won him the devotion of Turkey's conservative Islamic heartlands, from his dismissal of political enemies as "worse than leeches" to his comparisons of Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Hitler.

  • Looking for reform in Turkey? 'Forget it': Pro     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Wolfango Piccoli, managing director of Teneo Intelligence, says the appointment of Ahmed Davutoglu as the new Turkish Prime Minister will not bring about any structural reforms.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Sep 3 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Aug 21- For other related diaries, please. NEW DELHI- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will attend a banking event in New Delhi. NEW DELHI- RBI Deputy Governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi will participate in a panel discussion on G20- 0830 GMT.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Sept 2 Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Aug 19- For other related diaries, please. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council meeting. BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand will release the minutes of its August interest rate meeting.

  • They're saving Yazidis yet ignored by the US—why? Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:05 PM ET
    A Yazidi fighter who recently joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units gestures while securing a road in Mount Sinjar, August 13, 2014.

    This group is the point of the spear against Islamic extremism. So why is the US ignoring them?, asks David Phillips.

  • They include El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, Zoe's Kitchen Inc, and Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc.. Shake Shack is present in many U.S. states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and Massachusetts.

  • Mehmet Buyukeksi, head of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, said he expected a significant increase in poultry and seafood exports to Russia, and that Turkey could also meet increased Russian demand for fruit and vegetables. Turkey was the 5th leading supplier of food to Russia with $1.68 billion worth of trade in 2013..

  • Turkey watching Iraq crisis 'very closely'     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Leaders in France and Turkey have called for an Iraqi unity government. The stakes for Turkey are greater, CNBC's Hadley Gamble explains, as it shares a border with Iraq.