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  • ISTANBUL, Aug 19- Turkey's lira plumbed a new record low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after attacks in Istanbul and the southeast and as the central bank failed to assuage investor concerns about its independence. The lira has lost around 20 percent of its value against the dollar so far this year, making it one of the worst performing emerging market...

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 19- Turkey's lira plumbed a new record low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after the central bank failed to assuage investor concerns about its ability to defy political pressure and lift rates. The lira has lost around 19 percent of its value against the dollar so far this year, making it one of the worst performing emerging market currencies...

  • *Russia, South Africa, other emerging CDS keep rising. LONDON, Aug 17- An emerging market rout kept Russia's rouble, Malaysia's ringgit, Turkey's lira and Israel's shekel under fire on Monday, as another 1 percent drop for EM stocks left them at an almost four-year low. Russia's rouble also touched a six-month low as another drop in oil prices- crude is Russia's'...

  • ANKARA, Aug 12- Sidelined on his island prison, the one man who might have helped quell a surge in violence in Turkey's Kurdish southeast appears increasingly powerless as a three-year-old peace process teeters on the brink of collapse. Abdullah Ocalan, whose Kurdistan Workers Party first took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984, had been Ankara's main...

  • Turkey: Snap election likely in 2015? Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Turkey: Snap election likely in 2015?

    Ege Seçkin, country risk analyst at IHS, says there's an connection between the intensification of fighting in Turkey and the situation on the political scene.

  • Odds of a coalition in Turkey are down: Economist Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 1:30 AM ET
    Odds of a coalition in Turkey are down: Economist

    Lubomir Mitov, chief economist for central and eastern Europe at UniCredit, discusses the political and economic situation in Turkey.

  • Turkey's security has worsened sharply: Expert Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Turkey's security has worsened sharply: Expert

    Jonathan Friedman of Stroz Friedberg talks about Turkey's geopolitical strategy, following a wave of attacks in the country.

  • Turkish authorities on high alert Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Turkish authorities on high alert

    Gunmen have attacked the U.S. consulate in Istanbul among a wave of attacks in Turkey.

  • Violence across Turkey Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Violence across Turkey

    Richard Engel of NBC News reports on the attacks overnight in Turkey.

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Slowing demand in China led some stock markets to rise on Monday, on hopes of more policy stimulus, but commodity prices fell. China's stock markets ignored caution in Asian equities, with major indices up between 2 and 4 percent. "Expectations of further easing are building and announcements of liberalisation have boosted the equity market," said...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Slowing demand in China led some stock markets to rise on Monday, on hopes of more policy stimulus, but commodity prices fell. China's stock markets ignored caution in Asian equities, with major indices up between 2 and 4 percent. "Expectations of further easing are building and announcements of liberalisation have boosted the equity market," said...

  • Attacks overnight in Turkey Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 6:13 AM ET
    Attacks overnight in Turkey

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on a shooting outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, which remains closed until further notice.

  • LONDON, Aug 10- A deepening slowdown in demand in China took centre-stage on Monday, boosting some stock markets on hopes of more policy stimulus even as it knocked commodity prices. China's stock markets bucked broad cautiousness in Asian equities with major indices up between 2 and 4 percent, while European trading got off to a subdued start as mining and...

  • There is an anti-American sentiment in Turkey Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    There is an anti-American sentiment in Turkey

    Hadley Gamble, CNBC correspondent and Middle East expert, talks about President Erdogan and the political situation in Turkey following attacks on a U.S. consulate.

  • A Turkish special force police officer is pictured during clashes with attackers on August 10, 2015 at the Sultanbeyli district in Istanbul. Turkey's largest city Istanbul was Monday shaken by twin attacks on the US consulate and a police station

    A bomb attack at a police station has killed three people, while the city's U.S. consulate has also come under fire, news agencies have reported.

  • US consulate in Istanbul attacked Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 2:10 AM ET
    US consulate in Istanbul attacked

    Hadley Gamble, CNBC correspondent and Middle East expert, discusses the political situation in Turkey and the attacks on a U.S. consulate and police station.

  • An emerging market star loses some of its shine Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Istanbul

    Growing political uncertainty is taking a toll on Turkey's economy, sending investors out and making analysts increasingly cautious.

  • BAGHDAD, Aug 3- Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government said on Monday it would pay a portion of its revenue from direct crude oil sales to producers, in an apparent attempt to reassure foreign oil companies operating in the northern region. The move sets up semi-autonomous Kurdistan to continue independent oil sales, which it has increased since mid-June while...

  •  PKK poses strategic risk for Turkey: Maplecroft Director

    Anthony Skinner, director and head of MENA at Verisk Maplecroft, discusses how Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has justified the conflict with the Kurdish insurgent group.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Turkey's bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq has diverted attention from "exploratory talks" for a new governing coalition. However, Turkey's president is almost certainly seeking to reassert himself as Turkey's de facto executive.