Turkey - Factors to Watch on Oct 12

ISTANBUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports andevents that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday.

The lira was at 1.8060 against thedollar at 0510 GMT, slightly firming from 1.8092 late onThursday.

The yield on Turkey's two-year benchmark bond

closed at 7.59 percent from a Wednesday's closeat 7.63 percent.

Turkey's main share index closed up 1.64 percent at69,577 points, its highest level since May 2011, outperforming a0.45 percent rise in the emerging markets index .�


Asian stocks and the euro steadied on Friday, but were oncourse for a losing week as worries about weak corporateearnings and slowing global economic growth limit the appeal ofriskier assets.

A rally that had pushed global equities up around 15 percentfrom the lows of early June stalled this week. Investors weretreading carefully with the third quarter reporting season underway and eyes on how J.P. Morgan fares when it posts itsresults later on Friday in the United States.


Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said late on Thursdaya Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Ankara was carryingRussian-made munitions destined for Syria's defence ministry.


Turkey's parliament late on Thursday renewed a mandate foranother year allowing the government to send troops intonorthern Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebel fighters, despiteobjections from Baghdad.


Istanbul-based budget carrier Pegasus Airlines Chairman AliSabanci said they have completed a large plane order agreementand will announce new plane orders before year-end, which willbe much larger than a previous order of 40 planes and will bedelivered in 10 years, daily Dunya reported.

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(Writing by Seda Sezer)((Istanbul newsroom tel +90 212 3507122)(email:)(istanbul.newsroom@reuters.com))