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DIARY - Turkey - to Jan 25, 2010

(All times are provisional and in GMT. For local time, add two hours. This diary is updated every day, and new listings or amendments are marked "*".) KEY INDICATORS DATE GMT/LOCAL INDICATOR PERIOD PRIOR 15/12 0900/1100 Budget balance Nov -1.8b 15/12 0800/1000 Unemployment Sep 11.4% 16/12 0800/1000 Consumer confidence Nov 89.02 16/12 1700/1900 Interest rate decision Dec 7.0% 20/12 1500/1700 Govt debt stock Nov 459.7b 22/12 1430/1630 CPI forecast 2wk 8.10% 28/12 1430/1630 Capacity utilisation Dec 75.9% 28/12 1430/1630 Manufacturing conf Dec 107.6p 23/12 0900/1100 Foreign arrivals Nov +8.52% 30/12 0800/1000 Trade balance Nov -$6.33b 3/1 N/A TIM export figures Dec $9.45b 3/1 0800/1000 CPI m/m Dec 0.03% 3/1 0800/1000 CPI y/y Dec 7.29% 3/1 0800/1000 PPI m/m Dec 0.31% 3/1 0800/1000 PPI y/y Dec +8.17% 8/1 0800/1000 Industrial Production Nov +9.8% 5/1 1430/1630 CPI forecast 2wk N/A 11/1 1500/1700 Treasury cash balance Dec +5.79b 11/1 0800/1000 Current account Nov 3.68b 31/3 0800/1000 GDP Q4 5.5% WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 *ANKARA - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan holds weekly meeting chief of military General Staff General Isik Kosaner. *ANKARA - Erdogan convenes defence industry committee at Undersecretariat for Defence Industries on the acquisition of helicopters from U.S.-based Sikorsky or Italy's Finmeccanica SpA's AgustaWestland. *ANKARA - President Abdullah Gul holds arts and culture awards ceremony. *ISTANBUL - State Minister Egemen Bagis, chief European Union negotiator, speaks at seminar on Turkey's Roma population. *NEW YORK - Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attends United Nations meeting on Iraq. JERUSALEM - Israeli Knesset to debate Turkey's demand for apology and compensation for May raid on Turkish-led aid convoy to the Gaza Strip in which nine Turks were killed. *ARBIL, Iraq - Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu attends conference in Iraqi Kurdistan. ISTANBUL - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin visits Turkey to discuss establishing joint venture to build nuclear power plant and gas contracts. *ISTANBUL - Yildiz meets Croatian Economy Minister Djuro Popijac. *FOZ DE IGUAZ, Brazil - Bagis attends Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) meeting. He will also sign agreement with Brazilian officials on double taxation. *ANKARA - Parliament continues debate on 2011 budget. *ANKARA - Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim attends tests for new Ankara-Konya high-speed railway. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 ISTANBUL - Interior Minister Besir Atalay, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland and President of Parliamentary Assembly Mevlut Cavusoglu attend Council of Europe conference on preventing terrorism. Until Dec 17. ISTANBUL - First hearing of "Sledgehammer" trial, in which retired and active military officers are accused of plotting to topple Erdogan's government in 2003. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 ANKARA - Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) holds extraordinary convention. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 ISTANBUL - Heads of state attend summit of Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO). SATURDAY, JANUARY 1 ISTANBUL - Istanbul Chamber of Commerce to release December inflation data for Turkey's biggest city. THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Next hearing in trial of 151 Kurdish politicians and activists accused of links to outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party. SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 ISTANBUL - Opening ceremony to be held for Turk Telekom Arena, new home of soccer club Galatasaray. Erdogan expected to attend ceremony (1700). TUESDAY, JANUARY 25 GENEVA - Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders attend tripartite summit with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Until Jan 26. ISTANBUL - Regional Mining Metals and Minerals Summit. NOTE - The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean Reuters will file a story based on the event. For the Reuters index of All Available Diaries, please click inside the brackets:. Keywords: DIARY TURKEY/ (Istanbul newsroom tel +90 212 350 7122; email: istanbul.newsroom@reuters.com) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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