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Why is Turkey trying to mediate the Ukraine-Russia crisis?

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkey is hoping to help defuse tensions between its NATO allies and Russia over the Ukraine crisis,…

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Heavy snowfall cripples life in Istanbul

Bad weather strands vehicles around the city and suspends flights from metropolis’s largest airport. Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish authorities in…

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Looming Fed rate hikes have emerging markets dreading deja vu

If there were a character in literature who best mirrored the power the United States Federal Reserve wields over the…

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Heavy snowfall in Turkey forces Istanbul Airport to shut

The closure of Europe’s busiest airport grounds flights stretching from the Middle East and Africa to Europe and Asia. Europe’s…

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Giant chessboard: Istanbul ship-spotters monitor moves for war

Istanbul, Turkey – A light snow falls on Istanbul as Yoruk Isik boards a ferry and climbs upstairs, passing up…

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Uighurs in Turkey call for boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Protesters accuse the Chinese state of committing genocide and torture against the Muslim Uighur minority. Dozens of demonstrators from China’s…

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Turkish journalist arrested for insulting President Erdogan

Tens of thousands have been charged and sentenced over the crime of insulting Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the seven years…

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Shelling on Syria’s Afrin kills six civilians; dozens wounded

A rocket attack on a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killed six civilians and wounded more than…

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Turkey’s central bank hits pause, leaves interest rates unchanged

Turkey’s central bank voted to hit pause on an easing cycle that started in September and saw the lira crash.…

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Turkey signs $5bn swap deal with UAE, boosting foreign reserves

Turkey has depleted its foreign exchange reserves to defend the lira which lost more than 40 percent of its value…

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