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    Turkey holds key rate at 19pc

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 08:12pm on May 06, 2021

    Turkey’s central bank on Thursday held its main interest rate at 19 per cent while hinting that it may be lowered in the months to...

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    Turkey probes 2nd crypto exchange as market implodes

    | Updated at 11:01pm on April 25, 2021

    Turkey on Saturday detained the chief of one of the country’s biggest cryptocurrency firms after launching a manhunt for the founder of another exchange who...

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    What are Turkey and US up to in Afghanistan?

    MK Bhadrakumar | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2021

    THE zeal with which Washington is soliciting Turkey’s services to plot a way to normalise Afghanistan’s Taliban raises some troubling questions. Acting on Washington’s request,...

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    Turkey detains 10 retired admirals over open letter

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 10:21pm on April 05, 2021

    Turkey on Monday detained 10 retired admirals after a letter signed by more than 100 of them warned against a possible threat to a treaty...

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    Turkey slams admirals’ warning over Bosphorus treaty

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:27am on April 05, 2021

    Top Turkish officials on Sunday lashed out at an open letter signed by more than 100 retired admirals warning about a possible threat to a...

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    Kurdish fighters, pro-Turkey rebels clash in N Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:55pm on March 21, 2021

    Kurdish-led fighters were fending off Turkey’s Syrian proxies in violent clashes on Sunday near the Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa in northern Syria, a Britain-based...

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    Erdogan sacks central bank chief after interest rate hike

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 08:40pm on March 20, 2021

    Turkey braced on Saturday for a new spell of financial turbulence after president Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked his market-friendly central bank chief and replaced him...

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    Uighur women march in Istanbul against China camps

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:17pm on March 08, 2021

    Several hundred Muslim Uighur women in Turkey staged an International Women’s Day march along the Bosphorus on Monday demanding the closure of mass incarceration camps...

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    Turkey’s LGBT community face ‘tsunami of hate’

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul, Turkey | Updated at 10:19am on February 23, 2021

    Murat has watched for years as LGBT people who face persecution in the Middle East have found refuge in his cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Istanbul. Today,...

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    NZ-Australia row erupts over ‘terrorist’ dual national

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:17pm on February 16, 2021

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern angrily accused Australia Tuesday of shirking its responsibility for a dual national arrested in Turkey with alleged links to...

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