Turkey

Academic: “Never-AKP” vote disappeared in Turkey’s referendum

Ben Aris in Berlin April 18, 2017

Group of hard-core voters always staunchly opposed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP at election time seem to disappear from poll in historic April 16 referendum.

Turkey extends state of emergency for three more months

bne IntelliNews April 18, 2017

State of emergency imposed by Turkey after last July's coup attempt extended as rows continue over referendum Yes vote's validity.

Turkey’s constitutional referendum fought on unlevel playing field, says OSCE in highly critical report

bne IntelliNews April 17, 2017

Referendum that delivered sweeping powers to President Erdogan criticised by opposition and international observers.

Was the Turkish referendum vote rigged?

Ben Aris in Berlin April 17, 2017

Opposition claims at least 1.5mn votes should be disallowed, which if upheld would be enough to reverse the narrow lead held by President Erdogan.

Turkey’s main opposition CHP calls for annulment of Sunday’s referendum

bne IntelliNews April 17, 2017

Turkey’s main opposition CHP calls for annulment of Sunday’s referendum

Turkey's Erdogan declares victory in contested referendum

bne IntelliNews April 17, 2017

Narrow majority votes Yes in referendum to establish an executive-style presidency with sweeping powers.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Turkey braces for epoch-making referendum

bne IntelliNews April 14, 2017

Polls indicate voters will grant Erdogan an executive presidency, though analysts say there may be a big hidden 'No' vote.

Turkey’s February current account deficit widens 29% y/y to $2.53bn

bne IntelliNews April 11, 2017

Turkey’s current account deficit expanded by 29% y/y to $2.53bn in February.

Turkish industrial output up for fifth consecutive month in Feb, but momentum lost

bne IntelliNews April 10, 2017

Turkey’s calendar-adjusted industrial production index increased by 1% y/y in February, marking the fifth consecutive rise. However, the rate of growth in the country’s industrial output slowed from the 2.6% y/y rise recorded in January.

Mayday for Turkish Airlines’ “super-connector” strategy

Will Conroy in Prague April 7, 2017

Turkish Airlines looks likely to be one of the airlines worst affected by the US government’s carry-on laptop ban.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Turkish business stranded on the referendum battlefield

bne IntelliNews April 7, 2017

The outrage that followed an April Fool’s advert for a confectionery company shows how dangerous the political environment has become for business.

Turkish inflation outstrips March forecast, annual figure at 8.5-yr high

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2017

Turkey's annual inflation rate accelerated to 11.29% in March, the highest level registered since October 2008. Annual inflation in domestic producer prices, meanwhile, shot up to a 9-year high of 16.09%.

Tillerson gives little away after tough meetings with Turkey's Erdogan and PM

bne IntelliNews March 30, 2017

Ankara demands answers on Syria alliance with Kurds, banker's New York arrest and exiled cleric Gulen in talks with US foreign policy chief.

Turkish Halkbank executive detained in US in Iran sanctions probe

bne IntelliNews March 29, 2017

International operations manager at state-owned bank accused of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars with Iranian-Turkish gold trader.

Hapless Turkish consumer finds some bravado

bne IntelliNews March 27, 2017

Index indicates Turkish households are starting to overcome fear of spending despite mountain of economic troubles.

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