Opposition CHP’s Imamoglu takes office and tells thousands that he will treat all of Istanbul’s residents as ‘equals’. Istanbul’s new mayor Ekrem Imamoglu has officially…View More Istanbul's new mayor: Nobody can ignore 'the will of the people'
Pentagon tells Turkey it’s cancelling its purchase of F-35 jets if Ankara continues purchase of Russia S-400 system. The US Pentagon has notified Turkey that it…View More US starts withdrawing Turkey from F-35 programme over Russia deal
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering companies sidestepping the Huawei ban, a European heat wave and a…View More Huawei, Turkey, Heat Wave: Your Wednesday Briefing
Despite US pressure, Turkish leader reiterates delivery of Russian S-400 air defence system will start next month. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey…View More Erdogan: No backtrack from S-400 deal with Russia
Turkey’s president says ‘the S-400 issue is settled’ after discussing it with Russia, Turkish broadcaster NTV reports. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he expected…View More Erdogan sees Russian S-400s delivery starting in July: NTV
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Moody’s cut Turkey’s sovereign credit rating deeper into “junk” territory on Friday, saying the risk of a balance of payments crisis continued…View More Moody's downgrades Turkey rating to B1, ministry challenges move
German-Turkish footballer Mesut Ozil sparked controversy when he asked Erdogan to be best man in March. German footballer Mesut Ozil has tied the knot, with…View More German footballer Ozil ties the knot, with Erdogan as best man
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish warplanes and attack helicopters struck targets in the mountains of northern Iraq, Turkey’s defense ministry said on Thursday, adding that the…View More Turkey says warplanes strike targets in Iraq, 19 militants 'neutralized'
Warrants issued for past and present ministry employees for having alleged links to group blamed for 2016 coup attempt. Turkish authorities have ordered the arrest…View More Turkey orders arrest of 206 foreign ministry personnel
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives called on Turkey on Wednesday to cancel its planned acquisition of a Russian…View More U.S. House members criticize Turkey over Russia ties
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish economy will hopefully overcome the impacts of a currency crisis last year with just two quarters of contraction, Turkey’s Finance…View More Turkish finance minister hopes damage to economy from currency crisis will be short-lived
Decision by Turkey’s high election board to stage repeat of last month’s local elections slammed by Western critics. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has welcomed a…View More Erdogan welcomes controversial move to rerun Istanbul vote
ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkey’s top election body ordered a re-run of the Istanbul mayoral vote on Monday (May 6) following the shock defeat of President…View More Turkey election body orders Istanbul vote re-run
Fuat Oktay says US concerns over the Russian-made defence system are not reasonable, adding Ankara will not back down. Turkey will never bow to US…View More Turkey will not bow to US sanctions over S-400: Vice president