Press mood stories for Turkey

Apr 20, 2018 06:41GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
President Erdogan instructs AKP MPs to work hard in field for elections (Sabah)
Foreigners vote for political stability [Borsa Istanbul recovers after early election announcement] (Sabah)
Coup-plotter soldiers sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment (Sabah)
CHP may not run with [party leader] Kilicdaroglu in presidential polls – opinion (Hurriyet)
Decisions on mega projects likely to be delayed till elections (Hurriyet)
Good Party chair Aksener claims party entitled to enter parliamentary elections (Hurriyet)
Election period to begin with parliament’s approval of early election motion [expectedly today] (Milliyet)
[Latest poll shows] Erdogan’s public rating at 55.6% – AKP spokesperson Unal (Milliyet)
Leaders’ tough choice [Party leaders running in presidential elections not to be able to be MP candidate] (Vatan)
Early election decision is market-friendly – Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan (Vatan)
Time running out for opposition to form election alliances (Vatan)
Apr 19, 2018 06:36GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
To ballot box at full speed [President Erdogan announces early elections on Jun 24] (Vatan)
Around 3,000 FETO members to be dismissed from army – Defence Minister Canikli (Vatan)
Market tension eases with early election announcement (Vatan)
Turkish jets reportedly warn helicopter carrying [Greek PM] Tsipras to leave Turkish airspace (Vatan)
CHP ready and to win snap elections – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Vatan)
Elections to clear way for Turkey [Local, external challenges deem snap polls necessary – Erdogan] (Sabah)
Early election decision knocks bottom out of opposition – opinion (Sabah)
[Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline] TANAP to start delivering gas in June (Sabah)
EU Minister Celik criticises EC progress report harshly (Sabah)
Unfair to hold elections under state of emergency – CHP spokesperson Tezcan (Hurriyet)
[Good Party chair] Aksener says to run in presidential elections (Hurriyet)
Need for switch to new system [of government] becomes urgent – Erdogan (Hurriyet)
Not early but raid-like election [Felicity Party chair Karamollaoglu criticises government over election date] (Hurriyet)
Businesses to backdate investment plans as election uncertainty disappears (Star)
[Clothing retailer] DeFacto prepares for IPO [in May] (Star)
Parliament to vote on early election motion over weekend (Milliyet)
Apr 18, 2018 06:22GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[MHP leader] Bahceli calls for early elections on Aug 26, 2018 (Milliyet)
[President] Erdogan underlines 2019 as date of elections (Milliyet)
State of emergency to be extended by another three months (Milliyet)
Turkey key actor of peace in region – EU Minister Celik to European leaders (Milliyet)
Day of decision on early or regular elections [Erdogan and Bahceli to meet today] (Star)
Turkish, Iran central banks begin currency swap transactions (Star)
Pentagon [reportedly] plans deployment of Gulf States’ forces [in Syria] if US forces withdrawn (Star)
Erdogan blames CHP for support to terrorists groups (Star)
No comment – Erdogan on Bahceli’s call for snap polls (Vatan)
Borsa Istanbul, lira exchange rate hit by surprising early election call (Vatan)
CHP does not object to early elections (Vatan)
EC releases most critical progress report on Turkey (Hurriyet)
Apr 17, 2018 06:44GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Senior FETO member caught trying to flee to Greece (Hurriyet)
Employment in CBT falls by 908 [to 3,730] in 2017 (Hurriyet)
Production rises [y/y in February], unemployment falls [y/y in January] (Hurriyet)
Government transfers TRY 3.6bn from budget to defence industry fund [in Q1] (Hurriyet)
Three soldiers killed in PKK attack in [Turkey’s south-eastern province] Sirnak (Hurriyet)
Western states jealous of Turkey-Iran-Russia cooperation on Syria (Star)
High-tech industrial output rises by 17.7% y/y [in February] (Star)
Number of young unemployed falling (Star)
President Erdogan recommends borrowing more in gold (Star)
Turhal and Ilgin sugar plants to be privatised for total TRY 1.2bn (Star)
Provocation [Greek civilians hoist flag over islet near Turkish coast, Turkish forces remove flag] (Vatan)
Data signals 7.5% y/y GDP growth possible in Q1 – opinion (Vatan)
Budget target of tax revenues to be overshot – FinMin Agbal (Vatan)
CHP organises sit-in protests against state of emergency (Vatan)
PM Yildirim warns Greece to abstain from provocations (Milliyet)
CHP to rebuild democracy in Turkey – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Milliyet)
Apr 16, 2018 06:41GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
You cannot hide forever [Erdogan vows Gulen to be brought to Turkey] (Milliyet)
Interest in Treasury’s gold-indexed bonds favourable – Deputy PM Simsek (Milliyet)
Auto industry production and exports keep strong momentum in Q1 (Milliyet)
Secretary General of NATO Stoltenberg calls allies to support Turkey [ahead of Turkey visit] (Milliyet)
Government works to raise public employment of Roma people – Labour Minister Sarieroglu (Sabah)
West should join Astana process [of Iran, Russia, Turkey] – Macron’s adviser Trinquand (Sabah)
Belated response – PM Yildirim [on US-led air strikes against Assad regime] (Sabah)
Turkey is declared exchange rate war – Erdogan (Vatan)
Renault to produce hybrid car model in Bursa plant (Vatan)
Turkey to spoil oil games in Syria – Erdogan (Star)
Auto retailers launch spring sales campaigns (Star)
Apr 13, 2018 06:44GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey mediates between US and Russia over Syria tension (Star)
US steps back: Trump signals US may not hit Syria (Star)
CBT to use all policy instruments for price stability – CBT governor Cetinkaya (Star)
Dangerous actions [US sends another fleet to Mediterranean, Russian fleet in Syria port set sail] (Hurriyet)
No one can bring Turkey to heel using exchange rates – President Erdogan (Hurriyet)
CHP, Good party leaders agree to cooperate for election security, alliance not mentioned (Hurriyet)
Erdogan calls for end to games played over Syria (Sabah)
Cetinkaya says additional tightening possible, lira appreciates (Vatan)
EUR 950mn to Turkey’s logistics giant [DFSR signs deal to buy ferry operator U.N. Ro-Ro] (Vatan)
Apr 12, 2018 06:47GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
World on alert [Syria on brink of triggering World War III] (Milliyet)
PM Yildirim likens Russian, US officials to street fighters [over statements on Syria] (Milliyet)
No need to worry, economy authorities has its feet on the ground – PM Yildirim (Milliyet)
Mediterranean waters heat up again [US sending fleet to Mediterranean] (Milliyet)
US President Trump tweets ‘Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming to Syria’ (Vatan)
Tweet worse than missile [Trump’s tweet pushes lira exchange rate, Borsa Istanbul down sharply] (Vatan)
CBT to take measures [against market volatility] if necessary – PM Yildirim (Vatan)
Market volatility temporary, no need to intervene – EconMin Zeybekci (Vatan)
Turkey to overcome plots against economy – President Erdogan (Sabah)
Internet celebrities should pay tax [if they generate income over online activities] – FinMin Agbal (Sabah)
Trade Minister Tufenkci positive about grocery chains’ offer to be off one day each week (Star)
162,000 Syrians migrating in Turkey have returned to Syria so far (Star)
Apr 11, 2018 06:36GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Three executives of [Gulenist terror organisation] FETO brought to Turkey from Gabon (Milliyet)
Not others but Turkey to decide whom to hand over Afrin – Erdogan [as response to Russian minister] (Milliyet)
Incentives to local film and TV series industry to be raised – Culture and Tourism Minister Kurtulmus (Milliyet)
Tripartite operation against Assad [US reportedly plans operation against Assad with backing by UK, France] (Vatan)
Russian roulette [Lira falls to record lows against US dollar, euro after US sanctions on Russia] (Vatan)
[State-run] EUAS to establish [six] mobile power plants in Istanbul [for TRY 189mn] (Vatan)
Head of largest chamber of artisans ISTESOB charged with fraud (Hurriyet)
State of emergency is necessity – MHP leader Bahceli (Hurriyet)
Government plans to privatise more coal mines this year (Hurriyet)
Those behind Douma chemical attack will pay – Erdogan (Star)
Apr 10, 2018 06:37GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Super incentives to boost economy [Government announces project-based special incentives] (Sabah)
Economy must grow strongly – President Erdogan (Sabah)
Critical hours [US President Trump says to decide on move against Assad soon after chemical attack] (Sabah)
Giant investments in 23 projects [Investments under special incentive scheme to reach TRY 135bn] (Vatan)
Super incentives to remedy CA deficit [Projects together to cut CA deficit by USD 19bn – President Erdogan] (Vatan)
Israeli jets hit Syrian regime military base (Vatan)
Giant takeover in media [Dogan Holding transfers media assets to Demiroren Group] (Milliyet)
TRY 28.4bn part of subsidised investments to be spent on indigenous car project (Milliyet)
Syria should not be made victim of power struggle [between US and Russia] – Deputy PM Bozdag (Star)
Ziraat Bank borrows record high TRY 1.4bn syndicated loan (Star)
Apr 09, 2018 06:28GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Shame on you West [Erdogan criticises Western governments’ silence on massacres in Eastern Ghouta] (Star)
Local-brand car to be in five models – Industry Minister Ozlu (Star)
CHP’s love for [ex-chair of HDP] Demirtas [Seventeen CHP officials visit Demirtas in jail so far] (Star)
Seventy-eight civilians killed in chemical attack by Syrian regime in Eastern Ghouta (Milliyet)
Treasury to transfer total of TRY 2bn to venture capital funds [in next five years] – minister (Milliyet)
Illegal migration from Afghanistan threatens Turkey – PM Yildirim (Milliyet)
Full-year target achieved in three months [Budget receives TRY 4bn in restructured debt payments – minister] (Vatan)
EU should condemn political comedian of Greece – EU Minister Celik [referring to Greek defence minister] (Vatan)
Government seeks solution to tension between conventional taxi and Uber drivers (Hurriyet)
CHP to bring democracy to Turkey by winning 2019 elections – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Hurriyet)
Apr 06, 2018 06:30GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Speculations on government measures to reduce interest rates heat up markets (Hurriyet)
[Deputy PM] Simsek is on duty – PM Yildirim [on resignation claim] (Hurriyet)
[Turkish Associated International Shipyard] TAIS mulls local ship engine production (Hurriyet)
Two out of five Syrian children in Turkey do not go to school (Hurriyet)
[President] Erdogan sues [CHP chair] Kilicdaroglu for slander [over claim of Erdogan links to FETO] (Sabah)
Corporates sell USD 5.4bn worth of forex since Mar 6 (Sabah)
[Grocery chain] Migros raises turnover by 39% [to TRY 15.3bn] in 2017 (Sabah)
Local businessman, ex-advisor to CIA reportedly holds talks with PKK before Jul 15 [coup attempt] (Sabah)
Alleged resignation attempt by Simsek hits lira exchange rate (Vatan)
[EconMin sends] Letter to US for steel tariff exemption (Vatan)
New export gate to auto industry [OYAK, Japan’s NYK to build Ro-Ro port for USD 110mn] (Vatan)
US officials continue to make conflicting statements on military presence in Syria (Vatan)
Chinese HT Solar Enerji plans to invest USD 1bn in Turkey’s solar energy (Star)
[Seized] Boydak Holding targets TRY 9.7bn turnover, USD 420mn exports [this year] (Star)
Eighty FETO members abroad handed over to Turkey so far – Deputy PM Bozdag (Star)
Apr 05, 2018 06:43GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Leaders of Turkey, Iran, Russia agree to fight terror in Syria, on humanitarian aids (Milliyet)
500,000 tons of steel to be used for construction of Akkuyu nuclear plant (Milliyet)
EU delegation to visit Turkey this month for visa liberalisation (Milliyet)
Government grants VAT tax exemption to philanthropists – FinMin Agbal (Star)
VAT return processes to speed up [with draft law package approved by parliament] (Vatan)
US trains 30,000 YPG members so far (Vatan)
Turkey, Iran, Russia [implicitly] criticise US about Syria policy (Vatan)
Apr 04, 2018 06:51GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Foundation of century [Foundation of Akkuyu nuclear plant laid] (Vatan)
Food committee fails [CPI up by 1.0% m/m in March with highest 2.0% m/m rise in food prices] (Vatan)
Single or double? [Economists divided between single- or double-digit rate inflation at year-end] (Vatan)
Time to return home from Syria – Trump (Vatan)
Erdogan, Putin meet for ninth time in twenty months (Vatan)
Target 2023 [First reactor of Akkuyu nuclear plant to be complete in 2023] (Hurriyet)
Government [reportedly] works on new business support package (Hurriyet)
Single-digit inflation possible in December at the earliest – analysts (Hurriyet)
US setting up new military base in [Syria’s] Manbij (Hurriyet)
Process of permanent job status to subcontracted workers in public completed (Sabah)
Inflation falls to eight-month low [at 10.2% y/y] in March (Sabah)
Russia to speed up delivery of S-400 missiles – Putin (Sabah)
Local security forces begin duty in Afrin after Turkey-backed operation (Star)
Strong return of German tourists [German tourist inflows to Antalya double y/y in March] (Star)
Greek officials continue to verbally irritate Turkey (Star)
Apr 03, 2018 06:59GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
First step to nuclear age [Foundation of Akkuyu nuclear plant to be laid today] (Star)
Turkish Technic generates TRY 1.1bn turnover from aircraft maintenance [in 2017] (Star)
[Top tourism resort] Antalya heads towards record high tourist inflows this year (Star)
Hagia Sophia drives Greeks mad [Greek media presents Erdogan reciting prayer at Hagia Sophia as attack to Christianity] (Star)
Erdogan orders construction of parking lots in schools in Istanbul (Vatan)
Turkey targets to exceed USD 170mn exports this year – EconMin Zeybekci (Vatan)
Housing developers intensify sales campaigns (Vatan)
Turkey may launch new [cross-border] military operations at any time – Erdogan (Milliyet)
Investment and loan demand remains favourable – bank association TBB chair Aydin (Milliyet)
CHP reportedly prefers entering parliamentary elections alone (Milliyet)
Turkish army carries out air strikes in Afrin [in Syria], Hakurk and Qandil [in northern Iraq] (Sabah)
Mar 29, 2018 06:14GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Clear Sinjar and Qandil [of PKK] or we will do it – National Security Council [to Iraqi government] (Hurriyet)
Rosatom expects stake sale in Akkuyu [nuclear power plant] to be completed in 2019 (Hurriyet)
[Snack maker] Mondelez International shifts production to Turkey (Hurriyet)
All bureaucratic transactions to be enabled online by end-year – PM Yildirim (Sabah)
Russia [reportedly] prefers not FSA but Turkish armed forces to conduct Tal Rifaat operation [against YPG in Syria] (Sabah)
CEO of another Ponzi farm game caught while attempting to flee Turkey (Vatan)
Smaller houses planned in areas of urban transformation – Istanbul Mayor Uysal (Vatan)
Mar 28, 2018 07:40GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey to conduct operation into Iraq's Sinjar if town not cleared of terrorists – President Erdogan (Sabah)
Foundation of Akkuyu to be laid next week (Sabah)
PYD/YPG controlled by PKK, former US diplomat admits (Sabah)
Eurasia tunnel operator expects state-guaranteed vehicle traffic to be matched this year (Vatan)
Auto industry gears down [Auto production flat y/y in Jan-Feb – association] (Vatan)
Blow to PKK [63 PKK terrorists killed in operations] (Vatan)
[2017] GDP growth to be between 7.0% and 7.5% – PM Yildirim (Milliyet)
Turkey expects EU to be constructive towards Turkey – Erdogan (Milliyet)
Turkey-backed forces launch operation into Tal Rifaat [in northern Syria] (Star)
Mar 27, 2018 06:51GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey aims at full membership in EU – President Erdogan (Milliyet)
Manbij objection [by some US officials] may not be Trump’s own will – Erdogan (Milliyet)
Turk Telecom signs protocol with ISKUR to employ 2,500 people (Milliyet)
CHP leader Kilicdaroglu calls for voluntary inclusion in CHP’s secure election campaign (Milliyet)
Turkey, EU to leave behind difficult period [in relations] – Erdogan (Hurriyet)
US threatens Turkey not to sell F-35 [fighter jets] over S-400 [missile deal with Russia] – retired Turkish ambassador (Hurriyet)
Foreigners buy 80% of shares sold in recent IPOs – Borsa Istanbul chair Karadag (Hurriyet)
AKP [reportedly] to apply three-term rule to mayors [in 2019 local elections with some exceptions] (Hurriyet)
Let’s build strong Europe together – Erdogan to EU (Sabah)
Operation Olive Branch to achieve its target with clearance of Tal Rifaat [from YPG] (Sabah)
Turkey expects tangible steps by EU [to rebuild trust] – Erdogan (Star)
Government confirms Iraqi army settles in [some areas in] Sinjar – deputy PM Bozdag (Star)
Turkey to do necessary in Sinjar [if Iraqi operation against PKK fails] – Erdogan (Star)
Mar 26, 2018 06:15GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Presidential alliance [of AKP, MHP] aims to collect record high share of votes – President Erdogan (Sabah)
Turkish intelligence uncovers Dutch military spy in Turkey (Sabah)
Tal Rifaat to be taken soon [under Afrin operation] – Erdogan (Sabah)
Government announces three candidate regions for offshore wind power project (Milliyet)
Protest against privatisation [5,000 people take part in protest against privatisation of sugar plants] (Milliyet)
[Ponzi scheme simulation game] Ciftlik Bank collects TRY 1.1bn from 132,000 people – prosecutor report (Vatan)
Around USD 3.0bn to be invested in local-brand car – Industry Minister Ozlu (Vatan)
Test of confidence between Turkey and EU [Erdogan to meet with top EU officials today] (Vatan)
US provides medical assistance to YPG [Turkish army discovers hidden underground hospital in Afrin] (Star)
Mar 23, 2018 06:51GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Giant acquisition in media sector [Dogan Group in talks to sell media assets to Demiroren Group] (Vatan)
Trade ministry investigates farm simulation games after Ponzi scheme game Ciftlik Bank CEO flees country (Vatan)
Three soldiers killed [clearing bombs in Syria’s Afrin] (Vatan)
Either US accepts Manbij framework or Turkey clears northern Syria of YPG – Foreign Minister Cavusoglu (Vatan)
Critical meeting in delicate period: Erdogan speaks with Trump by phone (Star)
Six hundred defence projects worth USD 60bn to be completed in ten years – PM Yildirim (Star)
[Mobile operator] Turkcell plans TRY 3bn investments in next three years (Hurriyet)
Parliament approves omnibus bill on incentives to economy (Milliyet)
Foreign Minister Cavusoglu signals operation into northern Iraq (Milliyet)
Erdogan, Trump agree to continue efforts to address bilateral concerns (Sabah)
US drops charges against President Erdogan’s guards (Sabah)
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