Press mood stories for Turkey

Aug 21, 2017 06:22GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
I do not need anybody to react on behalf of me – Erdogan [in criticism of some party officials, columnists] (Hurriyet)
I am ready for everything – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu [on AKP’s claim Kilicdaroglu may be linked to espionage case] (Hurriyet)
Implementation of single-type uniform for FETO suspects to begin soon – Erdogan (Sabah)
Auto retailers association OYDER plans to establish insurance firm (Sabah)
Kilicdaroglu should be brave and announce candidacy [for 2019 presidential elections] – Deputy PM Akdag (Sabah)
Operation [against ISIS] in Iraq’s Tal Afar begins (Milliyet)
Government plans to revise legislation on urban transformation – City Planning Minister Ozhaseki (Milliyet)
Idlib traffic in Ankara [Russian, US officials to visit Turkey to discuss operation against ISIS in Syria’s Idlib] (Star)
Aug 18, 2017 06:50GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Chicken breeders are in conflict white meat producers (Vatan)
Tunnel from Syria to Turkey dug by PKK discovered (Vatan)
Huge quake in Marmara in near term not to be surprising – earthquake research institute (Star)
Bus and air tickets sold out ahead of long Sacrifice Holiday (Star)
Democratic countries should not shelter terrorists – EU Minister Celik to Germany (Star)
We do not take Merkel seriously – Presidential spokesperson Kalin (Star)
Upgrading Customs Union is not favour to Turkey, to benefit both sides – EU Minister Celik (Milliyet)
Merkel should not dictate policy to EU institutions – Celik (Milliyet)
Aug 17, 2017 06:42GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Coup plotter lieutenant colonel caught in Antalya (Sabah)
Large wind-power investment [as per recently concluded tender] to save USD 270mn per year – Turkerler Holding (Sabah)
Ziraat provides largest finance to economy [Ziraat Bank’s loans reach TRY 360bn at end-H1] (Sabah)
Independence referendum in Northern Iraq risks civil war, Foreign Minister Cavusoglu warns (Sabah)
Inflation targets should be re-considered [as 5% target missed since 2010] – opinion (Milliyet)
Customs Union [between EU and Turkey] not to be upgraded – Merkel (Milliyet)
Half of residences in Turkey not insured against quake – Natural disaster insurance institution DASK (Milliyet)
PM Yildirim asks Dutch counterpart for contribution to EU-Turkey ties (Milliyet)
Ten-day holiday not to lead to production losses – Industry Minister Isik (Vatan)
Potential 7.7-magnitude quake in Istanbul may kill 625,000 people – report by association TMMOB (Vatan)
Deadline to approve credit cards for use in e-trade extended to end-2017 (Vatan)
Note over Oksuz [Turkey sends diplomatic note to Germany on claims key coup suspect is spotted in Germany] (Hurriyet)
AKP tries to plot against CHP – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Hurriyet)
Aug 16, 2017 06:29GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Good news to tourism sector [Government extends Sacrifice Holiday to ten days] (Vatan)
1.8mn employment [generated in Feb-May] (Vatan)
Akbank receives high demand for [USD 1.15bn] syndicated loan (Vatan)
We stand behind Kilicdaroglu [81 provincial offices of CHP announce support to Kilicdaroglu against Erdogan’s verbal attacks] (Vatan)
Coup plotter pilots trained by [detained ex-general] Ozturk – report (Sabah)
Ten-days holiday support to tourism [Sacrifice Holiday expected to generate TRY 1bn tourism revenues] (Sabah)
Association expects hazelnut yield to reach 750,000 tons this year (Sabah)
Army enhances security measures on Syrian border against PKK and YPG (Sabah)
Number of unemployed declines by 760,000 since January (Milliyet)
PKK attack in Ankara prevented (Milliyet)
Unemployment rate falls by 2.8pps in four months thanks to national employment mobilisation (Star)
Iraq, US launch operation against ISIS in Tal Afar (Star)
Aug 15, 2017 06:44GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
AKP is love story of this nation [AKP celebrates 16th anniversary of foundation] (Star)
TRY 786mn debt of artisans to be restructured (Star)
Government initially offers 3% plus 3% pay hike to civil servants (Star)
Nobody should flatter himself [for AKP's success] – Erdogan to party organisations (Milliyet)
Tourism sector eyes today’s cabinet meeting for Sacrifice Holiday decision (Milliyet)
6.5mn houses carry quake risk – association GYODER (Milliyet)
18 dead in terrorist attack on Turkish restaurant [in Burkina Faso] (Hurriyet)
Civil servant union Memur-Sen is close to government’s pay hike offer (Hurriyet)
PKK attack to police officers prevented (Vatan)
[South-eastern city] Hakkari leads personal credit growth in H1 (Vatan)
Erdogan is defamer – CHP’s Tezcan [on Erdogan’s claim Kilicdaroglu may be linked to espionage case] (Vatan)
Erdogan asks party organisations to prepare for 2019 elections (Vatan)
Aug 14, 2017 06:35GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Do not be surprised if Kilicdaroglu is linked [to intelligence truck espionage case] – Erdogan (Hurriyet)
Zombies on road [Almost 400,000 heavily damaged cars repaired and registered in traffic in last ten years] (Hurriyet)
Use of e-invoice rising swiftly – FinMin Agbal (Hurriyet)
New party to be national-centre rather than centre-right – MHP dissident Ozdag (Hurriyet)
AKP is revolutionist, reformist and democrat [AKP builds strong Turkey in 15 years of ruling] (Sabah)
New round talks for local-brand car in pipeline – Industry Minister Isik (Sabah)
Intersecting roads of CHP and FETO [CHP-Gulen relations date back to 2010] (Sabah)
65% of participants in [public employment agency] Is-Kur’s training programmes employed (Sabah)
Downward correction in Borsa Istanbul may continue this week – opinion (Vatan)
CHP: Fight against FETO deviates from aim (Vatan)
Government to announce [2018-2019] pay hike offer to civil servants today (Star)
Aug 11, 2017 06:58GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Plan to hit US jet by drone [Russian ISIS member caught, admits plan to hit US jet by drone] (Vatan)
Wind-power YEKA tenders to push power prices down – opinion (Vatan)
JP Morgan rises 2017 growth forecast on Turkey to 4.6% (Vatan)
[Independence] Referendum in Northern Iraq to damage itself – Energy Minister Albayrak (Star)
NATO mediates for German MPs visit to Konya Airbase (Star)
EconMin Zeybekci offers super incentives to Kazakh investors (Milliyet)
Akinci Base coup trial continues (Milliyet)
Trump sides with Turks against coup attempt – Trump’s aide Phares (Sabah)
FETO establishes TV channel in Europe (Sabah)
Aug 10, 2017 07:17GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Good news to exporters [Eximbank cuts rediscount loan rates, to provide additional TRY 2.5bn finance to SMEs] (Sabah)
100,000 houses to be built in Istanbul in one year (Sabah)
[CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu declares war against his own country – President Erdogan (Sabah)
EconMin Zeybekci calls banks to compromise from high profits (Milliyet)
New intelligence unit formed, CHP MP Tezcan claims (Milliyet)
AKP does not plan elections till 2019 – AKP deputy leader Atas (Milliyet)
We need to work rather than to have holiday – EconMin Zeybekci [on tourism sector demands for extension of Sacrifice Holiday] (Vatan)
Budget receives TRY 750mn from two hydropower plant privatisation (Hurriyet)
Aug 09, 2017 06:43GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
40% increase in bank profits is disastrous for economy – Erdogan (Vatan)
Banks pushed limits in loan supply, now is time to rest – banks’ association TBB chair Aydin (Vatan)
Wall on Iranian border too [Turkey to build security wall on Iranian border following Syrian border wall] (Vatan)
AKP wants to destroy state – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Vatan)
BOTAS is corporate tax champion of 2016 (Hurriyet)
Industrial wheels keep spinning despite holiday [Calendar-adjusted industrial output rises by 3.4% y/y in June] (Hurriyet)
Hikes in mobile phone prices in pipeline as TRT tax raised (Hurriyet)
CHP fails in municipal work (Star)
Kilicdaroglu fears expansion of intelligence truck case – Erdogan (Star)
Banks rob citizens [Erdogan criticises banks over high loan rates] (Sabah)
Government allows seven German MPs to visit troops in Konya (Sabah)
Prosecutors probe into CHP’s Atasehir Mayor Ilgezdi for corruption (Sabah)
Aug 08, 2017 06:55GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
We do not have another state – Erdogan [on AKP official’s statement Erdogan was forming new state] (Milliyet)
Last opportunity [Tourism sector demands cabinet to extend Sacrifice Holiday] (Milliyet)
Turkey’s refugee population to rise by 1mn in ten years – research (Milliyet)
E-trade at risk [40% of clients yet to approve credit card use in e-trade despite nine days to deadline for approval] (Sabah)
Record high gold imports in July (Sabah)
Turkey to hit PKK targets by air strikes (Sabah)
Borsa Istanbul becomes top-grossing stock exchange [BIST 100 Index rises by 40% ytd] (Vatan)
Changes in AKP organisations necessary – Erdogan (Vatan)
Germany leads Turkish exports in eight branches (Star)
Aug 07, 2017 06:49GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Number of Syrians returning home expected to reach 100,000 at year-end (Hurriyet)
Ataturk Airport to serve as fairground [when third Istanbul airport put into service] (Hurriyet)
Ex-German President Wulff working for Turkish firm, triggers political debate in Germany (Vatan)
Toyota Turkey doubles output y/y in H1 (Vatan)
Turkey may raise number of overseas military bases – opinion (Vatan)
Amazing transformation of south-eastern Turkey [Districts cleared of PKK are being modernised] (Sabah)
Evidence shows military students were aware of foiled coup (Star)
Aug 04, 2017 06:40GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
FETO delivers confidential banking data to US [in 2013] (Star)
Turkish-German partnership in energy [Siemens-Turkerler-Kalyon wins tender on 1,000MW-capacity wind power] (Star)
CPI Inflation falls to single digit levels after six months (Star)
Record low price [Winner of wind power tender offers 3.48 USD cent/kwh for state-guaranteed purchase price] (Vatan)
Government to enable minors to participate in private pension system (Vatan)
Single-digit rehearsal [Inflation expected to fall back to single digits in December] (Vatan)
US denies supplying tanks to YPG (Vatan)
Period of mandatory stay in PPS to be extended (Sabah)
57% of automatic members in PPS leave system – association (Milliyet)
Aug 03, 2017 06:53GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Supreme Military Council replaces three force commanders (Milliyet)
Eximbank proves confidence in Turkey [Eximbank secures USD 635mn loan, to cooperate with British export authority] (Sabah)
Key coup suspect Batmaz denies accusations (Sabah)
Surprising name promoted to naval force commander (Hurriyet)
Record high profit [Banks’ TRY 25.4bn net profit in H1 supported by KGF-guaranteed credits] (Vatan)
Lira sees historical lows against euro (Vatan)
Auto sales jump by 41% y/y in July, fall by 3% y/y in Jan-Jul (Vatan)
Aug 02, 2017 06:38GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Tobacco pushes down, food pushes up [CBT raises end-year inflation forecast to 8.7%] (Hurriyet)
Record high export growth with auto exports [Exports jump by 31.2% y/y in July – TIM] (Hurriyet)
Russian effect on tourism [Foreign arrivals rise by 14% y/y in H1 as Russian tourists return] (Hurriyet)
Bombed trap by PKK in [Diyarbakir’s] Lice, two soldiers killed (Hurriyet)
US supplies at least ten tanks to YPG (Hurriyet)
Tourist influx [Foreign arrivals jump by 43% y/y in June] (Star)
Cash loans to SMEs rise by 20% y/y at end-June (Star)
CBT to maintain tight policy stance (Star)
Government to announce pay hike offer [to civil servants for 2018-2019] on Aug 14 (Star)
Time to give account [Critical coup trial begins] (Milliyet)
Giant firms to race for large wind power tender on Aug 4 (Milliyet)
Three PKK terrorists killed [in eastern province Tunceli] (Milliyet)
Gulf crisis does not affect tourism [1.2mn tourists from Gulf states visit Turkey in H1] (Sabah)
July export growth highest of last six years (Sabah)
Aug 01, 2017 06:29GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
First test for new labour minister [Civil servant collective bargaining talks to begin today] (Vatan)
Investments in real estate lose attractiveness against deposits (Vatan)
Foreign visits rise by 18.7% y/y in Q2, tourism income – by 8.7% y/y (Vatan)
Sneaky embargo by EU [Some EU firms reportedly stop exporting input materials to Turkey] (Sabah)
Foreign trade deficit falls by 9.1% y/y in June (Sabah)
Government seek ways to revive tourism sector (Milliyet)
CHP to hold justice congress on Aug 26-30 (Milliyet)
US-backed PYD army [US sends 180 trucks carrying arms to terrorist organisation PYD in three days] (Star)
Supreme Military Council expected to extend terms of commanders-in-chief (Star)
Jul 31, 2017 06:24GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
It is time for economic spring [Deputy PM Simsek says Turkish economy left hard period behind] (Milliyet)
Not against secularism [Deputy PM Bozdag defends right to perform marriage ceremony by religious officials] (Milliyet)
TOFAS works at full capacity in H1 to meet Egea family car orders (Vatan)
Nine PKK terrorists killed in air strike on [south-eastern city] Sanliurfa (Vatan)
Gulf states signal softer stance against Qatar (Vatan)
Defence revolution [Turkey produces first national jet engine] (Star)
Tens of thousands protest Israeli moves against Palestine in Istanbul (Star)
[Home appliances maker] Sinbo to establish new plant with USD 200mn investment (Star)
Qatari investors to meet with Turkish producers in Izmir on Aug 3-4 (Hurriyet)
Turkey and Germany to pass stress test – Deputy PM Simsek (Hurriyet)
Jul 28, 2017 06:35GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
German firms turn deaf ear to Merkel [Four German firms bid in tender for wind power production] (Star)
We see German firms as local firms – PM Yildirim (Star)
Number of MPs of cities adjusted for presidential system (Star)
Exhausted party officials should quit – Erdogan (Milliyet)
High interest in large wind power tender [Eight consortia place bids] (Milliyet)
Tight monetary stance to continue – CBT (Vatan)
At least 224,000 Syrian children are born in Turkey [since 2011] (Vatan)
Jul 27, 2017 06:32GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Assistant professor position should be lifted – President Erdogan (Vatan)
Turk Telekom posts TRY 890mn net profit (Vatan)
Daesh planned bombed attack to Incirlik Airbase (Vatan)
Israel should avoid policies to risk peace in region – Erdogan (Vatan)
Prevent FETO from infiltrating universities – Erdogan to rectors (Sabah)
Turkey pulls in USD 4.8bn FDIs in Jan-May – Deputy PM Simsek (Sabah)
Blow to PKK’s financing sources [Operations target drug trade by PKK] (Sabah)
Large wind power tender to be held today (Milliyet)
CHP calls for acquittance of daily Cumhuriyet journalists (Milliyet)
Jul 26, 2017 06:55GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
S-400 missile deal with Russia is ready – President Erdogan (Hurriyet)
Israel wants to invade Al-Aksa – Erdogan (Star)
EconMin Zeybekci criticises Germany [for statements on upgrading Customs Union deal] (Star)
Treasury [reportedly] to raise borrowing limit (Vatan)
CBT expected to hold rates at Jul 27 rate-sitting (Vatan)
Turkish economy leaves worst behind – KPMG (Vatan)
Jul 25, 2017 06:45GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Civil servants ask for 10% plus 6% pay raise for 2018 (Vatan)
Incentives work [House sales to foreigners rise by 24.8% y/y in July] (Vatan)
Large wind-power tender with local content conditions to be held on Jul 27 (Vatan)
No German firm is under investigation – Interior Minister Soylu (Vatan)
Sustained unity in Islamic world is must – Erdogan [on Gulf trip] (Star)
Saudi Arabia leads house sales to foreigners in H1 (Star)
Arrested German activist under surveillance of German government for long (Star)
Eyes on Turkey: Trial of daily Cumhuriyet journalists begins (Hurriyet)
New cabinet, new duties [Simsek to be responsible for economy, Bozdag chosen as spokesperson] (Hurriyet)
BDDK steps in against high deposit rates (Sabah)
Erdogan plays down US concerns over Turkey’s talks with Russia on S-400 missiles (Sabah)
Jul 24, 2017 06:46GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Reactions must be measured [Erdogan warns against protest before synagogue in Istanbul on Israel’s Al-Aqsa restrictions] (Hurriyet)
Referendum in Northern Iraq is dangerous – UK ambassador to Ankara (Hurriyet)
FinMin Agbal pleased with economic dynamics (Milliyet)
Judicial processes cannot be intervened– Erdogan [on Germany’s criticism of arrest of German activist] (Milliyet)
Eyes on central banks [Markets to eye FED, CBT decisions this week] (Vatan)
Nobody to win in brothers’ fight – Erdogan on Qatar crisis (Sabah)
Second-hand auto sales seen to reach record high levels this year (Sabah)
Jul 21, 2017 06:58GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Terrorist nest, hypocrite and impudent Germany (Sabah)
Female Labour Minister for first time in 26 years (Sabah)
Private sector has TRY 140bn VAT receivables from state – FinMin Agbal (Sabah)
PKK terrorists killed by drone (Vatan)
Turkey welcomes German investors – Deputy PM Simsek (Vatan)
Socar’s STAR refinery to become operational in 2018 (Vatan)
Providing arms to PKK is dangerous for region – Middle Eastern expert (Vatan)
High tension with Berlin [President’s Office, Foreign Ministry react to Germany’s statements on detentions] (Milliyet)
VAT regulations should change – FinMin Agbal (Milliyet)
EU’s new criterion: Freedom to spies [Germany panics with arrest of terror supporters] (Star)
UK lifts laptop ban [on flights from Turkey] (Star)
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