Press mood stories for Turkey

Dec 12, 2017 06:52GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey becomes fastest growing economy [GDP grows by 11.1% y/y in Q3] (Hurriyet)
Russia, Turkey to work together to solve Syrian issue – Putin (Hurriyet)
Prosecutor demands aggravated life sentence to journalists [in Gulen media case] (Hurriyet)
S-400 deal with Russia to be clarified this week – Erdogan (Sabah)
Q3 growth performance best response to those against Turkey – Erdogan (Sabah)
Turkey, Russia have similar stance on Jerusalem (Milliyet)
Full-year GDP growth may be close to 7% – ministers (Milliyet)
Current account posts USD 3.8bn deficit in October (Milliyet)
Scandalous deal [Iraqi army agrees with PKK’s Syrian extension YPG to provide border security] (Vatan)
Dec 11, 2017 07:05GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Daesh defeated but US to provide more arms to YPG in 2018 (Vatan)
Israel is terror state – President Erdogan (Vatan)
[MHP leader] Bahceli reiterates possibility of alliance with AKP (Vatan)
We will not leave Jerusalem to Israel – Erdogan (Sabah)
[Food manufacturer] Yasar Holding to start production in Dubai [in 2018] (Sabah)
Erdogan calls US to step back from Jerusalem move (Milliyet)
[Association] TURSAB expects 2017 tourism income at USD 24-25bn (Star)
Tomato prices fall as greenhouse production rises (Star)
Dec 08, 2017 06:40GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Showdown in Athens [Erdogan, Greek leaders engage in verbal duel over Lausanne Treaty] (Vatan)
Risks [from US case to banks] not big, government stands by banks – FinMin Agbal (Vatan)
Door to hell opened by US [Israel troops clash with Palestinian protestors in West Bank] (Vatan)
Palestinian leaders call for armed resistance and uprising (Sabah)
Erdogan teaches history and humanity in Athens [Erdogan criticises Greek counterpart ruling out revision of Lausanne] (Sabah)
Volatility of lira exchange rate temporary – PM Yildirim (Sabah)
US pulled pin on bomb with Jerusalem decision – Yildirim (Sabah)
Local brand car to be cheap – Anadolu Group Board Director Ozilhan (Milliyet)
Wages of subcontracted workers [in public sector] not to change [when given permanent job status] (Milliyet)
Trump placed bomb in Jerusalem – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Milliyet)
EU’s doors to Turkey open – Commissioner Avramopoulos (Milliyet)
2018 not to be easy – Yildirim [to business people] (Hurriyet)
Akbank to invest USD 250mn in future [Akbank lays foundations of data and life centres] (Hurriyet)
Belated justice is not justice – Erdogan to Greece, asking for extradition of coup-plotter soldiers (Hurriyet)
Dec 07, 2017 06:37GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
US playing with fire [World reacts against US plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] (Milliyet)
Jerusalem move may trigger religious clashes, PM Yildirim warns (Milliyet)
Yildirim calls on South Korean business people to invest in Turkey (Milliyet)
[Sabanci Holding’s] Kordsa to buy two US firms supplying Boeing (Milliyet)
Jerusalem quake [Trump does not step back, recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] (Hurriyet)
President Erdogan calls for OIC summit on Jerusalem (Hurriyet)
Ban on forex borrowing by 23,000 SMEs in pipeline – Deputy PM Simsek (Hurriyet)
CHP to win 2019 elections – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Hurriyet)
Cabinet to introduce measures to support machinery-equipment investments – FinMin Agbal (Vatan)
S&P expects 100bps rate hike [by CBT on Dec 14] (Vatan)
Turk Telekom mulls investments in energy, health (Vatan)
Prosecutors launch new probe into Kilicdaroglu [over insulting Erdogan] (Vatan)
Alleged Aksener message by Gulen [Gulen reportedly instructed followers in 2012 to support new Good Party chair Aksener] (Vatan)
US move on Jerusalem is wrong, to cause indignation – Erdogan (Star)
US Treasury asks information about only one Turkish bank – Deputy PM Simsek (Star)
Dec 06, 2017 06:57GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Jerusalem is our redline – Erdogan to Trump (Star)
Zarrab trap collapses [Tape shows Zarrab said lying required to get out of jail] (Star)
End to subcontracted labour in public [900,000 subcontracted workers to be given permanent job status] (Star)
Turkey-Israel ties may break off [if US recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] – Erdogan (Hurriyet)
CBT to respond to exchange rate movements if price stability is threatened – annual policy report (Hurriyet)
[CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu claims National Intelligence warned Erdogan about Zarrab in 2013 (Hurriyet)
Location of Istanbul Canal project determined (Vatan)
One week-repo auctions to be main funding instrument – CBT (Vatan)
Gas-fuelled plants fail price deal [with private gas importers after BOTAS’s announce cap on gas supplies] (Vatan)
Air fares to rise – Atlasglobal Board Director Ersoy (Vatan)
Eighty PKK terrorist killed in air strike in northern Iraq (Vatan)
Evidence suggests Zarrab linked to [Gulenist terror organisation] FETO (Sabah)
US case [against former Halkbank director Atilla] international coup attempt – Erdogan (Sabah)
Dec 05, 2017 06:38GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Inflation monster rises from grave [CPI inflation rises to 14-year high 12.98% y/y in November] (Hurriyet)
Izmir spurts in housing investments (Hurriyet)
Papers at prosecutor’s office [CHP submits documents on offshore allegations against Erdogan] (Hurriyet)
[Turkish-Iranian businessman] Zarrab says made mistake in documents for fake food trade (Hurriyet)
Legal personality of party to be maintained in case of election alliance – MHP leader Bahceli (Hurriyet)
President Erdogan rules out restrictions on capital flows (Sabah)
Drug wholesalers aggrieve patients [Wholesalers do not supply pharmacies with certain drugs before price hikes] (Sabah)
Permanent fall in inflation to begin in December – Deputy PM Simsek (Sabah)
Auto sales may reach 1mn units this year [Auto sales amount to 820,000 units in Jan-Nov] (Milliyet)
Erdogan calls business people to take national stand [and support economy] (Milliyet)
Dec 04, 2017 06:53GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Some businessmen trying to move assets abroad – President Erdogan (Vatan)
Financial markets resist US court developments, inflation data to be critical – opinion (Vatan)
Loan repayments of farmers [affected by natural disasters] to be postponed by one year (Vatan)
[Zarrab case in US] Plot against Turkey – Erdogan (Star)
US vows PKK opening up to Mediterranean – Former spokesman for Syrian Democratic Forces Silo (Star)
[CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu supplies papers against AKP from FETO – AKP deputy chair Turan (Star)
Turkey not to bow to US blackmail – Erdogan [regarding Zarrab case] (Milliyet)
Public sector to recruit 5,000 disabled people [in 2018] (Milliyet)
Zarrab plans to take refuge in Dubai if released by US court (Hurriyet)
Dec 01, 2017 07:12GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey did not break US sanctions [on Iran] – President Erdogan (Milliyet)
Turkey not to hesitate to intervene in Afrin [if threatened] – Foreign Minister Cavusoglu (Milliyet)
China speeds up investments in Turkey (Milliyet)
Zorlu Holding plans new investment in mining (Milliyet)
Patriotic officials gave us documents [on offshore accounts of Erdogan’s circle] – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Milliyet)
FETO scripts, Kilicdaroglu acts [FETO provides CHP fake documents against Erdogan] (Sabah)
CBT highlights strong economy, banking sector [in financial stability report] (Sabah)
Halkbank, Denizbank deny violating regulations [as response to Turkish-Iranian gold trader Zarrab’s claim] (Sabah)
FETO scandal in EU [Gulen network not terrorist organisation, EU anti-terror chief says] (Sabah)
Kilicdaroglu to pay price [for accusations] – Erdogan (Vatan)
US case [about Iran sanctions] not to burden Turkish economy even in worst-case scenario – Erdogan’s advisor (Vatan)
Military vehicles sent to Kilis near border with Afrin (Vatan)
Turkey did not make any commitments to US [about trade with Iran] – Erdogan (Hurriyet)
Prosecutors launch investigation [into Kilicdaroglu’s claim against Erdogan], demand documents (Hurriyet)
Nov 30, 2017 06:42GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
President Erdogan to sue CHP chair Kilicdaroglu [for claim Erdogan’s close relatives transfers funds to offshore firm] (Milliyet)
Government to stand behind banking sector [if affected by US case] – Deputy PM Simsek (Milliyet)
Prosecutor’s office issues arrest warrant for 360 suspected FETO members (Milliyet)
CHP recommends parliamentary investigation into alleged money transfers by Erdogan’s close circle (Milliyet)
Erdogan denies claim by Kilicdaroglu [on huge money transfers to offshore company] (Star)
Lowest motor vehicles tax to rise to TRY 743 in 2018 (Star)
Prosecutor of US case against Atilla acts like FETO militant (Star)
Turkish banks resilient against shocks – Simsek (Vatan)
Russian tourist inflows break historical record [in Jan-Oct] (Vatan)
Arm supplies to YPG appear on US 2018 budget (Vatan)
[Turkish-Iranian gold trader] Zarrab says he confessed to get out of jail (Vatan)
Erdogan calls Kilicdaroglu to resign on false accusations against Erdogan (Sabah)
Nov 29, 2017 07:45GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Offshore accounts debate [CHP claims Erdogan’s close circle sent TRY 14.5bn to offshore firm] (Vatan)
CHP turns to be party of treason – Erdogan (Vatan)
EBRD loyal to [financing] commitments to Turkey – EBRD Director for Turkey (Vatan)
OECD hikes [2017, 2018] GDP growth forecasts on Turkey (Vatan)
Afrin message by MGK [National Security Council advises troop deployment in Afrin] (Vatan)
MHP leader Bahceli calls US to extradite [Turkish-Iranian gold trader] Zarrab (Vatan)
CHP plots against Turkey with forged papers [Arrest warrant issued for ex-CHP MP for providing US with fake documents] (Sabah)
Halkbank keeps growing despite operations of defamation (Sabah)
Vakifbank works on financing local car project – Vakifbank General Director (Sabah)
Our addressee is US President [PM Yildirim on contradictory words by US officials on arm supplies to YPG] (Sabah)
Zarrab pledges guilty, to testify [against former deputy CEO of Halkbank in US case] (Hurriyet)
Terminal Yapi plans USD 240mn worth of three real estate projects [in Istanbul] (Hurriyet)
EU migration commissioner Avramopoulos hopeful about visa liberalisation to Turkey (Star)
AKP, MHP may form election alliance – PM Yildirim (Star)
Erdogan says to talk to Trump again in coming days (Star)
Nov 28, 2017 06:41GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
US commits crime of forgery [by Zarrab case] – financial security strategist Tor (Star)
PM Yildirim agrees with British PM May on cooperation in fight against terror (Star)
Senior FETO figure Cikmaz captured [by Turkish intelligence in Sudan] (Star)
Banks close 327 branches in one year, 2,655 bankers lose job – Banks’ Association of Turkey (Hurriyet)
US needs to end connection with YPG – Yildirim (Hurriyet)
Red notice issued for fugitive prosecutors of Dec 17 graft probe (Hurriyet)
Turkey is land of trust and stability for 15 years, Yildirim tells investors in UK (Sabah)
Treasury taps Samurai bond market (Sabah)
GDP growth to be 6-7% this year – Yildirim (Sabah)
Artificial inflation in exchange rates to normalise soon – President Erdogan (Milliyet)
[Turkish-Iranian gold trader] Zarrab forced to testify against Turkey – Deputy PM Bozdag (Milliyet)
Nov 27, 2017 07:09GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
I will resign if Kilicdaroglu proves – Erdogan [on CHP leader’s claim Erdogan family has offshore accounts] (Milliyet)
Female entrepreneurs to be given share in TRY 50bn [remaining part of KGF-guaranteed] loans – Deputy PM Simsek (Milliyet)
PM Yildirim calls US to end cooperation with YPG (Vatan)
Honda Turkey to break local sales record this year [thanks to new model production] (Vatan)
Biotech drug firm CinnaGen to establish plant in Turkey for USD 100mn (Sabah)
US raises military personnel in Middle East by 33% in last four years (Sabah)
Karsan to cooperate with BMW to compete for producing next USPS delivery vehicle (Hurriyet)
Nov 24, 2017 06:52GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Fitch warns Zarrab case can affect Turkish bank ratings (Hurriyet)
Parliament to vote on omnibus bill [including tax hikes] on Nov 28 (Hurriyet)
Syrian government against PYD/YPG – President Erdogan (Hurriyet)
US aims at establishment of Kurdish state in northern Syria – Washington Post (Sabah)
Turkey submits seven requests to US for extradition of Gulen so far – Justice Minister Gul (Sabah)
Political solution in Syria targeted – Erdogan [on Sochi summit] (Sabah)
Erdogan’s aides calm down markets, Fitch raises market tension (Vatan)
Housing market steps on brake [in October] after three months [of expansion] (Vatan)
CHP ready to support peace in Syria – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Vatan)
Erdogan questions US’s continued heavy arm deliveries to YPG (Star)
Nov 23, 2017 06:34GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Volatility on financial markets temporary – PM Yildirim, Deputy PM Simsek (Vatan)
Auto sector exports reach record high USD 24.8bn as of Nov 17 (Vatan)
[Turkey demands] Solution in Syria without inclusion of PYD [in solution process] (Vatan)
Trilateral will [Turkey, Russia, Iran agree on seeking political solution in Syria] (Star)
US remains silent about questions on sources of evidence against Zarrab (Star)
HDP MP attends funeral of PKK terrorist (Star)
Move to reduce meat prices [Government cuts import tax on feedstuffs] (Sabah)
Defendants of US case forced to testify against Turkey – PM Yildirim (Sabah)
Nov 22, 2017 07:02GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Dec 17-25 trap [against AKP government] now set in US – President Erdogan [on Zarrab case] (Sabah)
Turkey not to give up nuclear plant projects – Erdogan (Sabah)
Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani meeting for Syria today (Sabah)
Turkey needs to utilise local coal resources more to reduce CA deficit – Erdogan (Milliyet)
CBT expected to hike rates to address lira depreciation (Milliyet)
ISIS threat over but arm delivery continues [US sends 65 trucks of arms and 120 armoured vehicles to YPG] (Vatan)
CBT delivers implicit rate hike as lira keeps falling (Vatan)
Why are you concerned about Zarrab case? [CHP leader Kilicdaroglu says Erdogan and Zarrab are accomplices] (Vatan)
Justice Ministry to demand Germany to extradite [key coup suspect] Oksuz (Star)
Nov 21, 2017 06:47GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Zarrab case clear plot against Turkey – Deputy PM Bozdag (Vatan)
Six-month ahead USD/TRY seen at 4.13 [according to CBT’s NDF auction] (Vatan)
Jolly Tour establishes local booking portal [encompassing 400,000 hotels] (Vatan)
PKK/PYD attacks Turkish observation point in Idlib (Vatan)
Government works on local online payment system – minister (Star)
[State-run house developer] Emlak Konut signs contract with Dag Muhendislik for TRY 2bn project (Star)
Construction works for Dardanelles Bridge speed up (Star)
Zarrab case suspects forced to defame Turkey – Deputy PM Bozdag (Sabah)
Energy sector needs USD 110bn investments in next 10 years – minister (Sabah)
CBT starts non-deliverable forward transactions (Sabah)
Kahraman [from AKP] re-elected as parliamentary speaker (Milliyet)
Nov 20, 2017 06:58GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Instructor of past Turkey attacks suspected to be among evacuated ISIS members from Raqqa (Hurriyet)
CBT’s formula [CBT details lira-settled forward forex transactions to begin as of today] (Hurriyet)
Government imports meat, overlooks feed prices [Feed prices double in last 3-4 months] (Hurriyet)
Nuclear [insurance] pool to be established [for Akkuyu, Sinop nuclear plants] (Hurriyet)
Turkish nation being targeted – Erdogan [on scandalous NATO exercise putting Erdogan, Ataturk on target] (Milliyet)
Turkey aims to corner halal food market – EconMin Zeybekci (Milliyet)
Trilateral consensus [Foreign ministers of Turkey, Russia, Iran agree on Syria policy ahead of Sochi summit] (Milliyet)
CBT’s new tool [non-deliverable forward transactions] may support lira – opinion (Vatan)
[Full-year] Auto sales may reach 1mn units – Director at Fiat Aytac (Vatan)
Saudi Arabia reportedly interested in buying Turkish drones (Vatan)
US judge [of Zarrab-Atilla case] deeply involved in [Gulenist terror organisation] FETO (Sabah)
Zorlu Holding developing battery for local car project (Sabah)
Nov 17, 2017 07:03GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
AKP ready to cooperate with MHP – President Erdogan (Sabah)
We are determined to address high interests, high-interest-rate lobby – Erdogan (Sabah)
US soldiers fight side by side with [Kurdish] YPG terrorists in Syria – Erdogan (Sabah)
One-fourth of [foreign ministry] bureaucrats dismissed on links to FETO – Foreign Minister Cavusoglu (Sabah)
Erdogan greenlights election alliance with MHP (Vatan)
Bargaining for minimum wage to begin [in first week of December] (Vatan)
Turkey to buy 2bcm of LNG from Qatar (Vatan)
US plot against [Iranian-Turkish businessman] Zarrab set in 2010 (Star)
Afrin summit in Sochi [Russia to host Turkey and Iran on Nov 22 for talks on Syrian conflict] (Star)
Businesses concerned about planned limits on corporates’ forex borrowing (Hurriyet)
Turkey not to sit on table with terrorist groups – Erdogan [on Syria talks] (Milliyet)
Nov 16, 2017 06:50GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
US should be punished for evacuation of ISIS members from Raqqa (Milliyet)
Forex debt of private sector is soft belly of economy (Milliyet)
Whirlwind [in southern province Antalya] costs TRY 150mn (Milliyet)
Unemployment rate falls to 10.6% y/y in August (Hurriyet)
Non-deliverable forward transactions to ease speculative exchange rate movements – analysts (Star)
Erdogan completes tour for solution to Gulf crisis (Star)
Army to destroy PKK camps in Qandil [in northern Iraq] – Interior Minister Soylu (Star)
Employment rises by 2.1mn since January (Vatan)
October budget execution in line with [revised] forecasts – FinMin Agbal (Vatan)
Nov 15, 2017 07:10GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Terror alliance [Hundreds of ISIS terrorists allowed to leave Raqqa under deal between ISIS, US, PYD] (Sabah)
Turkey to continue to spoil plots against economy – PM Yildirim (Sabah)
[National Research Council] TUBITAK works on local electric locomotive (Sabah)
PKK terrorist on most-wanted list killed [in operation in south-eastern Turkey] (Sabah)
Normalisation of Turkey-Russia relations benefit economy (Milliyet)
[Turkish Burger King operator] TFI TAB Gida plans IPO in New York (Milliyet)
MHP to fight side by side with AKP [for establishment of presidential system] – MHP chair Bahceli (Milliyet)
Red meat imports risk price hikes in mid-term – opinion (Hurriyet)
Turkey, Kuwait sign three cooperation agreements (Hurriyet)
[CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu asks about details of spending on Syrian migrants (Hurriyet)
Increased geopolitical risks boost market value of [defence industry firm] ASELSAN (Vatan)
[Kurdish Iraqi leader] Barzani steps back: Barzani accepts nullification of independence referendum (Vatan)
Russia to remove visas on Turkey – Russian journalist Kolesnikov (Vatan)
Nov 14, 2017 06:59GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CBT to launch non-deliverable forward transactions against exchange rate risk (Hurriyet)
Refugee accounts [EU allocates so far EUR 2.9bn for refugees in Turkey, pays EUR 1.8bn] (Hurriyet)
Non-performing SME loans rise to TRY 25bn [at end-September] (Hurriyet)
Erdogan, Putin agree on solution in Syria (Star)
[Incumbent Parliamentary Speaker from AKP] Kahraman to re-run for post (Star)
Early reservations favourable ahead of winter tourism season (Star)
Gold impact on CA deficit [Gold imports raise CA deficit by USD 7.4bn y/y in Jan-Sep] (Vatan)
End-year CPI inflation forecast rises to double-digit levels – CBT survey (Vatan)
[E-commerce site] n11.com makes TRY 140mn sales in one-day campaign on Nov 11] (Vatan)
Erdogan invites Putin to ceremony for Akkuyu nuclear plant (Vatan)
Good news: meat prices fall, bad news: meat production falls (Milliyet)
Nov 13, 2017 06:42GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Agricultural costs rising with diesel price hikes (Milliyet)
Duties for local car project not distributed [among partner firms] yet – Anadolu Isuzu CEO Arikan (Milliyet)
Erdogan, Putin to meet [today] for seventh time in one year (Milliyet)
Government [reportedly] plans to support stockbreeding (Star)
Critical step for solution [Erdogan beginning tour for solution to Gulf crisis today] (Star)
Double record [Motor vehicle production and exports reach record highs in Jan-Oct] (Vatan)
Nobody asked US evidence of Sep 11 – PM Yildirim [criticises US demand for evidence to extradite Gulen] (Vatan)
New regulations to support foreign funds’ investments in Turkey – Deputy PM Simsek (Sabah)
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