Press mood stories for Turkey

Jun 16, 2017 06:45GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CBT to maintain tight monetary stance – MPC decision text (Vatan)
Unemployment rate falls m/m to 11.7% in March (Vatan)
Hotels draw price hikes forth due to Ramadan Holiday (Vatan)
428km in 25 days [CHP head Kilicdaroglu launches justice march from Ankara to Istanbul] (Hurriyet)
Soccer club Galatasaray to receive TRY 942mn from tender on Riva lands (Hurriyet)
CBT keeps rates unchanged, warns against inflation (Hurriyet)
Taking streets is treason [MHP chair Bahceli slams CHP for holding march] (Hurriyet)
817,000 employment generated in Feb-Mar thanks to Erdogan’s employment mobilisation (Sabah)
Prosecutor demands 167 years in jail for [seized Koza-Ipek Holding’s owners] Ipek brothers (Sabah)
Turkey intensifies diplomatic efforts for solution to Qatar crisis (Sabah)
Kilicdaroglu attempts to pressure judiciary by holding march – President Erdogan (Star)
Prosecutor asks for seizure of TRY 1.5bn assets of Koza-Ipek Holding (Star)
Jun 15, 2017 06:46GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Operation into couriers [Arrest orders issued for 189 lawyers on mediating between Gulen and prisoners] (Star)
Spy sentenced to 25 years in jail [CHP MP Berberoglu arrested on espionage charges] (Star)
USD/TRY sees below 3.49 [as US inflation data hits US dollar] (Star)
State of emergency is implemented only against terror – President Erdogan (Milliyet)
Tax-free food imports in pipeline against high inflation – Trade Minister Tufenkci (Milliyet)
CHP to begin marching from Ankara to Istanbul for justice [to protest arrest of MP] (Hurriyet)
Turkey loses several ranks y/y in congress tourism in 2016 (Hurriyet)
Turkish construction firm ESTA to build Mercedes Benz’s first plant in Russia (Hurriyet)
Dismissed public personnel accounts for 2.4% of total – Deputy PM Kurtulmus (Hurriyet)
Tax cut on imported iron to enter in effect very soon – Economy Minister Zeybekci (Sabah)
Turkey to use all instruments against terror – Erdogan (Sabah)
Jun 14, 2017 06:47GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Erdogan calls Saudi king to solve Qatar rift (Hurriyet)
Olives get away [Commission withdraws controversial article on olive groves from draft production reform] (Hurriyet)
BIST 100 Index exceeds 100,000 for first time (Hurriyet)
[MHP leader] Bahceli extends support to government’s Qatar policy (Hurriyet)
Banks launch loan campaigns ahead of Ramadan Holiday (Milliyet)
PM Yildirim signals aids to Qatar to continue (Milliyet)
[CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu criticises release of relatives of AKP politicians [under probe into Gulen] (Milliyet)
What will they do now? [Erdogan challenges international rating agencies with strong Q1 growth figure] (Sabah)
Thirty-three PKK terrorists killed in operations [in south-eastern Turkey and northern Iraq] (Sabah)
Incentives to be maintained for strong growth – Erdogan (Vatan)
Isolation of Qatar is inhumane, like death penalty – Erdogan (Vatan)
Jun 13, 2017 06:47GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Aegean Sea near Turkey without causalities (Vatan)
Respectable growth! [GDP grows by 5.0% y/y in Q1, surprises markets] (Vatan)
Incentives and measures trigger growth – government (Vatan)
Coup attempt known in advance – CHP report (Vatan)
MHP calls for political leg of FETO to be investigated (Vatan)
Japanese housewives returning to Turkish bond market (Star)
West targets Turkey and Qatar’s resistance – opinion (Star)
ECtHR rejects appeal by teacher dismissed due to FETO links (Star)
Erdogan pledges new cultural centre in [Istanbul’s] Taksim (Milliyet)
Turkey supplies 33% of energy needs with renewable energy – international report (Milliyet)
Borsa Istanbul breaks historical record after higher-than-expected Q1 growth (Sabah)
Jun 12, 2017 06:21GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Embargo on Qatar to strengthen Daesh – Director of think-thank SETA Inat (Sabah)
Assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey instructed by FETO (Sabah)
Government plan to tax foreign e-commerce websites (Hurriyet)
FETO infiltrates Middle East on instruction by US (Star)
Turkey imports 128 tons of gold in Jan-May (Milliyet)
Jun 09, 2017 06:40GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Qatar: Turkish soldiers coming to provide security of region (Hurriyet)
Layoffs to ease with severance pay reform – main opposition CHP (Hurriyet)
Draft law package for alignment to presidential system reportedly sent to Prime Ministry (Hurriyet)
Pull down buildings damaging Bosporus silhouette, Erdogan instructs government (Sabah)
Thanks Turkey! [Qatari people thank Turkey over social media for support and food supplies] (Sabah)
Prosecutor seeks three times life sentence for former Istanbul Governor Mutlu under FETO probe (Sabah)
Industry at full speed [Calendar-adjusted industrial output rises by 6.7% y/y in April] (Milliyet)
Ruling AKP withdraws bill to open olive groves to industrial construction (Milliyet)
Turkey spoils Trump’s game on Qatar [Parliament approves bill to deploy troops in Qatar] (Star)
Jun 08, 2017 06:45GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Retirement pensions to be deposited before Ramadan Holiday – Labour Minister Muezzinoglu (Star)
Jailed colonel admits FETO was behind coup attempt (Star)
Surprising visit [Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif meets with Turkish counterpart, Erdogan] (Vatan)
German cabinet decides to withdraw troops from Incirlik base (Vatan)
We are not interested in Alitalia – Turkish Airlines (Vatan)
Turkey to meet Qatar’s food needs (Sabah)
Middle East cannot handle new problem [Qatari rift should be solved via consultation – PM Yildirim] (Milliyet)
[CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu rejects parliamentary speaker’s call for meeting to discuss parliament bylaw (Milliyet)
Jun 07, 2017 06:42GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
US makes fatal mistake by cooperating with YPG – Erdogan (Milliyet)
Time to buy iron [Import tax on iron to be more than halved] (Milliyet)
CBT notes strong hikes in meat prices in May (Milliyet)
Turkey expects Qatar crisis to be settled – PM Yildirim (Milliyet)
Government to prepare action plan against young unemployed (Vatan)
Vodafone Turkey generates TRY 8bn revenues [in 2017-2018 fiscal year] (Vatan)
YPG enters [Islamic State stronghold] Raqqa (Vatan)
Turkey sides with Qatar – Erdogan (Star)
Germany can leave Incirlik if it wants – PM Yildirim (Star)
Security reports show US arms supplied to PYD end up in PKK (Sabah)
Jun 06, 2017 06:41GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
130 FETO- and PKK-linked fugitives may lose citizenship (Sabah)
Pay hikes to retirees, additional pay hikes to civil servants in pipeline [based on Jan-May inflation] (Sabah)
Government works on UK-model for revising VAT regulation (Sabah)
No permission to Incirlik [Turkey rejects Germany’s demand for MPs to visit Incirlik Airbase] (Vatan)
WB, Morgan Stanley revises GDP growth forecasts on Turkey up (Vatan)
Inflation downs from peak ahead of Ramadan [CPI inflation eases to 11.7% y/y in May] (Vatan)
Qatar tension [Shares of listed Turkish firms with business with Qatar fall] (Vatan)
Germany to withdraw troops from Incirlik Airbase (Hurriyet)
Auto industry marks giants’ league [Five out of top ten largest industrial firms in 2016 are auto makers] (Hurriyet)
Erdogan steps to solve Qatar rift [Erdogan conducts phone diplomacy over rift between Arab states and Qatar] (Star)
USD/TRY tests below 3.50 levels (Star)
House sales rise by 7% y/y in Q1 – association GYODER (Star)
Jun 05, 2017 06:35GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Urban Minister Ozhaseki warns against corruption in zoning implementations (Hurriyet)
US notifies Turkey Raqqa operation begins – PM Yildirim (Hurriyet)
Investments in auto industry begin yielding fruit [Exports of passenger cars exceed imports in Q1 – association] (Vatan)
Government aims to restore relations with Germany – PM Yildirim (Vatan)
Paid military service not on government’s agenda – Yildirim (Star)
German Foreign Minister Gabriel to visit Turkey today to discuss Incirlik conflict (Milliyet)
Jun 02, 2017 06:51GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Exports are in full spate [Exports rise by 15.8% y/y in May] (Milliyet)
Turkish tourists visiting Ukraine expected to rise with passport-free travel (Milliyet)
Government revises [local brand support] Turquality programme (Milliyet)
[MHP leader] Bahceli questions frequent military helicopter accidents (Milliyet)
Hopes for solution to Cyprus issue revive [Turkey, UN to attempt to revive peace talks] (Milliyet)
Record high exports possible [Exports rise by 10% y/y in Jan-May USD 63bn] (Sabah)
Locals tourism demand on rise – tour operator Ani (Sabah)
Economy gains pace [Manufacturing PMI rises to 3.5-years’ high at 53.5pts in May] (Vatan)
Istanbul’s retail inflation rises to almost double digits [in May] (Vatan)
Russia and Turkey have similar views on Syria – Putin (Vatan)
Turkey mourns for soldiers died in helicopter accident (Star)
Summer resorts expected to operate at full capacity in Ramadan Holiday [in late June] (Star)
Jun 01, 2017 06:41GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Thirteen soldiers die in helicopter accident (Milliyet)
National Security Council reacts to Trump for supporting [Kurdish militant group] YPG (Milliyet)
AKP to take opinions to renew its organisations (Milliyet)
FETO strengthened Turkey after 2002 [during AKP rule] (Milliyet)
Government expects TRY 75bn loans to support urban transformation in next five years (Hurriyet)
[Upcoming] Negotiations on severance pay reform not to go smooth – opinion (Hurriyet)
Two [fugitive] HDP MPs may lose citizenship (Hurriyet)
Lira positively diverges [from other emerging market currencies] (Sabah)
Russian tourist arrivals may recover to 2014 levels – tour operator Anex (Star)
Coup plotters bear predetermined testimony at courts [denying FETO membership] (Star)
May 31, 2017 06:40GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Sun rises over tourism sector after 20 months [Foreign arrivals rise by 18% y/y in April] (Vatan)
Customs duty on iron to be reduced considerably – EconMin Zeybekci (Vatan)
Turkey not to fulfil extradition demand if foreign states do not extradite FETO members – Erdogan (Vatan)
Grocery chains not to raise fruit vegetable prices during Ramadan – association TPF (Star)
Ammunition stores of PKK captured in operation in [south-eastern city] Sirnak (Star)
Revival begins, now it is turn to win Europe [Tourism associations speed up works to regain European tourists] (Milliyet)
[Chief of Staff] Akar says he did not bargain with coup plotters at any moment (Milliyet)
20,000 teachers to be appointed next month (Milliyet)
AKP is democrat, republican, revolutionist, local and national – Erdogan (Sabah)
Household assets grows speedier than liabilities – CBT (Sabah)
May 30, 2017 06:55GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Erdogan charges government to prepare six-month roadmap (Sabah)
Erdogan warns against weariness of some of AKP’s organisations (Sabah)
Severance pay reform to be win-win situation [for employers and employees] (Sabah)
Limited revision [AKP changes three out of fifteen members of central execution council] (Milliyet)
FETO ganging up in prisons after failed coup – intelligence reports (Milliyet)
[Ankara Chamber of Commerce] ATO warns against iron price hikes (Milliyet)
Mini revision [Upcoming changes in cabinet expected to be limited to five-six names] (Vatan)
Tourism in south-eastern Turkey improves with help of fight against terror – Interior Minister Soylu (Vatan)
Erdogan calls AKP organisations to prepare for 2019 elections (Hurriyet)
Incirlik Airbase triggers conflicts between German coalition partners (Hurriyet)
Russia returns 18 tons of Turkish apricot for detection of virus (Hurriyet)
May 26, 2017 06:02GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
It is your turn to step [Erdogan demands EU to keep promises to Turkey] (Milliyet)
Released on instruction [CHP’s Kilicdaroglu criticises release of Istanbul mayor’s son-in-law pending trial for FETO membership] (Milliyet)
Patronising offer by Greeks [Greek Cypriots allegedly offer Turkish Cypriots to limit imports from Turkey after unification] (Milliyet)
NATO to formally join coalition against Daesh (Vatan)
Koc, Sabanci family members sell stakes in holdings (Vatan)
[Trade Minister] Tufenkci does not expect meat price hikes during Ramadan (Vatan)
Erdogan, Juncker, Tusk give messages to continue cooperation between Turkey and the EU (Hurriyet)
Judge who released key coup suspect confesses to being follower of Gulen (Hurriyet)
Thirty-seven PKK terrorist killed [in operations in eastern cities], five soldiers killed (Vatan)
May 25, 2017 06:40GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Day of reckoning [Erdogan to face YPG-supporter NATO and FETO-supporter EU in Brussels] (Star)
Two more HDP MPs may be stripped of parliamentary membership (Star)
Istanbul’s baker federation raises both weight and price of Ramadan bread (Star)
Total assets of firms seized by TMSF stand at TRY 40.3bn [at end-March] (Star)
Erdogan rejects claims government did not remove FETO member politicians (Hurriyet)
Erdogan asks ministers to prepare six-month roadmap for 2019 elections (Hurriyet)
EU should clear stance on Turkey’s accession bid – Erdogan (Vatan)
Loan growth to be around 15% this year – Isbank General Director Bali (Vatan)
PM Yildirim re-elected as AKP’s parliamentary group chair (Sabah)
House sales to foreigners end downward trend (Sabah)
Works on severance pay reform reportedly submitted to Economic Coordination Committee (Sabah)
May 24, 2017 06:36GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Germany’s first act against FETO [Dusseldorf Mayor breaks ties with FETO-linked NGOs] (Sabah)
Turkey to support UK against terror – President Erdogan (Sabah)
[MHP leader] Bahceli thanks Erdogan [for defending Turkey’s rights during US visit] (Sabah)
Operation against FETO [59 taken under custody including SPK, BTK personnel] (Sabah)
VAT exemption to foreigners prompts investments in real estate – opinion (Sabah)
US supports terror [US dispatches 100 trucks packed with arms to terrorist PYD] (Vatan)
BIST 100 index sees new record highs (Vatan)
Price ceiling leads traffic insurance premiums to contract by 20% y/y in April (Vatan)
CHP, MHP call government to reveal political links of FETO (Hurriyet)
Turkey becomes money laundering centre of Europe – CHP chair Kilicdaroglu (Hurriyet)
Lira to appreciate as capital inflows recover – opinion (Star)
[White goods maker] Arcelik signs deal with Voltas for production and sales in India (Star)
May 23, 2017 06:54GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Coup plotters face people for first time [Coup suspects made past crowd at start of their trial] (Milliyet)
Reina nightclub demolished [five months after ISIS’s New Year attack] (Milliyet)
Turkey, Russia sign declaration to end trade restrictions (Milliyet)
Wheat stocks see historical lows at 900,000 tons (Milliyet)
President Erdogan offers passport-free travel among Black Sea countries (Star)
Measures against food inflation in pipeline – Deputy PM Simsek (Star)
Turkey ready for EU accession, Erdogan to call EU [during Brussels visit] to clear its stance – opinion (Star)
First day at work [Erdogan to chair meeting of AKP’s top executive board today] (Star)
CBT Board [reportedly] decides to encourage old personnel to retire (Hurriyet)
Eyes on cabinet [Changes in cabinet expected to be announced this week] (Hurriyet)
[Prosecutors demand] 2,988 life sentences for each [of 38 suspected coup-plotter generals] (Vatan)
US ambassador summoned [over aggressive actions by US police against Turkish bodyguards during Erdogan’s Washington visit] (Vatan)
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