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Press mood stories for Turkey

Feb 16, 2018 07:33GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Final warning [President Recep Tayyip Erdogan conveys Turkey's expectations on US over Syria to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in 3-hour meeting] (Milliyet)
Six more villages [in Syria's Afrin] cleared of terrorists (Milliyet)
Ridiculous offer by [US Defence Minister James] Mattis: US may have YPG fight against PKK (Milliyet)
Turkey enters new period in relations with Germany – [PM Binali] Yildirim (Sabah)
Stop being frivolous [US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denies US supplied heavy arms to YPG, US Defence Minister James Mattis claims YPG may fight against PKK] (Star)
New five-year development plan to be announced on Feb 21[ -- Development Minister Lutfi] Elvan (Star)
500,000 Syrians in Turkey expected to return to Afrin after military operation – [Erdogan's wife] Emine Erdogan (Star)
[Energy Minister Berat] Albayrak calls for end to tensions over Eastern Mediterranean energy resources (Vatan)
Some 15% of terrorists in Afrin neutralised so far – security expert (Vatan)
Turkish army creates sixth observation point in Idlib [in Syria as per earlier deal with Iran, Russia] (Vatan)
Feb 15, 2018 06:44GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
US admits YPG equals PKK [Report by US intelligence chief defines YPG as PKK's Syrian force]
Current account trouble [USD 8.2bn of USD 47.1bn CA deficit in 2017 financed out of reserves] (Milliyet)
Aegean shall be sea of friendship – PM Yildirim [on tension between Turkish, Greek coast guards near Kardak islets] (Milliyet)
[PM Binali] Yildirim to meet with [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel today (Milliyet)
Hard days for Tillerson [US Secretary of State to visit Turkey on Feb 15-16] (Star)
Exporters upbeat about this year – exporters' association TIM (Star)
Strong increase in European tourist arrivals in pipeline – opinion (Star)
Deputy PM [Mehmet] Simsek expects inflation to fall to single digits (Vatan)
President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan warns African states against [Gulenist terror organisation] FETO (Vatan)
Public banks outperform private banks in loan expansion [in 2017] (Sabah)
Feb 14, 2018 06:31GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Terrorist post in Afrin destroyed by F-16s (Hurriyet)
[President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan warns US against support to Kurdish YPG militia (Hurriyet)
CHP MP [Enis] Berberoglu sentenced to five years in jail [on charges of espionage] (Hurriyet)
Report shows US trained 12,500 militants for border security force [in Syria] (Sabah)
Spain out, Turkey in! [Turkey expected to regain tourists loss to Spain] (Sabah)
Hayat Kimya to establish production facility in Pakistan for TRY 600mn (Vatan)
Afrin operation is state mission, not party mission – CJP leader [Kemal] Kilicdaroglu (Vatan)
Kardak tension again [Turkish, Greek coast guard boats collide near Kardak islets] (Vatan)
Footage shows terrorists in plain clothes firing rockets to Turkey from Afrin (Star)
Feb 13, 2018 06:51GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
At crossroads with US [Ties with US to improve or break down – minister] (Star)
Macedonian PM [Zoran] Zaev calls Turkish firms to invest in Macedonia (Star)
[Agricultural and rural development institution] TKDK to provide TRY 5bn grants till 2020 (Star)
US, France reportedly give special training to PYD/PKK terrorists against Afrin operation (Star)
US should come to its senses – PM [Binali] Yildirim (Milliyet)
Deputy PM [Mehmet] Simsek vows government to accelerate reforms (Milliyet)
Former PYD leader Muslim included in most wanted terrorists list (Milliyet)
Civilian camouflage by YPG [YPG deploys terrorists in plain clothes in Afrin] (Vatan)
1,369 terrorists killed so far in Afrin operation – Turkish Armed Forces (Vatan)
[Main opposition party] CHP determines members of party's central executive board (Vatan)
[Istanbul Chamber of Industry] ISO chair Bahcivan complains about high financing costs (Sabah)
Assad helps YPG against Turkey-backed Afrin operation – Reuters (Sabah)
Feb 12, 2018 06:45GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Treacherous plan [PKK/YPG uses children as shields in attack to Turkish soldiers in Afrin] (Vatan)
MHP leader Bahceli calls US to stop arming PKK/YPG (Vatan)
Tesla to enter Turkey [Tesla plans to open car service facility in Istanbul] (Vatan)
Possible positive adjustment in global markets may filter in Turkish markets – opinion (Vatan)
Turkey bids farewell to 12 soldiers [killed in Syria's Afrin] (Hurriyet)
CHP works to expand voter base – CHP chair [Kemal] Kilicdaroglu (Hurriyet)
Two more villages [in Afrin] cleared of terrorists (Milliyet)
Public supports Afrin operation – chair of pollster A&G Arastirma (Sabah)
Feb 09, 2018 06:42GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey cleaning northern Syria of terrorists despite opposition by [CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu – Erdogan (Sabah)
[Turkish Burger King operator] Tab Gida delays IPO on Nasdaq (Sabah)
Firms investing in Turkey not to lose – Energy Minister Albayrak [in ceremony for Enerjisa trading] (Milliyet)
Turkey, Iran, Russia decide to hold Syria summit in Istanbul (Milliyet)
Loan to [Turk Telekom owner] Otas should not be re-classified as non-performing – Simsek (Vatan)
Afrin operation just parade lap – Erdogan (Star)
[2017 GDP] growth forecasts revised to above 7% on strong industrial data (Star)
Feb 08, 2018 06:40GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey works longest hours among OECD members (Vatan)
Malaysia Airports Holdings mulls selling up to 49% stake in Sabiha Gokcen Airport (Vatan)
Hope for visa-free EU [Government finalises proposal to fulfil visa liberation criteria] (Vatan)
New era begins in Turkey-EU relations – Presidential spokesperson Kalin (Hurriyet)
[CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu expected to renew half of central executive board members (Hurriyet)
New [administrative price] hikes not on agenda – Deputy PM Simsek (Star)
Foreign funds show high interest in MPL Care IPO (Star)
Afrin operation weakens Syrian Democratic Forces – US media (Star)
Number of cattle rises by 2mn to 16mn in 2017 (Milliyet)
Feb 07, 2018 06:42GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Arming YPG is international crime – Erdogan to US (Sabah)
KDV return processes to be accelerated (Sabah)
Turkey to give Manbij to rightful owners – Erdogan (Milliyet)
CBT to use all instruments for price stability – CBT governor Cetinkaya to business leaders (Milliyet)
Turkish army opens new front in Afrin operation (Milliyet)
PKK/PYD sends 500 terrorists to Afrin (Star)
Istanbul not to accept Syrian migrants temporarily (Vatan)
Number of artisans rises to record high 1.7mn [at end-2017] – association (Vatan)
Feb 06, 2018 07:03GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Erdogan, Pope Francis discuss Jerusalem, Islamophobia in meeting (Hurriyet)
Surprising beginning [Inflation falls to lower-than-forecast 10.3% y/y in January] (Hurriyet)
Seven of candidates by [CHP leader] Kilicdaroglu fail to enter party assembly (Hurriyet)
Base effect or permanent decline? [Economists see single-digit inflation hard to be achieved this year] (Vatan)
US funds credit Turkey’s energy [Fidelity, Moon Capital buy total 13% of offered Enerjisa shares in IPO] (Vatan)
Belgian military intelligence reportedly cooperated with YPG [in 2016] (Vatan)
Inflation in January with decline in food inflation (Milliyet)
Enerjisa IPO receives record high demand from resident individual investors (Milliyet)
Twenty-three members of 60-seated party assembly of CHP change (Milliyet)
Turkish army moves to fourth observation point in Syria’s Idlib (Sabah)
Ziraat Bank to release own credit card (Sabah)
Feb 05, 2018 07:02GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CHP policies in line with PKK’s – President Erdogan (Star)
935 terrorists neutralised [in Afrin operation], no civilian losses – Turkish Armed Forces (Star)
10mn residents expected to visit abroad next year (Star)
CHP is not national or local – Erdogan (Milliyet)
Kilicdaroglu, Ince compete with list of CHP party assembly members (Milliyet)
Financial markets may see downward adjustment (Vatan)
Auto industry breaks production and export records [in 2017] (Vatan)
Missile killing five Turkish soldiers in Afrin operation made by US (Sabah)
Feb 02, 2018 07:06GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Good start to 2018 [PMI rises to seven-year high in January, exports rise by 16% y/y] (Sabah)
Erdogan instructs army to prevent civilian damage in Afrin operation (Sabah)
Steel industry stands for star of year [Steel exports rise by 31.7% y/y in January – association] (Hurriyet)
VAT tax rate on Eurasia Tunnel toll reduced (Hurriyet)
Exports to EU expand by 22% y/y [in January] (Milliyet)
Rocket fired from Syria’s Afrin hurts five people in Kilis (Milliyet)
Three soldiers killed in PKK attack in Hakkari (Milliyet)
Turkey’s population exceeds 80mn (Star)
Feb 01, 2018 07:03GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Foreign tourism brings USD 26bn in economy [in 2017] (Milliyet)
Tax exemption limit cut to EUR 22 in online shopping from abroad (Milliyet)
Sochi summit outcome is important achievement: Erdogan, Putin say on phone (Vatan)
[CHP MP] Ince calls Kilicdaroglu to remove pressure on delegates [ahead of elective general congress] (Vatan)
Profile of local brand car to be disclosed in months – Anadolu Group Board Director Ozilhan (Sabah)
One killed in rocket attacks by YPG in Turkey’s Reyhanli district (Sabah)
Tourist inflows rises to 38.6mn in 2017 (Star)
French President Macron prefers terror in Syria [Macron warns Afrin operation should not become excuse of invasion] (Star)
Jan 31, 2018 06:55GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Pentagon admits [Syrian Democratic Forces] SDG shifts forces to Afrin [against Turkish operation] (Hurriyet)
System of suspension of bankruptcy to be removed – Deputy PM Akdag (Hurriyet)
Members of [Turkish Medical Association] TTB council detained [over remarks criticising Afrin operation] (Hurriyet)
Afrin operation could end in 15 days if civilians were not government’s concern – Defence Minister Canikli (Hurriyet)
Terrorists to be targeted irrespective of those backing them – President Erdogan (Star)
Cabinet submits bill to parliament to improve investment environment (Star)
Parties call for establishment of constitutional committee for Syria in Sochi summit (Star)
[Free Syrian Army] FSA is like national force to Turkey – Erdogan (Vatan)
Metal industry unions sign historic [collective bargaining] deal amid delayed strikes and lockouts (Vatan)
CBT raises end-2018 inflation forecast by 0.9pps [to 7.9%] (Vatan)
Turkey’s GDP growth deserves respect [JP Morgan expects growth to remain at respectable level in 2018] (Vatan)
Procedures for starting business to be eased (Milliyet)
Government tightens supervision on exchange offices (Milliyet)
Turkey-backed forces capture strategic hill in eleventh day of Afrin operation (Milliyet)
Jan 30, 2018 06:45GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Good news to firms [VAT return processes to be accelerated – FinMin Agbal] (Milliyet)
Housing loan rates rise to two-year highs (Milliyet)
Foreign demand for Enerjisa IPO exceeds TRY 3bn – broker firm (Milliyet)
Turkish Armed Forces: 616 terrorists neutralised in Afrin operation (Milliyet)
Syrian peace summit in Sochi begins without Kurdish PYD (Sabah)
Cleaning Syria of terrorists to pave way for peace (Sabah)
US not to pull forces out of Manbij – US general (Vatan)
PYS/YPG in talks with Assad to leave Afrin – Russian media (Vatan)
No civilian deaths in Afrin operation (Star)
Jan 29, 2018 06:31GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Mount Barsaya cleaned of terrorists [as part of Afrin operation] (Star)
Half of first line of TurkStream [gas pipeline] completed (Star)
Large firms’ turn to come in measures to manage forex risk – Deputy PM Simsek (Milliyet)
President Erdogan slams opposition to Afrin operation [by some academics and artists] (Milliyet)
State to pay TRY 123mn to Eurasia Tunnel [operator for lower-than-guaranteed vehicle traffic in 2017] (Hurriyet)
Seeking solution in Sochi [Syria peace congress beginning today in Russian city Sochi] (Hurriyet)
CHP to document Erdogan's pressure on judiciary – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Hurriyet)
Greek harassment on 22nd anniversary of Kardak crisis [Turkish coast guards block Greek minister from approaching to Imia/Kardak] (Vatan)
80,000 motor vehicles benefit from lower OTV tax bracket [due to cabinet’s earlier regulatory change] (Vatan)
Jan 26, 2018 06:36GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey does not trust US – Deputy PM [Bekir] Bozdag (Hurriyet)
[Kurdish militant group] YPG squeezed in Afrin, relies on Assad (Hurriyet)
Grand cleaning [306 YPG terrorists neutralised in six days of Afrin offensive] (Sabah)
Turkey not to let terror state along its border – PM [Binali] Yildirim (Sabah)
[President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan [reportedly] calls on [US President Donald] Trump to ensure YPG's withdrawal from Manbij (Vatan)
Government imposes limits on forex borrowing by firms (Vatan)
Airbus plans to make USD 7bn purchases from local suppliers [in next 12 years] (Milliyet)
More time needed for inflation to fall – CBT governor [Murat] Cetinkaya (Milliyet)
Jan 25, 2018 06:38GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Local markets calm amid Afrin operation (Milliyet)
Turkey-backed FSA forces close to clean Mount Barsaya [in Afrin of YPG forces] (Milliyet)
Rocked fired from Afrin kills two in [Turkey's border province] Kilis (Milliyet)
[US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offers] 30km-depth safe zone [in Afrin] – foreign minister [Mevlut] Cavusoglu (Vatan)
Turkish jets hit YPG targets in Afrin continuously (Vatan)
[Former US President Barack] Obama deceived us [about promise of YPG's withdrawal from Manbij] – [President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan (Vatan)
Target 5.5% GDP growth [Cabinet soon to submit omnibus bill to support real sector – FinMin Naci Agbal] (Vatan)
National defence victory [Some of locally-produced arms, vehicles used for first time in Afrin operation] (Star)
Turkish and FSA forces attack Afrin from all quarters (Star)
Turkey has strong fiscal space – Deputy PM [Mehmet] Simsek (Star)
Operations [in northern Syria] to continue until very last terrorist defeated – [President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan (Sabah)
US blackmails Aselsan [US investment banks not place bids to manage Turkish defence firm Aselsan's SPO] (Sabah)
Jan 24, 2018 06:55GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Army says 260 terrorists killed [so far in Afrin operation] (Sabah)
Markets trust Turkish soldiers [Borsa Istanbul rises, bond rates fall on Jan 23] (Sabah)
US says may work with Turkey on secure zone in Syria (Sabah)
Support from NATO [NATO understands Turkey’s concerns on terrorism – NATO deputy secretary general] (Hurriyet)
Government works on new omnibus law on economic measures (Hurriyet)
Turkey is determined [in Afrin operation] and to win, Erdogan says in funeral of killed soldier (Star)
US reportedly concerned about possible operation by Turkey in Manbij (Star)
Turkish soldiers attack Afrin on three fronts (Milliyet)
PM Yildirim calls YPG terrorists to lay down arms (Milliyet)
Consumer confidence recovers in January (Milliyet)
Jan 23, 2018 07:00GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
New front opened in Afrin [Turkish army launches attack from Azaz to east of Afrin] (Milliyet)
No step back [from Afrin operation] – President Erdogan (Milliyet)
Turkish economy strong, operation not to affect economy – Erdogan (Milliyet)
Giant KGF support to exports and manufacturing [Treasury, KGF signs protocol for TRY 55bn loan guarantees] (Milliyet)
One killed in attack from Afrin [to Turkey’s Hatay province] (Milliyet)
Turkey is not occupying state in Syria – Erdogan (Vatan)
YPG releases fake photos over media to claim civilian causalities [of Afrin operation] (Vatan)
Trabzon Port receives six-fold demand for IPO [worth TRY 97.7mn] (Vatan)
Afrin operation was inevitable – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Vatan)
Turkey gives no guarantee to Russia [for operations to be limited to Afrin] – foreign ministry sources (Vatan)
When will you leave Afghanistan? – Erdogan to US [on US call for Afrin operation to be completed swiftly] (Star)
YPG-ISIS partnership [YPG releases ISIS prisoners in Afrin on condition to fight against Turkish troops] (Star)
[CHP MP] Ince announces candidacy for party chairmanship (Star)
Turkish army-backed FSA cleans 14 villages in Afrin of PKK/YPG (Sabah)
Next target [after Afrin operation] to be Manbij – Foreign Minister Cavusoglu (Sabah)
People of south-eastern Turkey support Afrin operation (Sabah)
Jan 22, 2018 06:57GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Government aims to establish 30km deep] Peace corridor in Afrin (Sabah)
Afrin to be entrusted to true owners – President Erdogan (Sabah)
NATO understands Turkey’s security concerns –deputy secretary general of NATO (Sabah)
Heroes in Afrin [Turkish soldiers cross border into Afrin – PM Yildirim] (Hurriyet)
You cannot deal with Turkey by taking US' shelter behind – Erdogan to PKK/YPG (Hurriyet)
IPOs to strengthen Borsa Istanbul against downside risks – Garanti Invest (Hurriyet)
[Opposition parties] CHP, MHP support government in Afrin operation (Hurriyet)
Afrin operation to be completed in very short time – Erdogan (Vatan)
Will markets extend olive branch? [Market volatility likely amid Olive Branch Operation in Afrin – opinion] (Vatan)
Inspections tightened on goods imported from Far East (Vatan)
Business associations support government in fight against terror (Star)
Turkey challenges US-international media on Afrin operation (Star)
Terrorists escaping Afrin [as Turkey launches operation] (Star)
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