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Lira has broken through 19 threshold in pre-election environment. With Erdogan heading for defeat, cautious markets will watch out for his next move.
“We will fulfil our historical responsibility against one-man rule,” says co-chair of pro-Kurdish HDP.
‘Gandhi Kemal’, battling to overcome a reputation for being a bit dull, strives to show he’s energised.
Politicians and intellectuals sign letter arguing that possibility party “could be permanently banned so close to the upcoming elections places Turkish democracy in dire jeopardy”.
There’s “lots of energy in opposition circles now,” says Selim Koru at Ankara’s Tepav think tank.
Alliance resolves row that split ranks by agreeing popular Istanbul and Ankara mayors will be made vice-presidents should country’s authoritarian ruler be defeated.
After a dozen meetings between its half-dozen constituents, the Nation’s Alliance failed to reach a unanimous selection of a presidential candidate to challenge Erdogan in May’s national ballot.
Inflation research group ENAG records alternative figure of 127%.
IYI party leader Aksener walks away from alliance. Appeals to the popular Istanbul and Ankara mayors to do their “duty” by running for the presidency.
Turkish president says he’s ploughing ahead amid criticism over earthquake disaster. Some observers say election board could cancel polls citing logistical difficulties.
During unprecedented world monetary easing two years ago, operator LimakPort sold $360mn of 15-year eurobonds with a 9.50% coupon.
President hits back, says it is “not possible” to prepare for such a big disaster. Questions over what happened to “earthquake tax” money resurface.
There are limits to how much the May elections can be rigged, particularly in the big cities, says academic, as date for strongman’s re-election bid is confirmed.
Thousands rally in Istanbul to voice anger at treatment of city’s mayor seen as abuse of democracy.
The vision for me of the weekend opening of the World Cup in Qatar was of Turkish President Erdogan warmly welcoming his Egyptian counterpart, Sisi. The two have long been rivals and have very different visions of democracy in the region.
Ahead of elections, Nation Alliance, absorbed in “a game of thrones”, is yet to settle on a presidential candidate to challenge Erdogan’s “autocratic wasteland”, says academic.
Workers in mine said to have smelt gas for 10 days prior to blast. Opposition leader protests: “In which century are we living?”
Survey conducted after Athens last week warned that strongman Erdogan could ignite a second European war in the Aegean.
Towards a billion dollars said to have been splashed out on failed amusement park that Erdogan said was a “symbol of pride” for all of Turkey.