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Why Turkey’s Regulators Became Such a Problem for Google

New York Times
Type “running shoes,” “best laptop” or “camping equipment” into Google from just about anywhere in the world and the top of the screen will show a carousel of ads from websites promoting products to browse and compare. Not in Turkey. Google eliminated those advertisements last year after Turkish antitrust officials......

Turkey’s ‘king’ living his career in reverse

BBC
Burak Yilmaz (centre) celebrates after Lille win Ligue 1 for the first time since 2010-11 Dates: Friday 11 June-Sunday 11 July. Host cities: London, Rome, Munich, Baku, St-Petersburg, Budapest, Seville, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Glasgow, Copenhagen. Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 Live, iPlayer and BBC Sport website. Click here......

Turkey’s Own Goal Opens Euro 2020 Scoring

Sports Illustrated
The first goal of the European Championship was historic—though not in a particularly good way.  In the 53rd minute of Friday’s group stage match, Italy forward Domenico Berardi fielded a pass from his teammate and attempted a cross near the goal.  Turkey’s Merih Demiral, attempting to knock the ball out......

Turkey’s Halkbank urges end of U.S. prosecution alleging Iran sanctions violations

Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lawyer for Halkbank told a U.S. appeals court on Monday that the state-owned Turkish lender was immune from U.S. prosecution and that an indictment accusing it of helping Iran evade American sanctions should be thrown out. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch of Halkbank......

Italy’s Draghi accuses ‘dictator’ Erdogan, draws Turkey’s condemnation

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Italy’s Prime Minister, Mario Draghi speaks during a joint press conference with Italy’s Economy Minister and Italy’s Minister for Labour and Social Policy following a Cabinet meeting in Rome, Italy, March 19, 2021. Alberto Pizzoli/Pool via REUTERS ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday accused......

Turkey’s cenbank governor to meet some banks’ general managers on Wednesday

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Turkey’s new Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu sits at his office in Ankara, Turkey March 21, 2021. Turkish Central Bank/Handout via REUTERS ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s new central bank governor, whose shock appointment at the weekend triggered financial market turmoil, will hold talks with some banks’ general managers......

‘People are just shocked’: Turkey’s lira plunges after Erdogan sacks third central bank chief in two years

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Exchange offices in Istanbul, Turkey seen on October 28, 2020. Due to the increase in exchange rates and the economic instability, people change currency and buy Turkish lira. Erhan Demirtas | NurPhoto via Getty Images Turkey’s lira fell dramatically on......

Turkey’s Erdogan quits European treaty on violence against women

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint news conference following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia March 5, 2020. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan pulled Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, the country’s official gazette......

Turkey’s reopening relieves restaurants but worries doctors

Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish restaurants reopened and many children returned to school on Tuesday after the government announced steps to ease COVID-19 curbs even as cases edged higher, raising concerns in the top medical association. FILE PHOTO: A man smokes outside a closed bar, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak......

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party MPs targeted in legal barrage

Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament is set to consider legal bids to lift the immunity from prosecution of 21 pro-Kurdish MPs, applying more pressure on a political party targeted in a years-long crackdown and that now faces calls for its closure. FILE PHOTO: Pervin Buldan, co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’......

Turkey’s Erdogan says may begin working on new constitution

Reuters
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday his ruling AK Party and its nationalist allies may start work on drafting a new constitution, less than four years after overhauling the previous constitution to grant his office sweeping powers. FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to media......

Erdogan says U.S. sanctions an attack on Turkey’s rights

Reuters
ANKARA (Reuters) -President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions imposed on Turkey over its purchase of Russian defence systems were an attack on Ankara’s sovereign rights aimed at deterring its defence industry, a move which he said was bound to fail. FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks......

Erdogan says U.S. sanctions will not deter Turkey’s defence industry

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday U.S. sanctions imposed on Turkey over its acquisition of Russian defence systems will fail in what......

Turkey’s Erdogan says upset U.S. went ahead with sanctions process

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks during a news conference following a cabinet meeting in Ankara, Turkey, November 30, 2020. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey expects its NATO ally the United States to support it and not sanction it......

Turkey’s COVID curfew fails to contain surging second wave

Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Coronavirus deaths in Turkey rose to a record for the seventh consecutive day on Sunday and the number of new cases remained high despite efforts by President Tayyip Erdogan’s government to contain a second wave of infections. FILE PHOTO: Deserted street leading to the historical Galata Tower......

Turkey’s daily coronavirus death toll hits record for sixth day in a row

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A nurse takes care of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at an intensive care unit of the Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s daily COVID-19 death toll hit a record high for a sixth consecutive......

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