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August 17, 2018 2:47 AM Ringgit opens flat against US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit was traded unchanged against the greenback from yesterday's close as investors awaited the announcement of the country's second-quarter economic growth report by the central bank. At 9am, the local note was traded at 4.1030/1070 against the US dollar. A dealer said traders were also holding back as Washington will be resuming 4

August 10, 2018 11:32 AM Erdogan says Turkey 'won't lose economic war' after lira crash

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday pledged that Turkey would prevail in an "economic war" after the lira crashed to historic lows over Ankara's strains with Washington. "We will not lose the economic war," state-run TRT Haber television quoted Erdogan as saying in his first reaction to the latest lira plunge. The state-run Anadolu 9

August 2, 2018 12:08 AM Amnesty accuses Turkey of tolerating Syrian rebel abuses in Afrin

ISTANBUL: Amnesty International on Thursday accused Turkish forces of allowing Syrian armed groups to commit major rights abuses in the northern region of Afrin, urging Ankara to immediately end the violations. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels seized control of Afrin earlier this year after a military operation which ousted a Kurdish militia that is an ally of the United 4

July 29, 2018 8:17 AM Turkey planning summit with France, Germany, Russia

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is seeking to hold a summit in Istanbul with France, Germany and Russia on Sept 7 to discuss regional issues including the Syrian conflict, in comments published on Sunday. "We will discuss what we can do in the region together," Erdogan said, quoted by Hurriyet daily. He gave no further details on the issues 5

July 18, 2018 2:58 PM At least 19 drown in refugee boat sinking off north Cyprus

NICOSIA: At least 19 refugees drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said. The boat was carrying 150 people when it went down off the coast of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot-controlled portion of the island, which is only recognised by Ankara. Over 100 people 7

June 28, 2018 4:17 PM Turkey's Gama said in talks with TNB, others for sale of its 50.5% stake in energy unit

ISTANBUL: Turkish conglomerate Gama Holding is in talks with Malaysia's Tenaga Nasional BHd (TNB) and other potential buyers about a sale of its 50.5% stake in its Gama Enerji energy unit, three sources said, as part of a US$1 billion (RM4 billion) debt restructuring. Gama, which has businesses spanning oil, cement, petrochemicals and natural gas, is the latest 4

June 19, 2018 9:00 AM Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted on first day of drugs trial

ISTANBUL: An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, activists and lawyers said, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm. Ezhel, 28, whose real name is Omer Sercan Ipekcioglu, was accused of inciting cannabis use through social media postings 7

May 15, 2018 7:52 AM Turkey detains 54 IS suspects in Istanbul: Report

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have detained dozens of suspected members of Islamic State in a crackdown on the extremist group in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reported on Tuesday. Counter-terror police raided 19 addresses in over a dozen districts late on Monday, detaining 54 suspects who taken for interrogation at the city's police headquarters 28

May 15, 2018 12:36 AM Erdogan accuses Israel of 'genocide' over Gaza deaths

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Israel of "state terror" and "genocide" after Israeli forces killed at least 55 Palestinians on the Gaza border. In one of his most vehement broadsides ever against the Jewish state, Erdogan also announced three days of national mourning over the deaths, as well as a giant protest in Istanbul 17

May 14, 2018 12:05 PM Dismissal of Turkey academics creating 'climate of fear': HRW

ISTANBUL: Human Rights Watch on Monday said the dismissal of thousands of academics by the Turkish government after the 2016 failed coup was undermining academic freedoms and creating a 'climate of fear' on campus. "The Turkish government's crackdown is targeting academics and damaging its universities," said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director 20