Press mood stories for Turkey

Jan 16, 2018 07:18GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Don’t make us lower your flag [Erdogan warns US harshly over support to Kurdish YPG in Syria] (Star)
Route of Istanbul Canal unveiled (Star)
Ciner Group opens soda ash production facility worth USD 1.5bn (Star)
Surprising budget [Central government posts TRY 47bn deficit against TRY 61bn forecast] (Vatan)
Hawk missiles locked on Afrin [held by YPG] (Vatan)
Turkey to choke terrorist army before born – Erdogan [on US works with YPG to set up border security force] (Vatan)
State of emergency implementations even worse than Hitler era – CHP leader Kilicdaroglu (Vatan)
Operation to Afrin in pipeline (Milliyet)
MHP leader Bahceli expresses support to Afrin operation (Milliyet)
Strong budget and employment [2017 budget deficit below forecast, employment rises by 1.9mn in Q1-Q3] (Sabah)
Russia opposes US-backed border security force in Syria (Sabah)
Free Syrian Army ready for Afrin operation (Sabah)
Jan 15, 2018 07:09GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
US playing with fire on border [US launches work with Kurdish PYD to set up border security force] (Hurriyet)
Government [reportedly] close to finalise work on limits on firms’ forex borrowing (Hurriyet)
Preliminary cleaning [Turkish artillery units hit targets in Afrin following harassments] (Hurriyet)
Tiniest harassment to trigger operation [Erdogan reiterates possibility of operation into Afrin] (Milliyet)
Government to introduce new incentives to savings for house purchases (Milliyet)
Afrin under siege [Turkish troops deploy to border with Afrin] (Sabah)
2018 to be year of tourism breakthrough – Tourism Minister Kurtulmus (Sabah)
USD 11bn worth of imports by public sector to be reduced – EconMin Zeybekci (Vatan)
Jan 12, 2018 07:02GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
No one may establish new state in northern Syria, Erdogan warns US (Hurriyet)
Russia knows Turkey not related to attacks on Russian bases in Syria – Putin (Hurriyet)
Location of Istanbul Canal to be disclosed within few days – Transport Minister Arslan (Star)
Boydak Holding [seized earlier by state] grows by 30% in 2017 (Star)
Erdogan, Putin discuss Idlib by phone (Star)
Small business owners to be provided access to KGF-guaranteed loans – EconMin Zeybekci (Vatan)
Large changes in power sector [Operation period of BOT- and BO-model large plants expires] (Vatan)
Government decides to form working group on cryptocurrencies (Vatan)
Arrested YPG members claim PKK stocking arms in Ankara, Istanbul (Vatan)
Constitutional Court demand release of two journalists, heavy penalty courts reject (Milliyet)
Jan 11, 2018 07:18GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
First step taken for local and national alliance [AKP, MHP to form working group for election alliance] (Sabah)
Turkish economy to run, rating agencies to follow [President Erdogan criticises rating agencies] (Sabah)
New reform to accelerate judicial processes – PM Yildirim (Sabah)
Investments worth TRY 80bn in pipeline [Government to disclose project-based incentives this month] (Milliyet)
Kurdish-Turkish quarrel among HDP officials (Milliyet)
[Foreign Minister] Cavusoglu calls Iran, Russia to prevent Syrian ceasefire violations (Milliyet)
WB very surprised [with Turkey’s growth in 2017] – WB economist (Vatan)
Turkey imports record-high 370 tons of gold in 2017 (Vatan)
Ten firms apply for public offering – Borsa Istanbul chair Karadag (Vatan)
Jan 10, 2018 07:02GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
President Erdogan implicitly criticises ex-president Gul [for negative comment on cabinet’s emergency decree] (Hurriyet)
Borusan Mannesman to invest USD 75mn [to expand production of pipes for auto industry] (Hurriyet)
CHP leader Kilicdaroglu criticises unfair VAT tax system (Hurriyet)
[State-run house developer] Emlak Konut GYO targets TRY 7.2bn of sales in 2018 (Star)
Imported meat accounts only for 5% of market – Agriculture Minister Fakibaba (Star)
Attack to Idlib undermines Syrian solution process, FM Cavusoglu warns Syria, Russia (Star)
Europe’s axis shifts towards Turkey – opinion (Star)
Third Istanbul Airport to support fleet expansion of Turkish Airlines – Erdogan (Vatan)
Extension of emergency rule aims not against FETO but to suppress opposition – Kilicdaroglu (Vatan)
We hope to walk hand in hand to future – Erdogan to MHP leader Bahceli (Sabah)
MHP to continue to support new system of government – Bahceli (Sabah)
Jan 09, 2018 06:33GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
MHP to support Erdogan [in 2019 presidential elections] – MHP leader Bahceli (Milliyet)
Industrial production rises by 7% y/y [in November] (Milliyet)
Morocco suspends customs duty exemption to Turkish textiles (Milliyet)
[Bureaucratic processes for] Starting business in retail sector to be eased – minister (Sabah)
MHP leader Bahceli is respectful leader – Deputy PM Bozdag (Sabah)
State of emergency to be extended for sixth time (Vatan)
Izmir outscores Istanbul in house price hikes (Vatan)
Possibility of 7% of GDP growth [in 2017] rises [with November industrial output data] (Vatan)
Jan 08, 2018 07:06GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
FinMin Simsek expresses optimism about economy this year (Vatan)
USD/TRY may test 3.70 with help of global risk appetite –opinion (Vatan)
National fighter jets seen to be ready in 2030s (Sabah)
Private pension system participants approach to 7mn (Milliyet)
Renault leads local auto sales in 2017 (Star)
Jan 05, 2018 07:20GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Devil’s triangle [Case against Atilla proves cooperation of FETO with CIA, FBI and US judiciary – Deputy PM Bozdag] (Sabah)
CHP mayor [of Istanbul’s Besiktas district] dismissed on corruption, links to FETO (Sabah)
Turkey, EU in new era of relations – President Erdogan (Sabah)
Atilla plan [Government reportedly plans new initiatives before US judge’s verdict on Atilla case in April] (Hurriyet)
[Consumption] Tax on alcoholic beverages hiked by 7.1% (Hurriyet)
[Local construction firm] Tas Yapi to invest EUR 750mn in tourism projects [in Turkey and abroad] (Hurriyet)
Black spot in US judicial history [US jury’s conviction of Atilla based on no evidence] (Star)
Judicial process not over [Halkbank says Atilla has right to appeal US court verdict] (Star)
Cabinet revision not on agenda – Presidential spokesperson Kalin (Star)
Critical meeting at Elysee Palace [Erdogan to meet with French counterpart Macron today] (Milliyet)
Fruit and vegetable prices rise relentlessly (Milliyet)
Jan 04, 2018 07:12GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Worst left behind [Inflation expected to embark on falling trend] (Vatan)
Export volume and unit value rise in 2017 – EconMin Zeybekci (Vatan)
Fourteen business people arrested in Diyarbakir for financing PKK (Vatan)
US jury finds [former Halkbank executive] Atilla guilty (Hurriyet)
End-year inflation at 11.9% highest of last thirteen years (Hurriyet)
Retirement pensions to rise by 5.7% [in H1] (Star)
Turkey supports peace and stability in Iran – Erdogan to Rouhani (Star)
Scandalous decision [US jury convicts Atilla on five of six fake counts] (Star)
Second best year in exports [Exports amount to USD 157bn in 2017] (Milliyet)
Disinflation may be harder than expected – opinion (Milliyet)
Jan 03, 2018 06:39GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Second best year in exports [Exports rise by 10% to USD 157bn in 2017 – ministry data] (Star)
Industrial wheels speed up [PMI rises to 54.9pts in December] (Star)
President Erdogan to make first overseas visit of 2018 to France [on Jan 5] (Star)
Civil servants eye inflation [Additional pay hike in H1 to become clear with December inflation print] (Milliyet)
Borsa Istanbul begins 2018 with new record highs (Milliyet)
Support from Credit Guarantee Fund to economy to continue in 2018 (Vatan)
Turkish Armed Forces to deepen investigation into personnel on links to FETO (Sabah)
Jan 02, 2018 06:52GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
2018 to be better for economy than 2017 – opinion (Milliyet)
Tourism sector expects prices to rise this year (Milliyet)
Government adjusts OTV tax brackets for cars [following sharp price hikes] (Milliyet)
Iraqi Kurdish government [reportedly] plans to establish secure zones against PKK (Sabah)
Terrorism to be less of agenda in 2018 – PM Yildirim (Vatan)
Financial markets may be volatile in H1 – opinion (Vatan)
120 PKK terrorists neutralised in operations in December (Vatan)
Middle Eastern tourists lead tax-free shopping [in Turkey in 2017] – Global Blue (Hurriyet)
Applications begin for permanent job status to subcontracted labour in public sector today (Hurriyet)
2018 to be critical for EU-Turkey relations – opinion (Hurriyet)
Dec 22, 2017 06:54GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
UN denounces US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (Hurriyet)
Heavy blow to smugglers [Over 26,400 historical artefacts seized in large police operation] (Hurriyet)
Prosecutor demands life sentences to 60 suspects of 1997 postmodern coup (Hurriyet)
Erdogan calls Trump to reverse Jerusalem decision (Vatan)
State subsidy to cruise tourism to be raised – Tourism Minister Kurtulmus (Vatan)
Pegasus Airlines orders 25 Airbus aircrafts (Vatan)
Foundation of solar module, cell and panel production factory laid (Star)
Sixty-seven FETO members detained in operation (Star)
Dec 21, 2017 06:53GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
US Ambassador to UN Haley threatens other country bureaucrats ahead of Jerusalem voting (Vatan)
[Kiptas plans to build] 3,000 cheap residences in Istanbul (Vatan)
Akbank leads establishment of Blockchain consortium (Vatan)
Two ISIS members arrested after warning by French intelligence (Vatan)
Erdogan slams UAE Foreign Minister [over tweet on accusations against Ottoman forces] (Star)
Investments in south-eastern Turkey recover (Star)
Bargaining for 2018 minimum wage continues (Sabah)
Operational leasing sector spends TRY 8.4bn on fleet expansion [in Jan-Sep] (Sabah)
Dec 20, 2017 06:59GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey leads diplomatic war on Jerusalem (Milliyet)
[EconMin Zeybekci expects] Inflation to fall to single-digits in April (Milliyet)
Karlov’s assassination being cleared up [Evidence reportedly links killing of Russian ambassador to Gulen] (Milliyet)
US embassy says Jan 2019 is earliest visa appointment date for Turkish citizens (Sabah)
Turkey to follow Jerusalem case till end – President Erdogan (Sabah)
7.9mn motor vehicles not insured – association (Star)
PKK bomber caught in Izmir (Star)
Civil servants very likely to get extra pay hike [as compensation for excessive inflation] (Hurriyet)
Dec 19, 2017 06:49GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey’s first drillship to begin exploratory drilling in 2018 (Vatan)
Tourism firms hardly to raise prices [in 2018] (Vatan)
Turkey to make proposal on remaining criteria [for visa liberalisation] – EU official (Vatan)
Oppression arises in absence of justice – President Erdogan [on Jerusalem] (Milliyet)
US expectedly vetoes UN resolution [rejecting Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem] (Milliyet)
Isbank invests TRY 500mn in technology each year – Vice General Director Aran (Milliyet)
Humanity dead in West [Erdogan criticises European stance against migrants] (Star)
Fish prices do not fall still four months after beginning of fishing season (Hurriyet)
Geothermal energy investors demand state incentives (Hurriyet)
Dec 18, 2017 07:06GMT, Turkey, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem – President Erdogan (Sabah)
1.3mn people to participate in PPS [as of Jan 1 under earlier set gradual scheme of automatic participation] (Sabah)
Acting mayor [Istanbul’s Atasehir district from CHP] suspect of graft probe too (Sabah)
Trump cannot materialise Jerusalem decision – expert (Sabah)
Businesses hopeful about economy in 2018 (Star)
Organised industrial zones to be required to have nursery (Star)
Lira depreciation to pressure auto market down in 2018 – auto sector representatives (Star)
Credit Guarantee Fund may guarantee TRY 140bn loans [next year] (Hurriyet)
Growth generates employment but not sufficient to cover labour force expansion (Milliyet)
Those taking wrong steps over Jerusalem to regret – PM Yildirim (Milliyet)
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