Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ISTANBUL | Turkey union official: Airport construction workers detained

ISTANBUL — A trade union leader says police in Turkey have rounded up hundreds of construction workers at Istanbul’s new airport after they staged a protest denouncing poor working conditions. Arzu Cerkezoglu, head of the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey, or DISK, told The Associated Press that more than 500 workers were detained … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey union official: Airport construction workers detained

TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: Turkey says has no capacity for more refugees

TEHRAN, Iran — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Turkey’s president says his country does not have the “strength or capability” to host millions of more refugees from Idlib. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that a call for terror groups in Idlib to lay down arms was a strong … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: Turkey says has no capacity for more refugees

ISTANBUL | Turkey’s president says country will defy economic threats

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president has said his country will stand strong against an “attempted economic coup” amid heightened tensions with the U.S. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday told thousands of supporters in Ankara that the country was being “threatened by the economy, sanctions, foreign currency, interest rates and inflation.” He said: “we tell them that … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey’s president says country will defy economic threats

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Merkel says Germany wants Turkey to prosper

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Germany wants to see Turkey prosper economically and is stressing the importance of its central bank’s independence. Turkey is grappling with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies and a … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Merkel says Germany wants Turkey to prosper

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkey: US won’t achieve aims through sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Turkey’s foreign minister says the United States won’t achieve aims by exerting pressure and imposing sanctions on Turkey. Addressing a conference in Ankara gathering Turkish ambassadors, Mevlut Cavusolgu on Monday called on the United States to “remain loyal to ties based … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkey: US won’t achieve aims through sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish central bank tries to contain currency crisis

ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey’s central bank announced a series of measures on Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States. The Turkish lira has nosedived over the past … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish central bank tries to contain currency crisis

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish Central Bank takes steps to provide liquidity

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s Central Bank has announced a series of measures to help banks manage their liquidity, after the country’s finance chief said the government had readied an “action plan” to ease market concerns that led to a slump in the value of Turkish currency. The bank released a statement Monday saying it would … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish Central Bank takes steps to provide liquidity

ISTANBUL | Turkey’s president: US waging “economic war” against Turkey

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s president is blaming the country’s economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging “war” against his country. Speaking Saturday in the northeastern province of Rize, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said dollars, euros and gold were “the bullets, cannonballs and missiles of the economic war being waged against … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey’s president: US waging “economic war” against Turkey