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Russian navy intelligence ship sinks after collision with freighter off Turkish coast

Added: 27.04.2017 16:39 | 7 views | 0 comments


A Russian naval intelligence ship sank Thursday after colliding with a merchant freighter in the Black Sea near Istanbul, the Turkish coast guard said. All 78 crew members on the Russian vessel were rescued.
The crew of the freighter, a Togo-flagged ship traveling from Romania to Jordan and carrying...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

Russian Navy Ship Sinks After Collision Near Turkey

Added: 27.04.2017 14:29 | 3 views | 0 comments

Nearly 80 Russian Navy sailors were rescued after the collision, just north of Istanbul.

From: www.nbcnews.com

Markets worry more about political turmoil than autocracy

Added: 24.04.2017 18:50 | 9 views | 0 comments


THE VICTORY of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, in a referendum on April 16th is seen by many observers as a worrying step on the road to autocracy. The vote handed Mr Erdogan far-reaching new powers. But the Turkish lira, government bonds and stockmarket all gained ground as the results came in.
It was a reminder that the relationship between markets and democracy is not rock-solid. Like an errant husband, investors may proclaim their fidelity to democracy but are not averse to seeing someone else on the side.
In Turkey investors may have feared turmoil if Mr Erdogan’s proposal had been defeated. It is an old, but fairly reliable, rule that investors dislike uncertainty. And the early years of Mr Erdogan’s tenure, when he was seen as a liberalising democrat, saw rapid economic growth; his transformation into an emerging autocrat has not put investors off. Since he took office, the Istanbul market has gained 760% (see chart).
An authoritarian government can provide certainty, at least in the short term. In 1922, when Mussolini took power in Italy, its equity market returned 29% and its government bonds 18%, according to...

From: www.economist.com

Galatasaray 0 Fenerbahce 1: Late Souza header seals Istanbul derby glory

Added: 23.04.2017 21:04 | 4 views | 0 comments

Souza's stoppage-time header earned Fenerbahce a dramatic 1-0 win at rivals Galatasaray in the Super Lig on Sunday. The Istanbul derby is one of the most hotly-contested matches in world football, but with Fener and Gala third and fourth in the table at kick-off there was little hope of either catching leaders Besiktas and winning the ...]

From: www.soccernews.com

Turkey’s justice minister: Time to contest vote results over

Added: 22.04.2017 16:10 | 17 views | 0 comments

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's ruling party and the main opposition party kept up their fight Saturday over the results of the referendum on expanding the president's powers. In a series of tweets Saturday, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag slammed the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) for continuing to object to the results of the April 16 ...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Suspect in Istanbul Terror Attack Was Killed in U.S. Raid in Syria

Added: 21.04.2017 22:20 | 10 views | 0 comments

An associate of Islamic State’s leader who U.S. officials said was behind a terror attack in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve was killed by U.S. forces in Syria in early April, the Pentagon said.

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US: Operative linked to Istanbul bombing has been killed

Added: 21.04.2017 19:09 | 5 views | 0 comments

The U.S. military says it has killed an Islamic State operative from Uzbekistan linked to the New Year's Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people.

From: feeds.foxnews.com

US: Operative linked to Istanbul bombing has been killed

Added: 21.04.2017 18:37 | 9 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has killed an Islamic State operative from Uzbekistan linked to the New Year's Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people. The operative, Abdurakhmon Uzbeki (abdoo-rakman ooz-beki), is alleged to have been a "close associate" of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ah-boo oh-mar ahl bahg-dahd-ee). ...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

ISIS leader who planned Istanbul nightclub attack killed in US ground raid

Added: 21.04.2017 18:26 | 6 views | 0 comments

He was described as a "close associate" of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

From: abcnews.go.com

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