Turkey – Factors to Watch on Oct 5



ANKARA, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Thursday.

The lira stood at 3.5737 against the U.S. dollar at 0514 GMT, little changed from 3.5720 at Wednesday’s close.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond was at 11.02 percent in spot trade at Wednesday’s close.

The main BIST 100 share index rose 0.62 percent to 104,547.86 points on Wednesday.


Asian shares were a tad firmer on Thursday, taking their cues from strong U.S. data although holiday-thinned trade and uncertainty about the impact of recent hurricanes on the U.S. economy are likely to keep investors cautious.


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet with the leader of the nationalist MHP opposition, Devlet Bahceli (1030 GMT), and later with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. (1630 GMT)


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will travel to Paris to address the Special Session of the UNESCO Executive Board and hold bilateral meetings with the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and his French counterpart Yves Le Drian.


Iran and Turkey should prevent Iraq’s Kurdistan region from declaring independence, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran, state TV reported.

Erdogan, who was on a one-day trip to Tehran, said earlier that Ankara was considering taking further measures against Iraqi Kurdistan.


A Turkish court on Wednesday found 42 former soldiers guilty of trying to kill President Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s failed coup, and handed most of them life sentences in the highest profile case related to the attempted putsch so far.


Turkey expects its primary surplus at 5.8 billion lira ($1.62 billion) in 2018, as part of its latest medium-term plan, the government announced in its Official Gazette on Thursday.

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Istanbul National-100 stock index, interbank lira trading, lira bond trading (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu)

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