Borsa Istanbul to go public in bid to jumpstart equity market

Turkey's stock exchange Borsa Istanbul said yesterday it plans to go public, in Ankara's latest move to bolster its $220 billion equity market that has punched below its weight for years.

Borsa Istanbul, the country's only stock exchange, plans to list up to 43 percent of its capital through the sale of most of the shares now held by the national Treasury.

Ruling party MP apologizes over tweet insulting one of the founders of Turkish Republic

A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy has caused consternation by retweeting an insulting post about former President ?smet ?nönü, one of the founders of the Turkish Republic, triggering reactions even from her own fellow party members.

Prominent journalist testifies, says 'we will continue writing'

Prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar was present at the Istanbul Ça?layan Courthouse on Feb. 26 to testify on charges of ?insulting? President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.

Before entering the courthouse, Dündar dismissed the use of lawsuits as a deterrent against journalists, who he vowed would ?not be intimidated and would continue to write.?