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US loan persuades Turkey to send troops to Iraq

November 3, 2003

The Turkish government is gearing up to dispatch troops to Iraq to assist in US-led peacekeeping operations and in the rebuilding of its south-eastern neighbour, in return for an $8.5bn soft US loan, despite protests from the Iraqis themselves and from Kurds living in the northern part of the country, writes Metin Demirsar.

Legislation changes fuel euroscepticism in London

November 3, 2003

Paranoia is in vogue in UK financial circles. The EU’s recent move to ban internalisation could hit London exchanges hard and the europhobes are out in force.

Angelo Paupério

July 2, 2003

The Banker talks to Angelo Paupério.

Turkey’s privatisation plans pick up pace

July 2, 2003

As Turkey works towards qualifying for European Union membership, its privatisation programme is moving forward, with profitable state enterprises opening up to foreign investment.

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