Selling fruit from a cart in a working-class neighborhood of Istanbul hasn't made Mehmet rich, but he's adamant his modest savings won't ever see the inside of a bank.
Selling everything from their sofas to their wedding rings, Bank Asya clients are battling to shore up the Turkish lender against what they say is a government-orchestrated bid to scuttle it.
Twitter is now offering an alternative way of sending Tweets via SMS after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lambasted social media for linking him to a corruption scandal and blocking the social network in the country.
Startupbootcamp, the pan-European accelerator, has launched in Istanbul, as investors continue to show interest in Turkey. The accelerator has already began accepting applications for its program.
India-based firm GMR Infrastructure Ltd said exit deal of its 40% interest in Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport was still in progress, after a local paper reported it had already closed the deal for €220 million ($302.58 million).