(All times are provisional and in GMT. For local time, add two
hours. This diary is updated every day, and new listings or
amendments are marked '*'.)
DATE GMT/LOCAL INDICATOR PERIOD PRIOR
11/1 0800/1000 Current account Nov -$1.96b
15/1 0800/1000 Unemployment Oct 9.1%
15/1 0900/1100 Budget Balance Dec +5.4b
15/1 1230/1430 CPI forecast Jan 6.46%
16/1 0800/1000 Consumer confidence Dec 89.2
22/1 1200/1400 Interest rates Jan 5.50%
21/1 1500/1700 Debt stock Dec 530.9b
23/1 0900/1100 Foreign visitors Dec +2.21%
25/1 1230/1430 Capacity usage Jan 73.6%
25/1 1230/1430 Manufacturing conf Jan 97.9
31/1 0800/1000 Trade balance Dec -$7.2b
4/2 0800/1000 CPI m/m Jan 0.38%
4/2 0800/1000 CPI y/y Jan 6.16%
4/2 0800/1000 PPI m/m Jan -0.12%
4/2 0800/1000 PPI y/y Jan 2.45%
*7/2 1530/1730 Treasury cash balance Jan -10.3b
*8/2 0800/1000 Industrial production Dec +11.3%
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11
*ISTANBUL - Ciner Group conglomerate TO sign a $1.35 billion
deal with China Tianchen Engineering Corporation to build the
world's biggest soda ash facility in Turkey (0800). Energy
Minister Taner Yildiz is scheduled to attend the signing
*ISTANBUL - Car maker Ford Otosan to hold its
annual assessment meeting (0830).
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
*KIZILCAHAMAM, Turkey - MHP to hold party meeting. Until
*ANKARA - Academics hold protest against new draft of law
governing Higher Education Board, which oversees universities.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
*ANKARA - Erdogan to chair meeting of Science and Technology
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
ISTANBUL - Delegation from European Committee for Prevention
of Torture to visit Ocalan at his prison on island of Imrali
south of Istanbul. Until Jan. 18.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
ANKARA - Next hearing in trial of former president Kenan
Evren and retired Air Force commander Tahsin Sahinkaya for
staging the Sept. 12, 1980, military coup.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
*ISTANBUL - MIT Professor and political activist Noam
Chomsky to speak at Bogazici University on 'Turkey and the
Emerging World Order' at Hrant Dink Memorial Lecture on Freedom
of Expression and Human Rights.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
ISTANBUL - MENA Steel Summit. Until Jan. 23.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
ISTANBUL - Istanbul Chamber of Commerce releases January
inflation data for Turkey's biggest city.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4
SILIVRI, Turkey - Next hearing in the trial of 44
pro-Kurdish journalists on charges related to supporting
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
ISTANBUL - Tight and Shale Gas Summit. Until Feb. 28
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
*ISTANBUL - Next hearing in Oda TV trial against journalists
on charges of maintaining links with coup conspirators.
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