Turkey's central bank sharply
cut its key interest rate by a more than expected 425 basis
points to 19.75% on Thursday to spur a recession-hit economy,
its first step away from the emergency stance it adopted during
last year's currency crisis.
Tunisian President Beji Caid
Essebsi, who helped shape his country's democratic transition
after a 2011 revolution ended decades of authoritarian rule, has
died, the presidency said on Thursday. He was 92.