UPDATE 2-Turkish assets fall, but Davutoglu's words soften landing

May 5, 2016 3:28 PM

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* Shares turn higher after 2 percent loss (Adds closing prices, details)

ISTANBUL/ANKARA, May 5 Turkish markets closed lower on Thursday as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was set to step down after weeks of tension between him and President Tayyip Erdogan unnerved investors.

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