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  1. June 9, 2014

    Rouhani’s visit to Ankara lifts hopes for Turkey-Iran thaw

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani arrived in Turkey on Monday on a high-profile trip he hailed as a turning point –...

  2. May 15, 2014

    Turkish mine owner defends safety record

    The owner of the mine at the centre of the deadliest industrial disaster in Turkey’s history on Friday defended its safety...

  1. May 15, 2014

    Tear gas fired at Turkish protesters after mine disaster

    Turkish police on Thursday used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters in Istanbul angry with the...

  2. April 18, 2014

    Gul rules out swapping roles with Erdogan

    Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s president, on Friday appeared to rule out switching jobs to become prime minister and suggested he...

  3. April 4, 2014

    Erdogan pushes for Turkey’s central bank to cut interest rates

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, displayed burgeoning political confidence after a victory in local elections...

  4. April 2, 2014

    Authoritarian Erdogan sets an unappealing precedent

    At the height of the mass rebellion across Turkey last summer against the autocratic whimsy of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...

  5. March 23, 2014

    Twitter ban could never silence tech-savvy Turks

    Just a week before hotly anticipated municipal elections, Twitter has been banned in Turkey by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the...

  6. February 26, 2014

    Turkish law ‘strikes at judicial independence’

    Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul signed a law on Wednesday that critics say threatens the independence of the Turkish...

  7. February 17, 2014

    Critics attack Erdogan’s move to tighten control of judiciary

    The top human rights official at a pan-European body has added his voice to critics of newly adopted legislation tightening...

  8. December 29, 2013

    Q&A: political fallout in Turkey

    Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing his biggest political crisis for years amid a corruption probe that...

  9. October 6, 2013

    Turkey’s comet looks increasingly like a shooting star

    Consensus is rare in Turkey’s increasingly polarised society. Yet, over the past two years or so, the conviction has spread...

  10. October 6, 2013

    Erdogan and Gul to determine Turkey’s future direction

    Early next year two veteran party comrades in Turkey will sit down to decide on the most powerful offices in the land. Their...

  11. October 1, 2013

    Gul hints at political ambitions in speech to Turkey’s parliament

    Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s president, has warned against the polarisation of Turkish society, saluted the memory of people slain...

  12. June 12, 2013

    Turkish PM Erdogan says protests ‘will be over in 24 hours’

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkey’s prime minister, has predicted an immediate end to protests that have shocked the country...

  13. June 11, 2013

    Erdogan should watch his own party, not Taksim

    Tuesday’s forced entry by Turkish riot police into Taksim Square, ending a 10-day commune in the heart of Istanbul, looks...

  14. June 11, 2013

    Turkish police move in on Taksim Square in Istanbul

    Turkish police stormed Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Tuesday as Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, claimed the...

  15. June 7, 2013

    Turkey: A change of tempo

    Listen to Recep Tayyip Erdogan and it becomes clear that Istanbul’s Taksim Square has been over-run by looters and vandals,...

  16. June 6, 2013

    Conciliatory Gul makes his mark in Turkey’s Taksim uprising

    The surge of energy and anger from Taksim in Istanbul has brought suddenly to the centre stage the diversity of a country...

  17. June 4, 2013

    Turkish politicians seek to defuse tensions with protesters

    Senior Turkish politicians sought to defuse tensions with protesters on Tuesday but there was no sign of an end to the...

  18. June 4, 2013

    Erdogan’s supporters pour scorn on Turkish protesters

    In Ankara, Istanbul and other cities where the opposition to Recep Tayyip Erdogan is strong, the young and vocal protesters...

  19. June 3, 2013

    Spread of discontent brings hope to Erdogan’s political opponents

    The face of the protest movement that has shaken Turkey and shocked Recep Tayyip Erdogan, its powerful prime minister, is...

  20. June 3, 2013

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is only proving the protesters right

    The immediate explanation for the rising protests in Turkey can be found in the fierce reaction of the country’s prime...

  21. June 3, 2013

    Turkish unions to join anti-government protests

    Turkey was braced for more unrest on Tuesday after demonstrators clashed with police overnight and one of the country’s...

  22. June 2, 2013

    Culture wars explode on Turkish streets

    The protesters spilled off the ferries from the Asian side of the city on Sunday afternoon, waving their Turkish flags and...

  23. May 29, 2013

    Alcohol laws spark renewed religious debate in Turkey

    Sipping an afternoon beer at a table outside a restaurant in the heart of Istanbul, Boran, an advertising executive, reckons...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 8, 2013

    Turkish defence industry aims high

    By Justin Vela in Istanbul Turkey is moving up in defence manufacturing with the commercial development of the ANKA, its...

  25. January 3, 2013

    Turkey detains retired military chief

    Turkish Police on Thursday detained the retired former head of the country’s military as part of an investigation into an...

  26. The World

    November 29, 2012

    Erdogan, Gul and the magnificent Sultan

    Promotional image for Magnificent Century, copyright TIMS TV Take a harem-hopping Sultan, add the most intriguing contest in...

  27. November 21, 2012

    Turkey calls on Nato for missiles

    Turkey formally asked Nato on Wednesday for Patriot missiles to protect it from Syrian attack, highlighting Ankara’s...

  28. November 14, 2012

    Turkey and the EU

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, is justifiably proud of the economic and political progress his country has...

  29. November 13, 2012

    Gul urges Turkey to stay on EU path

    Turkey’s president has identified the country’s troubled EU bid as the cause of its success over the past decade, calling on...

  30. November 12, 2012

    Turkey warns of Syria chemical arms risk

    Turkey warned on Monday of the risk of Syria using missiles with chemical weapons as tensions rose between Israel and Syria,...

  31. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2012

    Guest post: Turkey's Sledgehammer marks the end of an era - but what next?

    By Naz Masraff of Eurasia Group As the dust settles on last month’s controversial sentences for military leaders convicted...

  32. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2012

    Turkey: Erdogan hits speed bump in presidential race

    Has political risk in Turkey just gone up a notch or two? Or is the country’s population displaying its deep-rooted desire...

  33. June 15, 2012

    Turkey court ruling boosts prime minister

    Turkey’s highest court has delivered a boost to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, in his bid to set up a presidential...

  34. March 8, 2012

    Kofi Annan calls for end to Syria violence

    International pressure on Syria in response to its worsening crackdown on the opposition gathered steam Thursday ahead of a...

  35. November 23, 2011

    France raises issue of Syrian intervention

    Alain Juppé, France’s foreign minister, has raised the possibility that western powers could intervene directly intervene to...

  36. November 23, 2011

    Turkey says Mideast needs own EU

    Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s president, on Wednesday set out a democratic vision of a Middle East complete with a European...

  37. beyondbrics

    November 8, 2011

    Abdullah Gul: keeping the EU faith

    President Abdullah Gul of Turkey says his country’s ambitions to join the EU are undimmed – despite the euro’s travails and...

  38. November 7, 2011

    Turkish president welcomes rapport with US

    In the gilded splendour of the sultan suite in Istanbul’s Ciragan Palace hotel, the president of Turkey sets out his...

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