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    1. September 9, 2014

      Turkey unveils legislation to tighten control over internet

      Turkey has pushed through new legislation that tightens government control over the internet – days after the country hosted...

    2. August 27, 2014

      Shadow of Erdogan hangs over Turkey’s prime minister

      Behlul Ozkan well remembers his lessons with Ahmet Davutoglu, the man who on Wednesday was granted the stewardship of both...

    1. August 21, 2014

      Erdogan nominates Davutoglu as Turkey’s new PM

      Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated the country’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, as its...

    2. August 12, 2014

      Turkish air is thick with post-poll intrigue

      There is nothing quite like the buzz of an election in Turkey – or the sense of emptiness once the campaign has come to an...

    3. August 11, 2014

      Erdogan victory triggers Turkish power struggle

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s election to the Turkish presidency triggered a power struggle in the ruling AK party on Monday, as...

    4. August 11, 2014

      Erdogan faces challenges to boost power as Turkey’s head of state

      On Sunday night, as he declared victory in Turkey’s first direct presidential election with just under 52 per cent of the...

    5. August 10, 2014

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan secures Turkish presidency

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, won the country’s first direct election for president on Sunday, in a triumph...

    6. beyondbrics

      August 7, 2014

      Doubts over the quality of Turkey's next government

      One of the biggest questions facing Turkey is not so much who is going to win Sunday’s inaugural presidential election –...

    7. 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 –...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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