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  1. September 5, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to break links with Turkey’s past

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is making his mark as Turkey’s first directly elected president barely a week after taking the oath of...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    August 26, 2014

    Hands up for Ataturk

    Adem Altan/AFP Six thousand fans of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish Republics founder, gather to form a giant Ataturk...

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  1. Turkey

    Turkey’s ruling AKP celebrated victory in nationwide local elections in March but it i...
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  1. 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...

  2. The World

    August 11, 2014

    Turkey's Erdogan must prove he is truly a statesman

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan just won his ninth straight popular vote in just over a decade, to become the first directly elected...

  3. May 29, 2014

    Turkey’s top court rules YouTube ban unconstitutional

    Turkey’s top court has ruled that the country’s ban on YouTube is unconstitutional, in the latest of a series of rebuffs the...

  4. May 6, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the man who would be president, may have squandered legacy

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister and winner of eight electoral contests, including three general elections on a...

  5. August 5, 2013

    Erdogan is eroding the freedom of the media

    When The Economist endorsed his opponent in Turkey’s 2011 general election, Recep Tayyip Erdogan ignited the campaign trail...

  6. June 11, 2013

    Taksim disputed territory once more as stand-off continues

    First the protesters occupied Taksim. Then the police retook it. But by Monday evening Istanbul’s central square was not...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    June 6, 2013

    Taksim Square

    Thanassis Stavrakis/AP People take photographs while others read anti-government graffiti on the ground in front of the...

  8. June 4, 2013

    Inside the People’s Republic of Taksim

    It is an odd way to enter occupied territory. To get to Taksim Square, the centre of the protests that have shaken Turkey,...

  9. June 2, 2013

    Global Insight: Park problems for master of all he surveys

    After more than a decade as prime minister of Turkey and three, thumping electoral triumphs with a rising share of the vote...

  10. March 13, 2013

    Turkey’s strongman broadens his appeal

    In the working class Istanbul district of Kasimpasha, they remember Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an indomitable force – in the...

  11. March 28, 2012

    Erdogan’s Turkey: A rule more ruthless

    His pictures and posters are these days almost as ubiquitous as those of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founding father of the...

  12. November 25, 2011

    Taboos around Ataturk era begin to crumble

    At five past nine on the morning of November 10, much of Turkey came to a stop. People clambered out of their cars;...

  13. October 21, 2011

    ‘Unlikely friendship’ with strongman

    Margaret Thatcher is among the political heroes of Kazakhstan’s president – along with Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of...

  14. August 7, 2011

    Turkish PM to extend grip on armed forces

    The government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to follow up its purge of the senior ranks of Turkey’s armed forces with...

  15. August 5, 2011

    Erdogan’s reshuffle clips military’s wings

    The picture, splashed across newspapers throughout Turkey, said it all. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, sat...

  16. August 4, 2011

    General resignation

    Fifty-one years ago Turkish army officers staged a coup that resulted in the execution of Adnan Menderes, prime minister, as...

  17. August 1, 2011

    Turkey must further clip military wings

    Time was when Turkey’s powerful army would thunder into the nation’s cities, or simply make plain its refusal to tolerate...

  18. June 13, 2011

    Turkish tolerance key to realising full democracy

    It is an extraordinary achievement for any politician to win three absolute majorities in a row, let alone with an increased...

  19. June 9, 2011

    Turkey: Eyes on a higher prize

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, takes to the stage beneath a large portrait of himself, as he speaks to...

  20. March 21, 2011

    Turkey: A Short History

    Turkey: A Short History, by Norman Stone, Thames & Hudson, RRP£16.95, 192 pages “There are two groups of people in this...

  21. February 21, 2011

    Diageo: Turkish delight

    Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, used to enjoy a drink (he suffered from cirrhosis of the liver) – and...

  22. January 14, 2011

    Sultan’s love life opens moral rift

    A period television drama depicting the Ottoman Empire’s golden age as a steamy concoction of sex and palace intrigue...

  23. October 31, 2010

    Suicide bomber targets police in Istanbul

    A suicide bomber struck in the centre of Istanbul on Sunday, killing himself and injuring more than 30 in an attack on a...

  24. October 29, 2010

    Headscarf challenge to Turkish secularism

    Tanks paraded in Ankara on Friday and politicians gathered at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to mark the 87th...

  25. October 20, 2010

    Headscarf issue resurfaces in Turkey

    Renewed efforts to end a ban on students and civil servants wearing the Muslim headscarf have triggered fresh confrontation...

  26. September 4, 2010

    Mullen visit aims to paper over US-Turkey differences

    Turkey and the United States are “not just allies” but “good friends”, the US military’s top commander said after a visit to...

  27. July 20, 2010

    Turkey: The sentinel swivels

    Crescent tense: a demonstrator stands behind the Turkish flag during a protest outside Isreal’s consulate in Istanbul in...

  28. June 24, 2010

    Turkey hits at Google for ‘picking fight’

    Turkey’s communications minister on Thursday hit at Google for “picking a fight” with the Turkish state, as he responded to...

  29. May 22, 2010

    Turkey's 'Gandhi' chosen to lead opposition

    An anti-corruption campaigner labelled Turkey's "Gandhi" because of his slight frame and mild demeanour has become leader of...

  30. May 12, 2010

    Kazakhs vote to give immunity to president

    Lawmakers in Kazakhstan approved a bill on Wednesday granting Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of the oil-rich country,...

  31. March 12, 2010

    Turkey needs more from Ataturk's irrelevant heirs

    Turkey's ruling party has once again entered into conflict with the Turkish army. This is more than the latest episode in a...

  32. March 11, 2010

    Turkey needs more from Ataturk’s heirs

    Turkey’s ruling party has once again entered into conflict with the Turkish army. This is more than the latest episode in a...

  33. April 9, 2009

    Ankara's diplomacy in Muslim world pays US dividends

    Ankara's efforts to cultivate good relations with its neighbours and play a more active role in regional diplomacy paid off...

  34. April 8, 2009

    Turkey reaps rewards of high regional profile

    Ankara’s efforts to cultivate good relations with its neighbours and play a more active role in regional diplomacy paid off...

  35. February 10, 2009

    Banknote controversy

    New banknotes depicting a 19th century writer have sparked an online battle between supporters and opponents of Turkey's...

  36. November 11, 2008

    Film takes Ataturk off his pedestal

    At 9.05am yesterday sirens sounded across Turkey, traffic halted and flags were lowered to half mast to mark the death, 70...

  37. November 11, 2008

    Film takes Ataturk off his pedestal

    At 9.05am yesterday sirens sounded across Turkey, traffic halted and flags were lowered to half mast to mark the death, 70...

  38. November 11, 2008

    Film takes Ataturk off his pedestal

    At 9.05am on Monday sirens sounded across Turkey, traffic halted and flags were lowered to half mast to mark the death, 70...

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