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  1. April 14, 2014

    Social media bans darken Turkey’s economic growth prospects

    After more than a decade in the US, Baris Aksoy returned to Istanbul in 2012 to set up an office for Intel Capital, the...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Court strikes down Erdogan’s new law

    Turkey’s constitutional court has ruled against a controversial law that gives ministers more control over appointing...

  3. April 8, 2014

    Turkey announces euro bond issue

    Turkey announced on Tuesday plans to issue a euro-denominated bond to cover its remaining external financing needs for the...

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    April 4, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The IMF approach to sovereign debt restructuring: Gabriel Sterne, senior economist at...

  5. 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...

  6. April 3, 2014

    Turkey election fraud claims emerge as Twitter ban is dropped

    Four days after Turkey’s ruling AK party triumphed in nationwide elections it was forced to beat back allegations of voter...

  7. April 2, 2014

    Turkey’s highest court overturns Twitter ban

    Turkey’s highest court has ruled that the country’s recently imposed ban on Twitter is unconstitutional and has ordered it...

  8. 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...

  9. April 1, 2014

    Turkey’s opposition should rediscover its strengths

    Officially, Turkish voters went to the polls on Sunday to elect municipal governments. But the ballot was also an informal...

  10. March 31, 2014

    Turkey’s Erdogan triumphant after resounding poll victory

    Amid the many memorable phrases uttered by Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he celebrated his latest election victory on Sunday...

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    March 31, 2014

    Erdogan wins latest battle - but war not over yet

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and his wife Emine Erdogan (L) greet supporters. (Getty) Recep Tayyip...

  12. March 31, 2014

    Lira resumes rally after AKP wins poll in Turkey

    The Turkish lira jumped to a three-month high after the incumbent AK party of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed a...

  13. March 30, 2014

    Local election highlights deep divisions among voters in Turkey

    In the mazelike streets of Uskudar, the Istanbul district, where Recep Tayyip Erdogan voted in nationwide elections on...

  14. March 30, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims victory in Turkey national polls

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, declared victory in national polls on Sunday night, suggesting an imminent...

  15. March 29, 2014

    Twitter wins court fight in Turkey

    Twitter has claimed a victory for freedom of expression in Turkey after a Turkish court ruled it could show a tweet accusing...

  16. March 28, 2014

    Turkey must look beyond Erdogan

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, this weekend faces the biggest test of his 11 years in power. In the past few...

  17. March 28, 2014

    Ankara hits back at Gulenists over stream of damaging web leaks

    Turkey’s government hit back against a preacher whose followers it accuses of orchestrating a stream of damaging leaks on...

  18. March 28, 2014

    Election hopes boost lira and rupee

    A number of emerging market currencies fought back this week, including those of two countries that will hold elections in...

  19. March 27, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s shallow version of democracy will falter

    By definition, municipal elections are about choosing local leaders. Yet Turkey’s local elections this weekend will be about...

  20. March 27, 2014

    Turkey blocks access to YouTube

    Turkey’s embattled government has blocked access to YouTube, hours after the release on the platform of a leaked tape in...

  21. March 27, 2014

    Turkey rally presumes Erdogan poll win

    Turkey’s ban on Twitter has taken world opinion of its authoritarian primeminister to a fresh low on the eve of a vote that...

  22. March 26, 2014

    Turkey court rules against Twitter ban

    A Turkish court has ruled against the country’s ban on Twitter, which has attracted widespread international condemnation,...

  23. 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...

  24. March 22, 2014

    US compares Turkey Twitter ban to ‘book burning’

    Turkey doubled down on its decision to block Twitter at the weekend, amid near-unanimous international criticism of the ban,...

  25. March 21, 2014

    Turkish citizens defy Twitter ban to attack prime minister

    Hours after Turkey’s increasingly jumpy government moved to block access to Twitter, Turkish citizens struck back – on the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia Pacific markets are finding their footing after exaggerated declines on Thursday following Janet Yellen’s...

  27. March 20, 2014

    Turkey blocks access to Twitter

    Turkey blocked access to Twitter late on Thursday, after Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, vowed to eradicate the social...

  28. March 20, 2014

    Customs official is unlikely hero for polarised Turkey

    An unlikely hero has won the praise of many Turks, a rare moment of unity in an increasingly polarised society. According to...

  29. March 18, 2014

    Turkey: The Erdogan-Gulen showdown

    Fethullah Gulen: the exiled preacher At the beginning of the year the Turkish government appeared to be starting a run on...

  30. March 16, 2014

    Unrest in Europe raises global concerns

    Rising markets and reviving economies have contributed to the most optimistic business climate in the west since the...

  31. March 14, 2014

    Turkey local elections turn into test of support for Erdogan

    In the Black Sea city of Rize, where Recep Tayyip Erdogan spent his youth, three giant banners of the Turkish prime minister...

  32. March 12, 2014

    Police and protesters clash in Turkey after boy’s funeral

    Two people were left dead after tens of thousands took to the streets of Istanbul on Wednesday to join the funeral of a...

  33. March 11, 2014

    Political battle in Turkey embroils courts

    The battle between Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, and his Islamic former allies has shaken Turkey’s legal...

  34. March 10, 2014

    Gulen calls for new constitution in Turkey

    Fethullah Gulen, the Islamic preacher embroiled in a battle with the Turkish government that has shaken the country, has...

  35. March 7, 2014

    Erdogan show of strength fails to eradicate his weak spots

    When an Ankara court ruled this week against Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s construction of a new TL650m ($295m) prime ministerial...

  36. March 7, 2014

    Turkey sees political shift with release of imprisoned general

    The former chief of staff in the Turkish army who became the most high-profile prisoner in a politically charged trial was...

  37. March 6, 2014

    Erdogan weighs Turkish ban against Facebook and YouTube

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested Turkey could ban Facebook and YouTube after elections this month, in his latest response...

  38. March 6, 2014

    Time for Gul to take a stand

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, has dominated his country’s political scene for more than a decade. He has...

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