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    1. July 1, 2015

      Election of Turkish speaker signals coalition progress

      Turkey’s new parliament elected Ismet Yilmaz, a deputy of the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP), as its new...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Turkey considers setting up safe zone inside Syria

      Turkey said on Tuesday it was considering the establishment of a safe zone inside Syria but would not make any moves without...

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    1. Turkey and the World

      Turkish business has suffered from the strife in Syria and Libya while Turkey’s politi...
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    1. June 22, 2015

      President Erdogan kicks off Turkish coalition talks

      When they stripped President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of his parliamentary majority earlier this month, Turkish voters set their...

    2. June 17, 2015

      Süleyman Demirel, former Turkish president, 1924-2015

      Süleyman Demirel, who has died aged 90, was long known as the arch-survivor of Turkish politics. A leading figure among the...

    3. June 17, 2015

      Erdogan succumbs to the fog of politics

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant this week suffered another defeat at the hands of Syrian Kurdish fighters who...

    4. June 12, 2015

      Turkey’s growth model: time for a serious rethink

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, suffered a blow after his Justice and Development party (AKP) lost its...

    5. June 11, 2015

      Turkey: Fading factionalism

      In the weeks before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid for greater powers was upset at the ballot box his followers...

    6. June 11, 2015

      A victory for Turkish democracy

      While the main casualty of this week’s general election upset in Turkey is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his plan to...

    7. June 10, 2015

      Turkey: no longer bashing Basci

      Rather than just reining in the ambitions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, last weekend’s elections have wiped out...

    8. June 8, 2015

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s post-poll choice: step back or forge ahead

      Within hours of Turkey’s seismic election result, it was clear that Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hold over the country was...

    9. June 8, 2015

      People power wins the day in Erdogan’s Turkey

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s attempt to impose autocracy on Turkey has suffered a severe blow. Since his election as president...

    10. June 8, 2015

      Turkey: tempered delight

      Turkey’s election delivered a nice surprise. Democracy worked. Voters rejected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plan to...

    11. June 8, 2015

      Charting Turkey’s economic challenge

      Turkey has been plunged into a period of political uncertainty after Sunday’s parliamentary election saw the Islamist-rooted...

    12. June 8, 2015

      Turkish lira hits low after election

      Turkey’s election outcome pummelled the lira and asset prices on Monday, as global emerging market equities endured their...

    13. June 8, 2015

      Election rebuff to Turkey’s Erdogan takes toll on lira and shares

      Turkey’s currency fell to an all-time low against the dollar and the stock exchange was rattled amid political uncertainty...

    14. June 8, 2015

      Turks say no to Erdogan’s vaulting ambition

      There have always been at least two sides to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and both of them have been on full display in Turkey’s...

    15. June 8, 2015

      Taste of defeat stalls Erdogan’s hopes of unchecked power

      The party that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan founded won the most votes in Sunday’s Turkish general election. But for Mr...

    16. June 7, 2015

      Week ahead: G7 summit in Germany amid Greek crisis

      A summit of the leaders of the Group of Seven countries amid the unresolved Greek crisis and upheaval in Turkish politics...

    17. June 7, 2015

      Erdogan suffers Turkish poll blow as pro-Kurdish party gains

      Turkey’s Islamist-rooted AK party lost its parliamentary majority after 13 years in power on Sunday night in a stunning blow...

    18. June 5, 2015

      Blasts kill 2 at Turkish election rally

      Turkish prosecutors opened a criminal probe and an opposition leader called for calm in the country’s tense election...

    19. June 5, 2015

      Q&A: Why Turkey’s general election matters

      Turkey is holding a cliffhanger of a general election on Sunday — and the stakes are as high as the outcome is uncertain....

    20. June 5, 2015

      Istanbul’s Byzantine legacy undermined by Ottoman restoration

      Byzantine Istanbul reworked on Ottoman lines Zeynep Ahunbay looks with disapproval as she stops before a poster of herself...

    21. June 4, 2015

      Erdogan pushes for dominion in Turkey

      A great deal is at stake in Turkey’s general election on Sunday, even if there is little doubt that the ruling Justice and...

    22. June 4, 2015

      Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci sparks hope of Cyprus unity

      Two ageing Cypriot politicians chatting amicably on a terrace along the pedestrianised Ledra Street in Nicosia’s old town...

    23. June 3, 2015

      Turkey’s President Erdogan borrows some bad habits

      It was only a few years ago that the Islamist-lite Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hailed as a model for its...

    24. June 1, 2015

      Erdogan flushed with anger over golden toilet rumours

      Days before Turkey votes in its most important election for more than a decade, an unlikely campaign question has emerged:...

    25. May 31, 2015

      Turkish leftist leader gambles in poll bid to thwart Erdogan

      If the voters who back his party next weekend look like the attendees of his rallies, Selahattin Demirtas’s gamble to oust...

    26. May 27, 2015

      Turkey’s Davutoglu campaigns for election in the shadow of Erdogan

      The man who heads the Middle East’s most successful party is trying to work the crowd and it is not going so well. It is a...

    27. May 27, 2015

      The general election in Turkey will test President Erdogan

      Turkey’s future is at stake in the general election on June 7. There is little doubt the ruling Justice and Development...

    28. May 19, 2015

      Turkish unity could be a surprise Kurdish gift

      To go by their surnames, Turkey is a land of Turks – Öztürks (“pure Turks”), Arslantürks (“lion Turks”) and Yildirimtürks...

    29. May 18, 2015

      Turkey: A flagging growth story

      Osman Yildirim remembers life before the wave of foreign money came to the heart of Turkey. When Mr Yildirim, who runs a...

    30. May 11, 2015

      Turkey hosts Nato guests after months of anti-western barbs

      Turkey will this week welcome Nato foreign ministers to the resort town of Antalya after a sustained blast of anti-western...

    31. May 10, 2015

      Kenan Evren, former Turkish military dictator

      Turkey has yet to escape the influence of Kenan Evren, a former president who brutally transformed the country in the 1980s....

    32. May 7, 2015

      Gazprom announces deal with Ankara to build Black Sea pipeline

      Gazprom says it has reached agreement with Ankara to build a “Turkish Stream” pipeline across the Black Sea, bringing the...

    33. April 24, 2015

      Turks and Armenians in shadow of genocide

      A century ago on Friday, at the height of the first world war, a crumbling Ottoman Empire fighting for its existence began...

    34. April 24, 2015

      Turkish lira sinks to record low

      Market disquiet over political interference plunged Turkey’s lira to a record low against the dollar in the wake of the...

    35. April 23, 2015

      Turkey still unsettled by Armenian massacres of 100 years ago

      Standing in a desecrated Armenian graveyard in the central Anatolian city of Sivas, Hayko, a middle-aged labourer with sad...

    36. April 15, 2015

      Turkey’s ex-president warns on Erdogan’s concentration of power

      Splits within Turkey’s AK party widened on Wednesday when former president Abdullah Gul sounded the alarm about a...

    37. April 15, 2015

      Opinion: ‘Ankara is no longer seen as a safe pair of hands’

      Four years ago, Turkey was regarded as a linchpin of stability in the Middle East. It was a stalwart in the Nato alliance...

    38. April 12, 2015

      Turkey accuses Pope of ‘prejudice’ over Armenian ‘genocide’

      Turkey reacted angrily after Pope Francis called the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians “the first genocide of the 20th...

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