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    1. December 19, 2014

      Turkey issues arrest warrant for Gulen

      Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for Fethullah Gulen, a retired cleric at the heart of a titanic clash with the...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Where was the outcry at Erdogan’s statement?

      Sir, It was extremely disconcerting to read (report, December 13) that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as president of Turkey,...

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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. December 15, 2014

      Soap opera writers caught up in Turkish crackdown

      A battle that has shaken Turkish politics, financial markets and the rule of law has reached new levels of melodrama with...

    2. December 15, 2014

      Turkish lira hits all-time low as Erdogan takes EU to task

      The Turkish lira hit an all-time low against the dollar on Monday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traded barbs with...

    3. December 14, 2014

      Turkish journalists held in raids amid government crackdown

      Turkey detained more than two dozen people, including the editor of the country’s top-selling newspaper, in police raids on...

    4. December 12, 2014

      Erdogan looks to the classroom to create a religious generation

      The girls’ imam hatip high school in Istanbul’s lower-middle class district of Bayrampasha does not seem like a front in...

    5. December 9, 2014

      David Cameron calls for Turkey alliance in fight against terror

      David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, travelled to Ankara on Tuesday in a bid to halt the flow of jihadis to Britain by...

    6. December 4, 2014

      This is the year of the political strongman

      Xi Jinping is shaping up as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. Vladimir Putin has invaded one of Russia’s...

    7. December 2, 2014

      Putin vision matches Turkey’s oil and gas ambition

      Vladimir Putin’s suggestion that Turkey could serve as a “gas hub” in lieu of Moscow’s now abandoned South Stream pipeline...

    8. December 1, 2014

      Russia to abandon South Stream pipeline, says Putin

      President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia would stop construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, shelving a...

    9. November 27, 2014

      Turkey’s construction boom appears to be over

      In early November, an unusual posting appeared on Craigslist, a popular classified advertising website, alongside a photo of...

    10. November 27, 2014

      Upheaval looms in Turkey as Erdogan attempts to centralise rule

      For much of his time in office, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been regarded internationally as a leader who has battled for...

    11. November 27, 2014

      Checks on Erdogan’s power hold key to Turkey’s growth

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, may look back on 2014 as a pivotal year. In the past 12 months, he has prevailed...

    12. November 27, 2014

      ‘Quick, aggressive’ reform needed to boost Turkey’s growth

      As a tumultuous year draws to a close, the Turkish economy is enjoying a moment of respite. But for all its strengths,...

    13. November 23, 2014

      US and Turkey remain divided over Syria path

      Joe Biden, the US vice-president, on Sunday rounded off a trip to Turkey in which he sought to bridge the gap with Ankara...

    14. November 17, 2014

      Turkey’s age-old grievances re-emerge

      The three US sailors were enjoying their shore leave in old Istanbul when they fell victim to Turkey’s suspicions of the...

    15. November 12, 2014

      A precious chance to end Turkey’s conflict with the Kurds

      Turkey’s nine-year-old peace process between the Turkish government and the insurgents of the Kurdistan Workers party (PKK)...

    16. November 6, 2014

      Erdogan touts traffic-reducing benefits of $600m Ankara palace

      Facing mounting controversy over his new $600m, 1,000-room palace, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has sought to...

    17. November 4, 2014

      Price tag of Erdogan’s new palace revealed: $600m

      The controversy over a new 1,000 room palace for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has deepened with a government...

    18. October 30, 2014

      Turkey faces critics over its resolve to stem tide of jihadis

      For much of the past few months the US and its Nato allies have accused Turkey of failing to do enough to stop the flow of...

    19. October 21, 2014

      Turkey’s Erdogan struggles to cope with Isis reverberations

      Last week, Turkey was bombing Kurdish fighters it regards as terrorists near its border with Iraq. It was doing so just as...

    20. October 20, 2014

      Turkey opens corridor for Kurdish fighters to relieve Kobani

      Turkey has yielded to US pressure and opened its territory for Kurdish fighters to relieve the besieged Syrian Kurdish town...

    21. October 18, 2014

      Turkish prosecutor drops high-level corruption probe

      A prosecutor has wound up a corruption investigation that shook Turkey’s government last year and set the stage for an epic...

    22. October 14, 2014

      Erdogan’s final chance to make peace with the Kurds

      Through all the mayhem engulfing the Middle East, Turkey long looked to be an anchor of stability, a beacon of moderate and...

    23. October 14, 2014

      Turkish forces strike PKK outposts as Syrian war fuels tensions

      Turkey has carried out air strikes against Kurdish militants for the first time since a halting peace process began last...

    24. October 10, 2014

      Turkey’s Erdogan faces one of his toughest political challenges

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing one of the worst crises of his 11 years as Turkey’s leader – his refusal to strike against...

    25. October 9, 2014

      Obama’s Syria choices go from bad to worse

      Barack Obama is too much the lawyer and too little the leader. Leon Panetta, the former US defence secretary, has a memoir...

    26. October 7, 2014

      Turkey must stop prevaricating over Isis

      At some point over the coming days, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, looks likely to seize the Syrian...

    27. October 4, 2014

      Turkey clashes with US over rise of Isis

      Turkey has clashed with the US over its stance on extremist fighters in Syria, with president Recep Tayyip Erdogan securing...

    28. October 2, 2014

      Turkish parliament authorises force against Isis in Syria and Iraq

      Turkey’s parliament on Thursday authorised the use of force in both Syria and Iraq, even as the country’s leadership...

    29. September 26, 2014

      Isis advances on Syrian Kurdish enclave despite air strikes

      Jihadi militants pushed to close in on a Syrian Kurdish enclave near the Turkish border, fighting for advances on the ground...

    30. September 24, 2014

      Turkey vows greater role in anti-Isis campaign

      Turkey has responded to mounting pressure from Washington and signed up to a more active role in the US-led coalition...

    31. September 21, 2014

      Questions remain about release of Turkish hostages

      As Turkey celebrated the return over the weekend of 49 hostages held captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,...

    32. September 21, 2014

      Azerbaijan and Turkey ties bolstered by energy and political solidarity

      When Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Baku in early September, shortly after his election as president, he was welcomed with...

    33. September 21, 2014

      Turkey: Business shifts west as crises rage from Syria to Iraq

      These days Turkey’s relations with the rest of the world start in places like the Oncupinar border crossing. The backdrop is...

    34. September 21, 2014

      Erdogan’s Gaza comments provoke a storm as trade with Israel hits new highs

      When emotions were running high during Israel’s military operation against the militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip last...

    35. September 20, 2014

      Turkey opens border for 60,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees

      Up to 60,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees arrived in Turkey on Saturday, according to Numan Kurtulmus, the deputy prime minister,...

    36. September 16, 2014

      Turkey’s Bank Asya dented by Erdogan call

      Shares in Bank Asya plummeted by nearly 20 per cent on Tuesday, reaching a new low, after Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip...

    37. September 16, 2014

      Turkey considers buffer zone with Syria and Iraq to contain Isis

      Turkey’s military has begun drawing up plans for a buffer zone on its southern border as it confronts the risk of violent...

    38. September 12, 2014

      Up front and personal: Turkish artist Taner Ceylan

      With Taner Ceylan, there is no tiptoeing around the issue of what it means to be Turkish today. The 47-year-old artist makes...

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