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      Erdogan has second shot at one-man rule

      Turkey has fallen hostage to the ambition of one man: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After voters in June stripped the...

    2. August 26, 2015

      Young Kurds take up arms as clashes increase in south-east Turkey

      In Kurdish parlance, “going up to the mountains” has always meant joining the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK), the armed...

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    1. August 25, 2015

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s election gamble in Turkey

      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has called another general election for November, after voters had the...

    2. August 23, 2015

      Turkey’s shift on Isis is a mark of US success

      Turkey, long a beacon of stability in the turbulent Middle East, seems at risk of losing that reputation. After 13...

    3. August 21, 2015

      Turkey to hold snap November election

      Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signalled he will call snap elections for November 1 after the country’s...

    4. August 20, 2015

      Lira weakens as Turkey faces early elections

      Turkey’s lira fell to new depths on Thursday, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the country should...

    5. August 12, 2015

      Turkish parties rush to seal coalition deal

      After weeks of talks and an upsurge of violence in Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, the prime minister, and Kemal Kilicdaroglu,...

    6. August 7, 2015

      Three killed as police battle Kurds in Turkey’s south-east

      Three people were killed and more than 10 wounded after police exchanged fire with Kurdish militants in Turkey’s...

    7. August 4, 2015

      Kurdish party leader Selahattin Demirtas defiant in face of threats

      When Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week called for the arrest of members of parliament with “terrorist...

    8. August 1, 2015

      Turkey’s Kurds watch fragile peace slip away

      Istanbul’s Gazi neighbourhood owes its very existence to the conflict that has smouldered for the last 30 years between...

    9. July 27, 2015

      Erdogan lines up fight on three fronts

      Politics and geopolitics are colliding in Turkey, which has deployed its air force in the fight against the Islamic...

    10. July 24, 2015

      Turkey takes off gloves in battle against Isis

      Turkey waded into battle against jihadis in Syria on Friday while launching a broad security crackdown at home, in a...

    11. July 22, 2015

      Isis bombing poses political dilemma for Turkey

      The bomb that ripped through a Kurdish cultural centre in Suruc near Turkey’s border with Syria on Monday was no random...

    12. July 20, 2015

      Blast kills up to 30 in south Turkey

      As many as 30 people have been killed and about 76 hurt in an explosion in the town of Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. June 8, 2015

      Turkey: tempered delight

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

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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