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      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:...

    2. May 31, 2015

      Turkish leftist leader gambles in poll bid to thwart Erdogan

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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....

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. April 8, 2015

      Erdogan woos Iranian business while resisting Tehran’s ambitions

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, signed several trade agreements with Iran on Tuesday, during a controversial visit...

    15. April 6, 2015

      Turkey lifts ban on access to Twitter and YouTube

      Turkey has unblocked access to Twitter and YouTube after the sites complied with an Istanbul court’s order to remove images...

    16. March 31, 2015

      Turkey gripped by massive power cut and fatal hostage shoot-out

      Turkey endured a day of chaos on Tuesday as a prolonged power cut closed the Istanbul and Ankara metros, grounded flights...

    17. March 27, 2015

      Turkey passes contentious public order law

      Turkey’s parliament has ended weeks of stormy debate by passing a bill opposition politicians denounce as paving the way for...

    18. March 24, 2015

      Rift widens between Turkey’s Erdogan and his successor

      An investigation into senior members of Turkey’s ruling AK party marked the latest fallout from a widening rift between the...

    19. March 23, 2015

      EU and Turkey look to deepen trade ties

      Turkey and the EU are preparing to strengthen their two-decade old customs union, in an effort to deepen ties despite...

    20. March 21, 2015

      Pro-Kurdish party seeks breakthrough in Turkey elections

      The leader of Turkey’s outlawed Kurdish rebels has redoubled his call for an end to armed conflict, as the political party...

    21. March 12, 2015

      Erdogan backs off in battle with Turkish central bank

      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has backed off in his battle with the country’s central bank after weeks in which...

    22. March 9, 2015

      Critics blame Erdogan ‘hubris’ for currency weakness

      After the Turkish lira had fallen to a series of all-time lows against the dollar, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was clear...

    23. March 5, 2015

      Turkish lira hit by political risk concerns

      The Turkish lira dropped to the latest of a series of all-time lows against the dollar on Thursday, falling more than 2 per...

    24. March 4, 2015

      Turkey’s lira slides as Erdogan attacks central banker

      Turkey’s currency hit an all-time low against the dollar on Wednesday following attacks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    25. March 3, 2015

      Turkey’s regional ambitions evaporate along with friendships

      “We do not care about being alone in the world . . . What we care about is what our people think about us.” So said Recep...

    26. February 28, 2015

      Turkish government and Kurds in bid to revitalise peace talks

      Turkey’s government and Kurdish politicians pooled forces on Saturday in a bid to revitalise stuttering peace talks on their...

    27. February 26, 2015

      Turkey’s new public order law prompts fist fights

      As Turkey’s parliament prepares to break ahead of June elections, one piece of legislation is dominating the agenda: a bill...

    28. February 24, 2015

      Turkish central bank cuts interest rates

      Turkey’s central bank cut interest rates across the board on Tuesday as it sought to reconcile political pressure for lower...

    29. February 23, 2015

      Turkey’s democracy on the path to a police state

      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is showing little restraint as he transforms Turkey into an authoritarian state built around...

    30. February 22, 2015

      A mutual embrace will protect Turkey and Europe amid extremism

      Will rising Islamophobia in Europe provide Turkey with its entry ticket to the EU? Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to think so....

    31. February 17, 2015

      Murder of female student horrifies Turkey

      Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets across Turkey in recent days to protest at the attempted rape and...

    32. February 16, 2015

      We are all victims now

      We live in the age of victimhood. Wherever you look there is someone with a grievance. The richer and more powerful they...

    33. February 10, 2015

      Putin and Sisi linked by common thread of illiberal democracy

      When strongmen get together, pomp and mutual admiration are never far behind. So it was when President Vladimir Putin of...

    34. February 6, 2015

      Turkish regulator turns on Gulenist bank

      Ahmet Beyaz was working late on Tuesday night when representatives of a state insurance fund arrived with police and told...

    35. February 3, 2015

      Turkey’s central bank rules out emergency rate cut meeting

      Turkey’s central bank has defied pressure from the government to hold an emergency meeting to cut interest rates after...

    36. February 2, 2015

      Turkey’s central bank governor under pressure over interest rates

      Over the past few days, Erdem Başçı, Turkey’s central bank governor, has been rebuffed by the markets and excoriated by...

    37. January 29, 2015

      Social media become battleground in Turkish press freedom fight

      Sedef Kabas was still in her nightdress when Turkish police knocked on her door about a few words that could condemn her to...

    38. January 20, 2015

      Turkey’s central bank cuts benchmark rate by 50 basis points

      Turkey’s central bank on Tuesday cut benchmark one week interest rates by 50 basis points to 7.75 per cent in a move that...

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