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  1. July 22, 2014

    Turkey detains dozens of police officers

    Turkey has detained more than 60 police officers, including former high-ranking officials who were led away in handcuffs, in...

  2. July 17, 2014

    Turkey cuts interest rates for third time in three months

    Turkey’s central bank has cut interest rates for the third time in three months, in the wake of a relentless government...

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  1. July 16, 2014

    Tale of two campaigns as Turkish opposition struggles to be heard

    One candidate employs high-resolution footage of the modern factories, hospitals and highways erected during his leadership...

  2. July 6, 2014

    Erdogan’s ambition and Turkey’s future

    For the past decade, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, has been hailed for the political and economic...

  3. July 4, 2014

    Turkey’s Kurds see Erdogan as best hope for peace

    Bollinger champagne features on the menu, a young crowd buzzes and looming above is a prison notorious for torture. Welcome...

  4. July 2, 2014

    Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Supreme ambition

    As he accepted his party’s presidential nomination this week, the applause of 4,000 supporters ringing in his ears, the man...

  5. July 1, 2014

    Erdogan looks to make natural progression to presidency

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, launched his campaign for the presidency on Tuesday, vowing to be an activist...

  6. July 1, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan to run in Turkey’s first presidential race

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, will run in his country’s first direct presidential elections, a move his...

  7. June 26, 2014

    Turkey pushes to end long conflict with Kurds

    Ankara has begun a new push to resolve the country’s bloody Kurdish conflict before presidential elections where the...

  8. beyondbrics

    June 24, 2014

    Turkish interest rates: what is going on?

    What is going on with Turkey’s central bank? Why, more specifically, has it just cut its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis...

  9. June 24, 2014

    Turkey’s central bank cuts rates to 8.75%

    Turkey’s central bank has cut benchmark interest rates well below inflation, in a move that follows sustained pressure from...

  10. June 19, 2014

    Court in Turkey orders release of army officers

    An Istanbul court has ordered the release of 230 people – almost all military officers – previously convicted for coup...

  11. June 19, 2014

    Iraq crisis: Turkey’s Erdogan warns on air strikes against Isis

    Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned of the risks of launching air strikes against Islamist militants in...

  12. June 18, 2014

    Turkey’s former president Evren sentenced to life for 1980 coup

    A Turkish court sentenced a 97-year-old former president to life imprisonment on Wednesday for carrying out a brutal 1980...

  13. June 17, 2014

    Status of Kurds takes on extra significance in regional tumult

    Amid the tumult in northern Iraq last week as Sunni jihadis captured the city of Mosul without a fight, little attention was...

  14. June 16, 2014

    Turkey’s opposition choose joint presidential candidate

    Turkey’s two main opposition parties have proposed a diplomat who has never run for elected office as their joint candidate...

  15. June 10, 2014

    Robust exports boost Turkish growth

    Increased exports and sustained public spending helped Turkey to edge past growth expectations for the first quarter of the...

  16. June 3, 2014

    Turkey lifts YouTube ban

    Turkey has lifted its ban on YouTube more than two months after blocking access to the video-sharing site – even as the...

  17. May 30, 2014

    Turkey deploys police to prevent repeat of Gezi protests

    Tens of thousands of Turkish police have used tear gas against demonstrators seeking to commemorate the Gezi protests that...

  18. May 29, 2014

    Turkey’s top court rules YouTube ban unconstitutional

    Turkey’s top court has ruled that the country’s ban on YouTube is unconstitutional, in the latest of a series of rebuffs the...

  19. May 28, 2014

    ‘Dual structure’ undermines Turkey’s claim to be modern economy

    Amid the shine of a just-finished $511m factory on the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey’s political and business elite gathered...

  20. May 26, 2014

    Turkish court orders Israeli commanders’ arrest over ship deaths

    An Istanbul court on Monday ordered the arrest of four former senior Israeli commanders that it blames for the lethal...

  21. May 22, 2014

    Turkey’s central bank cuts rates despite mounting inflation

    Turkey’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points despite mounting inflation, a move likely to...

  22. May 22, 2014

    Turkey mine disaster gas masks ‘were 15 years past expiry date’

    Gas masks used in the Turkish coal mine where a fire last week claimed the lives of 301 miners were more than 15 years past...

  23. May 20, 2014

    Unruly Erdogan will preside over a divided Turkey

    In the weeks since Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s triumph in Turkey’s local elections on March 30, and ahead of presidential...

  24. May 18, 2014

    Turkey prosecutors arrest 18 over coal mine disaster

    Prosecutors in Turkey have arrested at least 18 people in connection with the mine fire that last week killed 301 miners, as...

  25. May 16, 2014

    Anger grows in Turkey over Soma mine disaster

    As Turkey attempts to come to terms with the country’s worst industrial disaster, a mine fire that has left at least 292...

  26. May 15, 2014

    Turkish mine owner defends safety record

    The owner of the mine at the centre of the deadliest industrial disaster in Turkey’s history on Friday defended its safety...

  27. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Guest post: Turkey and the problem of political continuity

    By Anthony Skinner of Maplecroft Even before the disaster of Tuesday’s explosion at a mine in western Turkey, questions were...

  28. May 15, 2014

    Tear gas fired at Turkish protesters after mine disaster

    Turkish police on Thursday used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters in Istanbul angry with the...

  29. May 14, 2014

    Erdogan faces public anger on mine visit

    Turkish mine explosion kills hundreds Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, received an angry reception from...

  30. May 6, 2014

    Erdogan sizes up powers of Turkey’s presidency

    After more than a decade in which Recep Tayyip Erdogan has served as Turkey’s prime minister, the scent of change is in the...

  31. May 6, 2014

    New onslaught on freedom of expression in Turkey

    After a newspaper close to Turkey’s ruling AKP described a play entitled E minor as a rehearsal for last summer’s Gezi Park...

  32. May 6, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the man who would be president, may have squandered legacy

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister and winner of eight electoral contests, including three general elections on a...

  33. May 6, 2014

    How debt threatens Turkey’s economy

    One after another, the bills began piling up. Tugrul Bayir took out a loan, then a credit card, and then another. Some of...

  34. May 6, 2014

    Turkey’s Erdogan lurches toward authoritarianism

    Surveying a throng of supporters in Ankara after the latest in an unbroken sweep of election victories, prime minister Recep...

  35. May 6, 2014

    Turkey’s image and influence abroad have been tarnished

    The story of Turkey in the decade after Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in 2002 was not just of serial electoral triumph...

  36. May 6, 2014

    Erdogan turns on Gulenists’ ‘parallel state’ in battle for power

    In June 2012, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, gave a speech at a cultural Olympiad organised by the followers...

  37. May 1, 2014

    Istanbul police clash with demonstrators at May day protests

    Thousands of police and protesters squared off in Istanbul on Thursday as the government shut down much of the transport...

  38. April 29, 2014

    Turkey’s Erdogan presses US to extradite foe Gulen

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made his most explicit call yet for the US to extradite or expel Fethullah Gulen, a...

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