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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. January 18, 2015

      Erdogan’s Turkey drifts away from the west

      Turkey under the electorally sanctioned dominion of Recep Tayyip Erdogan is becoming ever more surreal for many of its...

    22. January 12, 2015

      Russian and Turkish conspiracy theories swirl after Paris attacks

      Barely 24 hours after Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s prime minister, joined millions marching in Paris to pay tribute to the 17...

    23. January 9, 2015

      Turkey: slipping into the vortex?

      In the shadow of Fatih mosque, named for the Ottoman conqueror of Constantinople in 1453 and the first great monument of his...

    24. January 6, 2015

      Dutch anger at Turkey’s detention of journalist

      The Netherlands said on Tuesday it was shocked by Turkey’s detention of a Dutch journalist on suspicion of producing...

    25. January 5, 2015

      Turkish commission votes against trial in corruption case

      A Turkish parliamentary commission has voted against the trial of four former ministers embroiled in a spectacular...

    26. December 30, 2014

      Corruption prosecutors suspended in Turkey

      Turkey’s top judicial board on Tuesday suspended four prosecutors who led investigations into government corruption in late...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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