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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Turkey and the World

    Turkish business has suffered from the strife in Syria and Libya while Turkey’s politi...
  2. Investing in Turkey

    As Turkey tries to rein in its current account deficit and shift away from its heavy r...
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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. September 9, 2014

    Turkey unveils legislation to tighten control over internet

    Turkey has pushed through new legislation that tightens government control over the internet – days after the country hosted...

  10. September 9, 2014

    Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

    JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

  11. The World

    September 8, 2014

    Smart Reads 8 September, 2014

    Turkey’s first directly elected president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has grand ambitions that involve sweeping aside much of the...

  12. September 5, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to break links with Turkey’s past

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is making his mark as Turkey’s first directly elected president barely a week after taking the oath of...

  13. September 1, 2014

    Turkey: is confidence enough?

    Take a two-litre plastic soda bottle. Cut a face-sized U-shape from the side. Remove the bottom, too. Push a surgical mask...

  14. August 28, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as Turkey’s president

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn into office as Turkey’s first directly elected president on Thursday with supporters...

  15. August 27, 2014

    Shadow of Erdogan hangs over Turkey’s prime minister

    Behlul Ozkan well remembers his lessons with Ahmet Davutoglu, the man who on Wednesday was granted the stewardship of both...

  16. August 27, 2014

    Turkish central bank cuts overnight lending rate

    Turkey’s central bank slashed overnight lending rates on Wednesday by 75 basis points to 11.25 per cent – the country’s...

  17. August 21, 2014

    Erdogan nominates Davutoglu as Turkey’s new PM

    Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated the country’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, as its...

  18. August 14, 2014

    Isis: Armed and dangerous

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis but transformed into the Islamic State since it declared its...

  19. August 12, 2014

    Turkish air is thick with post-poll intrigue

    There is nothing quite like the buzz of an election in Turkey – or the sense of emptiness once the campaign has come to an...

  20. August 11, 2014

    The era of the elected potentate

    Turkey’s first direct presidential election produced a predictable triumph for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister since...

  21. August 11, 2014

    Erdogan is the victor but he is not yet almighty

    In Turkey’s first ever presidential race, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister since 2003, has been elected with 52 per cent...

  22. August 11, 2014

    Erdogan victory triggers Turkish power struggle

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s election to the Turkish presidency triggered a power struggle in the ruling AK party on Monday, as...

  23. The World

    August 11, 2014

    Turkey's Erdogan must prove he is truly a statesman

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan just won his ninth straight popular vote in just over a decade, to become the first directly elected...

  24. August 11, 2014

    Erdogan faces challenges to boost power as Turkey’s head of state

    On Sunday night, as he declared victory in Turkey’s first direct presidential election with just under 52 per cent of the...

  25. August 10, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan secures Turkish presidency

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, won the country’s first direct election for president on Sunday, in a triumph...

  26. August 8, 2014

    Erdogan favourite to score again with presidency

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accomplished some remarkable feats in the past couple of weeks. In a celebrity football match, the...

  27. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2014

    Doubts over the quality of Turkey's next government

    One of the biggest questions facing Turkey is not so much who is going to win Sunday’s inaugural presidential election –...

  28. August 6, 2014

    Erdogan favourite to win presidential poll despite concerns

    Elmas, who runs a café specialising in liver and kebabs, winces as she recalls life before Recep Tayyip Erdogan became...

  29. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2014

    Turkish state bank seeks to buy bank slammed by Erdogan

    Here’s an example of what may pass for high finance Turkish style: talk down an asset and then try and nab it for yourself....

  30. August 3, 2014

    Academic and diplomat takes on Erdogan

    In just under a week’s time, a 70 year-old Turkish scholar and diplomat faces the challenge of his life: besting a political...

  31. July 31, 2014

    Cukurova reclaims Turkcell controlling stake

    A seven-year fight between a Russian oligarch and one of Turkey’s most famous businessmen came to an end on Thursday, when...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2014

    Turkish opinion split down the middle on Erdogan

    Turks are divided over the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a new poll conducted by the US think tank Pew...

  33. July 27, 2014

    Turkey’s Alevi minority fear future under Erdogan presidency

    As he seeks to explain the stakes in Turkey’s upcoming presidential election, Zeynel Sahin recalls the morning in May when a...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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