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    1. February 8, 2016

      Aleppo’s agony will test the resolve of Europe

      With each day that passes, Europe’s migrant crisis deepens. In the past few weeks, EU governments have tried and failed...

    2. February 3, 2016

      Sliding lira increases the pain for Turkey’s central bank

      As a weakening of the Turkish lira has gathered pace into a full-blown slide, the one institution that may be best...

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      Investors are pausing to assess Turkey’s political situation: the war in Syria, increa...
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    1. January 27, 2016

      Turkish journalists accused of espionage

      Two of Turkey’s leading journalists on Wednesday faced a possible life prison sentence after they were charged with...

    2. January 25, 2016

      Cyprus: Crossing the divide

      On the Greek Cypriot side of the barbed-wire fences, walls and watchtowers that make Nicosia the world’s only divided...

    3. January 21, 2016

      Mustafa Koç, scion of Turkish business clan, 1960-2016

      Mustafa Koç, who has died of a heart attack in Istanbul aged 55, was the scion of Turkey’s largest business family and...

    4. January 15, 2016

      Isis must be challenged by a united global front

      Ever since November’s jihadi assault on Paris, and Isis bombings before that in Ankara and Beirut, it was certain that...

    5. January 13, 2016

      Turkey keeps security focus on Kurds despite threat from Isis

      In the hours after a suicide bomber killed 10 foreigners in the heart of historic Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip...

    6. January 12, 2016

      Turkey: Suicide bomber in Istanbul tourist district kills at least 10

      Turkey blamed Isis for a suicide bombing that killed 10 people, including eight German tourists, in Istanbul’s historic...

    7. January 11, 2016

      South Africa and Turkey: struggling into 2016

      Unlike Latin America or Asia, the region known as Emea (emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa) is not an homogeneous...

    8. December 18, 2015

      At least 54 die as Turkey’s Kurdish conflict spreads into cities

      The conflict between the Turkish state and outlawed Kurdish militants has spread into the centre of cities in the...

    9. December 17, 2015

      Israel and Turkey poised to restore ties after 5-year rift

      Israel and Turkey have reached agreement on a political reconciliation that will end a five-year diplomatic...

    10. December 17, 2015

      Vladimir Putin warns Russians over belt tightening

      Vladimir Putin has put Russians on notice for a long winter, warning of extended economic weakness and the need for...

    11. December 17, 2015

      Row with Russia forces Turkey to hunt for new energy partners

      Turkey has long played an important role as conduit in the development of a network of key international oil and gas...

    12. December 17, 2015

      Turkey’s turmoil tests investors’ appetites for risk

      At her office in Istanbul, Suzan Sabanci Dincer, chairman of Akbank, looks at the balance sheets that pass over her...

    13. December 13, 2015

      Russia and Turkey in new confrontation

      A Russian warship fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea and Moscow summoned the Turkish...

    14. December 3, 2015

      Putin vows Turkey will regret ‘more than once’ downing Russian jet

      Russian president Vladimir Putin ratcheted up the rhetoric against Turkey in his annual state of the nation address on...

    15. December 3, 2015

      How history echoes Syria’s unholy war

      The Middle East reminds us that there is nothing so unholy as a holy war. Europe learnt this in the 17th century....

    16. December 2, 2015

      Russia accuses Erdogan of profiting from oil trade with Isis

      Moscow’s anger at Turkey for shooting down one of its fighter jets reached a new pitch on Wednesday when Russia’s...

    17. December 1, 2015

      Turkey still sees Kurdish nationalism as bigger threat than Isis

      Turkey, a Nato ally and EU candidate-member at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East and with Russia to its...

    18. November 30, 2015

      Europe’s desperate deal with Turkey on migrants

      The EU has never been renowned for acting quickly when confronted by any political challenge. The speed with which it...

    19. November 30, 2015

      Aghet-Ağıt, Radialsystem V, Berlin — ‘A howl of protest’

      Helmut Oehring’s Massaker, hört ihr MASSAKER!, given its world premiere in Berlin last Friday, is dedicated to the...

    20. November 28, 2015

      Putin calls for economic sanctions against Turkey

      Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for economic sanctions against Turkey following the downing this...

    21. November 27, 2015

      France signals softer stance on Assad after Russia talks

      A week of frantic diplomacy spearheaded by French president François Hollande has brought closer military coordination...

    22. November 26, 2015

      Putin and Erdogan: so alike they can’t stand it

      Two days after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet for briefly encroaching on its airspace, Turkish President Recep...

    23. November 22, 2015

      Brussels bows deeply to Erdogan to relieve migrant crisis

      When bookmakers tipped Angela Merkel for a Nobel Peace Prize, the plaudits over the German chancellor’s handling of the...

    24. November 19, 2015

      EU-Turkey refugee talks turn sour as Erdogan belittles Juncker

      The potential deal between the EU and Turkey to stem the migrant flow to Europe is floundering as Ankara pushes...

    25. November 15, 2015

      G20 grapples with fundamental economic questions for Turkey

      When the leaders of the world’s biggest economies gather at the G20 summit in the Mediterranean town of Antalya this...

    26. November 15, 2015

      Turkey’s foreign policy of ‘precious loneliness’

      As this year’s president of the G20, Turkey might expect to be basking in global admiration — and not so long ago that...

    27. November 15, 2015

      Erdogan’s ambitions may undermine Turkey stability agenda

      Ahead of his election triumph this month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made one big pitch: stability. The coming...

    28. November 15, 2015

      Istanbul third airport plan ruffles feathers

      Turkey is poised to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructural projects in the coming decade, none more...

    29. November 13, 2015

      Government crackdown stokes fear in Turkish press

      Two months after a crowd of almost 200 men tried to storm the Hurriyet newspaper in Istanbul, the journal’s...

    30. November 2, 2015

      Can Turkish strongman show healing powers?

      Markets love a political strongman, the flipside of hating uncertainty. The unexpected clarity of the election outcome...

    31. November 2, 2015

      Turkey election: Resurgent Erdogan sweeps to victory

      Turkey’s ruling AK party surged to victory in national elections on Sunday in a triumph for President Recep Tayyip...

    32. November 2, 2015

      Turkey election: Erdogan demands respect after historic victory

      The day after his AK party won nearly half of the country’s votes and clinched a parliamentary majority pollsters had...

    33. November 2, 2015

      Erdogan rules by division — and Turkey pays a price

      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, a titan to his adoring admirers and a tyrant to his despairing critics, has...

    34. November 2, 2015

      Turkey election: Erdogan win boosts stocks and lira

      Turkey’s currency vaulted to three-month peaks against the dollar and the euro while its equity market rose more than 5...

    35. November 2, 2015

      Challenges await Erdogan after momentous Turkey election

      Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan staged a momentous political comeback in Sunday’s general election, when his...

    36. November 2, 2015

      Turkey election: Erdogan’s victory triggers lira jump

      The Turkish lira and markets jumped after a victory by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP ended months of...

    37. November 1, 2015

      Week Ahead: Markets diary

      Investors expect a flood of market-moving news this week. The hallmark data event is the US jobs report for the month...

    38. October 30, 2015

      An election which will decide Turkey’s future

      Turkey’s voters have the chance on Sunday not just to call time on more than a decade of single-party rule by the...

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