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  1. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2014

    Turkey facing winter gas shortage

    Poor forward planning and political manipulation of energy prices look likely to leave Turkey facing gas shortages this...

  2. 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...

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  1. Istanbul Business & Finance

    - Banking: Foreign investors remain interested although it has been a tough year - His...
  2. Istanbul: Business & Finance

    The city faces unpredictable and sometimes chaotic change but it is reinventing itself...
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  1. September 12, 2014

    Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky talks ‘realpolitik’

    “Everything is real,” Andrei Konchalovsky exclaims. “The people are real. The postman is real. The funeral is real. I didn’t...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Young Turkish designers seek new ways to reflect their heritage

    Cultural melting pots The second Istanbul Design Biennial, which starts in November, is taking place at a pivotal time for...

  3. September 10, 2014

    Turkey’s economic growth slower than expected

    Turkey’s economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the second quarter following months of political uncertainty and a...

  4. September 9, 2014

    Credit markets: High altitude

    What’s the worst that could happen to Lufthansa in the next five years? It is an airline – which may be enough to set nerves...

  5. 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...

  6. August 18, 2014

    Gazans say they live in world’s biggest prison

    About 100 anxious people are lined up at a window in the southern end of the Gaza Strip at the Rafah border crossing to...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. July 11, 2014

    The Proms: global and diverse?

    It started with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio in 1966. Until that point, the Proms, London’s annual...

  10. July 6, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – July 7 Consider an MBA MIT Sloan on the Road presentations arrive in Paris. Each year the US business school hosts...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. May 23, 2014

    A city in a world of its own

    About two decades ago, my brother and I combined all our savings and bought a small, scruffy flat in Gloucester Road, west...

  17. May 23, 2014

    Across Europe in a haulage truck

    Haulage trucks criss-cross the continent all day and night and have redefined the map of Europe. Andrew Byrne jumps aboard...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    May 22, 2014

    Istanbul clashes

    Ulus Yunus Tosun EPA/ Protesters run away from tear gas fired by Turkish riot police during a demonstration against the...

  19. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2014

    Hopes rise for sales of disputed Iraqi-Kurdish oil exports

    Hopes for an early release of disputed oil pumped from Kurdistan – but held in Turkey – are rising, a person familiar with...

  20. May 15, 2014

    The Two Faces of January – film review

    Patricia Highsmith wrote great thriller novels – great because they are more than thrillers – but Hollywood keeps picking...

  21. 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...

  22. May 9, 2014

    The Ottoman legacy on Istanbul

    Standing amid the arcaded pavilions of the Topkapi Palace, looking down the wooded promontory of Sarayburnu with Asia to...

  23. May 6, 2014

    Corruption scandal taints Turkish construction

    The day began badly for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister. On December 17 2013, police launched a series of dawn...

  24. 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...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    May 1, 2014

    Teargas in Taksim Square

    Bulent Kilic/AFP Turkish protesters run for cover as riot police fire teargas to disperse a May day rally near Taksim Square...

  26. April 29, 2014

    Wealthy Afghans look overseas for bolt-hole

    Rich Afghans have been buying up property in Turkey as an insurance policy against possible problems at home after the...

  27. April 28, 2014

    Dangers in Erdogan’s polarisation tactics

    Tour guides at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul are fond of pointing out a fountain where executioners are said to have washed...

  28. April 25, 2014

    Turkey’s top judge accuses Erdogan of damaging rule of law

    Turkey’s top judge has attacked the government’s handling of a split with its former Islamist allies, accusing Ankara of...

  29. beyondbrics

    April 24, 2014

    Empty Turkey stadium row raises political questions

    By David O’Byrne of bne in Istanbul Turkish football is no stranger to empty stadia, with the football authorities regularly...

  30. April 5, 2014

    Boeing and GE get US license to sell spare parts to Iran

    WASHINGTON/PARIS, April 4 – Boeing, the world’s biggest aeroplane maker, and engine maker General Electric said on Friday...

  31. April 1, 2014

    Turkey’s opposition should rediscover its strengths

    Officially, Turkish voters went to the polls on Sunday to elect municipal governments. But the ballot was also an informal...

  32. March 30, 2014

    Local election highlights deep divisions among voters in Turkey

    In the mazelike streets of Uskudar, the Istanbul district, where Recep Tayyip Erdogan voted in nationwide elections on...

  33. March 28, 2014

    Turkey must look beyond Erdogan

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, this weekend faces the biggest test of his 11 years in power. In the past few...

  34. March 20, 2014

    Customs official is unlikely hero for polarised Turkey

    An unlikely hero has won the praise of many Turks, a rare moment of unity in an increasingly polarised society. According to...

  35. March 19, 2014

    UK and London top global millionaire rankings

    More millionaires migrated to the UK between 2003 and 2013 than to any other country worldwide, and London topped the...

  36. March 12, 2014

    Police and protesters clash in Turkey after boy’s funeral

    Two people were left dead after tens of thousands took to the streets of Istanbul on Wednesday to join the funeral of a...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    March 12, 2014

    Fiery protest

    Reuters Riot policemen shield themselves as fireworks thrown by protesters explode next to the statue of a bull, during an...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    March 11, 2014

    Berkin Elvan farewell in Turkey

    Bulent Kilic/AFP Relatives of Berkin Elvan cry as his coffin is carried on Tuesday in Istanbul. The teenager died on Tuesday...

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