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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 21, 2015

      Waiting for Selahattin

      Supporters of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) wait for the appearance Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of the...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Turkish unity could be a surprise Kurdish gift

      To go by their surnames, Turkey is a land of Turks – Öztürks (“pure Turks”), Arslantürks (“lion Turks”) and Yildirimtürks...

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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. May 18, 2015

      Turkey: A flagging growth story

      Osman Yildirim remembers life before the wave of foreign money came to the heart of Turkey. When Mr Yildirim, who runs a...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      May 1, 2015

      Istanbul anger

      A man lies on the ground as Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse protestors during a May Day rally near Taksim...

    3. April 29, 2015

      Yorkshire currency trader arrested in ‘Ponzi’ probe

      A Yorkshire currency trader who was allowed to walk out of a police station four months ago has been arrested as part of an...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      April 22, 2015

      All hail Istanbul

      A woman walks under an umbrella during a sudden hail storm on Wednesday in Istanbul ...

    5. April 17, 2015

      HSBC: making withdrawals

      The front of HSBC’s annual report does not feature a picture of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio. Nor is there a...

    6. April 15, 2015

      Istanbul glassmaker Paşabahçe offers history lesson in growth

      Kemal Atatürk would have been proud. In 1935, three years before his death, modern Turkey’s founding father, first president...

    7. April 15, 2015

      Opinion: ‘Rolling back reform has led to malaise in Turkey’

      Turkey’s economic performance has been stellar in recent years. Growth surged after its financial crisis of 2001, with real...

    8. April 15, 2015

      Turks start a food revolution

      Turks are very sociable people, spending up to 35 per cent of their leisure hours with friends — three times more than their...

    9. MBA blog

      April 7, 2015

      Strategy development

      The start of spring quarter at Kellogg marks the convergence of many events. The student body returns to Evanston campus...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      April 1, 2015

      Funeral of Mehmet Selim Kiraz

      Prosecutors, lawyers and judges stand near a statue of Lady Justice during a funeral ceremony for senior Istanbul prosecutor...

    11. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Emerging market forex reserves are shrinking. From a peak $8tn in mid-2014, cash...

    12. March 31, 2015

      Turkey growth slows to 2.4% in 2014

      Turkey’s growth slowed in 2014 and demand has been weak in the early months of this year, according to data that highlighted...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: far more Europeans join separatists in Donbas than Isis in Syria

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta This week, St Petersburg hosted a bizarre gathering organized by the Rodina...

    14. March 22, 2015

      To Russia with love, from Europe’s far-right fringe

      Russians have grown accustomed over the past year to hearing, through local media, of the disdain of western leaders towards...

    15. 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...

    16. February 20, 2015

      Turkish Jews look to Spain for back up plan

      In an Istanbul classroom, six greying students are converting the language of their grandparents into a possible passport...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      February 18, 2015

      Snow in Istanbul

      People walk in heavy snow in Istanbul on Wednesday ...

    18. 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...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      February 11, 2015

      Cold comfort in Istanbul

      Syrian refugees brave the cold and snow as they walk to a metro station in Istanbul on Wednesday, at the start of a day’s...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      February 10, 2015

      G20 activity

      Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, chats with Jack Lew, US treasury secretary, after...

    21. February 10, 2015

      US urges eurozone and Athens to strike a deal on bailout

      The US has urged Athens and its eurozone creditors to strike a deal over Greece’s financial future, underlining...

    22. February 9, 2015

      Rome foresees economic benefit in euro’s fall

      Italy has welcomed the euro’s fall against the dollar, highlighting Rome’s hope that a weaker currency would help boost the...

    23. February 9, 2015

      OECD warns pace of structural reforms is slowing in G20 nations

      The pace of labour and product market reforms is slowing among the Group of 20 leading industrial nations, the Organisation...

    24. February 8, 2015

      Jack Lew to urge G20 finance ministers to honour growth pledge

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew is expected to press fellow finance ministers to honour a pledge to stimulate growth when...

    25. January 10, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo suspect may be in Syria

      Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, the most wanted remaining suspect in connection with the Charlie Hebdo killings, may have fled to...

    26. 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...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      January 7, 2015

      Homeless in Istanbul

      A man walks past Syrian refugees in Istanbul. Heavy snow across large parts of Turkey on January 6 snarled road and air...

    28. January 3, 2015

      Turkey central bank raises forex reserve requirements

      ISTANBUL, January 3 — Turkey’s central bank raised foreign exchange reserve requirement ratios on Saturday, citing the need...

    29. December 16, 2014

      Turkish court drops high-profile corruption investigation

      A high-profile corruption investigation into figures connected to the Turkish government has been dropped almost a year to...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      December 15, 2014

      Turkey protests over press freedom

      Supporter of Turkey’s Zaman demonstrate against the arrest of journalists, outside the Istanbul police headquarters. The...

    31. 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...

    32. beyondbrics

      December 12, 2014

      Turkey's Erdogan lashes out as lira tumbles

      The Turkish lira rounded off the week by tumbling to its lowest levels against the dollar for almost a year, amid investor...

    33. November 27, 2014

      Turkey’s miners pay a deadly price for cheap coal

      In parts of Istanbul, as in most Turkish cities, you can smell the coming of winter before you properly feel it. Just as the...

    34. November 26, 2014

      Optimism abounds in Turkey despite conflicts

      Turkey has endured a grinding civil war on its border with no end in sight, a region increasingly aflame with jihadis, and a...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      November 21, 2014

      Transgender fashion of Istanbul

      Yagiz Karahan/Reuters Participants present creations during the country’s first ever transgender/transsexual fashion show in...

    36. November 17, 2014

      Turkey’s age-old grievances re-emerge

      The three US sailors were enjoying their shore leave in old Istanbul when they fell victim to Turkey’s suspicions of the...

    37. November 4, 2014

      Turkish conglomerate that swallowed United Biscuits

      Murat Ulker, the confectionery mogul Forbes magazine ranks as Turkey’s richest man, remembers the first time he got to grips...

    38. November 3, 2014

      Jihadis slip through Europe’s passport-free travel zone

      When Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist, made his way home from the Syrian battlefield in March, he crossed borders with the...

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