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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. March 6, 2014

    Istanbul battle pitches Erdogan as the ‘setting sun’

    To get a sense of the role that Recep Tayyip Erdogan plays in Turkish politics, talk to the man trying to capture the prime...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    March 5, 2014

    Taking refuge in Istanbul

    Gurcan Ozturk/AFP A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of...

  32. March 4, 2014

    Erdogan appears to advise on shipbuilding contract in leaked tape

    The latest in a series of tapes purporting to reveal the private conversations of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister,...

  33. February 28, 2014

    A tyrant’s overthrow is not a sure end to oppression

    First Tahrir Square, then last year’s Gezi protests in Istanbul, and now Kiev, Caracas, Sarajevo and Bangkok – people have...

  34. February 24, 2014

    Turkey: A pirates’ bazaar of bootleg tapes

    When I arrived in Istanbul two and a half years ago, several contacts were reluctant to speak openly on the phone, fearful...

  35. MBA blog

    February 17, 2014

    How to reach the final semester - mentally

    The final and make-up exams are over. Now I have a three-week holiday ahead, without the stress that comes from all the...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 17-21

    A slightly belated week ahead in emerging markets:Thailand, Mexico and Taiwan announce GDP for Q4; China’s Flash PMI; the...

  37. The World

    January 21, 2014

    The EU and Turkey: a relationship in jeopardy

    Protest in Istanbul, Jan 2014 (Getty Images) According to the Turkish proverb, if you spit down it gets in your beard and if...

  38. January 14, 2014

    Turkish prosecutors release assets frozen in corruption probe

    Prosecutors in Turkey have released assets frozen in the corruption probe into business figures close to the government, in...

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