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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      February 18, 2015

      Snow in Istanbul

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

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. November 3, 2014

      At least 24 migrants killed as boat capsizes near Istanbul

      At least 24 people drowned off the Istanbul coast on Monday morning when a boat carrying migrants reportedly from...

    25. November 2, 2014

      Ankara’s talks with Abdullah Ocalan enter perilous phase

      On a prison island off the coast of Istanbul, sits a man Turkey’s government hopes can put the country’s troubled Kurdish...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Zomato's special sauce: coming to a server near you

      There you are, taking it easy on your summer holiday in Istanbul or Dubai, searching online for the next restaurant to...

    27. October 18, 2014

      Turkish prosecutor drops high-level corruption probe

      A prosecutor has wound up a corruption investigation that shook Turkey’s government last year and set the stage for an epic...

    28. The A-List

      October 9, 2014

      Media censorship in Turkey: less visible but more effective?

      A viral image of Recep Tayip Erdogan in front of graffiti in Istanbul in March 2014  © Ozan Kose/AFP As recently as 2013,...

    29. The World

      October 3, 2014

      Turkey's Middle East juggling act just got trickier

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the Turkish parliament Turkey’s parliament has just voted to authorise the army to use force...

    30. October 2, 2014

      The fatal flaw in the west’s fight against Isis

      Istanbul has lost none of its magical energy. Turkey, though, has mislaid its geopolitical compass. Not so long ago, Recep...

    31. September 21, 2014

      Ford Otosan takes the export route as home market stalls

      “Ford Otosan is one of the greatest leaders of the automotive sector,” declared Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime...

    32. September 21, 2014

      Turkish businesses embrace opportunities in north Africa in spite of Libya risk

      In June, Turkish engineer Aykut Simsar was living the pleasant life of an expatriate in the Libyan city of Misurata,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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