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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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