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    1. October 23, 2014

      Isis sells smuggled oil to Turkey and Iraqi Kurds, says US Treasury

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, is earning as much as $1m a day through the sale of oil to some of...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Chaos in Syria and Iraq revives Kurds’ nationalist ambitions

      It is historically and geographically insignificant. Yet the besieged Syrian city of Kobani is playing a central role in...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Turkey

      As Turkey tries to rein in its current account deficit and shift away from its heavy r...
    2. Turkey

      Turkey’s ruling AKP celebrated victory in nationwide local elections in March but it i...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      October 23, 2014

      Survivors of Kobani as Isis tightens grip

      Bulent Kilic/AFP A Syrian Kurdish woman and her baby on Thursday in the Rojava refugee camp at Suruc in Sanliurfa province...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan backs peace talks with Turkey

      The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers party, the banned group that has battled the Turkish state for 30 years, has...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      October 22, 2014

      Syria's displaced children

      Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani play on improvised swings in the...

    4. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Israeli MP calls for new Palestine models | Naftali Bennett says notion of Palestinian state next to Israel...

    5. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Cheaper oil a balm, not a cure, for Turkey

      With its hefty energy import bill and high inflation, Turkey is an obvious winner from the drop in oil prices, which...

    6. October 21, 2014

      Turkey’s Erdogan struggles to cope with Isis reverberations

      Last week, Turkey was bombing Kurdish fighters it regards as terrorists near its border with Iraq. It was doing so just as...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      October 21, 2014

      Keeping warm in Turkey

      Bulent Kilic/AFP A Syrian Kurdish woman and her children gather around a fire in a refugee camp at Suruc, in the Sanliurfa...

    8. October 20, 2014

      Turkey opens corridor for Kurdish fighters to relieve Kobani

      Turkey has yielded to US pressure and opened its territory for Kurdish fighters to relieve the besieged Syrian Kurdish town...

    9. 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...

    10. October 17, 2014

      Kurdish clashes endanger Turkey peace process

      The Islamist militant slid a sheaf of photos across the table – pictures of beaten and burnt corpses, taken nearby in the...

    11. The World

      October 17, 2014

      A short history of the Kurds

      The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has thrust the plight of the Kurdish people into the spotlight. But who...

    12. October 17, 2014

      Obama faces rising pressure to escalate military campaign against Isis

      Only weeks into a conflict he long shunned, Barack Obama is already coming under pressure to escalate his military campaign...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      October 17, 2014

      Kurdish refuge in Turkey

      Aris Messinis/AFP A Syrian Kurdish woman walks in a refugee camp in the town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey on Friday ...

    14. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: European energy security is a delicate balancing act

      By Riccardo Puliti of the EBRD Until recently the Nabucco pipeline, just like the chorus in Verdi’s opera of the same name,...

    15. October 16, 2014

      There is a strong economic case for universal health coverage

      Leaders in emerging markets often tell me they want to improve their competitiveness while lifting people out of poverty and...

    16. October 16, 2014

      Turkey: In the line of fire

      In the Turkish city of Diyarbakir – 100km from Syria – the rising anger at Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s stance on the war over the...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      October 16, 2014

      Watching Kobani

      Tolga Bozoglu/EPA People watch from a hill in Turkish territory as the International anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition...

    18. October 16, 2014

      Kurds declare advance on Kobani thanks to US air strikes on Isis

      Kurdish forces defending the besieged Syrian city of Kobani say they are advancing against the forces of the Islamic State...

    19. October 15, 2014

      Isis makes ‘substantial gains’, says general

      Islamist militants have made “substantial gains” in Iraq despite the campaign of air strikes led by the US over the past two...

    20. October 15, 2014

      Carlyle shelves second Middle East fund plan

      Carlyle has shelved plans to market a second private equity fund targeting the Middle East and north Africa in a move...

    21. October 14, 2014

      Erdogan’s final chance to make peace with the Kurds

      Through all the mayhem engulfing the Middle East, Turkey long looked to be an anchor of stability, a beacon of moderate and...

    22. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * N Korea announces Kim Jong Un’s return | Official news story follows weeks of speculation over his...

    23. October 14, 2014

      Turkish forces strike PKK outposts as Syrian war fuels tensions

      Turkey has carried out air strikes against Kurdish militants for the first time since a halting peace process began last...

    24. October 13, 2014

      US and Turkey focus on role of airbases to counter Isis

      Turkey has poured cold water on claims that the US-led anti-jihadi coalition has secured greater use of military bases in...

    25. October 12, 2014

      Iraqi Kurds send aid to help Syrian counterparts fight jihadis

      Leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan’s two main political factions declared on Sunday that they have dispatched weapons, equipment and...

    26. October 10, 2014

      Turkey’s Erdogan faces one of his toughest political challenges

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing one of the worst crises of his 11 years as Turkey’s leader – his refusal to strike against...

    27. October 10, 2014

      US presses Turkey to take ‘urgent steps’ against Isis

      US officials have warned Turkey of the need for “urgent steps” against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as...

    28. October 9, 2014

      US and Turkey stuck in diplomatic stand-off over Isis in Syria

      The US and Turkey are engaging in an exercise of diplomatic brinkmanship over Islamist militants in Syria, even as the fate...

    29. October 9, 2014

      Competition concerns send Vodafone lower

      Competition fears delivered Vodafone its biggest daily fall in four months on Thursday. Investors have been wrong to assume...

    30. October 9, 2014

      Obama’s Syria choices go from bad to worse

      Barack Obama is too much the lawyer and too little the leader. Leon Panetta, the former US defence secretary, has a memoir...

    31. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Depreciating currencies and EM inflation: watch out

      The IMF has joined a rising chorus of concern over inflation in many big emerging economies. External imbalances that led to...

    32. The World

      October 9, 2014

      Cynicism over Kobani siege will rebound on Erdogan

      For a country that so recently harboured ambitions as a great regional power, Turkey is offering an unedifyingly feeble...

    33. October 9, 2014

      West pushes for Turkish intervention to save Kobani

      Islamist insurgents were on Thursday regaining momentum in the battle for Kobani, as clashes with Kurdish fighters erupted...

    34. 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,...

    35. October 8, 2014

      Turkey’s Syria policy is undoing years of rapprochement with Kurds

      Turkey awoke on Wednesday to tanks on the streets and curfews in its southeastern cities – sights many Turks hoped had been...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      October 8, 2014

      Turkey's Kurdish protestors demand action against Isis

      Ilyas Akenginil/AFP/Getty Kurdish protesters in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir demand increased western...

    37. October 8, 2014

      US air strikes push back Isis in Kobani

      US air strikes appeared on Wednesday to push Islamist insurgents back from the besieged Syrian city of Kobani after nearly a...

    38. FT Data

      October 8, 2014

      Datawatch: A new G7

      by Gavin Jackson and Keith Fray On Tuesday the International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook. A...

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