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    Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Isis offensive intensifies

    Turkey opened its border to about 4,000 Kurds fleeing the fighting in northern Syria on Thursday, a day after the Islamic...

  2. September 18, 2014

    Syrian Kurds appeal to Turkish brethren for help fighting Isis

    Syrian Kurdish militias pleaded for help from Turkish Kurds on Thursday after fighters from the Islamic state of Iraq and...

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  1. September 17, 2014

    Syrian Kurds eye greater role in west’s Isis fight

    Syria’s Kurds are aiming to become a critical ally of the US as it seeks to form a coalition against the Islamic State of...

  2. September 16, 2014

    Turkey’s Bank Asya dented by Erdogan call

    Shares in Bank Asya plummeted by nearly 20 per cent on Tuesday, reaching a new low, after Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip...

  3. September 16, 2014

    Tying up the internet

    In January some users of Bookmate, a Moscow internet start-up, had an unpleasant surprise. When they tried to access the...

  4. September 16, 2014

    Turkey considers buffer zone with Syria and Iraq to contain Isis

    Turkey’s military has begun drawing up plans for a buffer zone on its southern border as it confronts the risk of violent...

  5. 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...

  6. The A-List

    September 16, 2014

    US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

    The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

  7. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: Exotic among exotics, Iran shares cast a spell

    By Faisal Ghori, author The best performing stock market in the world in 2013 was up 130 per cent last year*. The country...

  8. September 12, 2014

    It is time to stop groupthink, sell momentum and buy value

    ‘But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. September 9, 2014

    Turkey unveils legislation to tighten control over internet

    Turkey has pushed through new legislation that tightens government control over the internet – days after the country hosted...

  13. September 9, 2014

    Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

    JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

  14. 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...

  15. September 4, 2014

    Turkey at growing risk from Isis backlash

    Along Turkey’s long and porous border with Syria, people have become accustomed to seeing foreign fighters on their way to...

  16. September 4, 2014

    Europe’s growing refugee burden

    The huge flow of illegal immigrants coming into the EU is fast becoming one of the biggest challenge facing the bloc’s...

  17. September 4, 2014

    Iraq prepares legal crackdown on Kurdish oil sales

    Iraq’s oil ministry is preparing to sue a Greek shipping company for its role in the “illegal” export of crude from the...

  18. September 3, 2014

    Turkey’s clampdown on Isis bearing fruit in border areas

    Turkey has tightened control of its border to cut the flow of funds and fighters to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

  19. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2014

    Indonesia's sukuk attracts record order book

    Investors have piled into Indonesia’s $1.5bn worth of Islamic bonds, making bids for over six times that amount. So is the...

  20. September 1, 2014

    Turkey: is confidence enough?

    Take a two-litre plastic soda bottle. Cut a face-sized U-shape from the side. Remove the bottom, too. Push a surgical mask...

  21. August 28, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as Turkey’s president

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn into office as Turkey’s first directly elected president on Thursday with supporters...

  22. August 28, 2014

    EM’s ‘fragile five’ back under pressure

    The two moons that govern the fortunes of emerging market investors are starting to wane in unison. China’s investment...

  23. August 27, 2014

    Shadow of Erdogan hangs over Turkey’s prime minister

    Behlul Ozkan well remembers his lessons with Ahmet Davutoglu, the man who on Wednesday was granted the stewardship of both...

  24. August 27, 2014

    Turkey hits back over western Isis criticism

    Turkey has hit out at western criticism of its efforts to prevent foreign fighters travelling to join the ranks of the...

  25. August 27, 2014

    Turkish central bank cuts overnight lending rate

    Turkey’s central bank slashed overnight lending rates on Wednesday by 75 basis points to 11.25 per cent – the country’s...

  26. August 26, 2014

    US deploys drones as it considers air strikes on Isis in Syria

    The US has begun drone flights over Syria as the Pentagon readies military options for President Barack Obama to extend...

  27. August 21, 2014

    Erdogan nominates Davutoglu as Turkey’s new PM

    Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has nominated the country’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, as its...

  28. August 20, 2014

    Iraq’s elusive political consensus

    After weeks of alarm over the lightning advance of a brutal, transnational jihadi group in Iraq, a nation fearing for its...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    August 20, 2014

    Brazilian block

    Yuya Shino/Reuters Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli (L) and Thaisa Menezes (R) of Brazil jump to block the ball spiked by...

  30. beyondbrics

    August 20, 2014

    EM equities rated most attractive asset class - survey

    Global institutional investors regard emerging market (EM) equities as the most attractive of all major asset classes, a new...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    August 20, 2014

    Towing HMS Plymouth

    Peter Byrne/PA A statue from Another Place by Anthony Gormley is seen in the foreground as HMS Plymouth is towed away from...

  32. August 19, 2014

    The Arab world has to take on Isis in its own backyard

    The Middle East hosts a formidable array of air power. Between them, the six nations of the Gulf Co-operation Council...

  33. beyondbrics

    August 19, 2014

    Guest post: beyond the acronyms, EM reform is what really counts

    By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources There’s nothing like an acronym or a catchy label when it comes to emerging markets. The...

  34. August 18, 2014

    Berlin on defensive over Turkey spying claims

    When Germany discovered a suspected double agent in the ranks of its foreign intelligence agency this summer, its response...

  35. August 15, 2014

    PKK ‘terrorists’ crucial to fight against Isis

    To the west, they are terrorists, yet they are now fighting on the same side as their interests converge with the US in the...

  36. August 14, 2014

    EU to pressure Egypt and Turkey on Russia food embargo

    Egypt and Turkey are set to join Latin American nations in facing heightened diplomatic pressure from the EU, which insists...

  37. August 14, 2014

    Isis: Armed and dangerous

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis but transformed into the Islamic State since it declared its...

  38. August 14, 2014

    Turkey urges US to lift obstacles on Kurdish oil sales

    Turkey has called on the US to lift obstacles to the sale of oil by Iraq’s cash-strapped Kurds to help with their battle...

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