Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Turkey accused of using Interpol summit to crack down on critics
Campaigners claim Ankara is abusing its position as host, by pressuring the police body to harass dissidents living abroad

Kim Willsher

25, Nov, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Erdoğan gambles on economy amid protests and rocketing inflation
Analysis: push for interest rate cuts has divided party and left Turkish president in precarious position, say experts

Phillip Inman

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Turkish lira sinks to fresh low after Erdoğan insists on interest rate cuts
President defiant in face of rising inflation as he calls his policies an ‘economic war of independence’

Phillip Inman

23, Nov, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Dying to Divorce review – Turkish marital violence doc reaches for hope
Interweaving traumatic personal stories with those of systematic state discrimination, the film has to look hard for signs of progress

Phuong Le

22, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Turkey jails Kurdish politician’s wife over miscarriage form ‘typo’
Başak Demirtaş and her doctor sentenced over ‘falsified’ medical report on her miscarriage

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

12, Nov, 2021 @1:46 PM

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Turkish lira sinks to record lows against the US dollar
Currency hits new low of 9.97 against the dollar as popular support for Erdoğan’s government wanes

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

11, Nov, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Turkey: police investigate false online rumours that Erdoğan has died
Twitter users investigated for sharing “disinformation and manipulative content”

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

04, Nov, 2021 @4:59 PM

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‘Nothing left to burn’: wildfires and floods could turn the tide on Turkey’s climate policy
Can a government addicted to concrete and profit turn around an appalling environmental record?

Bethan McKernan in Marmaris

02, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Turkey backs down on threat to expel foreign ambassadors
President Erdoğan de-escalates diplomatic spat after declaring 10 envoys ‘persona non grata’

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

25, Oct, 2021 @7:44 PM

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Turkey’s move to expel ambassadors over activist’s jailing risks widening rift with west
Envoys from 10 countries – including US, Germany and France – to be declared persona non grata

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul and Patrick Wintour

24, Oct, 2021 @3:20 PM

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Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?
Once used in the hunt for fugitive criminals, the global police agency’s most-wanted ‘red notice’ list now includes political refugees and dissidents

Josh Jacobs

17, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Inside the murky world of Istanbul’s taxi cartels
Turkey’s biggest city’s drivers caught in brutal power struggle between politicians, unions and wealthy licence holders

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

10, Oct, 2021 @8:35 AM

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