Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Ursula von der Leyen snubbed in chair gaffe at EU-Erdoğan talks
Awkward moment as EC chief consigned to sofa at meeting where women’s rights was on agenda

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

07, Apr, 2021 @11:29 AM

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Turkish ex-admirals arrested over criticism of Erdoğan's 'crazy' canal scheme
Officials interpret criticism of plans for new Istanbul waterway as direct challenge to civilian government

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

05, Apr, 2021 @10:48 AM

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Turkish economy in turmoil following sacking of central bank head
Lira plunged by 15% on Monday after Erdoğan replaced governor with party loyalist

Richard Partington

22, Mar, 2021 @4:49 PM

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Biden rebukes Turkey after it quits accord protecting women
US president calls move ‘deeply disappointing’ as women’s rights advocates say convention is crucial

Staff and agencies

21, Mar, 2021 @4:52 PM

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'As bad as Brexit': Turkey faces currency crisis after Erdoğan sacks bank chief
Lira could plunge 15%, analysts warn, after Turkey’s president risks destabilising fragile economy with removal of governor

Martin Farrer and agencies

21, Mar, 2021 @5:39 AM

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What happened to the Syrian refugees who got stuck in Turkey?
Gaziantep, in southern Turkey, is home to about half a million Syrian refugees, many of whom had hoped to make it Europe

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul and Hussein Akoush in Gaziantep

17, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ten grim lessons from a decade of war in Syria
The legacies of the toxic conflict are global, pernicious and ongoing

Simon Tisdall

07, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Dissident review – inside track on grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi
Turkey’s president blew the gaff on how the dissident Saudi author was killed, providing plentiful material for this gripping documentary

Peter Bradshaw

05, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Turkey's mobsters step out of shadows and into public sphere
After decades in hiding, in prison or keeping low profile, players from a bloody period in the country’s history are now seen as ‘folk idols’ by the Turkish right

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

25, Feb, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Erdoğan vows to expand fight against PKK after deaths of 13 hostages
More than 700 alleged supporters of Kurdish militants held following failed attempt to rescue Turkish soldiers and police

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

16, Feb, 2021 @6:03 PM

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Erdoğan lashes out at US over deaths of hostages held by PKK
President accuses US of backing Kurdish militant group after 13 Turkish people found dead in Iraq

Staff and agencies in Ankara

15, Feb, 2021 @6:56 PM

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Erdoğan unveils 10-year Turkish space programme
President says he is aiming for ‘top league in space race’ as rival UAE basks in Mars success

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

10, Feb, 2021 @4:14 PM

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