Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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US joins condemnation of Turkish plan for Cyprus ‘ghost town’
Turkey’s president told move to open up Varosha in northern Cyprus will clash with UN resolutions

Helena Smith in Athens

21, Jul, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Turkish Cypriot leader: ‘The only way forward is a two-state solution’
Self-avowed nationalist Ersin Tatar in ebullient mood despite embargos, isolation and political restrictions

Helena Smith in North Nicosia

20, Jul, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Turkey says EU headscarf ruling ‘grants legitimacy to racism’
Allowing businesses to ban item of clothing at work will exclude Muslim women and encourage Islamophobia, critics say

Priya Elan

18, Jul, 2021 @5:34 PM

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Unease in the air as Cyprus ‘ghost town’ rises from the ruins of war
Varosha, once a chic resort, is being rebuilt in the latest move of Turkey’s power play in the eastern Mediterranean

Helena Smith in Varosha

18, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Tell those stories’: Kurds call for torture prison to be turned into place of healing
Plans to turn Diyarbakır prison into a ‘cultural centre’ spark fears of whitewashing Kurdish struggle

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

18, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘History’s on our side’: Turkish women fighting femicide
As Turkey quits the Istanbul convention, Gülsüm Kav’s group We Will Stop Femicide is helping keep women alive amid a rise in gender-based violence

Ruth Michaelson

01, Jul, 2021 @1:11 PM

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‘I get nightmares’: Turks fear impact of Erdoğan’s $65bn Istanbul canal
The louder opposing voices grow, the more determined the president becomes to go ahead with his ‘grand fantasy project’

Bethan McKernan Turkey correspondent

26, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Deb Haaland to reportedly ask Biden to restore national monument protections – as it happened
Donald Trump ‘drastically shrunk’ the size of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Escalante national monuments in 2017 – follow all the day’s news

Lois Beckett in Los Angeles (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington (earlier)

15, Jun, 2021 @12:34 AM

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After Trump: Biden set to outline US policy to Johnson, Putin and more
The president will meet the Queen and Erdoğan as well as democratic leaders but experts including John Bolton wonder what purpose his Russia summit will serve

David Smith in Washington

06, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Erdoğan opens controversial mosque on Gezi Park protest anniversary
Project on square in Istanbul with secular history was beset by years of legal wrangling

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

28, May, 2021 @3:43 PM

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Mafia boss’s YouTube claims rattle Turkish government
Sedat Peker accuses senior government figures of crimes including murder, rape, corruption and drug trafficking

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

25, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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Israel vows not to stop Gaza attacks until there is ‘complete quiet’
Defence minister rules out ceasefire as Israeli military says it has killed four senior Hamas commanders

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem, Harriet Sherwood and Julian Borger in Washington

12, May, 2021 @2:50 PM

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