Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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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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Turkey flooding death toll reaches 38 as Erdoğan tours disaster zone
Rescuers sift through rubble for victims and survivors as country reels from floods and wildfires

Staff and agencies

14, Aug, 2021 @2:04 AM

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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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