Turkey

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Why has Erdoğan doubled down on threat to veto Nordic Nato bids?
Analysis: By demanding extradition of alleged PKK members, Turkish president could have one eye on elections

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

18, May, 2022 @5:14 PM

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Sweden and Finland to formally submit Nato bids ‘hand in hand’
Announcement at joint press conference comes as Turkey maintains it will not support the applications

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

18, May, 2022 @5:25 AM

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Turkey says it will not approve Sweden and Finland joining Nato
Turkey’s justice ministry said it objected on grounds that the two countries had failed to respond positively to extradition requests

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

16, May, 2022 @4:14 PM

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Erdoğan: Turkey ‘not positive’ about Sweden and Finland joining Nato
Turkish president says he is following developments as two Nordic nations plan applications

Jon Henley, Europe correspondent, and Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul

13, May, 2022 @2:54 PM

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Key Turkish opposition figure banned from politics after anti-Erdoğan tweet
Fears of pre-election crackdown in Turkey as appeals court confirms charges against Canan Kaftancıoğlu of CHP

Ruth Michaelson and Gökçe Saraçoğlu

12, May, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Ukraine war may be causing rise in dolphin deaths, say scientists
Turkey has recorded rise in strandings across its Black Sea coast since beginning of Russian invasion

Selin Uğurtaş in Istanbul

10, May, 2022 @10:22 AM

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Khashoggi row goes unmentioned as Erdoğan seeks to boost Saudi trade ties
Analysis: regional rivals reconcile in Jeddah while reason for three-year rift remains elephant in the room

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

29, Apr, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Philanthropist sentenced to life in Turkey in ‘travesty’ trial over Gezi Park protests
Osman Kavala and seven other activists have been tried over 2013 anti-government unrest

Ruth Michaelson and Deniz Barış Narlı

25, Apr, 2022 @5:37 PM

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The minaret that flew to the moon – Kutluğ Ataman returns with a thrilling show
Ten years after he went off to tend land in rural Anatolia, the Turkish artist is back – with an exhibition about a bizarre space mission, LGBT persecution, and how to dig an irrigation ditch

Hettie Judah

20, Apr, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Turkey’s war with inflation: ‘Prices change daily and everyone is scared’
Erdoğan’s quixotic policies are putting pressure on prices, but now fallout from Ukraine is pushing the country towards crisis

Ruth Michaelson and Deniz Barış Narlı

16, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Queen Lear review – all-female acting troupe do a village Shakespeare
This heartwarming documentary about local villagers touring rural Turkey is full of transformative encounters and communal enjoyment

Phuong Le

15, Apr, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Turkish women’s group targeted as Erdoğan fans flames of ‘culture war’
Attempt to close We Will Stop Femicide on moral grounds criticised as a ‘grotesque’ and divisive step as election looms

Ruth Michaelson and Deniz Barış Narlı

14, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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