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Donald Trump ‘bullied and humiliated' Theresa May
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Donald Trump ‘bullied and humiliated' Theresa May

President revealed to be ‘deferential’ to dictators while hectoring female world leaders
30 Jun 2020
The impact of Turkey’s fight with Syria
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The impact of Turkey’s fight with Syria

Moscow and Ankara agree Idlib ceasefire - but analysts fear truce may prove short-lived
6 Mar 2020
Trump celebrates as Turkey calls ceasefire in Syria
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Trump celebrates as Turkey calls ceasefire in Syria

US president says ‘millions of lives will be saved’ - but analysts doubt Kurds will comply
18 Oct 2019
Donald Trump condemned as Kurds flee bombing
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Donald Trump condemned as Kurds flee bombing

US president accused of ‘stabbing Kurds in back’ through troop withdrawal
11 Oct 2019
Who are the Kurds?
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Who are the Kurds?

US accused of ‘betrayal’ after stepping aside for Turkish assault on Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria
10 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Trump’s racism crude but effective
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Instant Opinion: Trump’s racism crude but effective

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 17 July
17 Jul 2019
Why Turkey's ruling party lost the Istanbul mayoral election
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Why Turkey's ruling party lost the Istanbul mayoral election

Result is a significant blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
24 Jun 2019

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Why everyone’s talking about Turkey
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Why everyone’s talking about Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced re-run of Istanbul mayoral election following surprise defeat for his party
10 May 2019
Turkey descends into ‘plain dictatorship’
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Turkey descends into ‘plain dictatorship’

President Erdogan defends decision to annul election result amid growing protest and international condemnation
8 May 2019
End of the road for Turkey’s EU dreams?
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End of the road for Turkey’s EU dreams?

European Parliament votes to suspend Ankara’s accession talks once again amid claims of human rights abuses
21 Feb 2019
Fact check: can the US ‘devastate’ Turkey’s economy?
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Fact check: can the US ‘devastate’ Turkey’s economy?

Donald Trump is threatening the Nato ally with costly reprisals if Kurdish fighters are attacked in Syria
22 Jan 2019
Will Turkey invade Syria?
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Will Turkey invade Syria?

Top US officials on ‘damage control’ mission in Middle East following Donald Trump’s pledge to withdraw troops
8 Jan 2019
What really happened to Jamal Khashoggi?
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What really happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

Turkish President rejects Saudi claim that murder was spontaneous
23 Oct 2018
Turkish lira crisis: the potential effects on global markets
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Turkish lira crisis: the potential effects on global markets

Experts warn of global knock-on as US pushes aluminium and steel tariffs against Ankara
13 Aug 2018
Turkish lire falls to record low
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Turkish lire falls to record low

Tensions with the West and concern over central control of monetary policy could prove boon to holidaymakers
7 Aug 2018
Ozil Germany row rages on with star accused of hypocrisy
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Ozil Germany row rages on with star accused of hypocrisy

Former Germany youth international Deniz Naki says Arsenal star Ozil must speak out about racism in Turkey
27 Jul 2018
Turkey elections: was Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory fair?
Turkish president Recep Erdogan has won a second term
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Turkey elections: was Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory fair?

Opposition parties vow to continue to fight ‘whatever the result’
25 Jun 2018
Turkish election: why Sunday’s vote is ‘most important ever’
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Turkish election: why Sunday’s vote is ‘most important ever’

President Erdogan’s once-certain win now hangs in the balance amid economic downturn
22 Jun 2018
Tortured puppy shifts Turkey elections agenda
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Tortured puppy shifts Turkey elections agenda

Disturbing images of dying mutilated dog trigger rare show of unity among nation’s politicians
18 Jun 2018
Ozil and Gundogan caught up in Erdogan Germany-Turkey row
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Ozil and Gundogan caught up in Erdogan Germany-Turkey row

Arsenal and Man City stars were pictured with the Turkish president on his state visit to Britain
16 May 2018
Does the UK really want Turkey’s Erdogan as an ally?
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Does the UK really want Turkey’s Erdogan as an ally?

Turkish president’s visit described as ‘the cooing up of two EU castaways’
14 May 2018
Turkey announces plan to send drill ships to Cyprus
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Turkey announces plan to send drill ships to Cyprus

‘Tensions flare’ as Turkish president moves to stop Greek Cypriots exploiting natural gas reserves
22 Mar 2018
Erdogan shoots from hip on historic Greek trip
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras
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Erdogan shoots from hip on historic Greek trip

Long-held grievances surface during first visit by a Turkish president to Greece for 65 years
8 Dec 2017
Forty sentenced to life in prison in Turkey
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Forty sentenced to life in prison in Turkey

Defendants were accused of plotting to kill Turkish president in 2016 coup attempt
5 Oct 2017
Turkey is divided over 'radical' referendum
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Turkey is divided over 'radical' referendum

Victory at the polls would give Erdogan dictatorial powers, says opposition
13 Apr 2017
Turkey and the EU: The pros and cons of membership
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Turkey and the EU: The pros and cons of membership

European Parliament freezes EU membership talks following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown
25 Nov 2016
Turkey suspends 12,800 police officers from duty
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Turkey suspends 12,800 police officers from duty

Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to strengthen his grip on power after July's failed military coup
4 Oct 2016
Ankara bomber member of militant rebel group, says official
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Ankara bomber member of militant rebel group, says official

Kurdistan Workers' Party blamed for suicide car bombings that killed at least 37 people
14 Mar 2016
Istanbul: ten dead in suspected Islamic State attack
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Istanbul: ten dead in suspected Islamic State attack

Nine Germans among those killed by suicide bomber in tourist area of Sultanahmet
12 Jan 2016
Turkish magazine raided over presidential 'selfie'
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Turkish magazine raided over presidential 'selfie'

Magazine charged with 'insulting’ Recep Erdogan and 'making terrorist propaganda' in police crackdown
15 Sep 2015
TURKEY ELECTION: Erdogan loses majority
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TURKEY ELECTION: Erdogan loses majority

AKP suffers its worst result in more than a decade as Kurds celebrate shake up in Turkey's political landscape
8 Jun 2015
CHRISTMAS 2014: World leaders' messages
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CHRISTMAS 2014: World leaders' messages

Pope Francis launches 'blistering attack' on Vatican bureaucrats, while others honour victims of disaster
24 Dec 2014
TURKEY: battle of Kobane sparks protests
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TURKEY: battle of Kobane sparks protests

Violent protests break out as Turkey hesitates over fight against jihadists in border town of Kobane
8 Oct 2014
Erdogan: why is Turkey's new president so divisive?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to become Turkey's first directly elected president
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Erdogan: why is Turkey's new president so divisive?

Promising a 'new Turkey', the former prime minister is yet to silence his critics after over a decade in power
11 Aug 2014