Turkey

Runaway inflation is proving costly for Turkey’s oil-wrestlers

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Runaway inflation is proving costly for Turkey’s oil wrestlers

Turkey’s grain diplomacy

5 July 2022 12:40 am

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is once again using Turkey’s geopolitical position for his own ends, this time dictating grain shipments from…

Nato is no longer 'brain dead'

29 June 2022 9:12 pm

Finland and Sweden will be formally invited to join Nato today. Them joining the alliance will bolster Nato’s presence in the…

The odd couple: Israel and Turkey’s tentative alliance

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Israel and Turkey’s tentative alliance

Life in an age of hyperinflation

24 May 2022 8:30 pm

Istanbul, Turkey On Saturday mornings, Istanbul’s markets and greengrocers are packed with housewives in search of a bargain. Anxious women…

Cold Turkey: why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

Is an unknown, extraordinarily ancient civilisation buried under eastern Turkey?

8 May 2022 6:00 pm

I am staring at about a dozen, stiff, eight-foot high, orange-red penises, carved from living bedrock, and semi-enclosed in an…

Turkey’s dilemma: whose side is Erdogan on?

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Can Turkey’s President broker a peace deal?

Turkish drones are transforming the war in Ukraine

15 March 2022 11:10 pm

Istanbul, Turkey A cheer rings out in a secret command centre. On the screen, another Russian missile launcher has vanished…

My one-way ticket out of Moscow

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Things fall apart. Moscow friends call to say that I have to urgently send my 19-year-old son out of Russia.…

Could Turkey rejoin the West?

9 March 2022 1:35 am

Istanbul, Turkey Wherever you go in Istanbul, Atatürk is rarely far away. Portraits of the man who founded the Turkish…

Cold turkey: is a Christmas tradition coming to an end?

24 December 2021 6:00 pm

When I recently asked younger work friends about the prospect of turkey for Christmas dinner, it was greeted with grim…

How Turkey is fuelling the Belarus-Poland migrant crisis

11 November 2021 5:35 am

In the cold, damp forest lining the border between Poland and Belarus, thousands of refugees flown over from the Middle…

What Europe can learn from Greece's alliance with Israel

26 April 2021 3:59 pm

In the 21st chapter of his magisterial 1948 history of the Second World War, Winston Churchill began with an arresting…

The jab that saved countless lives 300 years ago

24 April 2021 9:00 am

This timely book celebrates one of the most remarkable women of the 18th century. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was so…

Arab states are fighting back against Turkey’s ‘neo-Ottomanism’

24 November 2020 11:20 pm

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems determined to reinvent the secular Muslim country he inherited as a sort of Sunni Iranian ‘Mini-Me’:…

The West has left Armenia to fend for itself

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Armenians don’t want a deal – they want resolution

Erdogan’s game: why Turkey has turned against the West

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Why Turkey is severing its links with the West

Greece vs Turkey: tensions are rising in the Mediterranean

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Greece and Turkey are in a battle for hegemony

There is no justification for turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

18 July 2020 9:00 am

It’s a mistake to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

The way Greece has conducted itself in this pandemic is an example to us all

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Aristophanes was a comic genius long before the Marx Brothers, but he also gave good advice to the Athenians: stop…

nadler impeachment

Will the impeachment inquiry stuff Donald Trump?

27 November 2019 9:05 am

President Trump was talking turkey today. At the White House, he performed a solemn task. He pardoned what he referred…

Riveting and beautifully staged analysis of totalitarianism: Arcola’s #WeAreArrested reviewed

23 November 2019 9:00 am

When the RSC does modern drama it usually lays on an ultra-worthy yarn with a huge cast, dozens of fancy…

Portrait of the week: Brexit uncertainty, Turkey in Syria and a Chinese threat

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Home Brexit teetered from uncertainty to uncertainty. Parliament had been summoned to sit on Saturday 19 October to debate what…

Kurdish politician Hervin Khalaf, who was apparently pulled from her car and executed last week by Turkish-backed paramilitaries [Photo: Getty]

Pax Russica: as Trump abandons Syria’s Kurds, Russia is ready to expand its empire

19 October 2019 9:00 am

While American troops were hurriedly leaving north-eastern Syria, a young female Kurdish politician called Hervin Khalaf was pulled from her…