‘I glimpse her ahead of me’ – a solo female traveller follows her hero across Turkey

23 September 2023 9:00 am

Gertrude Bell travelled extensively through Turkey before and after the first world war and the author plays dogged detective in her wake

On the trail of Roman Turkey with Don McCullin

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Barnaby Rogerson on how his collaboration with a great photographer has brought the ancient world very close

The ‘historic’ national dishes which turn out to be artful PR exercises

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Japan’s ramen ‘tradition’ was created in 1958 to use up surplus imported flour, while Pizza Margherita’s specious royal connection helped boost Naples’s tourist trade

Portrait of the week

3 June 2023 9:00 am

Portrait of the week

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Turkey is at an existential crossroads

20 May 2023 9:00 am

The wonderful Barbara Kingsolver wrote that hope is something you should not admire from a distance, but rather live inside…

How to fake it till you make it

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Not to sound too much like Kamala Harris during one of her peregrinations on the nature of time, but the…

The final countdown: Turkey is on a knife-edge

13 May 2023 9:00 am

Turkey’s future hangs in the balance

Thousands may still be trapped under the rubble in Turkey

11 February 2023 8:30 pm

Five days after Monday’s massive earthquakes, the combined death toll in Turkey and Syria has passed 20,000. Local aid workers…

Who cares about Syria’s earthquake victims?

11 February 2023 4:07 am

At 4 a.m. on Monday, when the earthquake hit, most of the 4.5 million people living in northwestern Syria were…

Has a Quran-burning protest ended Sweden’s Nato dream?

25 January 2023 3:32 am

A crowd gathered outside Turkey’s embassy in Stockholm on Saturday afternoon to watch far-right politician Rasmus Paludan burn the Quran.…

It’s good to be back on the back benches

29 October 2022 9:00 am

After the shale gas vote, I was literally sent to Coventry – to visit the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre. It…

Inside the Booker Prize

22 October 2022 9:00 am

It’s been a great week for the powerful fantasies of fiction (see more below), but over the weekend no novel…

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…