Turkey

Portrait of the week

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said of the EU referendum: ‘If you want to be part of the government,…

Béla Bartók recording folk songs with villagers in Hungary, 1907

Bartók would have made history even if he’d never composed a note

6 June 2015 9:00 am

‘All my life, always and in every way, I shall have one objective: the good of Hungary and the Hungarian…

Portrait of the week

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Home The prospect of a parliamentary alliance between Labour and the Scottish National Party injected an element of fear into…

Portrait of the week

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Home Launching the Conservative party manifesto, David Cameron, the party leader, told voters he wanted to ‘turn the good news…

An Armenian orphan in 1915. Hundreds of thousands of Christian women and children who survived the genocide suffered forced conversion to Islam

At last: a calm, definitive account of the Armenian genocide

18 April 2015 9:00 am

The atrocities suffered by an estimated one million Armenians in 1915 have been largely ignored by historians and officially denied by the Turks. It’s a centenary we can’t afford to neglect, says Justin Marozzi

Shrapnel at the Arcola works for the slayers, not the slain

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Quite a hit factory these days, the Hampstead Theatre. The latest candidate for West End glory is Hugh Whitemore’s bio-drama…

It’s Nato that’s empire-building, not Putin

7 March 2015 9:00 am

For Nato and the EU as much as for Putin, Ukraine is a question not of virtue but of power and land

Dramatic mountains and hidden bays

A cruise around Cleopatra's wedding present

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Legend has it that Mark Antony considered Turkey’s Turquoise Coast so beautiful that, in about 32 bc, he gave it…

Penelope Lively’s notebook: Coal holes and pub opera

13 December 2014 9:00 am

I have been having my vault done over. Not, as you might think, the family strong room, but the place…

If Turkey turns on the West, what hope is there for Syria and Iraq?

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Turkey has long been a bridge between the West and the Middle East. Its record on free speech may be…

Ellie Harrison’s cannons — poised to usher in a ‘Socialist Republic of Scotland’

How independence will impoverish Scottish culture

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Daniel Jackson foresees an impoverished cultural landscape for an independentScotland, with artists forced to do Salmond’s bidding

Dear Mary: Is it rude to answer my child's call when I'm already on the phone?

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Q. My problem is that an older friend, with whom I enjoy lengthy telephone chats, becomes furious when my call…

Portrait of the week

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that Britons who went to Syria or Iraq to fight could be stripped…

‘It’s jihad, innit, bruv’: meet the British Muslims going to fight in Syria

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Meeting the British Muslims who have joined the ‘Islamic State’

Is Hamas finally losing its grip on Gaza?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

The party is out of favour with its foreign neighbours and with ordinary Gazans

If Ukraine’s protests were a revolution, why wasn’t the Stop the War march?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

It’s ages since I last went on a decent demo and had a bit of a dust-up with the pigs.…

Portrait of the week

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made it clear in a speech that he intended to cut £25 billion…

Bye-bye Bric, hello Mint — are Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey really the new boom economies?  

11 January 2014 9:00 am

New year new ideas as we woke up on Monday morning to find ourselves in Lagos with Evan Davies trying…

Christmas past in Spectator letters

14 December 2013 9:00 am

This is a selection of seasonal letters from The Spectator’s 185-year archive, now online at archive.spectator.co.uk. The emblem to the…

Beautifully acted: Nihal Koldas and Begüm Akkaya in ‘Kuma’

Kuma would shine at any time of the year

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Mid-August is a hopeless time for films; so hopeless, useless and bleak, if I don’t use three words when one…