• 24 Jun 2018

    The first results are already in – from an election which will define Turkey’s future. While President Erdogan called today’s vote a “democratic revolution”, opposition leaders fear that if he stays in power, Turkish democracy will be dramatically eroded.

  • 23 Jun 2018

    Now campaigning has officially ended ahead of tomorrow’s elections in Turkey – President Erdogan will have to win at least 50% of the vote to stay in power – or face a run off next month.

  • 22 Jun 2018

    The Brexit campaign had its own Project Fear, of course – it was the prospect of Turkey joining the EU and millions of Turks freely coming to Britain. Turkey has had a huge refugee influx from Syria, immigration that has its own effect on politics there. This weekend, Turkey votes in an election that could…

  • 16 May 2018

    President Erdogan is asked how he can claim Turkey’s elections will be free and fair.

  • 26 Sep 2017

    The polls have closed in Northern Iraq, where Kurds today voted in an historic referendum on independence. The vote, which is non-binding, has been met with fierce opposition from Baghdad and its neighbours. President Erdogan of Turkey has threatened to cut off oil exports from the region.

  • 15 Jul 2017

    Turkey is holding a series of events to mark the first anniversary of a failed coup, in which at least 260 people died. President Erdogan will unveil a memorial on Istanbul’s Bosphorous bridge, where protestors resisted the efforts of an army faction trying to drive the Government and the President from power. In the continuing…