• Published on 15 Jul 2017 Sections

    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…

  • Published on 16 Apr 2017 Sections Politics

    Turkey’s president is claiming victory tonight in his country’s referendum to award him sweeping new powers.

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, The Netherlands, World

    Brexit isn’t Europe’s only headache, as tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands spread beyond their borders. In the last hour, Turkey’s President Erdogan has weighed in again, declaring his ministers will apply to the European human rights court after they were banned from entering the Netherlands to hold rallies.

  • Published on 16 Feb 2017 Sections Culture, World

    Elif Shafak is a household name in Turkey, where she is one of the country’s most widely read and controversial authors. Her writing has defended minorities. At one stage she was prosecuted by the government. But above all she is fascinated by the struggle for Turkey’s soul between the religious and the secular. This is…

  • Published on 28 Jan 2017 Sections UK, World

    Theresa May has said America’s ban on refugees is a matter for Washington. On a visit to Turkey she no less controversially confirmed that the British Government will help to build a new generation of fighter jets for the Turks. Our Political Editor Gary Gibbon was there.

  • Published on 13 Jan 2017 Sections Greece, Italy, Weather, World

    It’s across countries such as Greece, Italy, Serbia and Turkey where the cold snap is causing the most suffering.

  • Published on 5 Jan 2017 Sections World

    Suspected Kurdish militants have fired at police before blowing up a car bomb in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city,  killing two people. Officers eventually shot dead both attackers and are now hunting a third warning that a much larger attack was being planned. The country was already on edge after a gunman killed 39 people during…

  • Published on 3 Jan 2017 Sections World

    Sixteen suspects have now been arrested by Turkish police following the attack on an Istanbul nightclub, but the gunman who killed 39 people remains at large.

  • Published on 20 Dec 2016 Sections Iran, Russia, Syria, World

    Russia, Iran and Turkey say they’re ready to broker a deal to end the Syrian war after talks in Moscow held without the United States or the UN. The meeting went ahead despite yesterday’s assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey by an off-duty police officer who shouted “don’t forget Aleppo”.

  • Published on 19 Dec 2016 Sections Russia

    Interview with the international analyst and author, Dr Wolfango Piccoli, and the international relations professor, Dr Gulnur Aybet, on the killing of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov.

  • Published on 19 Dec 2016 Sections Russia

    It was as shocking as it was sudden: the Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead right in the centre of Ankara by a gunman who shouted “Allahu Akhbar” and “Do not forget Aleppo” as he opened fire.

  • Published on 11 Dec 2016 Sections World

    Their coffins draped in the Turkish flag, Istanbul’s police force today began to bury its dead. 30 of their number died in last night’s double bombing near a sports arena. A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility which has provoked a furious response from the Turkish government – the Interior minister vowing vengeance.

  • Published on 11 Dec 2016 Sections World

    First a car bomb then – less than a minute later – a suicide bomber hits the centre of Istanbul, fierce fighting in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and at least 160 people have died when the roof of a church collapsed in Nigeria.

  • Published on 24 Nov 2016 Sections World

    The European Parliament has voted to suspend Turkey’s EU membership talks because of the Turkish government’s crackdown since the July coup attempt.

  • Published on 18 Mar 2016 Sections World

    Thousands of people are still attempting the treacherous journey by sea from Turkey to Greece every day. A Turkish coastguard tries to turn the dinghies back before they get to Greece – leading to some confrontations in the water.