The Erdogan government’s response to the devastating earthquakes in Turkey has been widely criticised. But how it might affect the forthcoming presidential election remains to be seen.
Disaster-hit Turkey is due to stage a presidential vote in June. Erdoğan’s handling of the earthquake response – and his role in the country’s perceived lack of preparedness – may be his undoing.
When a country changes its name or requests changes to the spelling of its name, there are almost always political motives.
Politicians will be wondering if the lessons from Turkey’s 1999 earthquake have been learned.
The Turkish government was well aware of earthquake-resilient construction techniques.
Huge pro-democracy demonstrations in Israel have taken place for almost two months in protest of new rules for the Supreme Court that Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government is rushing into law.
Turkey has repeatedly attempted to improve its earthquake preparedness. So what went wrong?
A cholera outbreak, a harsh winter, ten years of civil war and obstruction from the Syrian government are some of the difficulties faced by aid agencies.
Around 43% of university graduates in Turkey believe a conspiracy theory that secret clauses are about to be revealed from a 100-year-old treaty.
Zimbabwe, Turkey, Argentina, Pakistan and Nigeria all have presidential or general elections in 2023.
Turkey has never resembled an autocracy as much as it does today. A new history examines its slide into illiberalism.
Conviction means popular opposition figure Ekrem Imamoglu is barred from running for office. It comes as incumbent president Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces dwindling support.
Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
Renewed military activity in Syria is also stoking a round of alliance building for the Ukraine war.
Tensions between Greece and Turkey are nothing new, but the future cannot be built on the grievances of the past. For greater regional stability, both countries must de-escalate.
Democratic nation-states were supposed to be the legitimate successors of empires. It hasn’t quite worked out that way in the past century, and Russia’s war on Ukraine is a reflection of that.
A digest of the week’s coverage of the war against Ukraine.
This is not so much an alliance as a coalition of the isolated.
Turkey’s veto on Finland and Sweden joining the alliance is part of a complex political game being played by Ankara.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is against allowing two Nordic countries to join NATO over what he deems their support of ‘terrorists.’ His opposition will test the alliance’s unity.