Commentary

Erdoğan the impartial

Unusually, Turkey’s president uses the ceremonial trappings of his office to urge consensus...

HDP operation: which MPs have been arrested?

Live spreadsheet listing the status of MPs from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP) following Friday morning's wave of arrests...

‘Tayyip Erdoğan is finished’

A newspaper headline about the future Turkish president that got it so, so wrong...

Warrants, arrests for Cumhuriyet’s editor and board

Turkey's most consistent opposition newspaper appears to be on the verge of being seized...

Turkey centralises 28 mostly Kurdish local authorities

An interactive map of the councils seized by Turkish authorities under state of emergency powers...

An interior minister bows out

Efkan Ala's departure illustrates the direction in which power flows within Turkey's cabinet...

The demographic that took to the streets

A pollster finds Turkey's pro-democracy demonstrators are also overwhelmingly pro-government...

Turkey’s toothy smile of unity

Ignoring the country’s most successful Kurdish party does not bode well for peace in the southeast...

Gone: Hakkari and Şırnak

Turkey’s government is planning a wholesale reorganisation of the two provinces in the country’s far southeast, according to proposals laid before parliament...

A step back from the death penalty

Tentatively, cautiously, we can say that Turkey is dropping talk of reinstating capital punishment...