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Turkey’s Kurdish minefields

Some say the conflict in Syria risks destabilising Turkey. In fact, it is already happening....

Two parties, two styles

Both of Turkey's main two political parties haveannounced leadership contests - but with markedly different styles...

What’s next?

Erdoğan's elevation to the presidency triggers immediate questions about his succession and how much he will remain involved with it....

Ekmeleddin’s example

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu provides an excellent opportunity to rebuild Turkish politics. He will not win this battle, but the war may not be lost...

The strategy of Selahattin Demirtaş

The number three candidate for Turkish president has solid left-wing ideas and bounds of optimism. But he won't win, so why is he bothering?...

Confused and expensive: the farce of Turkish overseas voting

For the first time, expatriates around the world can vote in a Turkish national election. The vast majority of their votes will be wasted....

With two weeks to go, what do the polls say?

Polls show Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu is failing to produce the Mansur Yavaş effect. That points to a first-round win for the prime minister....

Break bread with Ekmeleddin

The campaign launch of Erdoğan’s main rival sent us all to sleep. How will he persuade people to vote for him?...

The consensus man who needs more of it

The opposition candidate to become Turkey's next president is Muslim, unknown and not a politician. He could win, but it's really up to the Kurds....

Soma shows Erdoğan has lost it

For the first time, the cost of Erdoğan’s Turkey is being counted in bodies. No wonder the prime minister is on the defensive....