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Lessons from the past: Turkey’s parliament could veto Syria action too

“Speaking after the government’s motion in support of military action was defeated, the prime minister said: ‘It is not right for us to make this a matter of domestic...

Erdoğan’s hidden safety net

There’s plenty of speculation out there on the implications of the last eleven days for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s political future. The Economist called...

From street battle to street party

A personal account of arriving in Istanbul - with my luggage - as the Gezi Park erupted in protest...

The polls are wrong: one in two Turks won’t vote AKP

A 52 percent poll lead does not mean one in every two Turks would vote AK tomorrow. A year ago, Turkey’s AK Party won a third successive term in government. The victory came as...

He’s going

Abdullah Gül announces plans to visit the Armenian capital...

Go and watch some football

The Turkish president should go to Yerevan and catch a game...

A crash course in Turkey’s headscarf debate

Confused by all the knots and shapes? Here's our guide...

A time to be rational

Turkey votes yes in its first referendum in two decades...

This resolution is not the answer

Turkey and America are at loggerheads over a resolution that the president opposes...

Now we know – again

The AK Party nominates the same man again for president...