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Turkey calls a referendum on an executive presidency

Plans to grant President Erdoğan sweeping new powers will be put to a public vote in April...

Amid surveillance, Turkish MPs debate more powers for Erdoğan

Voter intimidation and opposition excitement dominate first full day of parliament debate on executive presidency system...

Explainer: Turkey’s new presidential system

A comprehensive briefing on Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's plans to introduce an executive presidency to Turkey...

Turkey centralises 28 mostly Kurdish local authorities

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

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...

Davutoğlu out

Turkey’s transition to an executive presidency is complete...

What is the news like on Turkish TV?

The state of Turkey's newspapers receives extensive attention abroad, but little is known about the television news bulletins watched by tens of millions each night...

And what about the women?

Ahmet Davutoğlu's ministerial selection shows that women continue to be disgracefully underrepresented in the Turkish cabinet...

All the king’s horses

Turkey’s new cabinet clearly signals the shift in power from the prime minister to the president...

Turkey’s free and unfair election

Last Sunday's result astonished us all, even though it was what the people of Turkey voted for. That doesn't mean it was fair. ...