Commentary

Metal fatigue or a Great Purge?

A operation to clean the governing AK Party of unwanted local politicians is underway - and some are very senior indeed...

Kadir Topbaş out

In another opaque act of AK Party fratricide, Istanbul's mayor suddenly and unexpectedly resigns...

The end of Turkey’s EU prospects

Germany's chancellor blinks first and ends a once fruitful, now rotten saga...

Party Five: Good timing, but light on the policies

Meral Akşener’s new party made a star signing this week, but it’s too early to tell what it actually stands for...

The 2017 cabinet reshuffle

Who wins and who loses? A snapshot of Turkish ministers' fate as the government completes its post-referendum reshuffle...

How Turkey could reinstate the death penalty

We have had an uncomfortable year of talk about the noose. But how would the government bring it back and what crimes would be covered?...

My country has never been so divided

On the anniversary of a traumatic night when sections of the military tried to stage a coup, some personal thoughts on the state of Turkey today...

In search of a Turkish Macron

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is not the man who can defeat President Erdoğan, but he’s laying the ground for someone who could...

CHP calls protests nationwide over Berberoğlu conviction

Turkey's main opposition party announces nationwide protests after one of its MPs is jailed on espionage charges...

Come home or lose your passport – even if you’re dead

Turkey has summoned 130 of its nationals home to face terrorism charges. But with one of them confirmed killed last year, has it actually done its research?...