Most recent article by: Jürgen Gottschlich

Protests against the Erdogan and the AKP goverment in Istanbul (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Mass Protests against Erdogan

On a Knife Edge

Turkey's head of government is finding himself under more and more pressure: Protest against his policies and billion-dollar development projects continue, with sustained criticism even being levelled against him from within his own camp. But the "Sultan of Ankara" is allowing the situation to escalate, as Jürgen Gottschlich reportsMore

People help victims after an explosion in Reyhanli District, Hatay, Turkey, 11 May 2013. At least 13 people were killed and 22 wounded following explosions on 11 May in southern Turkey near the Syrian border (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

After the Bomb Attacks in Reyhanli

No Scruples in the Battle for Syria

Whoever was responsible for the double bomb attack in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli last weekend, it is part of a perfidious strategy to show the Turkish people that their nation has long been involved in the battle over Syria's future. Commentary by Jürgen GottschlichMore

Promotional material from the Turkish television series 'Muhteşem Yüzyil' (photo: imago/Seskim Photo)

Turkish Television Series: Muhteşem Yüzyil

Too Much Sex, Too Little Heroism

Millions of viewers in Turkey are hooked on a television series about the Ottoman ruler Suleiman the Magnificent. Prime Minister Erdogan, on the other hand, wants the series taken off air. Jürgen Gottschlich reports from IstanbulMore

Erdogan with his wife during the election campaign (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Turkish Elections

From Megalomania to True Greatness?

So near and yet so far: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to remain in office. But he's had to bury his lifetime ambition of establishing a presidential system with himself as president. A commentary by Jürgen GottschlichMore