Author: Dorian Jones

Mass gathering to commemorate bomb blast victims in Ankara (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Turkey's general election

Overshadowed by violence and political polarisation

Ballot being cast by a Turkish expat in the Turkish presidential election in Karlsruhe, Germany, 31 July 2014 (photo: Uli Deck/dpa)

Parliamentary election in Turkey

An absolute majority hangs in the balance

President Erdogan attends the Turkish International Ceremony at Mehmetcik Abidesi Martyrs Memorial to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, 24 April 2015 (photo: Getty Iamges/ C. Koall)

Rapprochement between Erdogan and the Turkish Army


Short-term tactic or long-term strategy?

Ortakoy Mosque in Istanbul, which is said to be the model for the mosque Turkey offered to build in Cuba (photo: AP)

Turkey's mosque-building programme

Does Turkey aspire to the leadership of the Islamic world?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing a meeting of the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in Istanbul, 24 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance-abaca)

International conspiracy theories and xenophobia in Turkey


Turkey alone against the world

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters in Ankara on 31 March 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Erdogan and the Turkish presidential election

His toughest challenge yet?

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses an AKP rally in Elazig, Turkey, on 6 March 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Local elections in Turkey

An erosion of Erdogan's legitimacy

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Corruption scandal in Turkey

"The evaporation of the Turkish state as we know it"

Memorial for the unknown soldier in Ankara, Turkish flags in the background (photo: Tarik Tinazay/dpa)

Turkey's Foreign Policy

Return to Pragmatism

Twitter Website (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Social Media in Turkey

Circumventing Censorship

Protests as Turkey builds first nuclear power plant

Turkey's Nuclear Ambitions

More Nuclear Power at the Black Sea?