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Ankara appears to be gearing up for fresh offensives on separatist Kurds, but will Trump look the other way, asks Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Is the US and Europe on the verge of imposing sanctions on Ankara, asks Sayed Abdel-Meguid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been accused of deceiving the Turkish people over reports of the delivery of a Russian missile system, writes Sayed Abdel-Meguid in Ankara

Following the party’s defeat in the rerun of the elections for mayor of Istanbul last week, commentators are asking whether this could be the end of Turkey’s ruling AKP

The loss of major cities in last week’s municipal elections is a personal setback for Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan and the ruling AKP Party

Turkey’s Erdogan is busy attacking former allies. But will rhetoric alone save him at the polls

For all intents and purposes, Turkish aspirations for accession to the EU are blocked, to the eminent chagrin of Erdogan

If Turkey’s Erdogan was expecting to find consensus with Russia and Iran on Syria at the Sochi summit, he was surely disappointed

While Turkey’s Erdogan claims glory in Syria, his measure of control over the Kurdish issue may soon slip from his hands

The opportunity Erdogan saw to pounce on his Kurdish adversaries upon the withdrawal of US forces from Syria has quickly evaporated

Ankara’s obsession with the Kurdish question has again pitched Turkey against Washington, as well as Moscow

The Saudi crisis has given Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan many winning cards in his personal quest to establish a regional power base

In the end, Erdogan caved in, releasing a US detainee he demonised without restraint. Now, he may find Washington soon pressing other demands

Once again, Turkey’s president proves that pragmatism to maintain power is his baseline

The Turkish lira has fallen dramatically in value in the last year, the downward slide appearing far from over

After months of Ankara and Washington heading to the brink of collision, some signs are emerging of a softening of positions on both sides

Erdogan had hoped for some congratulatory words from Washington when he won the recent presidential elections. It was not to be

Widespread scepticism has greeted the results of last week’s Turkish elections, despite the euphoria of Erdogan supporters in the region

Opposition parties in Turkey are on edge, wondering just how far Erdogan will go to retain power, before and after this month’s snap elections

Talk of foreign conspiracies runs parallel to missives of conciliation in Turkey’s foreign relations ahead of crucial snap elections 24 June

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