President Erdogan

Erdogan keeps winning because his opponents never learn

17 April 2017 10:48

Istanbul President Erdogan hardly swept to victory yesterday. But with 51 per cent of the electorate turning out in favour…

President Erdogan’s nationalist game plan

20 March 2017 15:05

Ask any two Turkish nationalists how they will vote in their country’s upcoming referendum, and you’re likely to get two…

Boris Johnson’s award-winning entry in the ‘President Erdogan Offensive Poetry’ competition

28 December 2016 10:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 4, in which the future foreign…

Ambassador Karlov’s killing leaves Turkey’s relations with Russia hanging in the balance once again

20 December 2016 7:53

They say a picture is worth a thousands words. The one of an off-duty police officer standing triumphantly over the…

With populism on the rise, Erdogan can now blackmail the EU

30 November 2016 11:53

President Erdogan is no stranger to blackmailing the EU. He has previously used migrants as a ‘loaded gun’ with which…

President Erdogan’s media mouthpiece aims to woo the west

18 November 2016 11:00

‘Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter,’ bellowed Turkey’s President Erdogan as he officially…

The Spectator took on Chancellor Merkel and President Erdogan – and won

4 October 2016 16:37

Hurray!  It is not often one gets good news, but here is some.  Jan Boehmermann, the German comedian who read…

Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for his President Erdogan poem

27 September 2016 11:45

Back in May, Boris Johnson was awarded first prize in the Spectator’s ‘President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition’, for the following…

The war on Christians is extending into Turkey

19 July 2016 16:02

Turkey’s President Erdogan is already facing international calls to respect human rights in Turkey following last weekend’s failed coup. Now…

President Erdogan’s views about women should terrify European feminists

7 June 2016 13:13

As I entered my 30s I remember thinking how lucky I was. I had a successful career, owned property and…

The Spectator podcast: Hillary’s America

21 May 2016 9:00

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The Spectator podcast: Hillary’s America

19 May 2016 7:56

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Boris Johnson wins The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition

18 May 2016 19:00

I’m pleased to announce that we have a winner of The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition, and here it…

President Erdogan won’t let anyone stand in his way – including Turkey’s Prime Minister

5 May 2016 15:03

Is Turkey part of Europe? For most of our civilisation’s history, to have even asked such a question would have…

Nice try President Erdogan, but you can’t prosecute all Europeans who insult you

23 April 2016 8:00

Well the entries have been flooding in for the ‘Insult Erdogan Poetry Contest’. Thousands and thousands of them in fact,…