Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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…

How much does Boris Johnson care about free speech in Turkey?

27 September 2016 18:01

Ankara Shaking hands with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday must have been one of the most toe-curling moments Boris Johnson…

Erdogan’s Islamist mobs know that their moment has finally arrived

17 July 2016 18:21

Late on Saturday night, just 24 hours after the attempted coup, hundreds of supporters of President Erdogan swarmed into Taksim…

Introducing ‘The President Erdogan Offensive Poetry Competition’

18 April 2016 18:46

Nobody should be surprised that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instituted effective blasphemy laws to defend himself from criticism…

Cameron’s support for Turkey’s EU membership should worry us all

15 March 2016 16:05

David Cameron this morning claimed that people who wish to leave the EU are ‘taking a risk with people’s jobs,…

How the migrant crisis could get much worse

29 February 2016 18:43

Angela Merkel gave a defiant interview last night in which she defended her handling of the refugee crisis. She declared,…

Iran may have the upper hand in the Middle East’s power struggle

4 January 2016 19:44

It isn’t just Iran who have been angered by the execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Protests have erupted in…

Britain’s stated aim of getting Turkey to join the EU is mad

14 October 2013 15:43

Rather to my embarrassment, I find that I missed last night’s episode of the BBC2 three-part series on The Ottomans,…

The tragedy of Taksim square

12 June 2013 17:38

First he set the police on his own people, now ‘democratic’ Prime Minister Erdogan is refusing even to meet them.…