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Celal Budak

Mayday for Turkey’s dissidents

After his humiliating local election defeat, Erdoğan wants to silence his ideological opponents

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Erdoğan loses… at last

Turkey’s recent local elections shattered the president’s illusion of invincibility

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The day Turkey’s alphabet changed

What happens when a country can’t read its own past?

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Remembering Turkey’s earthquake, one year on

Next month’s local elections are sure to bring extensive debate over how the disaster was handled by local government

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Inside Estonia’s closed city

What if Russian soldiers return to the small town Paldiski that they left 30 years ago?

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Turkey has a long history with Gaza

Erdoğan is risking alienating Israel, a crucial trade partner, to please his voter base

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Turkey, a nation divided by a common cause

Turkish secularists and Islamists have been demonstrating against the war, but for different reasons

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The team that Turkey’s religious right loves to hate

Turkey’s women’s volleyball team is not just a group of athletes – they embody so much more

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History and football intertwine at Istanbul’s 5th-century stadium

The story of “Wembley of Turkey” goes far back into the Byzantine era

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North Macedonia remains on the edge of the EU

In Skopje, scepticism is increasing over whether North Macedonia will ever claim the prize of EU membership

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A divided Turkey holds its breath

Despite a flailing economy and soaring unemployment, president Erdoğan may retain his grip on the country's reins

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