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Turkish spring or Turkish winter? Jul 1, 2013 1126
Changing the face of Istanbul--Erdogan's grand projects. Jun 1, 2013 1163
Turkey's peace dividend: will the end of the PKK fight herald a new economic boom? Jun 1, 2013 1035
Which way forward for Islamic finance? Jul 1, 2012 1618
A sea of troubles: the discovery of potentially lucrative exploitable reserves of natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean shows every sign of developing into a political hot potato, as Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Apr 1, 2012 1086
Turkey: hard, soft, or no landing? Economists were predicting an economic slowdown for Turkey, or even shrinkage. However, there are signs they may have to revise their thinking, as Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Apr 1, 2012 1458
Arresting the messenger. Mar 1, 2012 1082
Growth in a cold climate. Dec 1, 2011 1428
Erdogan rides again. Jul 1, 2011 1053
The end of the road: Israeli aggression against peace activists aboard a Turkish vessel in international waters has marked the end of the friendship between Ankara and Tel Aviv. Jul 1, 2010 1234
Turkey's Middle Eastern pendulum. Mar 1, 2010 1144
The last word. Jun 1, 2009 732
Voters fire a shot across Ankara's bows; at the Turkish elections, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost some ground, although it continued to be the country's largest party by a significant majority. May 1, 2009 1030
Saudi Arabia aims high: in the light of the global credit crunch, Jon Gorvett reports from Riyadh on the kingdom's ambitious aim to construct four new multi-billion-dollar cities. Apr 1, 2009 1122
Bouncing back. Oct 1, 2008 1389
Jeddah's building boom: Jon Gorvett reports from Saudi Arabia. Jun 1, 2008 1367
Saudi filmmakers find their voice: if you don't agree with how the rest of the world portrays your country, then take steps to portray it to a global audience yourself, seems to be the maxim of an emerging generation of Saudi Arabian filmmakers. Jon Gorvett reports from Jeddah. Jun 1, 2008 1197
Turkey strikes south. May 1, 2008 1177
Has Turkish tide turned against European unity? Few expected that Turkey's path to European Union membership would be a smooth one. Yet the current dismal state of relations is worse than even the most pessimistic of Turco and Euro-sceptics could have imagined when the EU agreed to start accession talks back in 2004. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Mar 1, 2008 1272
Ankara claims success on PKK targets: after nearly a year of debate and manoeuvre, with a roar of warplanes and the thud of artillery Turkey finally launched its long-awaited offensive into neighbouring Northern Iraq in late 2007. Feb 1, 2008 1515
Light at the end of the tunnel: after the sound of fury of Turkey's European Union woes last year, the partial suspension of the country's membership talks has in fact caused little upset to its financial markets and economic performance, as Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Dec 1, 2007 1105
Turkey: drafting constitution causes consternation: with the bunting only just packed away after its July election victory, Turkey's new government moved rapidly in late summer to draft a new constitution--and in so doing triggered some heated debate amongst public and pundits alike. Nov 1, 2007 1466
Border solution offers peace dividends. Nov 1, 2007 1187
Turkey goes to the polls: elections will be held in Turkey this month; the angry demonstrations that took place in late April may have abated but the differences between those who want a secular state and those who support a more Islamic-rooted establishment remain. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Jul 1, 2007 1721
At last-an Iraqi success story: Jon Gorvett reports on the economic success being achieved in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Jun 1, 2007 1535
A major growth market for years to come? After the sound of fury of Turkey's European Union woes last year, the partial suspension of the country's membership talks has in fact caused little upset to its financial markets and economic performance. Apr 1, 2007 1099
Back to the future? Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul, where the events of a decade ago helped shape Turkey's present and could have an important influence on the country's future. Mar 1, 2007 1209
Paving the way to parity: just over a year after winning the right to vote and run in elections, Kuwaiti women were frustrated at the ballot box as a string of female candidates lost out to male rivals. Yet the elections have undoubtedly opened the door to change, as Jon Gorvett reports from Kuwait city. Aug 1, 2006 1116
Qatar poised for take-off: in a few years, a crowd of skyscrapers has joined the occasional solitary tower that, with the signature pyramid of the Sheraton Hotel, formed the Doha skyline. These concrete and glass edifices to prosperity now compete for height and breadth amongst malls and motorways--and the city's building programme hasn't really started yet. Aug 1, 2006 1148
Kuwait making history: Kuwaitis were preparing to cast their votes in parliamentary elections as The Middle East went to press. Jon Gorvett reports from Kuwait City on the run up to this historic poll. Jul 1, 2006 1258
Waiting for project Kuwait: Jon Gorvett reports from Kuwait where to increase oil output foreign help may be needed. Not everyone is keen on reopening national interests to outsiders. Jul 1, 2006 1297
Coming out of woods? Istanbul's crowded markets these days, long gone are the times when prices rose on an almost daily basis, while watching exchange rates was a national obsession on a par with watching lottery numbers. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Apr 1, 2006 1200
Ankara provokes outrage and dissent: Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul on the reforms that have split the government and society. Feb 1, 2006 1137
Turkey prepares for mortgage revolution: Turkey's real estate market is set for major changes in the year ahead, as new laws on mortgages and foreign ownership take their places on the statute books. Feb 1, 2006 1115
EU negotiations run true to form: the October negotiations between Turkey and the EU offered few surprises, indeed, as Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul, many veteran observers describe the latest fiasco as being "a classic offering". Nov 1, 2005 1198
Abu Dhabi takes the property plunge: while its louder, flashier neighbour Dubai was experiencing a real estate boom, Abu Dhabi was content to stay in the background--until now. Jon Gorvett reports from the UAE. Nov 1, 2005 1085
Erdogan speaks out: after years of violent conflict, August saw a glimmer of hope in Turkey's southeast, with a groundbreaking speech, a series of political and civil manoeuvres and a unilateral ceasefire. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Oct 1, 2005 1183
Turkish Kurds face growing pressure from Ankara: Jon Gorvett reports from Diyarbakir on an escalation in violence among Turkey's ethnic Kurds. Aug 1, 2005 1182
Push towards privatisation back on course? Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul on the latest moves towards achieving a more liberalised Turkish economy. Aug 1, 2005 1399
Kuwait's real estate boom: Jon Gorvett reports from Kuwait on the revitalisation of the country's capital city. Jun 1, 2005 1615
E.U. ups the ante in "neighbourhood" expansion: with the European Union's frontiers expanding both east and south in recent months, Brussels has now moved into position as a potential major Middle Eastern player. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. May 1, 2005 1233
Turkish property boom fuelled by foreign cash: as it prepares for admission to the European Union, Turkey is opening up to foreign property buyers. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul on how the country's financial sector is gearing up to provide mortgages. Apr 1, 2005 1407
Turkey gets the go-ahead ... Feb 1, 2005 1589
Can Turkey raise its game? The $10bn IMF accord with Turkey has heralded renewed economic optimism in the country. But can the government in Ankara meet the levels of debt repayment and financial controls the organisation requires? Feb 1, 2005 1244
Light at the end of the tunnel? Nov 1, 2004 1252
Turkmen trouble causes anxiety in Ankara: Jon Gorvett reports from Istabul on the increasing concern over the power struggle between Iraq's ethnic groups and in particular those with historic links with Turkey. Nov 1, 2004 1245
Friends in high places? The Nato summit left Turkey in no doubt of its standing with the US administration, but will the praises of President Bush fall on deaf ears in Brussels? Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Aug 1, 2004 1264
The shadow puppetry of Karagoz. Poem Aug 1, 2004 1200
Nobel nominee to remain behind bars ... for now Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Jun 1, 2004 1194
What happens next? The final scores in Turkey's local elections for councils, mayorships and greater city authorities, held at the end of March, saw the pro-islamist AKP party pull 41.6% of the votes, while the main opposition CHP achieved just 18.2%. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. May 1, 2004 1259
Turkey turns a corner: after several years in crisis or the doldrums the Turkish economy is beginning to show signs of strong recovery. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. May 1, 2004 1244
The final curtain? It has been a tragedy in at least five acts, with a few additional scenes and the odd false curtain call, but the drama of the rise and fall of one of Turkey's top business dynasties does now seem to be finally drawing to a close. Apr 1, 2004 1130
Improved relations set to boost bilateral trade: a warming of political relations between Syria and Turkey has already contributed to increased trade between the two and more of the same is confidentially predicted. Feb 1, 2004 1298
Bomb blast devastation: the Turkish bombings that claimed the lives of over 50 people in Istanbul caused domestic bewilderment when it became clear the perpetrators were Turkish muslims. Yet the choice of Turkey as a target was no great surprise to many. Jan 1, 2004 2019
Turkish football comes of age: a hundred years ago, the first Turkish club--Besiktas--had just entered the Christian-dominated Ottoman league. A century later the beautiful game is deeply rooted in the Turkish psyche. Dec 1, 2003 1258
Now you see it, now you don't ... Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul on the latest developments in the turbulent issue of Turkey's entry to the European Union. Nov 1, 2003 1147
Monitoring the military might: the once all-powerful Turkish military machine is playing a less obvious role in domestic politics but its influence should not be underestimated. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Oct 1, 2003 1139
Mercantile dynasty falls from grace: with recent events transforming them from Turkey's most sought after business partners into the country's most wanted men, life has been far from kind to Turkey's entrepreneurial Uzan family this summer. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. Oct 1, 2003 1155
Turkey: privatisation programme hits snags: a row between the government and one of Turkey's leading business families looks like putting the progress of privatisation in peril. Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul. (Business & Finance). Aug 1, 2003 1154
Hope springs eternal: Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul on the international launch of Turkey's privatisation sale and the latest efforts to kick-start the ailing economy. (Turkey). Jun 1, 2003 1229
Istanbul Film Festival 2003: since it first began 22 years ago, the Istanbul International Film Festival has established a solid reputation on the global movie festival circuit, while also becoming a landmark moment in Turkey's domestic calendar. Jun 1, 2003 1044
Staking a claim: for many Turks watching the TV pictures of armed Kurdish irregulars surging through the streets of Kirkuk in early April, it was as if they were seeing one of their darkest nightmares come to life. (Current Affairs). May 1, 2003 1219
Between Iraq and a hard place: the run-up to the war in Iraq left Turkey with few friends. (Turkey). May 1, 2003 1334
Turkey: is the honeymoon over? After being greeted with mild euphoria by Turkey's usually hard-headed financial markets last November, it seems the honeymoon has now ended for the country's new Justice and Development Party (AKP) government (Current Affairs). Mar 1, 2003 1380
The end of an epoch? (Cyprus). Jan 1, 2003 1268
There may be trouble ahead: the new Turkish government has promised radical reforms and although early portents are good, achieving its stated goals will be no mean feat. (Reform). Jan 1, 2003 1313
Turkey's new brooms. (Current Affairs)(Cover Story). Cover Story Dec 1, 2002 1896
A hugely unpopular war: remembering the 1991 Gulf War, many Turkish politicians and business leaders--as well as ordinary Turks--have deep concerns about what might happen if there is another conflict. (Current Affairs). Nov 1, 2002 1067
Pipeline dreams? After years of debate it seems the $3 billion Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline project will go ahead, or will it? Some industry experts remain unconvinced. (Oil). Nov 1, 2002 981
Light at the end of the tunnel? Against all the odds and most predictions Turkey appears to be showing small but consistent signs of an economic upturn. (Turkey). Nov 1, 2002 1039
A Turkish Cornucopia: if parliamentary elections take place as planned in November, Turks will go to the polls with close to 50 different political parties on the ballot form. (Current Affairs). Oct 1, 2002 1781
Out of frying pan, into the fire? A general election later this year could bring about widespread political change in Turkey. But unless there is also reform there are no guarantees anyone will be any better off. (Turkey). Sep 1, 2002 1219
Turkey's Blue Stream open for business: Turkey's Blue Stream pipeline comes onstream this month but although the project has been a remarkable achievement, there are fears it could yet prove a white elephant. (Business & Finance). Jul 1, 2002 1269
Turkish media law: in whose interests? After an all-night session, an exhaustive debate and several near punch-ups, Turkey's parliament has voted to go ahead with a controversial new law that removes barriers to prevent the unscrupulous manipulation of the stock market and also constitutes a serious attack on the freedom of the country's press. (Business & Finance). Jul 1, 2002 1141
Revitalising Turkey's banking sector; Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul on Turkey's attempts to revitalise its ailing banking sector by returning confidence to the markets. (Business & Finance). Brief Article Jun 1, 2002 1141
Uzan controversy continues; the controversial court case involving the entrepreneurial millionaire Uzans has brought about a serious downturn in investor confidence in Turkey. (Business & Finance). Statistical Data Included May 1, 2002 1176
Egyptian-led group wins Tunisian GSM deal. (Business & Finance). Statistical Data Included May 1, 2002 1130
Turkish military fires warning shot over EU membership. (Business & Finance). May 1, 2002 1173
IMF approves $12 billion for Turkey: Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul on the loan package which made Turkey the IMF's largest debtor nation. (Business & Finance). Apr 1, 2002 1112
Hero or traitor? Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul on celebrations to mark the birth of Nazim Hikmet 100 years ago. Although few would deny his genius, the political controversy which surrounded him in life continues unabated. (Mosaic). Biography Apr 1, 2002 1292
Kurds at the crossroads: the Turkish earthquake and its tragic consequences, have forced the fate of the country's Kurds into the background in recent weeks. However, as Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul, the fight continues. (Current Affairs). Mar 1, 2002 1195
Can Turkey make 2002 winners out of 2001 losers? (Current Affairs). Feb 1, 2002 1412
Pipeline dreams? Jon Gorvett reports on the return to life of one of the region's oldest, post-Soviet chestnuts, the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline. (Business & Finance). Feb 1, 2002 1316
No free lunch for Ankara: everything comes with a price as Turkey -- the recipient of generous US aid -- is finding out. (Business & Finance). Statistical Data Included Jan 1, 2002 1162
Cyprus: a cautious optimism prevails. (Business & Finance). Statistical Data Included Jan 1, 2002 1310
Breathing new life into Sarajevo. (Mosaic). Statistical Data Included Jan 1, 2002 1416
Turkish farmers: fighting for survival. (Business & Finance). Statistical Data Included Dec 1, 2001 1259
Turkey bites the bullet: Jon Gorvett reports from Istanbul on some of the sweeping reforms recently passed by the Turkish parliament. (Current Affairs). Nov 1, 2001 1206
TURKEY ON A TIGHTROPE. Oct 1, 2001 1486
ALL CHANGE IN ANKARA. Sep 1, 2001 1365
TURKISH BANKS SELL OFF. Sep 1, 2001 1112
MILITARY CUTBACKS HELP FORGE FURTHER AMITY. Statistical Data Included Jun 1, 2001 1248
TURKISH ECONOMIC CRISIS: IMF TO THE RESCUE? Statistical Data Included Jun 1, 2001 1323
END OF THE LINE FOR BAKU-CEYHAN. Brief Article May 1, 2001 1188
MONEY MONEY MONEY. May 1, 2001 1005
Elephants and Grass. Apr 1, 2001 1102
GRAFT ON A GRAND SCALE. Mar 1, 2001 1138

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