Birce Bora

Birce is an online journalist with Al Jazeera English. She holds a PhD in journalism from City, University of London. Her thesis examined the representation of Turkey  in British broadsheets between 2007-13. She mainly covers the Middle East and Europe with a focus on Turkey. 


Analysis: Why is Turkey deploying troops to Qatar?

Turkey's decision is not necessarily anti-Saudi, but it is definitely pro-Qatari, say analysts.

Syria's Civil War

Analysis: What's next for Turkey in Syria?

The Euphrates Shield 'reached its natural limits', but Turkey is not ready to leave Syria, according to analysts.

Middle East

Hurriyet's 'military unease' headline angers Erdogan

Headline alleging there is an 'unease' at the country's military headquarters angers President Erdogan.

Middle East

What is behind the hostility between Iran and Turkey?

The post-ISIL power vacuum in the region has brought tensions between Iran and Turkey to a head, analysts say.

Middle East

HDP leader Figen Yuksekdag loses seat in parliament

Kurdish MP Figen Yuksekdag, who is held in custody, has been convicted for making 'terror propaganda'.

Middle East

HDP applies to ECHR over arrests of its leaders

Pro-Kurdish HDP files application at European Court of Human Rights over arrest of its leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag.


CIA chief in Ankara: A security partnership?

Discussions on Syria, ISIL, Kurds and Gulen are expected to be the focus of CIA chief Mike Pompeo's visit to Ankara.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's cabinet picks: Who's who

A look at the people Donald Trump has nominated so far for his administration.


Turkey's constitutional reform: All you need to know

Supporters say the constitutional reform will bring stability, but critics believe it may 'lead to a one-man rule'.

US Elections 2016

US elections: Who got the right to vote when?

A history of voting rights in America.


Bhopal jailbreak: Questions raised over police killings

Lawyer of prisoners killed by police in India's Bhopal says the killings were "pre-planned murder".


Analysis: What is Turkey trying to achieve in Iraq?

Any attempt to change Mosul's demographic composition would be a direct threat to Turkey's security, analysts say.