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Umut Uras

Umut Uras is an online producer with Al Jazeera English with experience covering the Cyprus dispute, Turkish politics and EU affairs. Specialised in international relations and EU studies, he usually writes on foreign policy and diplomacy.

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Middle East

Turkey and Qatar carry out joint military exercises

Ankara official says Turkish presence in Qatar creates 'a balance in the region' as two armies carry out drills.

Turkey

ECHR rejects bid to release Turkey's Ozakca and Gulmen

European Court of Human Rights says health condition of two educators sacked in post-coup purge is not life-threatening.

Turkey

Erdogan links detained rights activists to failed coup

Turkish leader calls meeting raided by police a continuation of the 2016 putsch, a claim Amnesty International denies.

Middle East

Istanbul LGBT march banned over 'security concerns'

Governor's office bans event for third year in a row, but organisers wow to hold it despite threats by various groups.

Turkey

Moves against Qatar 'violate human rights'

Deputy chairperson of Turkey's ruling party criticises trade restrictions on Qatar, adding Ankara works to solve crisis.

Middle East

Turkey arrests head of Amnesty over 'Gulen links'

Kilic detained for alleged links to the Gulen group, which Turkey blames for orchestrating last year's failed coup.

Politics

Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails referendum victory

Constitutional changes transform Turkey from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency with more powers.

Middle East

Turkey referendum: Erdogan's AK Party claims victory

'Yes' campaign secures narrow win in referendum to amend Turkey's constitution and give more power to the presidency.

Middle East

'Yes' vote leads in Turkey constitution referendum

Changes to constitution aim to transform governance from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency.

Middle East

Polls close in Turkey's constitutional referendum

Proposed changes seek to transform governance from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency.

Middle East

Turkey votes in key constitutional referendum

The proposed changes seek to transform Turkey's governance from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency.

Middle East

Turkey referendum: Constitutional change and questions on power

Whichever side claims victory on Sunday, things will never be the same in this nation of 75 million people.