Umut Uras

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.

Follow Umut Uras on Twitter: @Um_Uras

Europe

Turkey casts shadow over Turkish Cypriots' vote

Corruption, structural problems and Ankara's grip on pseudo-state dominate campaigns while Cyprus dispute is sidelined.

Turkey casts shadow over Turkish Cypriots' vote

Germany

Germany: Brexit deal could be model for EU-Turkey ties

A smart Brexit agreement could be a model for other countries, such as Ukraine and Turkey, German FM Gabriel says.

Germany: Brexit deal could be model for EU-Turkey ties

Human Rights

Saudi sisters who fled to Turkey fear forced return

Lawyer says sisters, aged 28 and 30, were subjected to torture and abuse by family members before they fled to Istanbul.

Saudi sisters who fled to Turkey fear forced return

Turkey

German journalist Mesale Tolu released in Turkey

Court orders Mesale Tolu, who is accused of 'terror' charges, to stay in Turkey and register with police once a week.

German journalist Mesale Tolu released in Turkey

Battle for Jerusalem

Turkey 'to seek UN General Assembly vote' on Jerusalem

Ankara shifts focus because US likely to veto Security Council resolution rejecting diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.

Turkey 'to seek UN General Assembly vote' on Jerusalem

Turkey

Call for Amnesty Turkey head's release as trial resumes

Amnesty says musicians Sting and Peter Gabriel and whistle-blower Edward Snowden signed open letter making the call.

Call for Amnesty Turkey head's release as trial resumes

Turkey

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

Bloc accuses Turkey of 'departing from EU's democratic standards', in what Ankara calls unfair treatment.

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

Turkey

Turkey's S-400 purchase not a message to NATO: official

Decision to buy Russian missile system over others based on technical and financial reasons, official tells Al Jazeera.

Turkey's S-400 purchase not a message to NATO: official

Turkey

Yildirim heads to US as tensions over visa dispute ease

Trip comes a day after two sides partially resumed issuing visas in each other's capital in a step to solve crisis.

Yildirim heads to US as tensions over visa dispute ease

Turkey

Ex-Turkish minister Meral Aksener launches new party

Meral Aksener, ex-interior minister, unveils centrist Good Party and calls for change in Turkey's political climate.

Ex-Turkish minister Meral Aksener launches new party

Turkey

Turkey: Religious officials to perform civil marriages

Government says new law will cut unregistered marriages but opposition calls it a step towards weakening of secularism.

Turkey: Religious officials to perform civil marriages

Turkey

Turkey-Europe tensions high as EU summit opens

EU meeting in Brussels comes amid deteriorating relations and calls to freeze Ankara's EU membership bid.

Turkey-Europe tensions high as EU summit opens