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

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

Turkey

Turkish official rebuffs call for Idlib troop pullout

Syrian call made to save Damascus's face in public, senior MP says, adding Russia and Turkey are cooperating in Idlib.

Turkish official rebuffs call for Idlib troop pullout

Turkey

How Turks are being affected by US suspension of visas

Students wishing to study in US say stalemate has become a financial nightmare as future of their education is unclear.

How Turks are being affected by US suspension of visas

Turkey

What prompted the US-Turkey visa dispute?

Visa suspension was a reaction to Ankara's Syria policy and the arrest of a US embassy employee, Turkish official says.

What prompted the US-Turkey visa dispute?

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 and Qatar carry out joint military exercises

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.

ECHR rejects bid to release Turkey's Ozakca and Gulmen

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.

Erdogan links detained rights activists to failed coup

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.

Istanbul LGBT march banned over 'security concerns'

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.

Moves against Qatar 'violate human rights'

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.

Turkey arrests head of Amnesty over 'Gulen links'

Politics

Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails referendum victory

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

Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails referendum victory