Andrew Wilks

Andrew Wilks

Andrew Wilks is a freelance journalist based in Ankara, Turkey. He previously worked as the deputy editor of Anadolu news agency and for UK-based newspapers.

Turkey

After Turkish election setback, AK Party reaches fork in the road

Opposition gains in Turkey's biggest cities in local votes present a challenge for President Erdogan's party.

After Turkish election setback, AK Party reaches fork in the road

Turkey

Turkish elections: Much at stake in Kurdish-majority southeast

Nearly 100 mayors from the pro-Kurdish HDP party have been removed from office and replaced by government trustees.

Turkish elections: Much at stake in Kurdish-majority southeast

Turkey

Turkey elections: Mansur Yavas leads polls in Ankara mayoral race

He is running for the third time and thinks he will win because 'there is a big demand for change among the people'.

Turkey elections: Mansur Yavas leads polls in Ankara mayoral race

Turkey

Turkey elections: Thousands of observers to oversee local vote

Half a million security personnel and thousands of observers on duty on Sunday to oversee elections, officials say.

Turkey elections: Thousands of observers to oversee local vote

Turkey

Turkey announces joint raids with Iran against Kurdish rebels

Interior minister says Turkey and Iran launched joint operation against PKK, a claim state media in Tehran denies.

Turkey announces joint raids with Iran against Kurdish rebels

Turkey

Food prices slashed as Turkey readies for local elections

President Erdogan told a campaign rally that rising food prices were a 'terrorist attack' by unidentified powers.

Food prices slashed as Turkey readies for local elections

Syria's War

Syria safe zone: 'A long-term problem rather than a solution'

While talks on safe zones for Syrian refugees continue, there is no clear plan on who will govern them and how.

Syria safe zone: 'A long-term problem rather than a solution'

Syria's War

Erdogan and Assad: A former friendship damaged beyond repair?

Relations between Syria and Turkey may depend on the outcome of Syrian presidential elections in two years, experts say.

Erdogan and Assad: A former friendship damaged beyond repair?

Latin America

As gold trade booms, Venezuela eyes stronger Turkey ties

Facing multiple domestic crises and international isolation, Venezuela has found an unlikely ally in Turkey.

As gold trade booms, Venezuela eyes stronger Turkey ties

Turkey

Turkey plans debt restructuring for top football clubs

Istanbul's Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas as well as Trabzonspor make up the bulk of the $2.6bn debt.

Turkey plans debt restructuring for top football clubs

Syria's War

Bolton in Turkey to hammer out deal for Syria's Kurdish fighters

US national security adviser to seek assurances for Kurdish forces in Syria as part of US troop withdrawal plan.

Bolton in Turkey to hammer out deal for Syria's Kurdish fighters

Fethullah Gulen

US officials to visit Turkey over Gulen extradition request

Turkey says Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 1999, planned the 2016 coup attempt.

US officials to visit Turkey over Gulen extradition request