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

Turkey's religious directorate criticised over coronavirus

The Diyanet comes under fire after comments on homosexuality and failing to stop people from travelling to holy sites.

Turkey's religious directorate criticised over coronavirus

Middle East

Turkey to free one-third of its prisoners to curb coronavirus

A bill passed by Turkey's parliament will see 45,000 prisoners temporarily released to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Turkey to free one-third of its prisoners to curb coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

Why Turkey is facing a steep curve of new coronavirus cases

With more than 18,000 infections reported, Turkey surpasses other G20 nations that discovered the virus weeks earlier.

Why Turkey is facing a steep curve of new coronavirus cases

Turkey

Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops

Ankara hits more than 100 enemy targets after deadly attack in Idlib, with ruling party spokesperson ruling out retreat.

Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops

Turkey

Could the killing of Turkish troops damage Turkey-Russia ties?

Though a source of friction, analysts say Ankara will not jeopardise its relationship with Moscow over events in Syria.

Could the killing of Turkish troops damage Turkey-Russia ties?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Putin, Erdogan deepen energy ties as Middle East tensions mount

Russian and Turkish leaders inaugurate TurkStream pipeline; Erdogan warns US of ‘nightmare of conflict’ in Middle East.

Putin, Erdogan deepen energy ties as Middle East tensions mount

Turkey

Turkey: Former PM and Erdogan ally launches new party

Ahmet Davutoglu announces new political party, a move dismissed as a non-threat by president's supporters.

Turkey: Former PM and Erdogan ally launches new party

Turkey

View from Ankara: Trump and Erdogan praise ties despite tensions

Topping agenda of talks was Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria and Ankara's purchase of Russian missiles.

View from Ankara: Trump and Erdogan praise ties despite tensions

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey's military operation in Syria: Biggest winners and losers

One month after Turkey launched its operation in northeast Syria, an uneasy truce prevails, but what comes next?

Turkey's military operation in Syria: Biggest winners and losers

Turkey-Syria border

Turkish public, politicians voice support for Syria military push

Citizens and political parties rally behind President Erdogan's Syria move, in defiance of international condemnation.

Turkish public, politicians voice support for Syria military push

Turkey-Syria border

Used to economic pain, some Turks shrug off US sanctions threat

Some in Ankara dismiss US politician's threat to hit Turkey with 'sanctions from hell' over Syria military operation.

Used to economic pain, some Turks shrug off US sanctions threat

Turkey-Syria border

How would a battle between Turkey and the SDF play out?

Ankara expected to send its forces across the border in northeast Syria following US move to withdraw troops from area.

How would a battle between Turkey and the SDF play out?