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.

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?

Turkey

History threatened as Turkey prepares to flood ancient city

Residents of Hasankeyf are apprehensive as the deadline to evacuate their 12,000-year-old village looms.

History threatened as Turkey prepares to flood ancient city

Turkey

Ankara summit on Syria: 'A win for Moscow and al-Assad'

Creation of committee to write Syria's constitution democratises and legitimises Syrian president, analysts say.

Ankara summit on Syria: 'A win for Moscow and al-Assad'

Syria's War

What next for Turkey-Russia ties after Erdogan's Moscow trip?

Presidents of Russia and Turkey agree to 'normalise' situation in Syria's Idlib but offer few details on compromise.

What next for Turkey-Russia ties after Erdogan's Moscow trip?

Turkey

Twenty years after deadly quake, is Turkey better prepared?

Experts say there is a 50 percent chance Istanbul will be hit by a major earthquake in the next two decades.

Twenty years after deadly quake, is Turkey better prepared?

Turkey

Turkey laments exclusion from US training on F-35 jets

Ankara says US reaction to arrival of Russian S-400 missile system in Turkey is unjustified.

Turkey laments exclusion from US training on F-35 jets