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

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

Syria's War

'Triumph for Erdogan' as US announces Syria pull-out

Trump's claim that ISIL has been defeated contradicted his own experts' assessments and shocked his Middle East allies.

'Triumph for Erdogan' as US announces Syria pull-out

Turkey

Turkey, Russia 'very close' two years after Andrey Karlov murder

The relationship between Moscow and Ankara remains close despite a number of harmful incidents.

Turkey, Russia 'very close' two years after Andrey Karlov murder

Turkey

Turkey captures key suspect in deadly 2013 car-bombings

Turkish and Syrian refugees were among 53 people killed by car-bomb blasts in Reyhanli, near Turkey's border with Syria.

Turkey captures key suspect in deadly 2013 car-bombings

Business & Economy

Northern Cyprus looks to Ankara as Turkish lira's woes bite

Island's Turkish part operates in lira but many items are priced in foreign currency leaving it exposed to fluctuations.

Northern Cyprus looks to Ankara as Turkish lira's woes bite

Turkey

Who is Berat Albayrak, Turkey's finance minister?

The coming weeks will show how well Turkey's finance minister can turn around the country's struggling economy.

Who is Berat Albayrak, Turkey's finance minister?