Birce Bora

Birce Bora

Birce is an online journalist with Al Jazeera English. She holds a PhD in journalism from City, University of London. Her thesis examined the representation of Turkey  in British broadsheets between 2007-13. She mainly covers the Middle East and Europe with a focus on Turkey. 

Turkey

Analysis: Why is Turkey deploying troops to Qatar?

Turkey's decision is not necessarily anti-Saudi, but it is definitely pro-Qatari, say analysts.

Analysis: Why is Turkey deploying troops to Qatar?

Syria's Civil War

Analysis: What's next for Turkey in Syria?

The Euphrates Shield 'reached its natural limits', but Turkey is not ready to leave Syria, according to analysts.

Analysis: What's next for Turkey in Syria?

Middle East

Hurriyet's 'military unease' headline angers Erdogan

Headline alleging there is an 'unease' at the country's military headquarters angers President Erdogan.

Hurriyet's 'military unease' headline angers Erdogan

Middle East

What is behind the hostility between Iran and Turkey?

The post-ISIL power vacuum in the region has brought tensions between Iran and Turkey to a head, analysts say.

What is behind the hostility between Iran and Turkey?

Middle East

HDP leader Figen Yuksekdag loses seat in parliament

Kurdish MP Figen Yuksekdag, who is held in custody, has been convicted for making 'terror propaganda'.

HDP leader Figen Yuksekdag loses seat in parliament

Middle East

HDP applies to ECHR over arrests of its leaders

Pro-Kurdish HDP files application at European Court of Human Rights over arrest of its leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag.

HDP applies to ECHR over arrests of its leaders

Turkey

CIA chief in Ankara: A security partnership?

Discussions on Syria, ISIL, Kurds and Gulen are expected to be the focus of CIA chief Mike Pompeo's visit to Ankara.

CIA chief in Ankara: A security partnership?

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's cabinet picks: Who's who

A look at the people Donald Trump has nominated so far for his administration.

Donald Trump's cabinet picks: Who's who

Turkey

Turkey's constitutional reform: All you need to know

Supporters say the constitutional reform will bring stability, but critics believe it may 'lead to a one-man rule'.

Turkey's constitutional reform:  All you need to know

US Elections 2016

US elections: Who got the right to vote when?

A history of voting rights in America.

US elections: Who got the right to vote when?

India

Bhopal jailbreak: Questions raised over police killings

Lawyer of prisoners killed by police in India's Bhopal says the killings were "pre-planned murder".

Bhopal jailbreak: Questions raised over police killings

Turkey

Analysis: What is Turkey trying to achieve in Iraq?

Any attempt to change Mosul's demographic composition would be a direct threat to Turkey's security, analysts say.

Analysis: What is Turkey trying to achieve in Iraq?