Umut Uras

Umut Uras

Umut Uras is an online producer with Al Jazeera English with experience covering the Cyprus dispute, Turkish politics and EU affairs.

Specialised in international relations and EU studies, he usually writes on foreign policy and diplomacy. He is also interested in human rights issues.

Follow Umut Uras on Twitter: @Um_Uras

Turkey

European court urges Turkey to free Kurdish politician Demirtas

ECHR says extensions to his detention for last two years are not justified, calling end to his pre-trial imprisonment.

European court urges Turkey to free Kurdish politician Demirtas

Jamal Khashoggi

Turkey: Khashoggi strangled immediately after entering consulate

The first public revelations in killing come after talks with Saudi prosecutor produced 'no concrete results'.

Turkey: Khashoggi strangled immediately after entering consulate

Jamal Khashoggi

Turkey to work with Saudi investigators on Khashoggi case

Ankara and Riyadh form a 'working group' to look into controversy, but Turkey says separate probe will continue.

Turkey to work with Saudi investigators on Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi disappearance: 'An abysmal new low'

Activists say far from silencing Khashoggi, Saudi authorities have turned him into an 'icon for press freedom'.

Khashoggi disappearance: 'An abysmal new low'

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi's reported killing: 'No state can ignore such a move'

Senior Turkish politicians: If Khashoggi was murdered, Saudi Arabia's relations will suffer, with Turkey and the world.

Khashoggi's reported killing: 'No state can ignore such a move'

Jamal Khashoggi

Turkey to search Saudi consulate for Jamal Khashoggi

Riyadh open to examination of consulate, Turkey's foreign ministry says, a week after disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkey to search Saudi consulate for Jamal Khashoggi

Germany

What to expect from Erdogan's Germany visit

Turkish president will meet Chancellor Merkel to discuss bilateral ties, Turkish currency crisis and situation in Syria.

What to expect from Erdogan's Germany visit

Hungary

Explained: EU parliament targets Hungary's 'breach of values'

European Parliament votes to launch disciplinary action against Hungary for flouting its core values. What's next?

Explained: EU parliament targets Hungary's 'breach of values'

Battle for Idlib

Rebels, Turkey prepared for battle, but assault could be delayed

While Syrian forces and rebels step up preparations for battle for Idlib, sources say all-out attack may not start soon.

Rebels, Turkey prepared for battle, but assault could be delayed

United States

US pastor held in Turkey prepared to go to European court: lawyer

Case to be taken to European Court of Human Rights if Andrew Brunson is not released by Turkish judiciary, lawyer says.

US pastor held in Turkey prepared to go to European court: lawyer

Syrian Refugees

Life goes on the Syrian way in Istanbul's 'Damascus Bazaar'

Syrians fleeing the war in their country have found a new home in the heart of Turkey's biggest city.

Life goes on the Syrian way in Istanbul's 'Damascus Bazaar'

Sport

German football federation denies Mesut Ozil's 'racism' claims

DFB insists footballer should explain Erdogan meeting, as Turkish and German politicians slam treatment Ozil received.

German football federation denies Mesut Ozil's 'racism' claims