Umut Uras

Umut Uras

Umut Uras is a senior producer 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. 

Follow Umut Uras on Twitter: @Um_Uras

Coronavirus pandemic

US coronavirus deaths top 150,000: Live updates

US among highest in per-capita deaths globally as Florida reports record increase in COVID-19 deaths for second day.

US coronavirus deaths top 150,000: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

UK to quarantine travellers from Spain: Coronavirus updates

The move follows a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases recorded in Spain in recent days.

UK to quarantine travellers from Spain: Coronavirus updates

Women's Rights

Protests in Turkey over brutal murder of young woman

Women hit the streets and take to social media after ex-partner reportedly confesses to killing Pinar Gultekin, 27.

Protests in Turkey over brutal murder of young woman

Coronavirus pandemic

California coronavirus cases top 400,000: Live updates

Western state will soon overtake New York as worst-hit in the United States.

California coronavirus cases top 400,000: Live updates

Health

Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus again: Live updates

The Brazilian leader yet to recover from COVID-19 as he tests positive for the second time.

Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus again: Live updates

Turkey

Turkey turning Hagia Sophia back into mosque divides social media

Social media users express both approval and disappointment over decision to change UNESCO World Heritage Site's status.

Turkey turning Hagia Sophia back into mosque divides social media

Coronavirus pandemic

US coronavirus cases pass three million: Live updates

Hotspots include Texas, Arizona and Louisiana but President Donald Trump continues to downplay risk from disease.

US coronavirus cases pass three million: Live updates

Turkey

Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder begins

Court to try Saudi suspects in absentia over killing of journalist in Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

Turkey trial of Saudi suspects in Jamal Khashoggi murder begins

Coronavirus pandemic

France reports over 1,500 new coronavirus cases: Live updates

Number of new cases is highest since May 30, way above daily average of 498 seen over the last seven days.

France reports over 1,500 new coronavirus cases: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

LIVE: Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 450,000

Over 8.4 million have been confirmed to have coronavirus around the world and more than 4.1 million have recovered.

LIVE: Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 450,000

Coronavirus pandemic

UK economy takes 25 percent hit from coronavirus: Live updates

Britain's economy shrinks by a quarter over March and April as entire sectors are shuttered by the coronavirus lockdown.

UK economy takes 25 percent hit from coronavirus: Live updates