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.

Follow Umut Uras on Twitter: @Um_Uras

Turkey

Turkey official denies use of chemical weapons in Afrin

Yasin Aktay, adviser to president, tells Al Jazeera that parties making the accusations are responsible to prove them.

Turkey official denies use of chemical weapons in Afrin

Turkey

No timeline set for further Turkish forces in Qatar

Turkey-Qatar deal signed in 2014 enables deployment of Turkish air, naval forces in the Gulf state, Turkish envoy says.

No timeline set for further Turkish forces in Qatar

Turkey

What is Russia's end game in Afrin?

Growing US-Kurdish ties and a possible change in Turkey's position on Assad may be behind Moscow's tacit support.

What is Russia's end game in Afrin?

Turkey-Syria border

Russia 'moving' military observers in Syria's Afrin

Turkish official tells Al Jazeera Russia is moving forces away from likely conflict areas ahead of planned operation.

Russia 'moving' military observers in Syria's Afrin

Europe

Turkey casts shadow over Turkish Cypriots' vote

Corruption, structural problems and Ankara's grip on pseudo-state dominate campaigns while Cyprus dispute is sidelined.

Turkey casts shadow over Turkish Cypriots' vote

Germany

Germany: Brexit deal could be model for EU-Turkey ties

A smart Brexit agreement could be a model for other countries, such as Ukraine and Turkey, German FM Gabriel says.

Germany: Brexit deal could be model for EU-Turkey ties

Human Rights

Saudi sisters who fled to Turkey fear forced return

Lawyer says sisters, aged 28 and 30, were subjected to torture and abuse by family members before they fled to Istanbul.

Saudi sisters who fled to Turkey fear forced return

Turkey

German journalist Mesale Tolu released in Turkey

Court orders Mesale Tolu, who is accused of 'terror' charges, to stay in Turkey and register with police once a week.

German journalist Mesale Tolu released in Turkey

Battle for Jerusalem

Turkey 'to seek UN General Assembly vote' on Jerusalem

Ankara shifts focus because US likely to veto Security Council resolution rejecting diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.

Turkey 'to seek UN General Assembly vote' on Jerusalem

Turkey

Call for Amnesty Turkey head's release as trial resumes

Amnesty says musicians Sting and Peter Gabriel and whistle-blower Edward Snowden signed open letter making the call.

Call for Amnesty Turkey head's release as trial resumes

Turkey

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

Bloc accuses Turkey of 'departing from EU's democratic standards', in what Ankara calls unfair treatment.

EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

Turkey

Turkey's S-400 purchase not a message to NATO: official

Decision to buy Russian missile system over others based on technical and financial reasons, official tells Al Jazeera.

Turkey's S-400 purchase not a message to NATO: official