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

Coronavirus live updates: Italy overtakes China's death toll

Italy's death toll from coronavirus pandemic rose to 3,405 overtaking total number of deaths so far registered in China.

Coronavirus live updates: Italy overtakes China's death toll

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: France shuts most public places - Latest updates

France closes down most shops, restaurants and entertainment centres and asks people to stay home as much as possible.

Coronavirus: France shuts most public places - Latest updates

Middle East

Erdogan, Putin meet with hopes of reaching Idlib ceasefire

Russian, Turkish leaders meet in Moscow, with aim to stop clashes between Turkish and Syrian government forces.

Erdogan, Putin meet with hopes of reaching Idlib ceasefire

Turkey

Turkey, EU and the imperilled refugee deal

Ankara accuses Brussels of not living up to promises it made in a 2016 deal that almost halted refugee flow to EU.

Turkey, EU and the imperilled refugee deal

Coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 cases jump in Iran as Italy toll rises: Live updates

Iran announces 205 new infections in last 24 hours as Italian authorities say the number of cases has exceeded 1,000.

COVID-19 cases jump in Iran as Italy toll rises: Live updates

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey deploys tanks to Syrian border amid fresh Idlib violence

Ankara to protect civilians and prevent Idlib exodus, governing party MP says, as Syrian government attacks intensify.

Turkey deploys tanks to Syrian border amid fresh Idlib violence

Turkey

Turkey's Erdogan meets Qatar's emir to discuss regional issues

Ankara and Doha have developed solid ties during testing times and the countries' leaders enjoy a strong relationship.

Turkey's Erdogan meets Qatar's emir to discuss regional issues

Turkey

Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria: One month on

Al Jazeera looks at last month's developments that followed Ankara's offensive on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.

Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria: One month on

Middle East

Turkey rejects reports it sent anti-riot gear to Iraq

Senior Turkish official says reports in Arabic-language media aim to 'undermine' Ankara's 'high reputation' in region.

Turkey rejects reports it sent anti-riot gear to Iraq

Turkey

Rights groups: Turkey forcibly deported Syrian refugees

Turkish government denies claims as 'untrue and imaginary', adding that it sticks to its policy of 'non-refoulement'.

Rights groups: Turkey forcibly deported Syrian refugees

Syria's War

Turkey, Russia reach deal for YPG move out of Syria border area

After talks with Putin, Erdogan says Kurdish fighters will withdraw 30km (19 miles) from frontier within 150 hours.

Turkey, Russia reach deal for YPG move out of Syria border area

Jamal Khashoggi

Erdogan adviser: Khashoggi case a humanitarian issue for Turkey

Yasin Aktay says Ankara seeks justice for Khashoggi, as Turkish state is responsible for security on its soil.

Erdogan adviser: Khashoggi case a humanitarian issue for Turkey