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

Why did Erdogan call snap elections in Turkey?

The surprise vote call comes amid a state of emergency, economic worries and Turkey's increasing regional involvement.

Why did Erdogan call snap elections in Turkey?

European Union

EU warns of curtailing rights under Turkey's state of emergency

Senior Turkish official accuses bloc of 'bias' and 'lacking empathy' after report urges lifting of state of emergency.

EU warns of curtailing rights under Turkey's state of emergency

Turkey

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani to discuss Syrian crisis in Ankara

Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran to hold talks to end the conflict amid rapid developments on the ground.

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani to discuss Syrian crisis in Ankara

Netherlands

Dutch diplomat pulled out of Turkey over spy allegations

Turkish official says diplomat was gathering intelligence on Afrin operation, as Netherlands hastily pulls him out.

Dutch diplomat pulled out of Turkey over spy allegations

Turkey

Turkish Cypriots to reciprocate Greek Cypriot gas moves: minister

Turkish Cypriots set to start exploring gas off Cyprus unless Greek Cypriots halt unilateral activities, minister says.

Turkish Cypriots to reciprocate Greek Cypriot gas moves: minister

Syria's War

Turkish agency says tonnes of aid sent to Afrin during operation

Turkish disaster relief agency says over 30 tonnes of food aid have been sent to Afrin since January.

Turkish agency says tonnes of aid sent to Afrin during operation

United Arab Emirates

Turkey: Official slams UAE's Gargash over Twitter comments

Turkish MP Conkar accuses 'some circles in the UAE' of leading a lobbying campaign against Ankara.

Turkey: Official slams UAE's Gargash over Twitter comments

Media

Saudi network ban on Turkey TV shows is 'political': minister

Turkey's culture minister says decision to ban Turkish soap operas by media giant MBC is 'clear censorship'.

Saudi network ban on Turkey TV shows is 'political': minister

Turkey

Turkey TV anchor Ahmet Keser quits over 'civilian killings' row

Ahmet Keser said he would start in predominantly secular areas of Istanbul if he intended to kill civilian 'traitors'.

Turkey TV anchor Ahmet Keser quits over 'civilian killings' row

Human Rights

Turkey TV anchor's 'killing civilians' remark sparks outrage

Ahmet Keser says he would start in predominantly secular areas of Istanbul if he intended to kill civilian 'traitors'.

Turkey TV anchor's 'killing civilians' remark sparks outrage

Turkey-Syria border

Refugee returns expected after Afrin operation: Turkey

Turkish officials say infrastructure will be rebuilt in Afrin for voluntary returns after military offensive ends.

Refugee returns expected after Afrin operation: Turkey

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