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

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Canada 'could lose ability' to manage coronavirus pandemic: Live

Chief public health officer issues warning after country reports worrying recent spike in new COVID-19 cases.

Canada 'could lose ability' to manage coronavirus pandemic: Live

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Hungary drafts 'war plan' as coronavirus cases surge : Live

Prime Minster Viktor Orban said aim of plan is to 'defend Hungary's functionality' and not for everyone to stay home.

Hungary drafts 'war plan' as coronavirus cases surge : Live

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Melbourne anti-coronavirus lockdown protest turns violent: Live

Police detain protesters rallying against virus restrictions in the capital of Australia's hardest-hit Victoria state.

Melbourne anti-coronavirus lockdown protest turns violent: Live

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Middle East coronavirus death toll goes over 50,000: Live updates

Hardest-hit nation remains Iran, which saw the region's first major outbreak and has more than 380,000 confirmed cases.

Middle East coronavirus death toll goes over 50,000: Live updates

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Global coronavirus cases exceed 25 million: Live news

Over 16.4 million recoveries and 842,000 deaths reported; US, Brazil and India report highest number of infections.

Global coronavirus cases exceed 25 million: Live news

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France sees highest jump in coronavirus cases post-lockdown: Live

With more than 7,300 new cases, France is just shy of the 7,578 high set on March 31 during its lockdown period.

France sees highest jump in coronavirus cases post-lockdown: Live

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LIVE: Coronavirus stabilising in Brazil, WHO says

Israel virus tally crosses 100,000; Lebanon imposes partial lockdown; Spain daily infections rise to 3,650.

LIVE: Coronavirus stabilising in Brazil, WHO says

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Global coronavirus deaths top 750,000: Live updates

Germany optimistic about vaccine; UN warns virus could worsen conflicts; Brazil signs deal to make Russian vaccine.

Global coronavirus deaths top 750,000: Live updates

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Global coronavirus cases approach 20 million: Live updates

Global infections approach 20 million as virus deaths around the world exceeds 700,000.

Global coronavirus cases approach 20 million: Live updates

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Clashes in Beirut as anger swells over port blast: Live updates

Angry protesters storm gov't buildings as tens of thousands rally against Lebanon's ruling class after deadly explosion.

Clashes in Beirut as anger swells over port blast: Live updates

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LIVE: WHO says 'vaccine nationalism' cannot beat the coronavirus

'For the world to recover fast, it has to recover together': UN health agency urges states to share potential vaccine.

LIVE: WHO says 'vaccine nationalism' cannot beat the coronavirus