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

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

Turkey

Yildirim heads to US as tensions over visa dispute ease

Trip comes a day after two sides partially resumed issuing visas in each other's capital in a step to solve crisis.

Yildirim heads to US as tensions over visa dispute ease

Turkey

Ex-Turkish minister Meral Aksener launches new party

Meral Aksener, ex-interior minister, unveils centrist Good Party and calls for change in Turkey's political climate.

Ex-Turkish minister Meral Aksener launches new party

Turkey

Turkey: Religious officials to perform civil marriages

Government says new law will cut unregistered marriages but opposition calls it a step towards weakening of secularism.

Turkey: Religious officials to perform civil marriages

Turkey

Turkey-Europe tensions high as EU summit opens

EU meeting in Brussels comes amid deteriorating relations and calls to freeze Ankara's EU membership bid.

Turkey-Europe tensions high as EU summit opens

Turkey

Turkish official rebuffs call for Idlib troop pullout

Syrian call made to save Damascus's face in public, senior MP says, adding Russia and Turkey are cooperating in Idlib.

Turkish official rebuffs call for Idlib troop pullout

Turkey

How Turks are being affected by US suspension of visas

Students wishing to study in US say stalemate has become a financial nightmare as future of their education is unclear.

How Turks are being affected by US suspension of visas

Turkey

What prompted the US-Turkey visa dispute?

Visa suspension was a reaction to Ankara's Syria policy and the arrest of a US embassy employee, Turkish official says.

What prompted the US-Turkey visa dispute?

Middle East

Turkey and Qatar carry out joint military exercises

Ankara official says Turkish presence in Qatar creates 'a balance in the region' as two armies carry out drills.

Turkey and Qatar carry out joint military exercises

Turkey

ECHR rejects bid to release Turkey's Ozakca and Gulmen

European Court of Human Rights says health condition of two educators sacked in post-coup purge is not life-threatening.

ECHR rejects bid to release Turkey's Ozakca and Gulmen