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 Elections 2018

Turkey votes in crucial twin polls: The full story

Erdogan seeks to keep his seat with increased powers after key vote that will transform the country's political system.

Turkey votes in crucial twin polls: The full story

Turkey Elections 2018

Who will Kurds vote for in key Turkey elections?

Votes of millions of Kurds are likely to be a key factor in upcoming polls by tipping balance of power in parliament.

Who will Kurds vote for in key Turkey elections?

Turkey Elections 2018

Turkey's AK Party, opposition scramble for votes ahead of polls

Turkish voters head to the polls on June 24 to simultaneously elect a president and new members of parliament.

Turkey's AK Party, opposition scramble for votes ahead of polls

Turkey Elections 2018

United against Erdogan: Turkey opposition's alliance of necessity

Four politically distinct parties form bloc to challenge Turkish president and his party in key polls.

United against Erdogan: Turkey opposition's alliance of necessity

Turkey Elections 2018

Why Erdogan is entering key elections with a far-right ally

The unconventional alliance between Erdogan's AK Party and MHP seeks to make him Turkey's first executive president.

Why Erdogan is entering key elections with a far-right ally

Middle East

Can Erdogan's economic record help him keep seat amid challenges?

The economy will be a decisive factor as Turkish voters head to parliamentary and presidential polls on June 24.

Can Erdogan's economic record help him keep seat amid challenges?

Interactive

Turkey election: All you need to know about the June 24 polls

Al Jazeera takes an in-depth look at the June 24 snap election in Turkey with all the major players.

Turkey election: All you need to know about the June 24 polls

Turkey

Turkey: Why did Erdogan call early elections?

June 24 elections take place during a state of emergency, economic concerns, and Turkey's regional interventions.

Turkey: Why did Erdogan call early elections?

Elections

Cavusoglu to speak at commemoration in Germany amid strained ties

Ankara says minister will speak at commemoration of a racist arson attack despite speech ban on Turkish politicians.

Cavusoglu to speak at commemoration in Germany amid strained ties

Football

Berlin and Ankara trade barbs over Ozil-Gundogan-Erdogan meeting

Official accuses Germany of 'Erdoganphobia' as football federation says president used players in election campaign.

Berlin and Ankara trade barbs over Ozil-Gundogan-Erdogan meeting

Turkey

Turkey targets French studies 'due to Quran row and reciprocity'

Quran row and a lack of Turkish studies in France behind move to stop admissions to French studies, official says.

Turkey targets French studies 'due to Quran row and reciprocity'

Turkey

Why a US defence bill seeks a halt to arms sales to Turkey

Proposed military policy bill calls for a temporary halt to weapon sales to Turkey, threatening already strained ties.

Why a US defence bill seeks a halt to arms sales to Turkey