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

Turkey's election board orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral vote

President Erdogan's party had lodged a complaint and demanded the rerun of the neck-and-neck race in the metropolis.

Turkey's election board orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral vote

Turkey

Turkish opposition candidate declared Istanbul mayor

Ekrem Imamoglu receives formal mandate despite appeals from President Erdogan's AK Party for a rerun of the election.

Turkish opposition candidate declared Istanbul mayor

Turkey

Erdogan's AK Party 'loses' major Turkey cities in local elections

Unofficial data shows AK Party lost Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, as the country waits for the official results.

Erdogan's AK Party 'loses' major Turkey cities in local elections

Turkey

Turkey election board: Erdogan's AK Party behind in Istanbul race

Board head says some votes are being recounted as candidates of both ruling AK Party and opposition CHP claim victory.

Turkey election board: Erdogan's AK Party behind in Istanbul race

Turkey

Erdogan bloc 'loses Ankara', Imamoglu says he won Istanbul polls

Opposition candidate says Istanbul lead in local polls too big for rival from President Erdogan's AK Party to overtake.

Erdogan bloc 'loses Ankara', Imamoglu says he won Istanbul polls

Turkey

Turkey local elections: Voters go to polls in key municipal vote

President Erdogan and his AK Party in bid to retain control of Turkey's major cities, amid sharp economic downturn.

Turkey local elections: Voters go to polls in key municipal vote

Middle East

New test for Erdogan: What's at stake in Turkish local elections?

March 31 polls seen as test for Turkish leader and AK Party amid economic downturn triggered by 2018 currency crisis.

New test for Erdogan: What's at stake in Turkish local elections?

Turkey

Millions of Turkish voters gear up for key local elections

The Turkish economy, which has slipped into its first recession in a decade, has topped the election agenda so far.

Millions of Turkish voters gear up for key local elections

Syria's War

What to expect as Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria's war

US troop withdrawal, a security buffer zone, and hardline fighters' control of Idlib province high on the agenda.

What to expect as Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria's war

Syria's War

Manbij attack 'calls for better US-Turkey cooperation' in Syria

Deadly suicide assault on US forces demonstrates need for transformed anti-terrorism cooperation, analysts say.

Manbij attack 'calls for better US-Turkey cooperation' in Syria

Turkey

US 'a highly unreliable' partner to Ankara: Turkish official

Inconsistent US policies and cacophony in Washington to blame for problems between NATO allies, Erdogan adviser says.

US 'a highly unreliable' partner to Ankara: Turkish official

Syria's War

Erdogan: US made a serious mistake on Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters

Turkish leader says YPG does not represent Syrian Kurds, slamming US demand for their security in turn for US pullout.

Erdogan: US made a serious mistake on Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters