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Economist Tim Lee,  predicted that Turkey’s currency would collapse. Now, he foresees a broader financial crisis. (Nick Hagen/The New York Times)

For the last seven years, Tim Lee has been warning that a financial crisis in Turkey would set off a wider calamity in global markets. Just about nob(...)

The Turkish lira fell to an all-time low of 5.4941 against the US dollar on Thursday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

The Turkish lira dropped to a new low against the dollar, losing 4 per cent on Thursday despite government promises of a new economic plan, as pressur(...)

Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision for Austria in 2014. Photograph: Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

Turkey’s boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest for including gay and transgender performers such as bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst was cr(...)

A Turkish national flag hangs above retail kiosks on a street in Ankara. The yield on the country’s benchmark bond briefly touched a historic high of more than 20 per cent on Tuesday.

Turkey’s bonds and currency came under intense pressure on Tuesday as investors fretted about a breakdown in relations with the United States and poli(...)

Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci: “Afrika” paper’s prosecution  demonstrates Ankara is determined to export to northern Cyprus its mainland crackdown on dissent. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/AP

The European Commission and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe have called for respect for freedom of expression in northern Cyp(...)

A tank crashes into a car as people take to streets in Ankara, Turkey during a protest against an attempted military coup on July 16th, 2016. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s two-year state of emergency came to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists continue human rights campai(...)

Conrad Hotel, Dublin: Photograph: Frank Miller

The Conrad Hilton has been named as Ireland’s leading suite hotel at the World Travel Awards. Conrad won two of the 19 awards won by Hilton properties(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, next to his wife Emine Erdogan, at the presidential complex in Ankara on Monday  as he was sworn in as head of state. Photograph:  Kayhan Ozer/AFP/Getty Images

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gained the power to appoint the governor of Turkey’s central bank and hundreds of other senior officials, unnerving markets a(...)

Stephen O’Farrell: “We’re in Istanbul for the long haul. We love coming home, but our life is entrenched here”

Stephen O’Farrell was en route to Barcelona for a year in 1998 before deciding upon Istanbul at the last minute. A 12-month stint in Australia two yea(...)

Lake Ohrid is hugely popular with domestic tourists but there are relatively few foreign visitors. Photograph: iStock

Has anybody heard of Lake Ohrid? Macedonia shares one of Europe’s largest and deepest lakes that very few people have ever heard of. The country is a (...)

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