A woman and a dog pass an Ulster Bank branch in Raheny, Dublin. The withdrawal of Ulster Bank from the Irish market would be a “major hammer blow” to customers and workers, the Dail has heard. Picture date: Thursday February 18, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story IRISH UlsterBank. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Apple, whose shares soared by more than a third in 2021 amid booming demand for its new iPhone 13 and subscription services such as Apple TV+ and iCl(...)

Ethiopians living in Kenya demonstrate this week against purported foreign meddling in Ethiopia at the Ethiopian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

After Ethiopia’s embattled prime minister pulled off a stunning military victory earlier this month, reversing a rebel march on the capital that threa(...)

 Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu: “There’s huge unemployment, life is expensive, people cannot make ends meet.”  Photograph: Alp Eren Kaya/Republican People’s Party

For years, Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu suffered ridicule for his mild-mannered demeanour and failure to make inroads at election afte(...)

Bargain hunters have to deal with the fact that a clueless autocrat is running the central bank. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Turkey is fighting an “economic war of independence”, according to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. If so, it’s a war he – or rather, Turkey’s hard-p(...)

A man carries a box in front of Spice Bazaar at Eminonu district in Istanbul on Thursday. Turkey-watchers identify four key pressure points facing the economy. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s defence of recent interest rate cuts and declaration of an “economic war of independence” has sent the lira p(...)

Israeli couple Mordi and Natalie Oknin are greeted upon their arrival home following their detention in Turkey on suspicion of espionage. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/ AFP via Getty

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a series of rare phone conversations with Israeli leaders, has raised hopes for improved bilateral ties, on(...)

Omar Souleyman has worked with Björk, Four Tet, Damon Albarn and Diplo,  performed at the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and at festivals  worldwide. Photograph: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, who has performed at festivals around the world, has reportedly been arrested in Turkey on terrorism charges relat(...)

A migrant girl  at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, this week. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/BelTA pool photo via AP

The distressing images of migrants standing in the freezing cold forests that straddle the Belarus-Poland border have united Europeans in contempt for(...)

Earth hovers above the ‘blue zone’ at Cop26 in Glasgow. Photograph: Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Blueish planet Just in case anybody forgot which planet they were trying to save from catastrophe, the Cop26 “blue zone” at Glasgo(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to expel 10 ambassadors who had called on Turkey to release a jailed prominent human rights activist. Photograph:  Adem Altan/AFP via Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has found a face-saving formula that has allowed him sensibly to pull back from weekend threats to expel 10 amb(...)

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