Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Turkish capital.
May 16, 2023
Reports indicate Erdogan challenger Kilicdaroglu wants tighter operation against ballot box fraud.
May 15, 2023
In Turkish elections there is a thievery margin. Everybody knows it.
May 9, 2023
In election week, associate of president says winner of airport rights paid $1bn bribe. Claims will simply bounce off those intent on voting for strongman.
April 27, 2023
So invested is Russia’s leader in his strongman pal’s re-election bid that he agreed to a virtual appearance simply to celebrate the arrival of some nuclear fuel.
April 13, 2023
Amid country’s FX crunch and crumbling of the lira, national lender said to turn up every day with “wheeled anchor chests” to buy around $260mn at expensive rates.