Turkey readies for 'new normal' after declaring success against coronavirus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that a raft of restrictions imposed to curb the outbreak will be lifted next week as the country’s infection and death rates fall sharply.

Ayla Jean Yackley | Coronavirus | May 28, 2020
al-monitor Four Seasons Sultanahmet Hotel staff members practice new service rules as they check the readiness of the hotel to the Healthy Tourism Certificate Program aims to convince travelers despite the spread of the novel coronavirus, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 21, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas.

Erdogan dashes hopes of Turkey-Israel reconciliation

The resumption of El Al cargo flights to Turkey does not mean that relations between Israel and Ankara have thawed.

Amberin Zaman | | May 27, 2020

Turkey conducts rare strike in Iraq's Sulaimaniyah province against PKK

Most Turkey-PKK fighting takes place in other parts of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where Turkey has military bases.

Al-Monitor Staff | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | May 27, 2020

Turkey cautiously reopens after national Eid curfew

Mosques, restaurants and stores prepare to gradually reopen with new coronavirus precautions in Turkey after four-day nationwide curfew for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Diego Cupolo | Coronavirus | May 27, 2020

Turkey’s seasonal workers caught between virus, poverty

Impoverished seasonal agricultural workers in Turkey are riding out the pandemic in squalid tent encampments to earn their living, providing a labor force crucial to the agricultural sector.

Sibel Hurtas | | May 27, 2020