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Constanze Letsch

Constanze Letsch

    This might be Turkey's last election
    This might be Turkey's last election
    The rolling hills next to the Black Sea, 90 minutes northwest of Istanbul, have long been prized for their dense forests and pristine lakes. The...
    Erdogan fiddles while Kobani burns
    Erdogan fiddles while Kobani burns
    The sense of betrayal is palpable. The Kurds on Turkey's southern border with Syria are embittered as the tragedy of Kobani unfolds before their eyes...
    Syrian refugees say 'I do' to Turks
    Syrian refugees say 'I do' to Turks
    Sundays usually mean brisk business for Turkish hairdressers. In Reyhanli on the Syrian border, a small shop is bustling with excited future brides...
    Turkey holds 24 on suspicion of negligence after mine disaster
    Turkey holds 24 on suspicion of negligence after mine disaster
    Turkish police detained 24 people, including executives of the mining company Soma Holding, on Sunday as part of an investigation into the worst...
    Erdoğan demands end to Turkey protests
    Erdoğan demands end to Turkey protests
    Addressing supporters at Istanbul airport from an open-top bus after returning from a trip to north Africa, Erdoğan called on his ruling...
    Turkish alcohol laws could pull the plug on Istanbul nightlife
    Turkish alcohol laws could pull the plug on Istanbul nightlife
    In the Siirci bar in a backstreet of Istanbul's bustling Beyoglu district, a few patrons are enjoying a cold beer. Flyers for LBGT (lesbian/bisexual/gay/transgender) rights and environmentalist demonstrations are scattered on a small table with feminist magazines stacked...
    Field of broken dreams
    Field of broken dreams
    On a run-down football pitch in the central Istanbul neighbourhood of Ferikoy, about 50 African players come together in the middle of the pitch to...
    Gulf tourists swap Egypt for Turkey
    Gulf tourists swap Egypt for Turkey
    The Arab spring is fuelling a Turkish summer as Saudis, Kuwaitis and other tourists from the Gulf states who would previously have spent summers in...