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Ylenia Gostoli


Ylenia Gostoli is a reporter currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has covered politics, social change, and conflict across the Middle East and Europe. Her work on refugees, migration and human trafficking has won awards and grants

Analysis: Analysts say that Russia's inability to enforce a real blockade of Ukrainian ports may eventually push it to come back to a deal, as Ukrainian farmers remain the biggest losers from the lack of one.

05 September, 2023

In-depth: The collapse of the Black Sea grain deal threatens food security in a region heavily dependent on food imports and already suffering from high public debt, dangerous levels of inflation, and currency devaluation.

25 July, 2023

Analysis: Erdogan is trying to recalibrate Turkey's relationship with the West in order to fix its ailing economy.

19 July, 2023

Analysis: Opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu lost the presidential election by a small margin, but analysts say the future of Turkey's opposition rests on their ability to remain united.

29 May, 2023

Analysis: The presidential vote will be tightly contested, with ultranationalist candidate Sinan Ogan set to play the role of kingmaker and possibly steering the race decidedly to the right.

16 May, 2023

In-depth: While Turkish voters in Antakya have voiced anger, most are consolidated around their existing political allegiances.

10 May, 2023

In-depth: In an increasingly polarised political climate, Turkey's opposition parties have joined forces in their best shot at unseating Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, promising reconciliation and change.

01 May, 2023

Analysis: With the big strategic partner, Finland, already in NATO, Sweden's bid will depend on who wins control of Turkey's parliament in the May elections, and on balancing the relationship with Russia.

12 April, 2023