Turkey

With his party expected to win its third overall majority in general elections on June 12, Tayyip Erdogan, Turky’s prime minister, seems set on establishing his own legacy with his long-promised “crazy project” finally unveiled this week: a 50-kilometre long, 120-metre wide canal that his government plans to construct 100 km west of Istanbul between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Read more

Kiran Stacey

In this week’s readers’ Q&A session, Alexander Medvedev, deputy chief executive of Gazprom, answers your questions.
In this second post, he answers questions on support from Vladimir Putin, the likelihood of a deal between South Stream and Nabucco and future Russian gas demand. Read more

At the end of 2009, South Korea’s Kepco surged past French, US and Japanese competitors to win one of the world’s biggest nuclear tenders on offer – a $20.4bn contract to develop a civilian nuclear programme for the United Arab Emirates. Read more