Eastern promise: Istanbul – Enterprise Ireland opened an office in the city in January

Irish food exporters are up against it. The Russian ban on EU and others’ foodstuffs over the conflict in Ukraine has had another negative consequence(...)

Syrian refugees enjoy a sunny day in Istanbul. More than 40 per cent of Syria’s pre-war population has been displaced by the conflict, with 2.8 million taking refuge in other countries in the region. PHOTOGRAPH: EPA/ERDEM SAHIN

Despite the war, upheaval and economic collapse at home, Syrian business interests now top the list of international investors in Turkey, even as tens(...)

Friends and relatives reach out ot touch the coffin of a miner recovered from the Soma mine in Turkey today. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

Turkish police put the mining town of Soma on virtual lockdown today, setting up checkpoints and detaining dozens of people to enforce a ban on protes(...)

Relatives mourn during the funeral for the victims of a mining disaster in Soma, Turkey.   Rescuers are still trying to reach parts of the coal mine in Soma, 480 km southwest of Istanbul.  Photograph:  Ahmet Sik/Getty Images

The operator of the Turkish mine where 284 workers were killed this week in Turkey‘s worst ever mining disaster said today there was no negligence on (...)

An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued this morning from a coal mine he was in trapped in, in Soma, a district in Turkey’s western province of Manisa. Photograph: Emre Tazegul/Reuters 2:01

Hopes faded of finding more survivors in a coal mine in western Turkey today, where 245 workers were confirmed killed and 120 more still feared to be (...)

People take cover as riot police fire water cannons to disperse demonstrators marching along a main highway to protest the death of Berkin Elvan in Ankara today. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Police and protesters clashed in Turkey’s two biggest cities today following the death of a 15-year-old boy who suffered a head injury during a(...)

Children hold placards depicting young victims of the Syrian conflict, as they take part in a demonstration in front of the parliament in Athens on April 6th, 2013 in solidarity to Syrian refugees who fled the conflict in the country. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Fadi can count himself lucky, many times over. A young Syrian who fled his native country after deserting the Syrian army, he has had more than his sh(...)

Shannon Graham (C) makes a statement outside the Izmir Bayrakli Fifth High Criminal Court in Izmir, Turkey today. Photograph: IHA News / Barcroft Media

A Turkish waiter has today been jailed for life for the murder of two women from Co Down, but his father was found not guilty.Recep Cetin (22) showed (...)

Murder accused Recep Cetin with his then girlfriend Shannon Graham (15) in Turkey. Photograph: Pearcemedia

A Turkish waiter who killed two women from Co Down has said he did it for “love”.Recep Cetin has already admitted killing Marion Graham and Cathy Dins(...)

Recep Cetin (22), who has admitted killing Marion Graham and Cathy Dinsmore (both 53), had claimed he was mentally ill at a hearing in Turkey  in May.  Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A verdict is expected today in the murder trial in Turkey of Recep Cetin (22), who has previously admitted killing two women from Co Down.The trial of(...)