Refugees rush to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia  outside the small Greek town of Idomeni on Wednesday, August 26th. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees, mostly fleeing unrest in the Middle East and Afghanistan, are desperately pushing their way through the Ba(...)

Photograph: Louise Roseingrave

Tourists can travel the Greek islands this summer in a state of sweet oblivion to the country’s financial crisis. Or they can look a little closer (...)

Shop workers sit in candle light at their shop after a major power cut in Istanbul. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

A major power outage hit cities and provinces across Turkey on Tuesday, including the capital of Ankara and the biggest city, Istanbul, where parts of(...)

A general view shows the Golden Horn Metro Bridge in Istanbul: Turkey’s largest city racks up a massive 55%  of the country’s total trade production and  35 billionaires – more than Paris, Tokyo or Dubai – have made their homes there.  Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images
Boomtime for cities across Turkey

Even with a president on the warpath and almost two million Syrian refugees weighing the country down, a recent study by the Brookings Institution and(...)

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(...)