Travel: Let’s talk Turkey
  • Travel
  • February 6, 2016, 02:00

You don’t have to play golf to enjoy a holiday in Belek, a Turkish seaside-and-golf resort area developed over the past 20 or so years in the A(...)

Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait in Bab-Al Salama, next to the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish crossing gate.  Photograph:   Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Syrians have fled towards the Turkish border to escape a Russian-backed military offensive by president Bashar al-Assad’s forces on Syria(...)

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow with Russian president Vladimir Putin.  The rift between the western and eastern branches of Christianity dates to the Great Schism of 1054. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/EPA

Pope Francis will stop in Cuba on his way to Mexico next week to hold a historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Va(...)

Sarah Patterson: ‘Istanbul wakes up early to the screaming of seagulls, quickly followed by the call to prayer and finally, joining in the cacophony, are the street dogs and cats.’

I moved to Istanbul seven years ago, having met my Turkish husband while travelling in Mexico. I arrived late at night on a warm September evening dur(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  places carnations as he visits the site of the suicide bomb attack that killed 10 German tourists in central Istanbul. Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Reuters

For Syrians who have fled the war for the relative safety of Turkey, life looks set to get worse. The suicide bomber who killed 10 German tourists in (...)

Turkish police  hold up an original painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in Istanbul. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish police have recovered a Picasso oil painting in a sting operation in Istanbul. The state-run Anadolu Agency reported that on Saturday police(...)

The Moors last ruled here 500 years ago. But the tradition of the hammam – the public baths later banned by the Spanish queen Isabella – is thriving once mor
Granada: a place of more and Moor
  • Travel
  • January 30, 2016, 01:00

Masseurs and masseuses glide through the dimly lit space, flitting between niches in the arched cavern. Diffused light enters through star- shaped sky(...)

A transatlantic jet has been forced to divert to Shannon Airport following a bomb threat.

No explosive device has been found on the Turkish Airlines flight which was diverted to Shannon Airport on Sunday, a spokesman for the flag carrier sa(...)

Noam Chomsky  also claimed Recep Tayyip Erdogan was operating double standards on terrorism. Photograph: Daniel Lynch

The left-wing US academic Noam Chomsky has hit back at Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Turkish president accused him of ignorance and sympathising with(...)

People photograph the scene of a bomb blast at a police post on a traffic island on J1 Thamrin, in Jakarta, Indonesia,  January 14th,  2016. Photograph: Roni Bintang/EPA

Radical jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) has launched its first attack on the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, sending suicide bombers and gunmen into (...)