Thai police chief Somyot Poompanmuang  told reporters that the reward offered for information leading to the capture of any bombing suspects would be given to the police team. Photograph: EPA

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing have arrested a second foreign suspect, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on T(...)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: his AKP Party lost its majority in June,  plunging Turkey into political uncertainty. Photograph: EPA

President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party will keep their grip on power when an interim government is formed next week to lead Turkey to a snap(...)

Khadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase passing through security at Gatwick Airport before flying to Turkey. Photograph: Metropolitan Police via The New York Times 0:36

The night before Khadiza Sultana left for Syria the teenager was dancing in her bedroom. It was a Monday during the February school vacation. Her n(...)

 Mourners carry the coffin of Günay Özarslann, who was killed by Turkish police in  Istanbul in an anti-terror operation on July 24th. ‘Günay ...  wasn’t married – she was in love with her revolutionary aspirations,” says her elder sister. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

For Günay Özarslan, July 24th began like any other searing Istanbul summer morning. She had been staying with friends in the city’s Bagcilar district (...)

Turkey’s prime minister and leader of the Justice and Development Party  Ahmet Davutoglu: he said a fresh election now appeared to be the only option. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey faces a snap election this autumn after talks on forming a coalition government broke down on Thursday, increasing uncertainty in the NATO mem(...)

The citadel at Aleppo.

It was my first experience of crossing a land border in the Middle East, although in the following months I would become breezily familiar with the(...)

Members of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party hold a banner with pictures of Suruc bomb victims. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, but its close proximity and lengthy border with Syria means a home-grown jihadist undercurrent (...)

A boy holds a sign reading “The palace wants war, people want peace”’ during a demonstration in Istanbul on Sunday demanding an end to Turkish military air strikes against Kurdish targets. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

The Turkish military have ratcheted up pressure on Kurdish militants with a fresh round of air strikes in the southeast of the country as the insurgen(...)

Members of the police special forces patrol outside a police station   after a car bomb in Istanbul claimed the lives of  three police officers and injured seven. Photograph: Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters

At least eight people, including five police officers and a soldier, were killed on Monday in a series of attacks in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city(...)

A worker walks on stacked steel pipes at a storage yard in Shanghai, China. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

A deepening slowdown in demand in China took centre-stage on Monday, boosting some stock markets on hopes of more policy stimulus even as it knocked c(...)