President Michael D Higgins places carnations on the graves of  soldiers at the 57th Turkish Regiment cemetery and memorial site in Gallipoli. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

True worshipers are those who tread gently on the earth, said the Rev Lance Lukin, quoting the Koran. And then the principal chaplain of the New Zeala(...)

Pictures of Armenians killed in Istanbul in 1915  at a rally to commemorate the anniversary of the mass killing. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

The speaker begins to recite a list of names, but his voice is drowned out by the din of the morning traffic. He persists. As commuters hurry past and(...)

Turkish soldiers parade at the International Service at Canakkale Turkish Martyrs’ Memorial Arch in Seddulbahir, Turkey. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images.

Just days before leaders and dignitaries from around the world descended on the rocky outcrop that is the Gallipoli peninsula, locals were busy tendin(...)

 A flower-laying ceremony in the Armenian capital Yerevan to mark the centenary of the mass killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. Photograph: Vahram Baghdasaryan/EPA

Armenia has marked the centenary of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders, as (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Prince Charles at a remembrance concert in the Istanbul Congress Centre. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

On a stone memorial at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, where world leaders will gather today to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest campaigns (...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the firm has refitted 11 Irish Rail carriages for luxury at a cost of $10 million.

Imagine the Orient Express, luxury dining cars in tow, steaming through Limerick junction – and not an Irish Rail ham sandwich in sight.It’s set to (...)

Its name is derived from the Greek Kallipolis, meaning “beautiful city”. Today, the peninsula of Gallipoli is part of northwest Turkey. We will hear a(...)

An al Nusra front fighter carries his brigade’s flag in Idlib city, after they took control of the area in March. Photograph: Ammar Abdallah/Reuters

A Columbus, Ohio, man who trained with Islamic militants in Syria has been arrested and charged with supporting terrorism and making false statements.(...)

Souvenirs commemorate the Gallipoli campaign at a shop in Eceabat. Turkey has moved commemorations up one day. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Turkey has been accused of belittling the imminent centenary of the Armenian genocide by advancing its Gallipoli commemorations to the same day. (...)

Turkey temporarily blocked Twitter and YouTube in the run-up to local elections in March 2014, after audio recordings purportedly showing corruption in then-Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle were leaked on their sites. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Twitter has complied with Turkey’s request to remove photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants and a ban on the mic(...)