Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu thanks lawmakers after his government received a vote of confidence at the parliament in Ankara on Monday. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s prime minister has dismissed any suggestion Ankara should apologise for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after (...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras holds a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu following a meeting  in Ankara on November 18th. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras sparred over the downing of a Russian jet with his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, in a Twitter (...)

EU Council president Donald Tusk arrives for the start of the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Etienne Laurent/EPA

The European Commission is to draw up plans for a new resettlement scheme for refugees arriving in Turkey, after German chancellor Angela Mer(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu and French president François Hollande at the summit meeting  at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/AFP/Getty Images

The EU-Turkey agreement signed on Sunday represents one of the most significant political engagements by the European Union with Turkey for d(...)

 A Turkish Air Force plane used to transport the remains of late Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov  at Hatay airport,  Hatay, Turkey, November 29th, 2015. Photograph: EPA

Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, four days after Turkey shot down a Rus(...)

Falling to earth: the Russian jet crashes after Turkey shot it down. Photographs: Reuters

Why did Turkey shoot down a Russian aircraft on Tuesday? Ankara shares a 900km border with Syria, some of which is controlled by so-called Is(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte:  The  “mini Schengen” plan of cutting back the borderless zone to just five countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and Austria – was being discussed before the Paris attacks. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/EPA

It’s a sign of how fractious the European debate over the future of Schengen has become that the only coherent proposal this weekend is one f(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey dismisses Russian response as “emotional” and “unfitting”. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey yesterday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down(...)

Photos of Lt Col Oleg Peshkov (left) and Marine Alexander Pozynich are placed at a monument outside Russian Army General Staff headquarters in Moscow. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

Russia has threatened economic retaliation against Turkey and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of it(...)