A handout CCTV picture received from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on February 23, 2015 shows (L-R) British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum.

The lawyer for the families of three British teenage girls missing and believed to be in Syria says their whereabouts remains a mystery six weeks aft(...)

 Kurdish flags on display  during a gathering celebrating Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 21st, 2015. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan said on Saturday his militant group’s three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state had become “unsust(...)

Supporters of Turkey’s prime minister and presidential candidate Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul yesterday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

In Istanbul’s Kadikoy district, students openly drink beer on street corners where monuments to the founder of the modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal(...)

No laughing matter
  • Europe
  • August 2, 2014, 10:22

‘The cause of laughter,” Arthur Schopenhauer wrote, “ is simply the sudden perception of the incongruity between a concept and the real project.” Laug(...)

One of the photographs capturing the moment when a protester was kicked by Yusuf Yerkel (left), adviser to Turkey’s prime minister Tayyip Erdogan, as Special Forces police officers detained the activist during a protest against Mr Erdogan’s visit to Soma, a district in Turkey’s western province of Manisa, after the minding disaster there earlier this month.  Photograph: Mehmet Emin/Reuters

An aide to Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan who made front page news around the world after being filmed kicking a protester in the wake of Turke(...)

A board shows the alternative was to access Twitter, is placed at an election campaign office of the main opposition Republican’s People’s Party (CHP) in Istanbul yesterday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

A Turkish court upheld an appeal today to end a blockage of Twitter that has provoked public outrage and drawn international condemnation only (...)

Members of the Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions of Turkey (Disk) take part in a protest in central Ankara yesterday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Riot police and trade union members clashed in Istanbul and Ankara yesterday as Turkey’s deputy prime minister threatened the army could be deployed t(...)

Anti-government protesters read books at Kizilay Square in Ankara yesterday. They gathered for the reading in an attempt to circumvent police bans against mass gatherings and protests in the capital. Photographj: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Representatives of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) said yesterday a referendum may be possible to decide the future status of Ge(...)

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan condemned the “burn and destroy” tactics of some of those involved in days of violent protests today, and promis(...)

A dancer holding a gas mask performs in Istanbul’s Taksim Square yesterday as tens of thousands of Turks joined protests against prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule. Photograph: AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis

Thousands of striking workers took to the streets of Turkey’s cities yesterday, adding heft to a leaderless protest movement calling for prime ministe(...)