Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine wave to supporters as they arrive at a rally of ruling AK party in Istanbul yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters/Murad Sezer

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared Turkey a country united in a belligerent speech before hundreds of thousands of supporters in(...)

The Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bagis. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Turkey’s minister for EU affairs has rejected EU criticism of his government’s harsh crackdown on nationwide protests and claimed the demonstration(...)