A masked protester runs away from a water cannon’s jet during clashes with police in Okmeydani neighbourhood in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul went into a security lockdown on Friday as thousands of police manned barricades and closed streets to stop May Day rallies at Taksim Square, a symbolic point for protests. Photograph: Kemal Aslan/Reuters

Turkish police locked down large areas of downtown Istanbul and authorities shut public transport to prevent demonstrations on the International Worke(...)

Prince Charles speaking  at the  Canakkale Turkish Martyrs’ Memorial. The prince also met relatives of veterans of the Gallipoli campaign aboard the HMS Bulwark. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have met relatives of veterans of the Gallipoli campaign, who 100-years ago were on the eve of what turned out to(...)

  Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “We will continue to be on Yemen’s side, whether in humanitarian or in other ways.” Photograph: EPA/Turkish Presidental Press Office

Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Raheel Sharif are due in Riyadh on Thursday to mend fences with Saudi Arabia. The kingdom, under(...)

Mourners at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Museum in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Turkey has said it “shares the pain” of Armenians who are marking a century since their ancestors were massacred by the Ottomans, but vowed never to (...)

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. (...)

Turkish police use water cannon to disperse protesters in Istanbul. Photograph: Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA

A resurgence in left-wing violence in Turkey threatens to open up a new front of challenges for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Earlie(...)

  Fenerbahce’s player Emre Belozoglu (c) and head coach Ismail Kartal (r) standing inside their bus after an attack by a gunman on a highway in northern Turkey. Photograph: STR/EPA

A coach carrying Fenerbahce football players was shot at on a highway in northern Turkey. The driver of the bus was wounded and taken to hospital.Abdu(...)

A young Turkish women holds a poster of Ozgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old student who was raped and murdered in Mersin in southern Turkey in February. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP

Ozgecan Aslan was the last passenger on a minibus that carried her through Mersin, a city on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. A psychology student of mod(...)

Requests by governments for Twitter to hand over data on specific users rose by 40 per cent and came from more than 50 countries

Twitter on Monday released its twice-yearly transparency report, showing a surge in government requests for users’ Twitter information. The report, wh(...)

Muslim protesters shout slogans during a protest in Istanbul against the publication by Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet of a a four-page pull-out containing cartoons and articles translated into Turkish from the historic Charlie Hebdo issue. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

A Turkish court has banned the online publication of Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad hours after it was printed by a prominent secu(...)