People walk in front of billboards with the picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the words; ‘Solidarity with the refugees’, in Gaziantep, Turkey. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union officials are travelling close to Turkey’s border with Syria on Saturday in a bid to bolster th(...)

Istanbul: the Turkish economy is being driven by favourable demographics, strong banks and finances, and an entrepreneurial pro-business culture. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Despite a wave of suicide attacks, the war in neighbouring Syria and ongoing clashes with Kurdish separatists, Turkey’s economy is today one of the fa(...)

 Chancellor Angela Merkel has authorised a Turkish demand for criminal proceedings against German TV comedian Jan Böhmermann (right) over a satirical poem about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) in a bitter row over free speech. Photograph: Rolf Vennenbernd/AFP/Getty Images

One of Germany’s leading satirists could face jail time for insulting the Turkish president after Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to a request from An(...)

A serviceman of the self-defence army of Nagorno-Karabakh in the village of Talish. Photograph: Reuters

Russia is taking the leading role in moves to calm the flashpoint Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh where a ceasefire between Azeri and ethnic-Arme(...)

Armenian artillery position of the self-defence army of Nagorno-Karabakh in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh on April 3rd. Photograph: Vahram Baghdasaryan/ EPA/Photolure

International envoys will meet on Tuesday to try to end fighting in the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh. At least 36 people have reported(...)

Armenian volunteers in Yerevan on Sunday prepare to leave for the Nagorno- Karabakh region, where clashes with Azeri forces are taking place. Photograph: Hayk Baghdasaryan/Reuters/Photolure

World powers have issued urgent calls for calm after at least 30 people were reportedly killed in the worst fighting in decades over the disputed Cau(...)

Can Dündar (centre) and Erdem Gül (left), journalists with the liberal Cumhuriyet newspaper,   arrive at Istanbul courthouse for their trial on Friday. They are accused of espionage and publicising state secrets. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

On a recent Friday evening the weekend edition of Today’s Zaman, the sister publication of Turkey’s largest-selling newspaper Zaman, was being readied(...)

Vardan Andreasyan (left, aged 12), and Gevorg Grigoryan (12), who were wounded in   shelling during clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, are  treated at a hospital in Nagorno-Karabakh’s main city of Stepanakert. Photograph: Areg Balayan/Pan Photo/Reuters

Azerbaijan’s defence ministry has announced a unilateral ceasefire against the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, but the claim was promptly rejec(...)

A girl is covered with a blanket as refugees and migrants arrive on a dinghy on the shore near the city of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe will be sent back across the Aegean sea under the terms of a deal between the EU and Turkey that came into fo(...)

Relatives of those killed in Sunday’s car bomb in Ankara mourn in front of forensic medicine institution in Ankara on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Turkish warplanes struck against Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq on Monday after 37 people were killed in an Ankara car bombing that security (...)