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(...)

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I embrace after signing a joint statement at the Church of St George, the principal Greek Orthodox cathedral, in Istanbul. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/Epa

Pope Francis condemned “Islamophobia” while at the same time calling on intellectuals, politicians and religious leaders to denounce all fundamentalis(...)

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) greets Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.  Erdogan would like to have an American-style presidential system in Turkey. Photograph: EPA/ Turkish presidential press office

Turkey has stood strong this week in the face of intense international pressure to act against the jihadist forces laying siege to the Syrian town of(...)

The town of Kobani, a Kurdish enclave near Syria’s border with Turkey, has become an important flashpoint in the United States-led campaign against th(...)

Smoke rises after a US-led air strike in the Syrian town of Kobani yesterday
which is in danger of falling to Islamic State fighters. 
Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

“We’ve been swamped by tear gas for the last two nights,” said shopkeeper Hussein Tas. “Around 100 police in two areas came here last night. This is m(...)