Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  places carnations as he visits the site of the suicide bomb attack that killed 10 German tourists in central Istanbul. Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Reuters

For Syrians who have fled the war for the relative safety of Turkey, life looks set to get worse. The suicide bomber who killed 10 German tourists in (...)

Noam Chomsky  also claimed Recep Tayyip Erdogan was operating double standards on terrorism. Photograph: Daniel Lynch

The left-wing US academic Noam Chomsky has hit back at Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Turkish president accused him of ignorance and sympathising with(...)

A man places a flower for victims who were killed in an explosion at the near by Sultanahmet, home to the Hagia Sophia museum and the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: EPA

Turkish police have confirmed that they have arrested five people in connection with the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 Germans. One of (...)

Members of the Istanbul Medical Chamber place carnations near the blast site at Sultanahmet square in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph:  Yagiz Karahan/Reuters

Turkey’s government is set to face renewed pressure at home on its creaking Syria policy following on Tuesday morning’s suicide bombing in Istanbul wh(...)

Ottoman Empire flag: Legend has itthat Suleiman’s heart was removed and interred in a tomb built where he died – a site Hungarian experts think they have found. Photograph: Getty Images

Suleiman the Magnificent 450 years ago was preparing to lead his mighty Ottoman army from Constantinople to Vienna, in an attempt to finally seize the(...)

Mourners carry the coffin of killed Kurdish militant Osman Karadeniz during his funeral in   Diyarbakir. Tensions continue to run high in the southeast of the country. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s military operation against militants in the Kurdish-populated southeast has entered a third week with government forces still unable to decis(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) shakes hands with a man who was allegedly about to jump off the Bosporus bridge in Istanbul, on December 25th, 2015. Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/AFP

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office says he has talked a man out of jumping off a bridge. Television footage showed Mr Erdogan’s motorcad(...)

Pro-Palestinian activists wave Turkish and Palestinian flags during the welcoming ceremony for cruise liner Mavi Marmara at the Sarayburnu port of Istanbul on December 26th, 2010, seven months after 10 Turkish activists were killed when Israeli naval commandos raided the ship. Photograph: Reuters

Israel and Turkey have reached agreement on normalising diplomatic ties that broke down in 2010 when 10 Turkish activists were killed after Israeli na(...)

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders, who said it would be good for Europe and America if Donald Trump became the next US president. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders has said he hopes Donald Trump will become the next president of the United States – because it would be “g(...)

 Vladimir Putin’s state-of-the-nation address on television in an electronics shop in Moscow. Photograph: Yurk Kochetkov/EPA

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has renewed his criticism of Turkey for shooting down a Russian war plane near the Syrian border last week and warne(...)