Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu. “The Barbaros ship will continue to do its seismic studies . .  nobody should try to create a crisis.” Photograph: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg

Cyprus’s president Nikos Anastasiades is to raise Turkey’s incursion into the island’s maritime exclusion zone at today’s European Council summit in B(...)

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(...)

Riot policemen prepare to fire teargas at protesters in  Taksim Square yesterday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Central Istanbul remained tense ahead of an expected meeting today between Turkey’s prime minister Tayyip Erdogan and protest leaders after riot polic(...)

A protestor  in Taksim Square yesterday. Photograph:  Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

The EU’s enlargement commissioner has slated the harsh crackdown on Turkish protesters over the past week, telling an Istanbul audience that included (...)

Kosovo's prime minister Hashim Thaci  talks to the media after a meeting with Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Brussels  today. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Serbia and Kosovo reached a preliminary accord to normalise ties after years of conflict and tension, paving the way for reconciliation and tal(...)