Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  is greeted by Croatian prime minister Tihomir Oreskovic outside the government building in Zagreb, on Wednesday: Mr Erdogan is known for his readiness to take legal action over perceived slurs. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

A Turkish court sentenced two journalists to two years in jail for blasphemy on Thursday, their newspaper said, after they reprinted a controversial c(...)

Turkish lawmakers push each other on the assembly floor in Ankara, Turkey. Photograph: AP Photo

Brawls between lawmakers from Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have delayed efforts to pass legislation on a migration deal wit(...)

Turkey’s president and former prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s appeals court has overturned coup plot convictions imposed in 2013 on a retired military chief and scores of senior figures in a case that w(...)

A broadcast of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s annual televised call-in question-and-answer show is watched by journalists in Moscow on Thursday.  Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin has dismissed reports that billions of dollars in Panama offshore accounts might be linked to him as a US-backed “pro(...)

A demonstrator waves a flag of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) during a gathering to celebrate the spring festival of Newroz in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, earlier in March.  File photograph: Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Turkish security forces have killed 5,359 Kurdish militants since the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) abandoned a two-year ceasefire in July, the state-(...)

Turkish daily Cumhuriyet’s editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Ankara editor Erdem Gul (right) arrive at the Istanbul court. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

A Turkish court took the trial of two prominent journalists charged with espionage behind closed doors yesterday and accepted President Tayyip Erdogan(...)

A street memorial to victims of Tuesday’s Zaventem airport bombings is seen in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Belgium’s interior and justice ministers offered to resign on Thursday over the failure to track an Islamic State militant expelled twice by Turkey as(...)

Kurdish women fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and women wearing traditional dress  celebrating the spring festival of Newroz  in the Kurdish city of Qamishli, Syria. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Turkey’s Kurds yesterday marked the annual spring festival of Newroz with a call for the resumption of peace talks between the government and Kurdish (...)

 The funeral of one  of the victims   killed in  an  explosion   in Ankara on Sunday that left 37 dead: the attack near the justice and interior ministries was the second such strike at the administrative heart of the Turkish capital in under a month. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq yesterday, a day after 37 people were killed in a car bombing in Ankara that security(...)

 Emergency workers are seen at the explosion site  in Ankara, Turkey on Sunday. Photograph: Elif Sogut/Getty Images

A car bomb tore through a crowded transport hub in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and wounding at least 75 more, (...)