A flower-laying ceremony in the Armenian capital Yerevan to mark the centenary of the mass killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. Photograph: Vahram Baghdasaryan/EPA

Armenia has marked the centenary of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders, as (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Prince Charles at a remembrance concert in the Istanbul Congress Centre. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

On a stone memorial at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, where world leaders will gather today to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest campaigns (...)

Members of the European Parliament observe a minute of silence as they commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, at the EU Parliament in Brussels April 15th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The European Parliament backed a motion yesterday calling the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians a genocide, days after Pope Franci(...)

Soldiers and Houthi fighters inspect the damage caused by air strikes on the airport of Yemen’s northwestern city of Saada, a Houthi stronghold near the Saudi border, on Monday. Fighter jets attacked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, residents said. Photograph: Reuters

Iran-allied Houthi militiamen pushed into the northeastern suburbs of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday amid heavy clashes with loyalists of pre(...)

Falling supply in hazelnuts following a severe frost 12 months ago has driven up the cost of hazelnut-based products in markets around the world.

The peaceful scene at the last harvest at ground zero of international hazelnut production – northeastern Turkey – belied a growing industry concern. (...)

 Kurdish flags on display  during a gathering celebrating Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 21st, 2015. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan said on Saturday his militant group’s three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state had become “unsust(...)

The case may increase concern among other western partners about whether intolerance to criticism under president Tayyip Erdogan (above) is mounting. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg.

A Turkish court will try a Dutch journalist on charges she disseminated “terrorist propaganda”, a move that is likely to deepen western fears over (...)

European Council president Donald Tusk (left) welcomes Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu ahead of a meeting in Brussels on January 15th.  Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Turkey’s prime minister compared his Israeli counterpart Binyamin Netanyahu to the terrorists who killed 17 people in Paris last week, as the Europea(...)

Supporters of the Hizmet movement of US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen shout slogans and hold copies of the Zaman newspaper as they take part in a demonstration a day after Turkish police began an operation targeting the media close to the Hizmet movement, in Istanbul. Photograph: Sedat Suna

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended weekend raids on media outlets close to a US-based Muslim cleric as a necessary response to “dirty(...)

Workers of Zaman nespapers and supporters of Fethullah Gulen Movement argue with police officers inside of Zaman newspaper  in Istanbul, Turkey Photograph: Selahattin Sevi/EPA

Turkish police raided media outlets close to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen on Sunday and detained 23 people nationwide in operations against (...)