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 (...)

Kurdish refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani in a refugee camp  the Turkish town of Suruc yesterday. Turkey has warned of  a further wave of refugees. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Syrian forces are committing massacres in and around Syria’s second city, Aleppo, Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu claimed yesterday.As US warpl(...)

  Iraqi security forces  drive insurgents out of Jurf al-Sakhar, where at least 27 Shia militiamen died in a suicide bomb attack. Photograph: Reuters

A suicide bomber has killed at least 27 Shia militiamen on the outskirts of the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar after security forces pushed Islamic Stat(...)

Turkish Kurds show the victory sign during the funeral of Kurdish fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State in  Kobani, at a cemetery in the southeastern town of Suruc. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic (...)

Smoke rises after a US-led airstrike in the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish border, yesterday.  Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Thousands of people “will most likely be massacred” if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a UN envoy said yesterday, as militants fought deepe(...)

Newly arrived Syrian Kurdish refugees wait with their belongings after crossing into Turkey from the Syrian border town of Kobani. Photograph: Getty Images

Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as U.S.-led air strikes fail(...)

An injured Kurdish protester is carried after clashes with riot police in Diyarbakir, Turkey, yesterday.  Photograph: Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Islamic State fighters launched a renewed assault on the Syrian city of Kobani last night as at least 21 people were killed in riots in neighbouring T(...)