Smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as Turkish Kurds watch near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province yesterday. Photograph:  Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said yesterday, as US-led air strikes faile(...)

Supporters of Turkey’s prime minister and presidential candidate Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul yesterday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

In Istanbul’s Kadikoy district, students openly drink beer on street corners where monuments to the founder of the modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal(...)

A rebel fighter from the Islamic Front in a church in the Armenian Christian town of Kessab. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

Direct Turkish military involvement in the invasion by fundamentalist insurgents of the Armenian village of Kessab in the far north of Syria ha(...)

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan:  “We have suffered greatly from military coups . . . We don’t want our Egyptian brothers to suffer as well.” Photograph: Reuters/Osman Orsal

Protests calling for the reinstatement of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi continue across Egypt. But Egypt is not the only country with visibl(...)