Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year old Aylan Kurdi, leaving a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, on Thursday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters 2:30

The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their b(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu chairing a security meeting in Ankara. Photograph: Hakan Goktepe/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey will take “all necessary measures” to protect public order and national security following attacks by Islamic State and Kurdish militants, the (...)

Women hold a Cyprus flag during a demonstration in favour of a peace settlement on divided Cyprus. It was the first encounter of Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci since Akinci, a leftist moderate, won leadership elections in northern Cyprus on April 26th. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Leaders of ethnically split Cyprus have agreed to restart peace talks on May 15th, a UN envoy has confirmed, offering fresh hope of healing one of Eu(...)

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(...)