Alpaslan Celik, a deputy commander in a Syrian Turkmen brigade (C), holds handles believed to be parts of a parachute of the downed Russian warplane near the northern Syrian village of Yamadi, near the Turkish-Syrian border. Photograph: Reuters

Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions (...)

 Ahmet Dahmani is escorted by a plain clothes police officer on Friday in Antalya. It is believed Dahmani scouted out the target sites for the attacks  in Paris a week ago. Photograph: Ihlas News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey has arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan origin suspected of involvement in Islamic State’s attacks in Paris that killed 130 people a week ago, a(...)

A supporter of the ruling AK Party holds a scarf with a slogan that reads, “Man of the nation – Ahmet Davutoglu”, in reference to the prime minister, during an election rally in the central Anatolian city of Konya, on Friday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey goes to the polls on Suday for the second time this year following months of fractious political wrangling, deadly bombings and a return to war(...)

Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)  behind a barricade during clashes with Turkish forces. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

The embers of a dormant war have reignited in southeast Turkey with devastating effect just weeks before crucial parliamentary elections. Last Monday,(...)

 Migrants, mostly from Syria, prepare for registration at a facility of the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) on September 1st,  in Deggendorf, Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The war in Syria is in its fifth year and shows no sign of ending. The downstream consequence of this are being seen on the shores of EU, and this wee(...)

Jake Hanrahan, Mohammed Ismael Rasool   and Philip Pendlebury have reportedly been moved to a high-security prison.

Three Vice News journalists accused in Turkey of terrorism have been moved to a high-security prison, the online news agency has reported. The men, wh(...)

 Mourners carry the coffin of Günay Özarslann, who was killed by Turkish police in  Istanbul in an anti-terror operation on July 24th. ‘Günay ...  wasn’t married – she was in love with her revolutionary aspirations,” says her elder sister. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

For Günay Özarslan, July 24th began like any other searing Istanbul summer morning. She had been staying with friends in the city’s Bagcilar district (...)

Members of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party hold a banner with pictures of Suruc bomb victims. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, but its close proximity and lengthy border with Syria means a home-grown jihadist undercurrent (...)

Kurds protest outside the Turkish embassy in Paris. The Turkish military confirmed on Tuesday it had used jets to target Kurdish rebels. Photograph: EPA

Nato has said it stands in “strong solidarity” with Turkey following last week’s suicide bomb in Suruk, after Nato ambassadors met for an emergency me(...)

Protesters clashed with Turkish riot police in Istanbul after the death of an activist during raids against militants by government forces. Attacks on police officers, soldiers and installations have also occurred in the country’s predominantly Kurdish southeast. Photograph: EPA

Nato is to hold an emergency meeting at the request of Turkey on Monday as efforts to end the country’s decades-long war with the Kurds appeared to be(...)