Khadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase passing through security at Gatwick Airport before flying to Turkey. Photograph: Metropolitan Police via The New York Times 0:36

The night before Khadiza Sultana left for Syria the teenager was dancing in her bedroom. It was a Monday during the February school vacation. Her n(...)

Left-wing rotesters with their face hidden, wait in front of a barricade during clashes with Turkish riot police in Istanbul’s Gazi district. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images 1:08

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria accused the Turkish army of shelling their positions on Monday, highlighting the precarious path Ankara is treading(...)

A masked protester runs away from a water cannon’s jet during clashes with police in Okmeydani neighbourhood in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul went into a security lockdown on Friday as thousands of police manned barricades and closed streets to stop May Day rallies at Taksim Square, a symbolic point for protests. Photograph: Kemal Aslan/Reuters

Turkish police locked down large areas of downtown Istanbul and authorities shut public transport to prevent demonstrations on the International Worke(...)

Fenerbahce officials wait in the damaged team bus which was shot at while it was being driven through to Trabzon Airport. Photo: Reuters

Turkish police have detained two people suspected of involvement in an attack on Fenerbahce’s team bus, a governor told reporters on Tuesday.The bus d(...)

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 (...)

Friends and relatives of the miners who died in an explosion at the Soma mine in Turkey take part in a burial  of the last body to be recovered from the mine. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

Turkish police detained 24 people today, including mining company executives and personnel, as an investigation into last week’s mine disaster got und(...)

Riot police during a protest in Istanbul. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Hundreds of Turkish police officers were dismissed from their posts overnight and some moved to traffic duties, local media said, further underminin(...)

A Syrian Alawite refugee woman sits with her children in a tent at the courtyard of Pirsultan Abdal Cemevi in Istanbul on October 11th last. Turkey has registered more than 600,000 Syrian refugees. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Syrian refugees detained by Greek police last month say they were beaten and denied food and water during a 12-hour detention period. “Mohammad”, a m(...)

Riot policemen prepare to fire teargas at protesters in  Taksim Square yesterday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Central Istanbul remained tense ahead of an expected meeting today between Turkey’s prime minister Tayyip Erdogan and protest leaders after riot polic(...)

Protests have also taken place in Ankara. Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party yesterday ruled out early elections as tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators defied his call for an immediate end to protests. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters
Turkish protests continue

Turkish police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse thousands of demonstrators as the country’s biggest wave of anti-government protests (...)