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TripAdvisor has named Istanbul the number one city to visit in your lifetime

IRISH FESTIVALS: A festival that forgoes mucky campsites is just one reason we love Marlay Park’s Longitude. The line-up includes The National, Jamie(...)

Dublin Airport: rated number one for passenger service in the 15-25 million passenger category

110 air routes from US to Cuba to be decided The battle for Cuban air routes begins with the announcement that there will be 110 flights a day to the (...)

Qayss Ramli: “Some people told me, ‘When you get to Europe it will feel like heaven.’ It didn’t feel like heaven until my family arrived.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It was a cold November day when Qayss Ramli and his 16-year-old son crammed into the boat with men, women and children desperate to reach the relativ(...)

The bus damaged by a bomb detonated by remote control on a road linking Diyarbakir to the district of Lice . It followed Wednesday’s attack in Ankara, which left 28 dead. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey has claimed Kurds based in Syria were responsible for Wednesday’s car bomb attack on a military convoy in Ankara, as another explosion hit a co(...)

Friday 19th, Light House 3, 9.15pm, 97 min School’s out for summer and five orphaned sisters enjoy an innocent seaside splash-around with their mal(...)

Syrian Turkmens protest at Russian military intervention: their identity is closer to Ottoman Turkey than Syria’s official Arabism. Photograph: Basin Foto Ajansi/Lightrocket/ Getty Images

When Russian warplanes began bombing rebel-controlled villages in northwest Syria late last year reverberations were heard all the way to Ankara. In(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan “We recognise the challenge and complexity of the task ahead.” Photograph: Matt Mackey/PA Wire

Ireland has been selected to co-chair a major United Nations summit of world leaders on refugees and migration later this year. The summit of 193 h(...)

Gwen Taylour and Michael Cotter Gwen, a graphic designer from Westmeath, met Michael, from Killiney, through mutual friends in 2009. On their second (...)

The Turkish Oncupinar crossing gate near Kilis. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Abdo Shakh quietly sips tea in the corner of a house just north of the Oncupinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border. He is one of hundreds of resi(...)

Syrian refugees wait before the Oncupinar crossing gate near the town of Kilis, in south-central Turkey. Photograph: Getty Images

As the sun inches towards the centre of the sky and noon approaches, the sound of the call to prayer ripples through the air. Here, on the Turkish-Syr(...)

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