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Everybody in Istanbul seemed to be quoting Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s famous remark about democracy being a train you get off once you reach your destination. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Opposite Istanbul, in the Sea of Marmara, there is an archipelago of small islands which is one of the most picturesque places in Turkey. In the 19th (...)

Armenians gather around a mountain chasm believed to be a mass burial site during an centenary  ceremony at  Dudan, near Diyarbakir, Armenia,   on April 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland will not recognise the massacre of Armenians 100 years ago as genocide. A statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) acknowledged (...)