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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in December: I am saying I am against high interest rates, and I will continue to say it. Inflation cannot fall in a country with high interest rates.” Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Terror attacks, political tumult and fraying relations with the West have seen Turkey’s economy take a beating in recent years. However, with the vis(...)

The Hagia Sophia. As a museum that attracts millions of tourists, it is worth tens of millions of dollars to local authorities every year. Photograph: Getty Images

As man-made monuments go, the Hagia Sophia is one of the world’s most distinguished. The imposing, 1,480-year-old building in the heart of Istanbul’s (...)

A video capture shows a gunman entering the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve 2016, before killing 39 people and wounding 65. Photograph: EPA

Turkish police have detained 120 people with suspected links to Islamic State in the countdown to New Year’s Eve, state media said on Thursday, as par(...)

Throughout my life, I have revelled in saying yes. I should qualify that straight away by saying that, for the first half of my life, the only offers(...)

Palestinians walk on a poster bearing images of US president Donald Trump and vice-president Mike Pence during a demonstration at the al-Quds Open University in Dura village near the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday. Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Mike Pence’s mission to the Holy Land to defend its shrinking Christian communities has been torpedoed by the refusal of Christian a(...)

An Israeli undercover policeman arrests a Palestinian protester in the West Bank town of Ramallah during a protest against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Photograph: Shadi Hatem

President Mahmoud Abbas has taken the step Palestinians have advocated since their state failed to emerge in 2000 by accusing Washington of “bias in f(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas being greeted by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul on Wednesday. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/EPA

Leaders and officials of Muslim nations declared East Jerusalem the Palestinian capital on Wednesday at a summit meeting in Istanbul, producing the st(...)

Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan and his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos trade barbs after their meeting in Athens on Thursday. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/AFP/Getty Images

Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan that quickly (...)

Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus watch as  Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas gives his reaction, in a televised speech, to  Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s  capital. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

A cacophony of angry and despairing voices across the Middle East and the world has warned that Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital(...)

 Reza Zarrab: During testimony he repeatedly tied the Turkish politicians and bankers he once courted to the alleged conspiracy. Photograph: AFP/ Ozan Koseozan Kose/Getty Images

Until he took a trip to Disney World last year, Reza Zarrab enjoyed the life of a millionaire playboy. He lived in an Istanbul villa overlooking the B(...)

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