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Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (C) attends a meeting in Damascus on August 9th. Photograph: Syrian Arab News Agency/EPA

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet on Monday to try to secure a lasting truce in northwest Syria following attacks there by the govern(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: He was told to send a text message to his son saying he was in Istanbul: “Don’t worry if you cannot reach me.” Photograph: Hasan Jamali/AP

Texts of audio recordings of the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his country’s Istanbul consultate have been published for the(...)

Damaged buildings in the Khan Sheikhoun city area of Idlib’s southern countryside. Photograph: Syrian Arab News Agency

All is quiet on the northwestern front. The Syrian army has rolled back jihadis from the edge of Hama, the country’s fourth largest city, and taken te(...)

Civilians flee the conflict zone in Syria’s rebel-held northwestern region of Idlib on Thursday. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian government forces opened a corridor on Thursday for people who want to leave insurgent territory in northwest Syria, where an army offensive ha(...)

Two Syrian girls lie in a makeshift clinic after they were wounded during bombardments in the area of Tallmannis in Syria’s northern Idlib province on Tuesday. Photograph:  Zein al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images

Ten of thousands of people have fled to Syria’s border with Turkey in the last few days as a Syrian army advance pushed further into the opposition’s (...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkish bar associations are for the first time boycotting a supreme court ceremony at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s palace, saying it undermines t(...)

Deputy special adviser to the UN secretary general on Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and  Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades. Photograph: Cypriot Press Office

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed on Friday to intensify efforts to reunify the divided island and to finalise steps that would secure a settle(...)

 Kurdish YPG militiamen taking part in a military parade in Qamishli, Syria, on March 28th. Turkey insists the YPG is a threat as it is an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Syria has criticised a US-Turkish plan to establish a buffer zone to separate Turkish and US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria and castigated Sy(...)

Does it matter if you swear a bit at work? What about the odd crass vulgarity? These questions have been on my mind ever since a friend told me in vi(...)

Ahmet Davutoglu and wife Sare Davutoglu in 2016: said when he decided to raise his voice, no mainstream Turkish station would broadcast him. Photograph: Gokhan Tan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party is wrought with “widespread unhappiness”, his former prime minister has warned as he raised the prospect(...)

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