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Displaced people from a village in southern Idlib head on the Damascus-Aleppo motorway towards the northern part of the rebel-held province on January 5th. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey called on Russia and Iran on Wednesday to pressure Syrian authorities to halt a military offensive in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, which(...)

A Turkish Cypriot man casts his ballot for the parliamentary election at a polling station in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which is only recognised by Turkey. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP/Getty

Turkish Cypriots have voted narrowly for the status quo in a snap parliamentary election by giving the ruling National Union Party 21 seats of 50 in t(...)

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(...)

Pro-EU demonstrators hold   flags outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, England. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

An EU agreement with the UK on relations after Brexit could serve as a model for ties with other countries that want to be as close as possible to the(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. They  appear to have made progress on the sale of an advanced Russian S-400 air missile defence system to Turkey. Photograph: Getty Images

When Donald Trump took office in January, a popular question was who among world leaders would fill the vacuum created by Washington’s inward turn. Wh(...)

Vladimir Putin’s one-day tour of the Middle East on Monday may not in itself have altered the regional dynamic, but it underlined two important and re(...)

 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(...)

An Iraqi woman, carrying an infant, walks by the destroyed al-Nuri Mosque as she flees from the Old City of Mosul on July 5, 2017. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty

The defeat of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq has led to the smuggling of fighters into neighbouring countries from wh(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin and Syrian president Bashar al-Assad hug at a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia on Monday. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

A surprise meeting on Monday between Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad demonstrated both that Assad remains (...)

 A LGBT flag is displayed in front of German Embassy after a German festival was banned by Turkish officials on Wednesday. Photograph: Tumay Berkin/EPA

The Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, th(...)

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