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Turkey’s president  Recep Tayyip Erdogan also accuses Stockholm of harbouring exiled members of the Gulen movement, an Islamic sect led by Fethullah Gulem that Ankara blames for a violent coup attempt that rocked Turkey in 2016. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP via Getty Images

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not averse to brinkmanship and strong-arming friends and allies to get his way. Diplomatic blackmail, some call it. The Turkis(...)

Polish president  Andrzej Duda and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy    during a press conference following their talks in Kyiv on Sunday.Photograph;  Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Poland has backed Ukraine’s insistence that it will not surrender territory to Russia to secure a peace deal with the Kremlin, as Moscow’s forces cont(...)

Residents sifting through the debris of their homes following a Russian strike on the small village of Malotaranivka, near Kramatorsk, Ukraine on May 7th. Photograph: Lynsey Addario/The New York Times

Russian troops bombarded a riverside city on Friday in what appeared to herald a major assault to seize the last remaining Ukrainian-held territory in(...)

 US president Joe Biden, Swedish prime minister  Magdalena Andersson, and Finnish president Sauli Niinistö speak to the media in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph:  JIm Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Joe Biden met the leaders of Sweden and Finland on Thursday to advance their applications to join the Nato military alliance, as Turkey (...)

 The USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in 2017. The ship is en route to Stockholm. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Sweden and Finland began the formal process of joining Nato on Wednesday morning when their ambassadors to the alliance submitted signed letters of ap(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: ‘We will not say ‘yes’ to those [COUNTRIES]that apply sanctions to Turkey.’ Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP via Getty

Turkey has said it will not approve Sweden and Finland joining it as Nato members, hours after Stockholm followed Helsinki in a historic security Nord(...)

Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrives for a meeting of Nato foreign ministers  in Berlin, Germany, today. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Foreign ministers from Finland, Sweden and Turkey were to hold talks in Berlin on Saturday to resolve disagreements over Finnish and Swedish plans to (...)

 Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan, left, hugs Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman  during a meeting in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. Photograph:   Handout/SPA/AFP via Getty

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan embraced the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on a visit to Saudi Arabia, signalling the end of a years-l(...)

Residents of Phoenix in Arizona have seen the cost of a typical home rocket by almost $100,000 in just one year

Spare a thought for putative homebuyers in Phoenix, Arizona. The city is home to the fastest-growing house prices in the US, with prices up by almost (...)

Mecca governor Prince Khalid al-Faisal al-Saud (second right) welcoming Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (cenre) at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. Photograph: Murat Cetin Muhurdar/Turkish presidential press service/AFP via Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday in the first high-level visit in years which he hopes will herald a new er(...)

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