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The latest fall in the lira was precipitated by US president Donald Trump’s announcement on Friday that he was doubling US import tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium, raising the pressure on Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photographs:  Adem Altan, Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The warning signs have been there for more than a year, but in the past week Turkey has been hit by a financial crisis that, coupled with a tense stan(...)

Syrians gather at a site of car bomb in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian military has deployed along the borders of al-Qaeda-dominated Idlib province and has begun shelling insurgents’ positions, prompting fears (...)

Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s treasury and finance minster, promised to “transform” the country’s economy and to “rein in inflation”, but lacked specific details. Photographer: Stringer/Bloomberg

A spat with the United States and a deepening economic crisis plunged Turkey’s lira to an all-time low against the dollar on Friday, despite its finan(...)

Ryanair faces strikes in five countries today after the airline’s last-minute court bid to halt a walkout by Dutch pilots failed

Ryanair faces strikes in five countries today after the airline’s last-minute court bid to halt a walkout by Dutch pilots failed. The Dutch pilots wil(...)

The Turkish lira fell to an all-time low of 5.4941 against the US dollar on Thursday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

The Turkish lira dropped to a new low against the dollar, losing 4 per cent on Thursday despite government promises of a new economic plan, as pressur(...)

Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision for Austria in 2014. Photograph: Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

Turkey’s boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest for including gay and transgender performers such as bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst was cr(...)

A Turkish national flag hangs above retail kiosks on a street in Ankara. The yield on the country’s benchmark bond briefly touched a historic high of more than 20 per cent on Tuesday.

Turkey’s bonds and currency came under intense pressure on Tuesday as investors fretted about a breakdown in relations with the United States and poli(...)

Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci: “Afrika” paper’s prosecution  demonstrates Ankara is determined to export to northern Cyprus its mainland crackdown on dissent. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/AP

The European Commission and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe have called for respect for freedom of expression in northern Cyp(...)

Flag-draped transfer cases with the remains of American soldiers repatriated from North Korea at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photograph: Ronen Zilberman/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his “kind action” in returning the remains of American soldiers killed in the Ko(...)

A tank crashes into a car as people take to streets in Ankara, Turkey during a protest against an attempted military coup on July 16th, 2016. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s two-year state of emergency came to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists continue human rights campai(...)

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