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The-newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar talks to his supporters, Sunday, October 18th, 2020. Photograph: AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy

The surprise victory by Ersin Tatar, Turkey’s hardline nationalist ally, in the northern Cyprus presidential election could torpedo UN efforts to rest(...)

Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci: Liberal, secular Turkish Cypriots resent Ankara’s interference in their affairs. Photograph: Birol Bebek

The fate of UN-brokered negotiations to reunite divided Cyprus could be decided when Turkish Cypriots return to the polls to elect a new president on (...)

A view of deserted buildings of the tourist area of Varosha, in the fenced off area of Famagusta, in the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP via Getty

The government of Cyprus has strongly condemned the Turkish-Cypriot decision to reopen the public beach of the abandoned Greek-Cypriot resort and resi(...)

Firefighters battle a blaze in the city of Barda in Azerbaijan on Monday after shelling by Armenian forces. Photograph: Aziz Karimov/EPA

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas on the ninth day of the deadliest fighting in the South Caucasus regio(...)

Ganja, Azerbaijan, after a recent shelling. The city lies in the west of Azerbaijan to the north of Nagorno-Karabakh, close to crucial oil and gas pipelines that run from the capital Baku to Turkey. Photograph: Azerbaijan Defence Ministry/EPA

Heavy fighting over the disputed Caucasus mountain region of Nagorno-Karabakh intensified over the weekend as ethnic Armenian forces bombarded Azerbai(...)

Damaged apartments in the Nagorno-Karabakh region’s main city of Stepanakert on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Nagorno-Karabakh said on Saturday that 51 more servicemen had been killed in the war with Azerbaijan, a sharp rise in the death toll resulting from a (...)

 Azeri soldiers fire from a mortar at the contact line of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Azerbaijan’s defense ministry via AP

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated sharply on Monday in and around the mountain territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and at least 29 peop(...)

Volunteers of Armenian Revolutionary Federation gather to leave for the Nagorny-Karabah region, where martial law has been declared. Photograph: EPA

Sixteen people have been killed and more than 100 wounded after fighting erupted anew between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces on Sunday, according to (...)

Pedestrians wear face masks in Ankara, the Turkish capital, which is home to 5.5 million people. Photograph:  Adem Altan/AFP via Getty Images

The mayors of Turkey’s two biggest cities have accused the central government of covering up the true scale of a coronavirus resurgence in the country(...)

The French helicopter carrier Tonnerre is to remain in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty Images

Tensions between Nato allies France and Turkey have sharply intensified after Paris deployed military vessels to the eastern Mediterranean in support (...)

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