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Monastiraki district of Athens: Cafes and restaurants have reopened  for sit-down service for the first time in nearly six months. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris

The death of Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, and a member of the Greek royal family, was marked publicly here in Corfu, where he (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen’s words about her treatment in Ankara will have resonated with millions of women and men. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/ AFP via Getty Images

If, for some, the so-called Sofagate incident seemed just too crass, too childish, to be pre-meditated, Ursula von der Leyen thought otherwise. “Would(...)

 UN secretary general António Guterres at the Cyprus talks in Geneva: He said the UN could try again in “two or three months”.  Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

UN-brokered talks have failed to produce agreement on resuming negotiations for the reunification of divided Cyprus. Three days of informal discussi(...)

Turkish-Cypriot demonstrators   rally in the capital Nicosia calling for a federal solution to the Mediterranean island’s problems. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP/Getty

Three days of informal talks open on Tuesday in Geneva to sound out Greek and Turkish Cypriots on fresh negotiations to end the decades-old division o(...)

The waving of  Armenian and US flags in front of the US embassy in Yerevan, Armenia,  on Saturday after  President Biden recognised the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide. Photograph:  Karen Minasyan/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey has rejected Joe Biden’s recognition of the first World War-era massacres of Armenians as genocide, warning him the statement has “opened a wou(...)

Armenia marks the 106th anniversary of the 1915 massacres in the capital Yerevan  on Saturday. Photograph: Narek Aleksanyan/EPA

US president Joe Biden said on Saturday that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, a historic declaration that i(...)

 US president Joe Biden: A  declaration would not carry any tangible penalties beyond humiliating Turkey and tainting its history with an inevitable comparison to the Holocaust. Photograph: Doug Mills/EPA

Joe Biden is expected to recognise the Armenian genocide, becoming the first US president to formally designate as such the killings that occurred mor(...)

A video frame grab taken from footage released by the Turkish presidency shows Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan receiving European Council president Charles Michel and president of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the presidential complex in Ankara. The Commission hit out at a diplomatic snub that left von der Leyen without a chair as male counterparts sat down at the meeting. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Was it a deliberate snub or a simple – if spectacular – failure of protocol? Either way, reactions to the awkward scene at the presidential palace in (...)

Only one of two visiting European Union chiefs were given a chair at the meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Turkey’s foreign minister responded on Thursday to a diplomatic mishap in which only one of two visiting European Union chiefs were given a chair at a(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Turkish president press office/Handout/EPA

“Turkey has always done things its own way: building bridges one moment, bridgeheads the next,” a recent International Crisis Group paper observed. An(...)

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