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Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  greets supporters during an AK Party  local election campaign rally in Izmir. Photograph: Turkish Presidential Press Service/AFP/Getty Images

The New Zealand government has criticised Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after he repeatedly showed video footage of the Christchurch mosqu(...)

Syrian refugees on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul: more than 3.7 million Syrians are registered in Turkey.  Photograph: Bulent kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey is home to more displaced Syrians than any other country, but growing intercommunal violence between refugees and their hosts is straining rela(...)

Esra Özakça poses with pictures of her husband, Semih, a primary school teacher, and university lecturer Nuriye Gülmen, who are both in prison and on hunger strike in Turkey. They were arrested after a prolonged protest over their dismissals in the crackdown that followed last July’s attempted  coup. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Esra Özakça’s husband Semih passed his 100th day on hunger strike this week. Sick with worry, and angry, on May 21st she joined him. Every day she cal(...)

Syrian ex-activist Razan Alakraa with her husband, Ahmad Alhameed, in Portsmouth, England. Alakraa  has stopped documenting crimes for the sake of her mental health.

Six years ago this month, many in Syria felt their country was on the precipice of monumental change. Authoritarian regimes across North Africa were c(...)

A member of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) patrols in the border town of Jarablus, Syria on  August 31st. Photgraph:  Umit Bektas/Reuters

At least five people were killed and 12 wounded in an Islamic State attack in the Syrian border town of Jarablus, Turkish security and hospital source(...)

Turkish troops   on the road near the Syrian village of Tuwairan, about 2km from the border with Turkey, on Monday. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s cross-border incursions into Syria have achieved Ankara’s primary objective of preventing Syrian Kurds from uniting the eastern end of their (...)

Turkish army tanks and armoured personnel carriers moving toward the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey. Photograph:  Halit Onur Sandal/AP Photo

Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria yesterday and demanded that Kurdish militia fighters retreat within a week as it seeks to secure the border(...)

Turkish tanks in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border: the  Jarablus operation succeeded in destroying Islamic State’s last major gateway into the country. Photograph: Reuters

Syrian rebels backed by Turkish military forces reached the centre of a major border town held by Islamic State for three years in an unprecedented op(...)

A man cries as he carries a coffin at a funeral for victims of Saturday’s attack on a Kurdish wedding party that left more than 50 dead in Gaziantep, Turkey. Photograph:  Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty

A suicide bombing that killed at least 51 people at a wedding party in the southern city of Gaziantep was carried out by an Islamic State affiliate ag(...)

 Municipal workers clean the attack site in a street in Gaziantep, in the southeast of Turkey on Sunday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

At least 50 people were killed when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the (...)

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