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The US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Politicians in Washington will try to resolve deep-seated divisions on immigration in the coming days in order to avert a partial government shutdown (...)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he leaves his residence in Istanbul, Turkey June 24th, 2018. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in Turkey’s presidential election, but the opposition called the announcement premature, as not all ballots h(...)

Russian S-400 Triumph rocket systems: purchase puts Turkey in direct confrontation with its fellow Nato members and the West. Photograph:  Alexey Sazonov/AFP/Getty

On a visit to the ruined, ancient city of Ani last month, my tour guide offers an alternative perspective on the murder of hundreds of thousands of Ar(...)

Mevlut Altintas: The one-time “introverted and silent” boy is pictured just after murdering the Russian ambassador to Turkey  in Ankara on December 19th.  Photograph: AP/Burhan Ozbilici

Those in the small Turkish town of Soke who knew Mevlut Altintas, the smartly dressed young man who shot dead Russia’s ambassador last week, recall a (...)

Turkish soldiers carry the coffin of  Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov during a ceremony at Esenboga airport. Photograph: Tumay Berkin/EPA/

Police investigating the murder of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey on Monday have detained six people, including three members of the perpetrator’s fami(...)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: A controversial proposal to amend the constitution could allow him to stay in office until 2029. Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Reuters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been given a major boost in his quest to transform Turkey into into a president-led republic, after nationalists in parliamen(...)

People walk in front of a billboard posted in Taksim square after the failed coup attempt displaying the words Hakimiyet Milletindir (Sovereignty belongs to the people/nation)  in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images.

Turkey has formally arrested 32,000 people in its investigation of a religious movement the government blames for staging a military coup attempt on J(...)

Refugees  at a camp on the island of Chios, Greece, this month. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

When is a coup not a coup? When it’s a cock-up. Or should that be a conspiracy? As every schoolboy knows, the first step is to isolate the president, (...)

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(...)

 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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