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Rescue workers and people search for survivors at a collapsed building after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea in Izmir, Turkey on Friday.  Photograph: Stringer/EPA

At least 19 people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and se(...)

An earthquake and tsunami in Izmit, Turkey, in August 1999 left 17,500 people dead. Istanbul is bolstering its infrastructure in anticipation of a major quake which could come at any time. Photograph: Getty Images

In this metropolis of 15 million inhabitants there’s a terrifying event that few people talk about, but everyone accepts one day, perhaps decades from(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in December: I am saying I am against high interest rates, and I will continue to say it. Inflation cannot fall in a country with high interest rates.” Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Terror attacks, political tumult and fraying relations with the West have seen Turkey’s economy take a beating in recent years. However, with the vis(...)

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: A loss in April’s referendum would hurt him more than any previous election failure or shortcoming. Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Service  via AP)

The diplomatic spat Turkey has fuelled with the Netherlands and Germany has set off a wave of anger in the country, which may drive support to the Ye(...)

Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu (left), and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, meeting in Moscow for talks on Syria, lay flowers by a photograph of Andrei Karlov, Russia’s late ambassador to Turkey. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/AFP/Getty Images

As Russia reeled from the shock of the assassination of Moscow’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, the Kremlin appeared keen to prevent the murder(...)