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St Gabriel’s in Mardin province in south-east Turkey is the worlds oldest Assyrian monastery. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Outside St Gabriel’s Monastery, a fortress-like complex in rural southeast Turkey, monks and nuns scurry between prayer and farm work. Barley, olive t(...)

Mahmood al-Haliqi: “We have two choices: either our homeland is made a protected area or we emigrate.” Photograph: Stephen Starr

Kochar Ismail Khalaf will never forget the day she heard the gunfire that told her Islamic State militants had arrived at the gates of her town in nor(...)

The lobby of a hotel  in the Vezneciler district of Istanbul which was damaged in a bomb attack on a bus transporting anti-riot police on Tuesday. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

A Kurdish rebel suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a police headquarters near Turkey’s border with Syria, killing at least t(...)