Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  shakes hands with Belgian PM Charles Michel during a meeting at the Chateau of Val-Duchesse in Brussels on Tuesday. Turkey’s leader began his  European tour in Strasbourg last Sunday. Photograph: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Belga

The picturesque Alsatian town of Strasbourg is used to finding itself at the centre of political activity when thousands of MEPs and Eurocrats descend(...)

Turkey's Republican People’s Party deputies argue with ruling AK Party lawmakers on deploying troops in the face of threats from within Syria and Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

Tucked away down the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the shrill of men calling out numbers and figures rings loud. Each one has at least one p(...)

Jake Hanrahan, Mohammed Ismael Rasool   and Philip Pendlebury have reportedly been moved to a high-security prison.

Three Vice News journalists accused in Turkey of terrorism have been moved to a high-security prison, the online news agency has reported. The men, wh(...)

Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said those kidnapped included 14 workers, three engineers and one accountant. Photograph: Ahmed Saad/Reuters

Masked men in military uniforms have kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad, bundling them into several SUV(...)

The Kurds are paying a heavy price for their electoral impudence. In Turkey’s June election the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) passed the 10 (...)

Members of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party hold a banner with pictures of Suruc bomb victims. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, but its close proximity and lengthy border with Syria means a home-grown jihadist undercurrent (...)

Members of the police special forces patrol outside a police station   after a car bomb in Istanbul claimed the lives of  three police officers and injured seven. Photograph: Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters

At least eight people, including five police officers and a soldier, were killed on Monday in a series of attacks in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city(...)

A US Air Force transport plane on the runway at Incirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey on Tuesday. Turkish warplanes started striking militant targets in Syria last week and also allowed the US to launch strikes from Incirlik Air Base. Photograph: AP

Few were surprised when Turkish fighter jets launched airstrikes on Islamic State positions in northern Syria last week . However, the simultaneous ta(...)

Protesters clashed with Turkish riot police in Istanbul after the death of an activist during raids against militants by government forces. Attacks on police officers, soldiers and installations have also occurred in the country’s predominantly Kurdish southeast. Photograph: EPA

Nato is to hold an emergency meeting at the request of Turkey on Monday as efforts to end the country’s decades-long war with the Kurds appeared to be(...)

An image showing one of the strikes by  Turkish fighter jets on  targets in  Syria on Friday. Photograph: Getty

Turkey said on Saturday that its fighter jets hit militant camps of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq overnight, and Turkish ground (...)

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