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Kurdish security members stand guard near a restaurant where a Turkish consulate employee was killed, in Erbil, Iraq. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters

At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, local (...)

Human rights activist Sebnem Korur Fin  in front of Istanbul’s courthouse after she was acquitted  along with the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and another rights activists on charges of making “terror propaganda” for Kurdish militants. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

An Istanbul court on Wednesday acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as well as two other campaigners for press free(...)

Supporters of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) at an election campain rally  in Batman, south east Turkey, on March 12th. Photograph:  Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

When police came to arrest her as the campaign for Turkey’s local elections got under way, Berivan Kutlu was not surprised: it was the third time the (...)

A military vehicle with the US-backed coalition in Syria drives behind a convoy of trucks carrying civilians from the Isis hold-out of Baghouz, Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

The Islamic State terror group looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the US-backed Syri(...)

 Some EU countries have said they are preparing to take back former jihadists captured in Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Donald Trump has told the EU it must take back its 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria by US-backed forces and put them on trial. The US pres(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US president Donald Trump. Turkey’s presidential spokesman said on Monday  that Mr Trump should respect Washington’s alliance with Ankara. Photograph:  Adem Altan, Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a US-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening to disrupt an orderly US withdrawal from Syria. Photograph: EPA/STR

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s public snubbing of US national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday is the latest sign of the disarray surrounding President(...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Turkey has asked Washington to hand over its bases in Syria as the Trump administration appeared to reverse plans to withdraw from the country’s north(...)

A flag depicting Abdullah Öcalan, founder of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

Washington’s Kurdish allies face the threat of Turkish invasion and occupation of the border zone they rule in Syria once US troops pull out of that c(...)

US pastor Andrew Brunson arrives at his home in Izmir, Turkey, after being released from  prison into house arrest in July of this year. The move was allowed on the  grounds of ill health, according to  Turkish authorities.   File photograph: Demiroren News Agency/DHA via Reuters

For more than two decades, American pastor Andrew Brunson lived a quiet life in Izmir. Every Sunday, he preached to a Presbyterian congregation of abo(...)

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