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Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev speaks on the night of the referendum on changing Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/File Photo/Reuters

The referendum in Macedonia on September 30th was a massive Yes vote for a change of name to “Republic of North Macedonia”, but the low turnout (less (...)

Kurdish people living in Greece  protesting at    EU offices in Athens on April 11th,  They were calling for international intervention for Kurds in the Syrian city of Afrin.  Photograph: Getty Images

Turkey has castigated the Arab League for demanding the withdrawal of the Turkish army and allied Syrian militias from the Kurdish Afrin district in S(...)

Smoke rises on the Syrian side of the border in Hassa, near Hatay, southern Turkey, as Turkish jet fighters hit People’s Protection Units (YPG) positions. Photograph:  Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week a young British woman, Anna Campbell, died while fighting Turkish forces with the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish militia protecting the city of (...)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters carry  a wounded colleague in Afrin, Syria. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Turkey’s six-week old invasion of the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin has put it on a collision course with both Russia and the United States. Ankar(...)

Syria conflict: Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters near the city of Afrin as smoke billows from a reported Kurdish People’s Protection Units location. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty

Turkish warplanes struck pro-government forces in the northwestern Syrian region of Afrin on Saturday, killing at least 36 soldiers, as Turkey’s assau(...)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters  hold  weapons aloft near the city of Afrin, Syria, on Monday. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Syrian forces are poised to enter two contested enclaves, Afrin – where Kurdish militiamen are battling the Turkish army and its Syrian surrogates – a(...)

An injured child receives first aid in hospital after a bombing in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria, on Thursday. Mohammed Badra/EPA

France urged Russia to make Syria’s government ease a dire humanitarian crisis in two rebel-held areas as more air strikes pounded them on Friday, ad(...)

Smoke rises from the Syria’s Afrin region. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, the army said, after Turkey launched artillery and air strikes on a US-ba(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  has rejoined the ruling AKP  after a nearly three-year absence. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his first 100 days last week as head of Turkey’s new regime by reverting to membership in the ruling Justice and (...)

A girl displaced by the fighting near Mosul at a checkpoint in Qayyara on Wednesday. Humanitarian agencies fear a catastrophic outflow of civilians from Mosul if there is heavy bombardment and urban warfare. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Why is Mosul under attack? Mosul is under attack because in June 2014 the city was seized by Islamic State during an offensive which gave the terror (...)

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