A pro-government demonstrator holds a scarf reading the name of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a march towards the Asian side of the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

The Turkish government has sought to assure its citizens and foreign allies that it will not embark on a wave of repression after criticism of its res(...)

 Turkish police secure the area in front of Eminonu Mosque in Istanbul on Thursday. The  Turkish parliament has formally approved a three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish president Erdogan. Photograph: EPA

Turkey has said it will suspend the European convention on human rights during a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of last weekend’s coup (...)

 Turkish people stand near a huge flag at Taksim Square , in Istanbul, Turkey, following a recent coup attempt. File photograph: Tolga Bozoglu

Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its fri(...)

The guarantee of mutual assistance if a member is attacked – treaty Article Five – remains the cornerstone of Nato deterence and the key commitment wh(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said Dublin would remain ‘fully at the heart of Europe’ and that the EU had been the ‘foundation stone’ of Ireland’s recent economic recovery. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is confident Berlin understands the sensitivity of Ireland’s unique relationship with Britai(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble: Like a nun swearing off the pope, he said he would no longer confuse his personal pro-European convictions with the sombre reality of today’s post-Brexit EU. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Wolfgang Schäuble, the 73-year-old elder statesman of German and European politics, has demonstrated time and again that when it comes to putting the (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: meetings with Donald Tusk, François Hollande and Matteo Renzi today. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel hosts a mini-summit in Berlin today to sound out post-Brexit EU options in a bid to de-escalate demands for London’s (...)

 Foreign Ministers from EU’s founding six, (from left) Jean Asselborn from Luxemburg, Paolo Gentiloni from Italy, Jean-Marc Ayrault from France, Frank-Walter Steinmeier from Germany, Didier Reynders from Belgium and Bert Koenders from the Netherlands, speak to reporters after a meeting on  Brexit in Berlin on  Saturday. Photograph: AP

Sensing a looming row over the Brexit timeframe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed for calm on Saturday. “It shouldn’t take forever, but I wou(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel giving a statement in Berlin on Friday morning. The Brexit decision presents Dr  Merkel with the greatest headache of her career. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she accepts – “with great regret” – Britain’s decision to leave the EU but insisted the union would recover from thi(...)

Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says a Brexit  would have serious consequences for the integrity of the European Union. Photograph: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images

After months of restraint, Berlin has ramped up its warnings over the consequences for Britain, the EU – and for Northern Ireland – should Britons vot(...)

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