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 US president Joe Biden: A  declaration would not carry any tangible penalties beyond humiliating Turkey and tainting its history with an inevitable comparison to the Holocaust. Photograph: Doug Mills/EPA

Joe Biden is expected to recognise the Armenian genocide, becoming the first US president to formally designate as such the killings that occurred mor(...)

Only one of two visiting European Union chiefs were given a chair at the meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Turkey’s foreign minister responded on Thursday to a diplomatic mishap in which only one of two visiting European Union chiefs were given a chair at a(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: ‘My sadness and anger does not stem from the disgusting attack on my person but from the fact that the same [publication] is the source of the impertinent attack to my dear Prophet.’ Photograph: Turkish president press office/EPA

Turkish officials have railed against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over a cover page cartoon mocking Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan(...)

The French helicopter carrier Tonnerre is to remain in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty Images

Tensions between Nato allies France and Turkey have sharply intensified after Paris deployed military vessels to the eastern Mediterranean in support (...)

People gather outside  Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to celebrate after a top Turkish court revoked its status as a museum, clearing the way for it to be turned back into a mosque. Photograph:  Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, one of the world’s greatest examples of Byzantine Christian architecture,(...)

Migrants in the Turkey-Greece border buffer zone in Edirne: The EU will not  increase financial aid to Turkey in response to threats.  Photograph: Bulent Kilic

EU governments have refused to increase financial aid to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey under the terms of their €6 billion migration deal, insisting E(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Russian president Vladimir Putin (R) shake hands during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/EPA/Sputnik/Kremlin pool

Russia and Turkey announced a ceasefire in the Syrian province of Idlib on Thursday as part of a deal that solidifies recent gains by the regime of Ba(...)

Migrants run from riot police after being pushed to go back to Moria camp from the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Greek and Turkish riot police deployed on their shared border fired tear gas on Wednesday as hundreds of migrants tried again to cross into Greece, a(...)

Syria’s last opposition-held province has been battered with 200 airstrikes in the past three days. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

Syria’s last opposition-held province has been battered with 200 airstrikes in the past three days in an assault that has pushed 700,000 civilians to(...)

A member of Libya’s central security support force holds a weapon during a security deployment in the Tajura district, east of Tripoli, on Monday. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has formally asked parliament in Ankara for a one-year mandate to send troops to Libya, where the (...)

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