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Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate for mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu celebrating in front of supporters at Beylikduzu in the city after his decisive win in Sunday’s election. Photograph: CHP press service/AFP/Getty Images

Delivering a victory speech at his party’s election headquarters on Sunday night, Istanbul’s new opposition mayor declared that his triumph in a (...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras: ‘Our message, now, tomorrow and always, is clear . . . Greece will not allow, accept or tolerate any challenge to its territorial integrity and its sovereign rights.’ File photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Greece will not tolerate any challenges to its territorial integrity, its prime minister said on Thursday, days after Turkish and Greek coastguard ves(...)

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan at a rally for the first anniversary of the failed coup attempt on Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: EPA

Turkey’s president has addressed tens of thousands of people at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the country’s crushed military coup. In t(...)

The scene after an explosion in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Friday that killed nine and wounded more than 100. Photograph: IHA via AP

Turkish authorities arrested the leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party in a terrorism probe on Friday, drawing European and UN c(...)

 A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier relaxes in Bartella, a village  recaptured from Islamic State during the battle to retake Mosul, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages in their advance on (...)

A worker of private Turkish television IMC TV cries after police closed the channel at the station headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Turkish authorities suspended nearly 13,000 police officers, detained dozens of air force officers and shut down a TV station on Tuesday, widening a s(...)

A mother of one of the victims of a suicide bombing at Istanbul’s airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main airport on Tuesday , killing 41 people and woundin(...)

The lobby of a hotel  in the Vezneciler district of Istanbul which was damaged in a bomb attack on a bus transporting anti-riot police on Tuesday. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

A Kurdish rebel suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a police headquarters near Turkey’s border with Syria, killing at least t(...)