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The kingdom’s claim that Jamal  Khashoggi (pictured) died in a “fistfight” was met with international scepticism and allegations of a cover-up to absolve the 33-year-old crown prince of direct responsibility. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears primed to assemble two weeks of leaks, insinuation and police evidence in an explosive speech in the Turkish parliament o(...)

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi had a complicated relationship with Saudi authorities. Photograph: Reuters

Turkey believes a missing Saudi journalist was murdered at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, according to two people familiar with the investigatio(...)

European commissioner for enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn: Turkey’s EU candidacy is hanging in the balance. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

The European Union voiced grave concern about Turkey’s crackdown on opponents since a failed July coup in a highly critical report on Wednesday that m(...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan:  has vowed to devote equal energy to combating Islamic State jihadists and Syrian Kurdish fighters. Photograph: Syasin Bulbul/AFP/Getty

Turkish-backed forces pushed deeper into northern Syria on Monday and drew a rebuke from Nato ally the United States, which said it was concerned the (...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Jean-Claude Juncker: it would not be wise to tell Turkey talks are over. Photograph: Reuters

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned it would be a “serious political failure” to raise doubts now about future EU relations (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: It would be counterproductive to freeze accession talks with Turkey. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said in remarks published yesterday that it would be counterproductive to freeze accession talks wit(...)

Seculer supporters of the main opposition Republic Public Party (CHP) rally at Taksim Square, in Istanbul, on Sunday.  Photograph: EPA

The purge of suspected supporters of a failed military coup has escalated in Turkey as rights groups claim detainees are being subjected to torture, b(...)

Soldiers involved in the coup attempt surrender on Bosphorus bridge. Photograph: Gokhan Tan/Getty Images

Below is a timeline of breaking events in Turkey. Friday evening - Access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube is restricted in Turkey, shortly after n(...)

Hansjoerg Haber: his resignation is a further sign of strained ties between Turkey and the EU as Brussels tries to keep on track a deal credited with curbing the flow of migrants to Europe. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union’s top envoy to Turkey has resigned, EU officials said yesterday, after displaying what a Turkish minister said was disrespect for n(...)