Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Turkey has asked Washington to hand over its bases in Syria as the Trump administration appeared to reverse plans to withdraw from the country’s north(...)

Hamas leader Sheikh Ismaeil Haneiya flashes the victory sign during his visit near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israeli tanks destroyed a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday after the army said shots were fired at troops on the border.(...)

The body of  eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour is held by her mother.  According to the Palestinian health ministry, the child  died of tear gas inhalation during clashes in East Gaza on Monday. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

International condemnation of the killing by Israeli security forces of 60 Palestinians in Gaza intensified yesterday, though the United States praise(...)

Cengiz Topbasli stands in front of a poster depicting the jailed co-chairs of the pro-Kurdish HDP, Figen Yüksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas. Photograph: Stephen Starr

When Sinan Mehmetoglu graduated from university with a degree in architecture in June, underneath his garb he wore a T-shirt depicting a photo of his (...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to his supporters during a rally after he declared victory in Sunday’s referendum. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan struck a defiant note on Sunday night following a tightly-contested and disputed referendum that is set to gre(...)

Cypriots, from  occupied Northern city of Kyrenia, chant slogans during  demonstration against  UN-sponsored Cyprus peace talks. Photograph:  Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP

The small town of Morphou, just north of the fortified line that divides Cyprus, epitomises in microcosm the island’s challenge. Unless it is returne(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Binali Yildirim:  “America from this point on should really think how they will continue to co-operate with Turkey.” Photograph: Danielle Villasana/Bloomberg

Turkey’s prime minister has said testimony from suspects detained in the aftermath of the attempted coup has pointed to the direct involvement of Feth(...)

 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 (...)

Clothes and weapons belonging to soldiers involved in the coup attempt who  surrendered lie abandoned on the Bosphorus bridge on Saturday in Istanbul. Photograph: Gokhan Tan/Getty Images

It was midnight in the Turkish capital, just 2½ hours into the attempted coup, and the group of nine senior ministers who were gathered in a conferenc(...)

A still image  from video footage  shows a burning trail as a plane comes down after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border. Photograph: EPA

In the blue sky above northern Syria, a dark shape moved. It was a Russian SU-24 attack aircraft. Over the past week, Russian jets based at the Khmeim(...)