Sener Levent, editor of Turkish-language daily newspaper Afrika, with his reporter Ali Osman Tabak, with supporters outside a north Nicosia court, after being acquitted for charges of insulting and defaming Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP/Getty Images

Two Turkish-Cypriot journalists, one of them a candidate for the European Parliament, have been cleared by a north Nicosia court of insulting Turkey’s(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: ‘The legitimate rights of Turkey and the Northern Cypriot Turks over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean are not open to argument. Our country is determined to defend its rights and those of Cypriot Turks.’ Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout/Reuters

The publication by the Institute of International and European Affairs of a new analysis of Irish neutrality by Prof Patrick Keatinge is timely. It co(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who spoke of ‘increasing attempts to violate our rights in the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean’, suggesting a wish to assert Turkish rights in Greece as well as in Cyprus

Turkey has given additional military support to its vessel drilling for gas and oil off the shores of Cyprus – a move deemed illegal by the EU and US (...)

Turkish opposition candidate for Istanbul’s re-run mayoral election Ekrem Imamoglu: “My only aim now is to run Istanbul.” Photograph Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Ekrem Imamoglu spent just 17 days as the mayor of Istanbul before the election council of Turkey annulled the vote and forced him from office. But the(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a  meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Turkish Presidential Press Service/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised a decision to repeat Istanbul’s mayoral election, which his party narrowly lost, saying a rerun would (...)

Members of rebel commander Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army head out of Benghazi to reinforce troops advancing towards Tripoli, on April 7th. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

The UN envoy for Libya has made his strongest attack yet on the military strongman Khalifa Haftar as his forces intensify their assault on the capital(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three(...)

In Istanbul, billboards display huge photos of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who, as the domestic economy has unravelled, has blamed external cultural and political forces. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Three women wave sticks with miniatures of their national flag. The crescent moon on its red backdrop flutters. Behind them, a line leads to a discolo(...)

Ekrem Imamoglu: Both sides agree preliminary results give him a lead of 25,000 votes. But Erdogan’s Justice and Development party has complained of irregularities. Photograph: Murad Sezer

On the campaign trail he became known for his mild-mannered demeanour. But as a bitter dispute rages over political control of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamogl(...)

 People pass in front of a banner with pictures of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Binali Yildirim, AKP’s local candidate, in Istanbul on Tuesday. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Official results in local elections that appear to have delivered a blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s dominance over Turkey have been pushed ba(...)

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