Supporters of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan attend a pre-election rally in Sarajevo on Sunday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has brushed off an alleged assassination threat and concerns over Ankara’s growing role in the Balkans, as he a(...)

Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations Ibrahim Khraishi during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council to discuss “the deteriorating human rights situation” in the Palestinian Territories. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Israel says it won’t co-operate with the inquiry called for by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) on Friday into recent violence on the Is(...)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British prime minister Theresa May shake hands during a news conference after their meeting at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday. Photograph:  Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

Theresa May has called for an independent investigation into the killing by Israeli defence forces of dozens of Palestinian protesters on Monday. Sp(...)

The mother of Leila al-Ghandour, an eight-month-old  Palestinian baby  who, according to the Palestinian health ministry, died of tear gas inhalation during clashes in east Gaza holds her at the morgue of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Gaza residents attended the funerals on Tuesday of those shot dead by Israeli security forces on Monday in the worst day of violence in t(...)

 Bosnian president Bakir Izetbegovic delivers a press statement in Berlin on a visit including meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Muslim leader Bakir Izetbegovic has strongly defended Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plan to hold an election rally in Sarajevo this(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  and Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic attend the Victory Day reception at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph:  Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images

Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic has sought Moscow’s continued support over Kosovo and restated his opposition to Nato membership, as he became the(...)

Cumhuriyet chairman Akin Atalay  and his wife Adalet Atalay speak to journalists after being released from Silivri prison outside of Istanbul on Thursday. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

A Turkish court has convicted journalists and other senior staff members from an opposition newspaper on terror charges, in a case that has exacerbate(...)

In calling a snap election for June 24th, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan can claim credit for an economic boom while neutralising political opponents and taking a final step towards his long-cherished executive presidency. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

In calling a snap election for June 24th, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has seized the moment to tighten his authoritarian grip on a divided (...)

Kurdish people living in Greece  protesting at    EU offices in Athens on April 11th,  They were calling for international intervention for Kurds in the Syrian city of Afrin.  Photograph: Getty Images

Turkey has castigated the Arab League for demanding the withdrawal of the Turkish army and allied Syrian militias from the Kurdish Afrin district in S(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Wednesday, as he announced snap elections. Photograph: EPA/Turkish presidental press office

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called snap elections, bringing Turkey’s parliamentary and presidential polls forward by more than a year as concerns grow ab(...)

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