Iran’s  Hassan Rouhani,  Russia’s Vladimir Putin  and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan  at a trilateral meeting about Syria in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on February 14th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov

Russia, Iran and Turkey have welcomed the US’s decision to withdraw its troops from northern Syria, but have failed to agree on a plan to deal with th(...)

US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen: Former Erdogan ally denied involvement in the July 2016 coup attempt. Photograph: Charles Mostoller/Reuters

Turkey has issued arrest warrants for a further 1,112 people with suspected connections to the outlawed Gulenist movement, as the impact of the 2016 f(...)

A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

More than four months after the brutal killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, we are no closer to seeing his ki(...)

A  statue of Alexander the Great in Skopje, Macedonia: has 28 years of prevarication and chicanery come to an end?  Photograph Akos Stiller/The New York Times

The “Prespes agreement”, which brings into existence the newly named state of the “Republic of North Macedonia”, has been ratified by both the Skopje (...)

Hundreds of houses in the Burj al Babas project, close to the town centre of Mudurnu in the Bolu northwestern region of Turkey, in December 2018. The project’s developers,  Sarot Property Group, went bankrupt. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone footage of an eerie abandoned urban development of mini castles in Turkey has shone a light on the troubles facing the country’s economy. Burj (...)

Riot police clash with opposition demonstrators during a protest against the government of President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures in the Venezuelan military came out in support of President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday, a day after the US said it no longer recognised(...)

“Het Financieele Dagblad” journalist  Ans Boersma: “I’ve been declared an ‘undesirable person’ in Turkey.”  Photograph: Twitter

Turkey on Thursday deported a 31-year-old journalist who works for Dutch newspapers, accusing her of links to the militant Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda of(...)

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters  using an armoured vehicle provided by the Turkish army, near the town of Tal Hajar in Aleppo’s province, a few kilometres from areas controlled by a Kurdish-led coalition. Phoograph: Bakr Alkasem/AFP/ Getty Images

Russia has expressed support for the rejection by Syria’s government and the Kurds of a proposed Turkish-controlled security zone along the Syrian-Tur(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US president Donald Trump. Turkey’s presidential spokesman said on Monday  that Mr Trump should respect Washington’s alliance with Ankara. Photograph:  Adem Altan, Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a US-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from(...)

Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker. Photograph: ICIJ

A Turkish journalist has been sentenced to more than a year in jail for her work on the Paradise Papers investigation into offshore tax havens, becaus(...)

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