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Human rights activist Sebnem Korur Fin  in front of Istanbul’s courthouse after she was acquitted  along with the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and another rights activists on charges of making “terror propaganda” for Kurdish militants. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

An Istanbul court on Wednesday acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as well as two other campaigners for press free(...)

 Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile launching system. File Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defence system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger US sanctions against a Nato ally and drive(...)

Turkey’s central bank governor Murat Cetinkaya was dismissed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkish assets came under fire after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the central bank governor, fuelling concern that monetary policy will be(...)

Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican Peoples Party (CHP) gives a victory speech after winning the Istanbul Mayoral rerun election on June 23rd in Istanbul. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Turkey’s opposition has dealt president Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura (...)

 Supporters of Ekrem Imamoglu celebrate after the Istanbul mayoral election rerun, in  Turkey. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Turkey’s ruling party has conceded defeat in Istanbul’s controversial mayoral election rerun, handing the nation’s beleaguered opposition a landmark v(...)

A poster of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered in the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Photograph: Osman Orsal

Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in T(...)

Supporters of Ekrem Imamoglu, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate for Istanbul mayor, wave Turkish flags during a rally on Monday.  Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey’s local elections were marred by “organised crime” at ballot boxes in Istanbul, raising the possibility(...)

Supporters of Republican People’s Party (CHP) celebrate on a main square in Ankara, Turkey.  Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey’s opposition looked poised to win control of the country’s two biggest cities as it dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s conservative party o(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro  in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Jhonn Zerpa/EPA/Miraflores Press Office handout

Mass street protests designed to drive Nicolás Maduro out of office and into exile will sweep cities across Venezuela again on Saturday as Hugo Chávez(...)

Venezuela’s president,  Nicolas Maduro, and  minister of defence, Vladimir Padrino, among others on military exercise at the Fort of Paramacay, on January 27th, 2019. Photograph: Miraflores Press

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro oversaw a display of the army’s Russian hardware on Sunday, with anti-aircraft flak and tank rounds pounding a hil(...)

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