Displaced young residents of Mosul gather at a petrol station, used as a gathering point, after fleeing the Iraqi city on Friday, during an offensive by US-backed Iraqi forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The number of civilians escaping the fighting in Mosul has increased significantly as battles intensify between US-backed Iraqi forces and Islamic Sta(...)

Video grab of an explosion in Viransehir, southeastern Turkey, which borders Syria. Photograph: DHA via AP

A three-year-old boy has been killed and at least 15 people injured in a car bomb attack in southeastern Turkey. The bomb exploded near the homes of(...)

Turkish upheavals: a supporter of President Erdogan at a rally in Ankara. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty

The year was just an hour old when a man dressed in black approached the door of the nightclub, raised an automatic rifle and shot a security guard in(...)

Iraqi forces hold positions about 45km south of Mosul on October 17th. Some 30,000 federal troops are leading the offensive against Islamic State, backed by air and ground support from a US-led coalition. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

After two years scraping back territory lost in a humiliating defeat to Islamic State, Iraqi forces are now advancing on the city where the drama all (...)

People rush to the blast scene after a car bomb attack on a police station in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig on Thursday. Photograph: Kamilcan Kilic/Ihlas News Agency via Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused followers of a US-based Islamic cleric he blames for last month’s coup attempt of being com(...)

Police search an area after a bomb attack in Mardin, Turkey on Wednesday – half a dozen blasts in Ankara, Istanbul and elsewhere in recent months claimed by separatist Kurdish militants have killed more than 80 people. Photograph: Mehmet Ali Dinler/ DHA via AP

Turkey has cracked down on the sale and distribution of agricultural fertiliser feared to have been used by Kurdish militants to kill dozens of people(...)

A still image taken from video footage shows emergency vehicles at the scene of a bomb blast in Kiziltepe, Turkey. Photograph: Reuters

A wave of Kurdish rebel attacks targeting police and soldiers in southeast Turkey have killed at least 12 people. Turkish officials said rebels from (...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a security council meeting in Ankara, Turkey. Photograph: Turkish presidential press office/EPA

The Turkish government is expanding its purge of suspected backers of an attempted coup and has begun to revoke the licences of 21,000 teachers at pri(...)

Ottoman-era ruin  in northeast Anatolia: According to government figures, net migration from the region has reached 46,000 people, or 21 per cent of the population, in the past two years alone – the highest anywhere in Turkey. Photograph: DeAgostini/Getty Images

While Turkey’s major cities and the Anatolian heartland have reaped the fruits of more than a decade of major government investment, the predominantly(...)

Relatives of one of the victims of Tuesday’s blast at Istanbul Ataturk airport mourn in front of a morgue in Istanbul on Wednesday. Photograph:  Osman Orsal/Reuters

Since the outbreak of revolutions in the Arab world five years ago, Turkey has been unable to shield itself from violence. Although responsibility ha(...)

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