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US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, who the Turkish government blames for an attempted coup last month. He denies involvement. Photograph: Selahattin Sevi/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish police raided the country’s biggest courthouse and two other halls of justice in Istanbul yesterday, detaining dozens of judicial staff as par(...)

Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen at his home  in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, US in 2013. File photograph:   Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily via Cihan News Agency/Reuters

Few outside Turkey are likely to have heard of Fethullah Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile after falling out with the Turkish president. In con(...)

Outside the foreign pages of newspapers the horrors of the refugee crisis have quietly slipped off the prime-time end of the news cycle. The global ou(...)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey. Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Reuters

The three suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul airport were a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz, Turkish officials said as they rounded up 13 people sus(...)

People carry the coffin of suicide attack victim Mohammad Eymen Demirci on  in Istanbul during his funeral a day after a suicide bombing and gun attack targeted Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing 41 people. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey has blamed the Islamic State terrorist group for the attack at Ataturk airport in Istanbul on Tuesday night that killed 41 people. “This attac(...)

Passengers leave Istanbul’s Ataturk airport after the bomb attack that killed more than 40 people.  Photograph: Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images

Laurence Cameron, a journalist with British TV company Intrepid, was travelling through Istanbul airport to the Turkish city of Izmir when the bombs w(...)

Refugees carry their belongings in front of riot policemen during a police operation at a refugee camp at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA

It’s the time of year when my mother’s jasmine would be in bloom, with its magnificent white flower and not uniformly popular sweet bouquet. Like mos(...)

It began with the Syrian heat and the silver gleam of the soldier’s rifle. His eyes were a pale sage, and his pallor a white frost. The soldier’s gaze(...)

Migrants are escorted by Turkish police as they arrive by ferry from the Greek island of Lesbos at Dikili port in Turkey on Monday. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

In the seaside village of Dikili, locals stroll along a corniche, fishermen idly cast their lines into the crystal-clear water and pensioners play ca(...)

US deputy secretary of state Heather Higginbottom at a conference on the refugee crisis in Geneva, at which she said Washington was seeking to shorten the timeline for resettlement of refugees without compromising security. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The head of the United Nations has called on wealthy countries to intensify and co-ordinate efforts to take in Syrian refugees and to halt attempts t(...)

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