Opinion

Is there really a Turkey-Iran rapprochement?

Can common concerns about US policies in the Middle East and Kurdish statehood ambitions bring Turkey and Iran together?

Galip Dalay

by Galip Dalay

Galip Dalay

NATO

Turkey set to buy Russian missile defence system

Putin's adviser confirms agreement marking the NATO member's first major weapons purchase from Russia.

Turkey set to buy Russian missile defence system

Germany

Turkey issues travel warning for Germany over 'racism'

Turkish citizens should 'be careful' in Germany before elections later in September, Turkey's foreign ministry says.

Turkey issues travel warning for Germany before vote

Middle East

Despite GCC crisis, Gulf tourists flock to rural Turkey

More than half a million tourists from Gulf countries are expected to summer in the eastern Black Sea region.

Despite GCC crisis, Gulf tourists flock to rural Turkey

Turkey

Turkey detains two Germans in relation to Gulen probe

Police tell state media the duo was held in Antalya over probe into Gulen group, which Ankara blames for failed coup.

Turkey detains two Germans in relation to Gulen probe

Middle East

Erdogan: Indictment of guards in US brawl a 'scandal'

Turkey's president blames Washington for May skirmish, but US prosecutors say Turkish guards started the melee.

Erdogan: Indictment of guards in US brawl a 'scandal'

Syrian Refugees

Syrian couple turns a new page

After fleeing Damascus, Gulnar Hajo and Samer Kadri opened an Arabic-language bookstore and cultural centre in Istanbul.

Syrian couple turns a new page

Middle East

Three more Erdogan guards indicted for Washington brawl

Indictments charge 19 defendants with attacking people protesting against the US visit of the Turkish president in May.

Three more Erdogan guards indicted for Washington brawl

Middle East

Turkey urges Iraqi Kurds to abandon independence vote

In an official visit to Baghdad and Erbil, Turkey's foreign minister lobbies Kurds to cancel next month's referendum.

Inside Story

Can Iraq's Kurdish region gain independence?

Iraq's Kurds say they are going ahead with plans to hold a referendum on independence in September.

Middle East

Turkish air strikes against PKK reported

At least nine fighters killed in separate attacks in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, government officials say.

Air raids 'kill PKK fighters' in Turkey, northern Iraq

Middle East

Turkey and Qatar carry out joint military exercises

Ankara official says Turkish presence in Qatar creates 'a balance in the region' as two armies carry out drills.

Turkey

Europe court rejects bid to free hunger-striking Turks

European Court of Human Rights says health condition of two educators sacked in post-coup purge is not life-threatening.

ECHR rejects bid to release Turkey's Ozakca and Gulmen

Middle East

Abandoned zoo animals from Syria's Aleppo find refuge in Turkey

Animals have increasingly also become victims of the war in Syria that has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and displaced millions of others.

Middle East

Hundreds face judges in Turkey's biggest coup trial

Almost 500 suspects are accused of conspiring to overthrow the government from an airbase seen as the plotters' hub.

Hundreds face judges in Turkey's biggest coup trial