Eleven refugees, including children, drown off Turkey

Five children reportedly among the victims, who were all Syrian, after boat sinks off the western coast of Turkey.


Why Turkey might buy Russia's S-400 defence system

A potential defence deal between Turkey and Russia could enhance their military cooperation but would not mend ties.

by Can Kasapoglu


US senator McCain warns of 'tough decisions' on Kurds

Senior senator says Turkey watching as decision must be made on arming Kurdish fighters in the coming battle for Raqqa.


Turkey protests against Norway giving officers asylum

Ambassador to Ankara summoned after Norway grants political asylum to Turkish officers allegedly linked to failed coup.

Middle East

Kurdish family demands justice in Turkey's Diyarbakir

One Kurdish family is speaking out more than a year after their daughter was allegedly killed by Turkish sniper fire.

Middle East

Turkish Kurds mourn losses since ceasefire collapse

Hundreds of people have been killed in southeastern Turkey since 2015, when a ceasefire collapsed between the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, and the Turkish government. The PKK feels Kurds have been persecuted by the government for decades.


Germany angers Turkey with coup remarks and PKK rally

German spy chief unconvinced US-based religious leader was behind failed coup as PKK backers hold rally in Frankfurt.


Ending famine in Somalia, the Turkish way

As Somalia faces yet another famine, donors should learn from the successful aid model Turkey employed in the country.

by Afyare Abdi Elmi


Displacement and insecurity in Diyarbakir

A year after major security operation against the PKK, the Sur district of Turkey's Diyarbakir is struggling to recover.

Middle East

Erdogan holds rally on referendum at Turkey WWI event

Turkey's president assures supporters that he 'will keep on standing firm' despite some European governments' actions.


Turkey referendum moment favours Erdogan

Turkey's president is on a campaign blitz in a quest to secure sweeping new powers. Recep Tayyip Erdogan travelled to the city of Canakkale to drum up support for a 'yes' vote in next month's referendum.

The Listening Post

Referendum in Turkey, breaking news in Europe

Could President Erdogan's narrative of a Europe at battle with Turkey sway voters in advance of April's vote?

The Listening Post

Turkey's political future tested in Europe

Could Europe-Ankara tensions affect Turkey's upcoming referendum vote?

Middle East

Turkish foreign minister threatens to cancel EU refugee deal

The foreign minister of Turkey has threatened to cancel his country’s refugee deal with the European Union.


Charities: Refuge in Europe now 'mission impossible'

Deal to prevent human flow make it very hard to seek refuge in EU and mental issues on rise among refugees, NGOs say.