Turkey attempted coup

Turkey anti-emergency rallies draw government criticism

Opposition holds sit-in protests across the country as the government prepares to extend the state of emergency.

Turkey anti-emergency protests draw government criticism

Opinion

What next for Syria after the US-led attacks?

Russia, Iran and Turkey will determine the future of Syria, as France and Britain did 100 years ago.

Rami G Khouri

by Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri

Turkey

Erdogan backs strikes on Syrian chemical facilities

Turkish president says bombing by US and allies sent Assad government message its massacres will not go unanswered.

Turkey's Erdogan backs strikes on Syrian chemical facilities

Turkey

Turkey detains 140 over alleged Gulen links

Arrests seen as part of crackdown against suspected network of US-based figure blamed for failed 2016 coup attempt.

Turkey orders detention of 140 people over Gulen links

Refugees

Facing pushbacks, more refugees reach Greece by land

Greek police detained 1,658 refugees and migrants in March after they crossed the border from Turkey by land.

Refugees increasingly entering Greece via land routes

Middle East

Afghan refugees describe treacherous journeys to Turkey

Turkey is experiencing a new influx of migrants, this time from Afghanistan instead of Syria.

Turkey

Turkey demands return of plundered ancient artefacts

At least 150,000 treasures kept in leading museums such as the Louvre in Paris and London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Turkey demands return of plundered ancient artefacts

Middle East

Trump calls Assad 'animal' as gas attack draws outrage

US President Trump tells Russia and Iran there would be a 'big price to pay' for backing 'animal Assad'.

Douma chemical attack draws international outrage

Turkey

Massive tanker crashes into historic Bosphorus mansion

Maltese-flagged ship pulled back from Bosphorus crash site near Istanbul, leaving extensive damage to mansion.

Massive tanker crashes into mansion on Istanbul's Bosphorus

Germany

Berlin's Mescid-i Aksa mosque vandalised

The windows of the mosque were painted in yellow, red and green, the colours used by PKK for its flag.

Berlin's Mescid-i Aksa mosque vandalised

Greece

Greece demands release of soldiers held in Turkey

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Ankara uses Greek soldiers as 'pawns to blackmail', an accusation Turkey denies.

PM Tsipras demands release of Greek soldiers held in Turkey

Opinion

Can Russia, Iran and Turkey agree on a roadmap for Syria?

The three regional powers still don't seem to be capable of moving beyond fixing the current status quo in Syria.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Middle East

Turkey, Russia, Iran call for 'lasting ceasefire' in Syria

Following talks in Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian and Iranian counterparts issued a joint statement saying they were committed to achieving a 'lasting ceasefire' in Syria.

Turkey

Turkey, Russia 'to build hospital' for Syrians fleeing E Ghouta

Turkish president says Ankara and Moscow will coordinate over project, after meeting Russian and Iranian counterparts.

Turkey, Russia 'to build hospital' for Syrians fleeing E Ghouta

Business & Economy

Istanbul: World's biggest airport project 'on time'

'[Financial] bottleneck is out of question in the project,' says Turkey's transport minister.

Istanbul: World's biggest airport project 'on time'