Turkish troops prepare to go after US-backed Kurdish forces.
Turkey's priorities in Syria just don't match the US's – and its increasingly authoritarian domestic politics don't help.
The UN buffer zone in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Divided by military force for decades, many Cypriots have lost their zeal for unification – but more than a few are still hopeful.
Supporters of the Turkish government policy of making suspects wear uniforms wave banners in August 2017 saying ‘terrorists in single uniform’.
Those accused of involvement in the 2016 coup in Turkey must wear brown uniforms in court, while those accused of terrorism must wear grey ones.
With his one-man grip on the Turkish state increasingly secure, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has spent a year fighting for every populist cause he can.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the “G20: Compact With Africa”.
South Africa will be well advised to start preparing itself for an International Monetary Fund programme as the country faces a deepening economic crisis.
Communist Party of Turkey founder Mustafa Suphi (right) met a mysterious fate when he tried to take on the Ankara government.
When push came to shove, Turkey's young Communist Party didn't get the unwavering support from Moscow it might have expected.
Waterfowl – not turkey – would have been the main course.
Winslow Homer, 'Right and Left' (1909), National Gallery of Art
Dishes we consider staples today have little to do with the first feast.
Syrian refugees wait on August 28, 2017 at the Oncupinar crossing gate, close to the town of Kilis, south central Turkey, as they wait to cross to Syria for the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday.
BULENT KILIC / AFP
In Turkey, while many have left Syria to find asylum, most refugees are struggling to be socially and economically integrated.
Turkish Muslims pray near Fatih Mosque in Istanbul during a protest against the attacks on the Muslim people in Arakan in Myanmar.
Turkey’s humanitarian response to Rohingya's crisis highlights President Erdoğan ambition to appear as a world champion for Muslim rights.
IIOC Masjid Omar AlFarouk
Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) beginning this Thursday evening. Here's an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Fitr.
Twitter logo mod from graffiti seen on a wall during protests in Turkey in July 2013.
Ian Brown / flickr
In Turkey, Twitter has become a dangerous platform, with some seven people detained daily for posting anti-government messages.
The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew interdicts a group of Haitian migrants July 11, 2017, approximately 22 miles south of Great Inagua, Bahamas.
Coast Guard News/flickr
The mass movement of people across the world is nothing new, but migration today is so global and so unrelenting that it may well be the great humanitarian issue of our time.
Sheen Ibrahim, Kurdish fighter from the People’s Protection Units (YPG), walks together with other YPG fighters in Raqqa, Syria, June 16, 2017.
The US is doing so with increasing frequency around the world – most recently with Kurdish fighters in Syria. A scholar explains what can go wrong, and why this approach is likely to continue.
Iranians watch a soccer match between Iran and Uzbekistan at a Tehran cafe last month. Compared to their neighbours, Iranians are not plagued by ethnic tensions.
AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi
Unlike its neighbours, Iran's different ethnic groups live in relative peace and harmony. Given terrorism is often spurred by ethnic conflict, will Iranians be spared further terrorist attacks?
Migrants arrive at the Austrian-German border near Passau, October 2015.
Less than two years after Europe's migrant crisis began, EU officials have said that the situation is under control. It's not
The minority view …
Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in Netherlands flies in the face of the much-vaunted Dutch reputation for tolerance.
Erdogan and Trump getting theoretical.
They're not just about aliens and moon landings.
Wellcome Images/Wikimedia Commons
Outlawing evolution in schools is based on creationist misconceptions – here's how to counter them
Memorial to early 1990s war in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
Central square in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Erbil.
Eng. Bilal Izzadin
Iraqi Kurds will vote Yes to independence in September – and it could lead to trouble.