• 3 Jan 2017

    Sixteen suspects have now been arrested by Turkish police following the attack on an Istanbul nightclub, but the gunman who killed 39 people remains at large.

  • 2 Jan 2017

    Islamic State militants say they were responsible for the new year gun attack that killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub – calling it revenge for Turkish attacks on IS targets inside Syria.  Turkish police say they’ve made eight arrests in connection with the shootings, but that the gunman himself is still at large.

  • 11 Dec 2016

    Their coffins draped in the Turkish flag, Istanbul’s police force today began to bury its dead. 30 of their number died in last night’s double bombing near a sports arena. A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility which has provoked a furious response from the Turkish government – the Interior minister vowing vengeance.

  • 11 Dec 2016

    First a car bomb then – less than a minute later – a suicide bomber hits the centre of Istanbul, fierce fighting in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and at least 160 people have died when the roof of a church collapsed in Nigeria.