Turkey’s slowing economy leaves fairytale castles empty

Deep in a provincial region of northwestern Turkey, it looks like a mirage — hundreds of luxury houses built in neat rows, their pointed towers somewhere between French chateaux and Disney.Meant to provide luxurious and flamboyant accommodation for foreign buyers, the houses are however standing empty in what is anything but a fairytale for their investors.

Ankara wakes up to snow

Turkey’s capital Ankara wakes up to a blanket of snow.

Hasankeyf:Turkey’s 12,000-year-old village soon to be submerged

One of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pharaonic projects is the construction of Turkey’s largest hydroelectric dam on the Tigris River in the southern-eastern part of Turkey. But the controversial project threatens the ancient settlement of Hasankeyf – home to 3,000 inhabitants – with destruction.

Rescue off Turkey’s coast after ship sinks

Seven crew members are rescued after a Panama-flagged cargo ship sunk off Turkey’s Black Sea with six others perishing in the wreckage.

Turkey’s Erdogan holds presser with Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a joint press conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Ankara. IMAGES

The Kurds

Videographic on the Kurds. The United States has said it is speaking to Turkey to ensure it does not “slaughter” Kurds in Syria as US troops leave.VIDEOGRAPHIC

US flag flies in Syria’s Manbij despite pullout notice

The Stars and Stripes flutter above US armoured vehicles driving through drizzle in the Syrian city of Manbij, each visibly carrying an armed soldier on lookout duty, to the relief of local merchants who are fearing a new attack on the city as Turkey threatens a new offensive against the Kurdish forces controlling the area.