"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
Despite objections from NATO ally Turkey, the Pentagon is to supply weapons to Kurdish YPG forces battling ISIL militants in Syria.
By Mithat Sancar, member of the Turkish parliament for Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), professor of political science and constitutional law
German Kurds protest against Erdogan in Frankfurt
The United Nations has accused Turkey of ‘serious’ human rights violations during operations against Kurdish separatists in the south-east of the country.
Today, over 150 journalists are incarcerated – many without an indictment, dozens have fled into exile and more than 150 media outlets have been shut down without judicial proceedings.
We want Syria to be neutral, a home for all.
Turkish-backed rebels fighting ISIL have taken near full control of al-Bab in northern Syria, Turkey’s defence minister has said.
Parliament bans one co-leader of HDP and jails the other ahead of April referendum on giving president more power
Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas faces 142 years in jail
By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute
Turkey’s first steps towards accession to Europe go back more than 50 years, when Ankara asked for an association agreement with the European Economic Community.
Authorities in Turkey have detained the mayor of Van.
A new US-backed Kurdish and Arab offensive is underway aimed at retaking the northern city of Raqqa – ISIL’s de facto capital in Syria.
Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been remanded in custody in Istanbul.
Scuffles broke out in Ankara and Diyarbakir on Friday after Turkish authorities banned a press statement in support of 12 detained legislators from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party…
Protesters have taken to the streets of a number of Turkish cities in anger at the arrest of a number of pro-Kurdish HDP politicians.
The Turkish authorities have arrested the leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party as part of a terrorism inquiry.
At the height of ISIL’s ferocious campaign that saw them sweep across Iraq and Syria in 2014 with astonishing speed, came one of the militant group’s biggest…
As Iraqi forces battle to re-take Mosul from ISIL, almost a thousand people are being treated for breathing problems after a sulphur plant was set ablaze near the…
Government forces in Iraq have continued their large-scale push towards Mosul storming a Christian region seized by ISIL in 2014.