Erdogan is fighting on too many fronts

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As Biden visits Ankara, Turkey remains on a collision course with the west

Turkish forces enter Syria in Isis offensive

Ankara launches large-scale offensive against jihadi group

Turkey pushes into Syria to contain Kurds

Backing its Nato ally’s offensive was necessary for Washington

The influence of a war photograph

Notebook: What Omran Daqneesh’s family needs is a Syrian ceasefire

Russia raids on Syria halted from Iran

Islamic regime accuses Moscow of ‘showing off’ over agreement

Sussiya dispute resurrects tensions

US and Europe warn Israel against demolition of Palestinian village

Syria strikes seen targeting Kurdish militia

Clashes could create problems for US strategy

Iraq finally appoints new oil minister

Jabar Ali al-Luaibi move signals progress for reform

Refugees flock to Syria town as Isis flees

Fighters and civilians celebrate capture of strategic Manbij

Israeli family relaxing at the beach

Israelis push for an extra day of rest

Notebook: People in this divided country are fed up with too little time off, writes John Reed

The global democratic recession

Democracy is in retreat around the world — for now

Aleppo pays dearly in Syria’s unwinnable war

Political solution might emerge when there is little left to destroy

Great risks ahead in battle for Aleppo

Urgent need for diplomacy on political and humanitarian grounds

Erdogan will be anxious after army purge

Suspicion must remain that there are plotters yet to show their hands, writes David Gardner

Egypt’s Christians lose patience with Sisi

Copts criticise the government’s failure to stop violence against their community

Al-Nusra breakaway seen as leadership bid

Syria’s most powerful rebel group seeks to dominate north-west

Assad regime tightens grip on Aleppo

Assad regime pushes to retake Syria’s largest city ahead of planned peace talks

Saudi royal oil group at heart of 1MDB case

US claims $1bn of Malaysian funds for PetroSaudi venture siphoned

Normandy town adjusts to arrival of terror

Attacks no longer confined to big cities or tourist centres

Turkey’s fate lies in Erdogan’s hands

His priority is not Isis but the fight with Gulenists and Kurds