A picture taken on a smartphone shows  a destroyed Turkish army vehicle after an attack  near Siirt city, Turkey,  on August 19th,  which killed eight soldiers. Photograph: EPA

Gunmen opened fire on Turkish police outside a palace in Istanbul and eight soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in the southeast on Wednesday, heigh(...)

Turkey’s prime minister and leader of the Justice and Development Party  Ahmet Davutoglu: he said a fresh election now appeared to be the only option. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey faces a snap election this autumn after talks on forming a coalition government broke down on Thursday, increasing uncertainty in the NATO mem(...)

A member of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) mans a mounted machine gun in the Al-Nashwa neighbourhood in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh last month. Photograph: Getty Images

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq who are fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants were attacked with chemical weapons a few days ago, (...)

A boy holds a sign reading “The palace wants war, people want peace”’ during a demonstration in Istanbul on Sunday demanding an end to Turkish military air strikes against Kurdish targets. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

The Turkish military have ratcheted up pressure on Kurdish militants with a fresh round of air strikes in the southeast of the country as the insurgen(...)

Members of the police special forces patrol outside a police station   after a car bomb in Istanbul claimed the lives of  three police officers and injured seven. Photograph: Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters

At least eight people, including five police officers and a soldier, were killed on Monday in a series of attacks in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city(...)

Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, and US secretary of state John Kerry,  before a trilateral meeting on Monday in Doha. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/ pool photo via AP

Pressure for diplomatic resolution of the Syrian conflict appears to be growing as supporters of the government of Bashar al-Assad met in Tehran and S(...)

The site of the bombing on Sunday, August 2nd. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants killed two soldiers and wounded 31 in a suicide attack overnight in eastern Turkey, the army said on Sunday, a(...)

A US Air Force transport plane on the runway at Incirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey on Tuesday. Turkish warplanes started striking militant targets in Syria last week and also allowed the US to launch strikes from Incirlik Air Base. Photograph: AP

Few were surprised when Turkish fighter jets launched airstrikes on Islamic State positions in northern Syria last week . However, the simultaneous ta(...)

Turkish riot police truck during clashes with protesters. Photograph: Ulas Yunus tosun/EPA

Syria’s rebels have cast doubt on Turkey’s ambitious plans to confront Islamic State, saying Ankara has yet to provide details of how it will drive ji(...)

Protesters carry the coffin of Gunay Ozarslan, killed by Turkish police at an anti-terror operation, in Istanbul,  yesterday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Today’s emergency meeting of Nato ambassadors in Brussels has focused minds on the increasingly complex geopolitical situation unfolding on the border(...)