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(...)

Left-wing rotesters with their face hidden, wait in front of a barricade during clashes with Turkish riot police in Istanbul’s Gazi district. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images 1:08

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria accused the Turkish army of shelling their positions on Monday, highlighting the precarious path Ankara is treading(...)

President Assad described the regime’s surrender of territory as a question of priorities, given its limited resources. Photograph: Getty

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has admitted his regime has a shortage of soldiers and has suffered military setbacks. In his first public speech for(...)

A Turkish soldier check cars at a check point in Diyarbakir on July 26th, 2015 following the death of two Turkish soldiers. Photograph: Inilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Kurdish militants killed two Turkish soldiers in a roadside bombing on Sunday, the military said, apparently retaliating for Ankara’s crackdown on th(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu : said offensive that started on Friday morning would ‘never stop’. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey looks set to open a new chapter of its involvement in the Syria conflict, with prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Turkey has also announced that (...)

Armed left-wing militants escort the coffins of  Suruc bomb victims as they arrive at the Gazi Cemevi an Alevi district of Gazi in Istanbul. Photograph: AFP Photo/Yasin Akgul

Kurdish militants claimed responsibility for the assassination on Wednesday of two Turkish police officers in what they said was retaliation for a sus(...)

A couple, affected by tear gas used by riot police to disperse demonstrators,  in Istanbul, yesterday. Photograph: Huseyin Aldemir

A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 30 people, mostly young students, in an attack on a Turkish town near the Syrian border yeste(...)

An Islamic State fighter destroys ancient objects  from Palmyra, as others watch on in the town of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo. Photograph: Kim Doo-Ho/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian air force responded on Friday with heavy bombing to a fresh offensive in the northern city of Aleppo mounted by fundamentalists united in(...)