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(...)

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(...)

Protesters clashed with Turkish riot police in Istanbul after the death of an activist during raids against militants by government forces. Attacks on police officers, soldiers and installations have also occurred in the country’s predominantly Kurdish southeast. Photograph: EPA

Nato is to hold an emergency meeting at the request of Turkey on Monday as efforts to end the country’s decades-long war with the Kurds appeared to be(...)

Gulets, traditional twin-masted schooners, above, are the perfect way to explore the coast of Anatolia in  Turkey

He was called Gem and certainly lived up to his name. The chef aboard our Turkish charter, Gem (Cem in Turkish) rustled up from his small galley ki(...)

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 (...)

Though the great and gloriously weird Sun Ra may have departed this planet in a bodily sense back in 1993, his ghost Arkestra plays on, now under t(...)

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(...)

The mother of a victim cries for her son on his coffin during a funeral ceremony in Gaziantep on Tuesday, following a suicide bomb attack the day before which killed at least 32 in the southern Turkish town of Suruc. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP Getty Images 0:55

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has rejected accusations that the country had in the past tacitly supported Islamic State (IS) militants ope(...)

A mother of a victim cries for her son after in city of Gaziantep following the attack in which killed at least 31 in a southern Turkish town. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP 0:55

A suspect has been identified in the suicide bomb attack which killed 32 people, mostly young students, on Turkey’s border with Syria, the Turkish pri(...)

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(...)