Istanbul supporters celebrate AKP victory .... President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains determined to introduce controversial executive presidency,  although his stunning elction victory has still left him short of the supermajority  he needs in parliament. Photograph:  Ozan Koseozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Two disconcerting indicators for the future of Turkish democracy have flown under the radar in the week since Sunday’s surprising parliamentary electi(...)

Abdullah Gul: announcement of return to ranks of the ruling AK party signals start of scramble for power. Photograph: Reuters/Umit Bektas

Hours after Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected to the Turkish presidency, the man he is to succeed, Abdullah Gul, announced he was returning to the r(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to members of ruling AKP party. Photograph: Umit Bektas/EPA

Tayyip Erdogan today declared his candidacy for a more powerful presidency which rivals fear may entrench authoritarian rule but supporters, esp(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Tayyip Erdogan welcomes Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani before a meeting at Mr Erdogan’s office in Ankara on Monday. Umit Bektas/Reuters

President Hassan Rouhani, whose country’s relations with Turkey have been strained by the Syrian civil war, said in Ankara yesterday that Iran would m(...)

Relatives mourn during the funeral for the victims of a mining disaster in Soma, Turkey.   Rescuers are still trying to reach parts of the coal mine in Soma, 480 km southwest of Istanbul.  Photograph:  Ahmet Sik/Getty Images

The operator of the Turkish mine where 284 workers were killed this week in Turkey‘s worst ever mining disaster said today there was no negligence on (...)

Turkish riot police clash with protestors during a demonstration for the victims of the Soma mine explosion, in Istanbul. Photograph:  EPA/Ulas Yunus Tosun

If Tuesday was a day of shock and Wednesday one of anger, then yesterday was when hope was lost forever for more than 100 trapped miners in the easter(...)

A protester is kicked by Yusuf Yerkel, advisor to Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, as special forces police officers detain him during a protest against their visit to Somaon Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters/Mehmet Emin Al/Depo Photos

The political fallout from Tuesday’s mine explosion in western Turkey intensified yesterday with thousands of workers joining protest strikes and d(...)

 Relatives mourn during the funeral for the victims of a mining disaster. Photograph: Ahmet Sik/Getty Images

Loudspeakers broadcast the names of the dead as rows of graves were filled in this close-knit Turkish mining town today, while thousands protested in(...)

Supporters of the ruling AK Party wave Turkish and party flags as they wait for the arrival of Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan at the party’s headquarters in Ankara yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters/Umit Bektas

Early returns in Turkey’s crucial municipal elections last night indicated the government would hold much of its nation(...)

People take cover as riot police fire water cannons to disperse demonstrators marching along a main highway to protest the death of Berkin Elvan in Ankara today. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Police and protesters clashed in Turkey’s two biggest cities today following the death of a 15-year-old boy who suffered a head injury during a(...)