Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly (...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu after a news conference in Ankara on Wednesday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

The prime ministers of Turkey and Greece on Wednesday said they saw an opportunity to move toward a solution on the 40-year division of Cyprus, and At(...)

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(...)

Migrants clamber on to a dinghy to sail for the Greek island of Chios from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme on Wednesday. Greece and Bulgaria complain that Turkey does nothing to halt the flow into their countries of refugees. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

In celebration of the parliamentary election victory of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Ankara arrested three dozen opposition figures and mo(...)

Supporters of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party celebrate outside the party’s headquarters in Ankara. Photograph: Getty Images/ Adem Altanadem Altan/AFP

Turkey’s AK Party scored a stunning victory in snap parliamentary elections yesterday, winning 49 per cent of the vote with 95 per cent of ballots cou(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu walk on the banks of the Bosphorus during a meeting in Istanbul on Sunday. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung/Getty Images

Pressure is growing on German chancellor Angela Merkel to ease Germany’s refugee crisis ahead of a far-right march this evening in Dresden and the sta(...)

European leaders at a summit dominated by the migration crisis at the European Council in Brussels. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey demanded on Thursday that the European Union start easing restrictions on Turks travelling to the EU next year if it wants co-operation to stem(...)

Turkey in turmoil: Protesters hold placards that read “We know the killer” as Turkish riot police block their way on Tuesday. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

Kurds in Turkey have found themselves increasingly singled out for violence, as the death toll from Saturday’s twin bombings in Ankara is expected to (...)

Relatives mourn  during the funeral for a victim of Saturday’s Ankara bomb attacks in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Burak Kara/Getty Images

Turkey is focusing on Islamic State in its investigation into a twin bombing that killed at least 128 people in Ankara, while investigators are close (...)

Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)  behind a barricade during clashes with Turkish forces. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

The embers of a dormant war have reignited in southeast Turkey with devastating effect just weeks before crucial parliamentary elections. Last Monday,(...)