Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad: targeting of Syria shows Moscow gives priority to strengthening Damascus against near enemies rather than striking Islamic State. Photograph: Sana via Reuters

Russia’s deployment of war planes, missile systems, tanks, and armoured troop carriers has dramatically changed the shape of the conflict on the groun(...)

 Turkish soldiers secure the area at a barricade near the Yuksekova district of Hakkari city, in the southeast of Turkey. An attack  by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party  in the south-eastern Turkish province of Hakkari killed 31 soldiers, according to the PKK. Photograph: EPA/STR

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish insurgent targets on Sunday night after the militants staged what appeared to be their deadliest attack since the col(...)

Turkey's Republican People’s Party deputies argue with ruling AK Party lawmakers on deploying troops in the face of threats from within Syria and Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

Tucked away down the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the shrill of men calling out numbers and figures rings loud. Each one has at least one p(...)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: his AKP Party lost its majority in June,  plunging Turkey into political uncertainty. Photograph: EPA

President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party will keep their grip on power when an interim government is formed next week to lead Turkey to a snap(...)

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu: failed in a last-ditch effort to agree a working government with nationalist party. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu officially returned the mandate to form a government to President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, the presidency sai(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Kurds protest outside the Turkish embassy in Paris. The Turkish military confirmed on Tuesday it had used jets to target Kurdish rebels. Photograph: EPA 1:21

Nato has said it stands in “strong solidarity” with Turkey following last week’s suicide bomb in Suruk, after Nato ambassadors met for an emergency me(...)

Members of the Kurdish community hold a rally outside the Turkish embassy to protest against the Turkish air force attacks on the PKK military campaigns. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA 1:21

Nato gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankar(...)

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(...)