A boy holds a sign reading “The palace wants war, people want peace”’ during a demonstration in Istanbul on Sunday demanding an end to Turkish military air strikes against Kurdish targets. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

The Turkish military have ratcheted up pressure on Kurdish militants with a fresh round of air strikes in the southeast of the country as the insurgen(...)

Justice and Development Party (AKP) supporters wave party and Turkish flags at Istanbul’s AKP headquarters. Photograph: Yasin Akgulyasin/AFP/Getty Images

In a stunning rebuke of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions to expand his powers, Turkish voters have stripped his party of its simple majority(...)

 Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan greeting supporters during a rally in Ankara. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/EPA.

Turks began voting on Sunday in the closest parliamentary election in more than a decade, one that could pave the way for president Tayyip Erdogan to(...)

Souvenirs commemorate the Gallipoli campaign at a shop in Eceabat. Turkey has moved commemorations up one day. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Turkey has been accused of belittling the imminent centenary of the Armenian genocide by advancing its Gallipoli commemorations to the same day. (...)

 Kurdish flags on display  during a gathering celebrating Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 21st, 2015. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan said on Saturday his militant group’s three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state had become “unsust(...)

Muslim protesters shout slogans during a protest in Istanbul against the publication by Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet of a a four-page pull-out containing cartoons and articles translated into Turkish from the historic Charlie Hebdo issue. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

A Turkish court has banned the online publication of Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad hours after it was printed by a prominent secu(...)

Turkish Kurds show the victory sign during the funeral of Kurdish fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State in  Kobani, at a cemetery in the southeastern town of Suruc. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic (...)

Smoke rises after a US-led airstrike in the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish border, yesterday.  Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Thousands of people “will most likely be massacred” if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a UN envoy said yesterday, as militants fought deepe(...)

The town of Kobani, a Kurdish enclave near Syria’s border with Turkey, has become an important flashpoint in the United States-led campaign against th(...)

A picture taken from Turkey shows Islamic State (IS) flags displayed by militants in the east of Syrian Kobani city, at the Syria-Turkey border near Sanliurfa. Photograph: EPA/SEDAT SUNA 2:15

Street fighting raged between Kurdish defenders and Islamic State militants who advanced into Kobani today after subjecting the Syrian border town to (...)