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 (...)

Protesters against any possible Turkish action in Syria demonstrate in front of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara today. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves and used child soldiers in what may amo(...)

 Turkish police use tear gas and water cannon today to disperse Kurdish protesters trying to cross the Turkey-Syria border at Suruc District, Sanliurfa city, to support Syrian Kurdish fighters (PYD) against Islamic State militants.  Photograph: Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA

President Tayyip Erdogan has claimed no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and said it was the resu(...)

Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan has warned leading rating agencies over its assessments of the Turkish economy.

Turkey stepped up its criticism of credit rating agencies on Tuesday, with president Tayyip Erdogan warning it could cut ties with Moody’s and Fitch (...)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Turkey was, with 52 per cent of the vote, a little less emphatic than the polls ha(...)

Supporters of Turkey’s prime minister Recep  Tayyip Erdogan  in front of an election centre in Istanbul today. Mr Erdogan said  the Turkish people had “shown their will” in a presidential election which local media and allies said he had won, but stopped short of formally declaring victory, saying he would make a full statement later. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

An unofficial vote count indicates prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to win Turkey’s first ever presidential election in the first round, acc(...)

Erdogan’s ambition

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, dominates his country’s politics like no other leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who led it to indepen(...)