The Kurds are paying a heavy price for their electoral impudence. In Turkey’s June election the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) passed the 10 (...)

 Mourners carry the coffin of Günay Özarslann, who was killed by Turkish police in  Istanbul in an anti-terror operation on July 24th. ‘Günay ...  wasn’t married – she was in love with her revolutionary aspirations,” says her elder sister. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

For Günay Özarslan, July 24th began like any other searing Istanbul summer morning. She had been staying with friends in the city’s Bagcilar district (...)

A US Air Force transport plane on the runway at Incirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey on Tuesday. Turkish warplanes started striking militant targets in Syria last week and also allowed the US to launch strikes from Incirlik Air Base. Photograph: AP

Few were surprised when Turkish fighter jets launched airstrikes on Islamic State positions in northern Syria last week . However, the simultaneous ta(...)

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(...)

Turkish riot police truck during clashes with protesters. Photograph: Ulas Yunus tosun/EPA

Syria’s rebels have cast doubt on Turkey’s ambitious plans to confront Islamic State, saying Ankara has yet to provide details of how it will drive ji(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu : said offensive that started on Friday morning would ‘never stop’. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey looks set to open a new chapter of its involvement in the Syria conflict, with prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Turkey has also announced that (...)

A mother of a victim cries for her son after in city of Gaziantep following the attack in which killed at least 31 in a southern Turkish town. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP 0:55

A suspect has been identified in the suicide bomb attack which killed 32 people, mostly young students, on Turkey’s border with Syria, the Turkish pri(...)

At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured. Photograph: Getty Images 0:35

Authorities suspect the Islamic State (IS) group was behind an apparent suicide bombing in south-eastern Turkey that killed 31 people and wounded near(...)

Garo Paylan, Huda Kaya, Selahattin Demirtas and Pervin Buldan celebrate the Kurdish-rooted Peoples’ Democratic Party’s election victory in Istanbul earlier this month. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Idris Ozkan wears a broad smile as he talks about Turkey’s recent parliamentary election. As a Kurd who sells tea from the back of a van in Istanbul’s(...)

Turkey’s prime minister and leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party Ahmet Davutoglu and his wife Sare wave to supporters in Ankara on Monday. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish prime minister, resigned on Tuesday following Sunday’s parliamentary election but is to remain until a new government is (...)