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 (...)

Supporters of the Peoples’ Democracy Party celebrate the results of parliamentary elections in Diyarbakir on Monday. With turnout of over 86 per cent, the election is regarded as a triumph for Turkey’s democratic credentials. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Turkey looks set for weeks of political wrangling with no party gaining enough seats to rule alone following Sunday’s unexpected parliamentary electio(...)

Turkish lira has fallen sharply after voters denied the ruling AK party a majority government for the first time since 2002.

Turkey’s lira weakened to an all-time low and stocks plunged after voters denied the ruling AK Party a majority government for the first time since 2(...)

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(...)

Supporters celebrate early election results outside the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in Istanbul on Sunday night. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

The Kurdish-rooted People’s Democratic Party (HDP) is set to enter Turkey’s parliament for the first time following elections on Sunday that were a sw(...)

Turkish voters will make a fateful choice in tomorrow’s parliamentary elections on the future of their political system and constitutional freedoms. T(...)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets supporters during a rally in the eastern city of Kars. Photograph: AFP

Few outside Turkey had heard of Soma before May 13th, 2014. More than 300 coal miners died that day when the shaft they were working in collapsed arou(...)

Supporters of the ruling AK Party hold aloft a placard with a picture of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan as they attend an election rally. The slogan on the placard reads: “National willpower. National power. Goal: 2023, 2053, 2071.” Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Everywhere the political class meets in Ankara these days, at diplomatic receptions, noisy dinner parties and quiet lunches, the talk is all of arithm(...)

A masked protester runs away from a water cannon’s jet during clashes with police in Okmeydani neighbourhood in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul went into a security lockdown on Friday as thousands of police manned barricades and closed streets to stop May Day rallies at Taksim Square, a symbolic point for protests. Photograph: Kemal Aslan/Reuters

Turkish police locked down large areas of downtown Istanbul and authorities shut public transport to prevent demonstrations on the International Worke(...)