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(...)

Masked supporters of jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan. Ocalan is reported to have ordered his fighters yesterday to cease fire and withdraw from Turkish soil as a step to ending a conflict that has killed 40,000 people, riven the country and battered its economy. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish political party denied media reports that jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan had told his fighters to lea(...)

Selahattin Demirtas (front centre), co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party during a rally in Istanbul. A picture of imprisoned PKK leader Ocalan  hangs in the background. Photograph:  MuradSezer/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan is expected tomorrow to make what he has billed an “historic” appeal, raising expectations of a cea(...)