Recep Tayyip Erdogan: his AKP Party lost its majority in June,  plunging Turkey into political uncertainty. Photograph: EPA

President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party will keep their grip on power when an interim government is formed next week to lead Turkey to a snap(...)

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu: failed in a last-ditch effort to agree a working government with nationalist party. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu officially returned the mandate to form a government to President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, the presidency sai(...)

Turkey’s prime minister and leader of the Justice and Development Party  Ahmet Davutoglu: he said a fresh election now appeared to be the only option. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey faces a snap election this autumn after talks on forming a coalition government broke down on Thursday, increasing uncertainty in the NATO mem(...)

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(...)

The site of the bombing on Sunday, August 2nd. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants killed two soldiers and wounded 31 in a suicide attack overnight in eastern Turkey, the army said on Sunday, a(...)

A  Turkish air force aircraft takes off from the Incirlik air base in southeastern Turkey, on July 28, 2015. Air strikes have hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets including shelters, depots and caves in six areas.  Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish’s air force launched its heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after pres(...)

Left-wing rotesters with their face hidden, wait in front of a barricade during clashes with Turkish riot police in Istanbul’s Gazi district. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images 1:08

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria accused the Turkish army of shelling their positions on Monday, highlighting the precarious path Ankara is treading(...)

A Turkish soldier check cars at a check point in Diyarbakir on July 26th, 2015 following the death of two Turkish soldiers. Photograph: Inilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Kurdish militants killed two Turkish soldiers in a roadside bombing on Sunday, the military said, apparently retaliating for Ankara’s crackdown on th(...)

Armed left-wing militants escort the coffins of  Suruc bomb victims as they arrive at the Gazi Cemevi an Alevi district of Gazi in Istanbul. Photograph: AFP Photo/Yasin Akgul

Kurdish militants claimed responsibility for the assassination on Wednesday of two Turkish police officers in what they said was retaliation for a sus(...)

The mother of a victim cries for her son on his coffin during a funeral ceremony in Gaziantep on Tuesday, following a suicide bomb attack the day before which killed at least 32 in the southern Turkish town of Suruc. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP Getty Images 0:55

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has rejected accusations that the country had in the past tacitly supported Islamic State (IS) militants ope(...)