Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media in Ankara on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Umit Bektas

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, unveiled the first big package of liberalising reforms in years yesterday, making overtures to the larg(...)

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(...)