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(...)

Syrian Kurdish fighters celebrate on Monday after wresting Tal Abyad from Islamic State. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Islamic State fighters have been expelled from the strategic town of Tal Abyad by a Syrian Kurdish militia bolstered by US air cover. Commander Husey(...)

 Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan greeting supporters during a rally in Ankara. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/EPA.

Turks began voting on Sunday in the closest parliamentary election in more than a decade, one that could pave the way for president Tayyip Erdogan to(...)

An injured man is carried after an explosion during an election rally of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Photograph: Reuters

Two blasts ripped through a Kurdish rally in Turkey on Friday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 two days before a general election, and t(...)

 Kurdish flags on display  during a gathering celebrating Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 21st, 2015. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan said on Saturday his militant group’s three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state had become “unsust(...)

The case may increase concern among other western partners about whether intolerance to criticism under president Tayyip Erdogan (above) is mounting. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg.

A Turkish court will try a Dutch journalist on charges she disseminated “terrorist propaganda”, a move that is likely to deepen western fears over (...)

A convoy of Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrive in southeastern Turkey early today ahead of their planned deployment to the Syrian town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance which has defied US-led air strikes. Photograph: Reuters

A convoy of Iraqi peshmerga fighters and weaponry has made its way across southeastern Turkey en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fe(...)

An explosion rocks Kobani city centre yesterday during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants group. Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state John Kerry justified the first air drop of weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobani, Syria, (...)

Kurdish women kin Suruc, Turkey, carry the coffin of one of four Kurdish female fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State fighters across the Syrian border in Kobani. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

“Ahin” was just 20 years old when she joined the Kurdish peshmerga forces.She had finished her baccalaureate exams in 2011 when protests against the g(...)

People attend the funeral in Suruc, Turkey, of Cundi Minaz, one of four female Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Unit   killed during clashes with IS fighters. Photograph: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images

Turkish fighter jets struck Kurdish insurgent positions in southeastern Turkey yesterday, shaking the country’s fragile peace process with the Kurds (...)