Refugees  near the Syrian border in Kilis, Turkey. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

Saudi Arabia is discussing plans to deploy ground troops with regional allies, including Turkey, for a safe zone in Syria, in a last-ditch effort to k(...)

Noam Chomsky  also claimed Recep Tayyip Erdogan was operating double standards on terrorism. Photograph: Daniel Lynch

The left-wing US academic Noam Chomsky has hit back at Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Turkish president accused him of ignorance and sympathising with(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a statement on the Istanbul attack: at least 10 people died, most of them German tourists, in the city’s historic area. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Istanbul’s usually thronged tourist districts fell quiet last night following a suicide bombing that claimed the lives of 10 foreign tourists and call(...)

Mourners carry the coffin of killed Kurdish militant Osman Karadeniz during his funeral in   Diyarbakir. Tensions continue to run high in the southeast of the country. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s military operation against militants in the Kurdish-populated southeast has entered a third week with government forces still unable to decis(...)

Several Kurdish-populated towns have been subjected to a series of often-deadly military sieges and blockades this year. Photograph: Reuters

The convoy of Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish trucks stuck outside besieged Cizre has been here for six days. Empty egg shells and potato skins litter the (...)

The funeral of Tahir Elci:  The well-known human rights lawyer had been arrested and tortured under military rule a number of times in the past. Photograph: Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Last month, Tahir Elci argued on a popular Turkish television show that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was not a terrorist organisation, in defia(...)

Smoke rises from the site of US-led air strikes in the town of Sinjar, Iraq. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters

Kurdish forces backed by US air strikes have seized the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State (IS), giving the jihadists’ opponents an impo(...)

Iraqi Kurdish forces take part in an operation backed by US-led strikes in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Thursday. Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

Kurdish peshmerga forces have started clearing parts of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar and have established positions along an Islamic State supply(...)

Eighteen people were killed in clashes with the military in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, lifting this week’s death toll to almost 40 in the mainly(...)

Musicians play as supporters wait for Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu at Ataturk airport in Istanbul on Tuesday. Turkey’s long dominant AK Party scored a stunning election success at the weekend. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Following a failed government-forming process, Turkey’s worst-ever terrorist attack and the return to war with militant Kurds, how is it Turkey’s AK P(...)