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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: has declared victory in a tightly contested presidential election, extending his 15-year grip on power. Photograph:  Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory on Sunday night in a presidential election that will see him assume unprecedented political power. The (...)

Fethullah Gulen’s family home in Korucuk, eastern Turkey. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Off the main highway 28km east of Erzurum in eastern Turkey, a hail storm whipped up by an icy gale beats down on the ploughed ground. The local bus (...)