Supporters of Ekrem Imamoglu celebrate after the Istanbul mayoral election rerun, in  Turkey. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Turkey’s ruling party has conceded defeat in Istanbul’s controversial mayoral election rerun, handing the nation’s beleaguered opposition a landmark v(...)

Supporters of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) at an election campain rally  in Batman, south east Turkey, on March 12th. Photograph:  Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

When police came to arrest her as the campaign for Turkey’s local elections got under way, Berivan Kutlu was not surprised: it was the third time the (...)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his wife Emine Erdogan and their grandchildren at a polling station in Istanbul. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory after voters approved by a slim majority constitutional changes that would introduce a preside(...)

The scene after an explosion in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Friday that killed nine and wounded more than 100. Photograph: IHA via AP

Turkish authorities arrested the leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party in a terrorism probe on Friday, drawing European and UN c(...)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: the Turkish president has indicated that his country’s forces and their Syrian rebel allies could eventually take control of 7,500sq km of northern Syria. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Since late August, Turkey has been an active participant in Syria’s civil war, a fact that has elicited remarkably little public discussion at home. (...)

People carry the coffin of suicide attack victim Mohammad Eymen Demirci on  in Istanbul during his funeral a day after a suicide bombing and gun attack targeted Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing 41 people. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey has blamed the Islamic State terrorist group for the attack at Ataturk airport in Istanbul on Tuesday night that killed 41 people. “This attac(...)

Turkish deputy Selahattin Demirtas: “The war in Syria is tied to the conflict here because the Turkish government sees Kurds in Turkey and in Syria as one.” Photograph: Lukas Lehmann/EPA

One of Turkey’s leading politicians says the war in Syria will continue unless unrest between Kurdish separatists and Turkey is first resolved. The co(...)

A demonstrator waves a flag of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) during a gathering to celebrate the spring festival of Newroz in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, earlier in March.  File photograph: Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Turkish security forces have killed 5,359 Kurdish militants since the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) abandoned a two-year ceasefire in July, the state-(...)

A Turkish police officer holds an assault rifle during clashes with protesters demonstrating against government-imposed curfews on February 15th in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

A claim of responsibility on Friday by the little-known Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (Tak) for last Wednesday’s bombing in Ankara, which killed 28 people(...)

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 (...)

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