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Turkey-backed Syrian fighters celebrate in the town of Saraqib in the eastern part of the Idlib province on Thursday. Photograph: Abdulaziz Ketaz/AFP via Getty Images

Syrian rebels backed by Turkish forces said on Thursday they had recaptured the crossroads town of Saraqeb, in a first big push-back of a Syrian gover(...)

The air traffic control tower of Istanbul New Airport during sunset. The airport is the latest and largest in a series of so-called megaprojects built by the AK Party. Photograph:  Muhammed Enes Yildirim/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

It has been billed as the biggest airport ever built. The Istanbul New Airport, 35km (22 miles) north of Turkey’s most populous city, will handle up t(...)

Muharrem Ince, Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) candidate in the June 24th presidential  election, with a shoeshiner in Istanbul. Photograph: Huseyin Aldemir

For a country with declining democratic credentials, Turkey’s politicians have shown remarkable interest in asking the public for its say. Local and (...)

Anti-riot police patrol the streets of Kadikoy, a liberal district on Istanbul’s Anatolian shores, during a protest on Sunday against Turkey’s offensive in Syria against Kurdish forces. Photograph: Ozan Kose/Getty Images

There was a time, not terribly long ago, when I could leave my former apartment in Kadikoy, saunter down the street to the nearest bakery and return w(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at the 39th TRT International Children’s Festival in Ankara. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in the constitutional referen dum to grant him extensive new executive powers was undermined by an u(...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a campaign rally for a ‘Yes’ vote in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, Istanbul.  Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/AFP/Getty Images

March 26th, 1999, was a turning point in Turkey’s history, though only those in the presence of Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Friday afternoon knew it. (...)

Picture of Turkey’s founding father Mustafa Kemal Ataturk held at the first cross-party rally to condemn the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s parliament has developed a reputation for heated arguments, fist fights and general chaos. Yet since the failed coup attempt on July 15th, op(...)

Papers carrying news on the election results in Istanbul. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Editors of a left-leaning Turkish news magazine were charged on Tuesday with attempting to topple the government over a cover suggesting Sunday’s elec(...)

Supporters of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party celebrate outside the party’s headquarters in Ankara. Photograph: Getty Images/ Adem Altanadem Altan/AFP

Turkey’s AK Party scored a stunning victory in snap parliamentary elections yesterday, winning 49 per cent of the vote with 95 per cent of ballots cou(...)

Supporters of the Peoples’ Democracy Party celebrate the results of parliamentary elections in Diyarbakir on Monday. With turnout of over 86 per cent, the election is regarded as a triumph for Turkey’s democratic credentials. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Turkey looks set for weeks of political wrangling with no party gaining enough seats to rule alone following Sunday’s unexpected parliamentary electio(...)

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