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Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan made the shock weekend decision to oust a hawkish central bank governor and install a like-minded critic of high interest rates. File photograph: Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool

Turkey’s lira plunged 16 per cent to near its all-time low as markets opened after president Tayyip Erdogan made the shock weekend decision to oust a(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (C) attends a meeting in Damascus on August 9th. Photograph: Syrian Arab News Agency/EPA

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet on Monday to try to secure a lasting truce in northwest Syria following attacks there by the govern(...)

 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 Republican People’s Party (CHP) celebrate on a main square in Ankara, Turkey.  Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey’s opposition looked poised to win control of the country’s two biggest cities as it dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s conservative party o(...)

AKP supporters celebrate after hearing the early results of Turkey’s general election in Ankara, Turkey. Photograph: EPA/STR

Turkey looked set to return to single-party rule after the Islamist-rooted AK Party swept to victory in a general election on Sunday, in a result that(...)

Turkey’s prime minister and leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party Ahmet Davutoglu and his wife Sare wave to supporters in Ankara on Monday. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish prime minister, resigned on Tuesday following Sunday’s parliamentary election but is to remain until a new government is (...)

Protesters shout anti-government slogans as they gather for a demonstration at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday. Photograph: Osman Orsal

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday blamed continuing anti-government protests on forces he claimed were attempting to sabotage the (...)

Protesters sing and shout slogans during a demonstration at Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 5, 2013. Photograph: Reuters

The youthful protester, his shoulders draped in the Turkish flag, offered a sesame-covered pastry before exclaiming: “Welcome to the People’s Republic(...)