Ahmet Turk, a Kurdish opposition politician, was removed from office in Mardin.  Photograph:  Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey’s ancient city of Mardin was jubilant this spring when a Kurdish opposition politician once again won the race to become the province’s mayor. (...)

Turkey-backed  fighters inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the northern Syrian  town of Tel Abyad, on the border with Turkey. Photograph: Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images

A car bomb killed a dozen people and injured 30 on Saturday in a market in a Syrian border town that Turkish-backed forces seized last month, promptin(...)

 Syrians gather in the northern Syrian town of Hasakeh to celebrate adeal between the Damascus government and the Kurdish administration. Photograph: Sana/AFP via Getty Images

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels will press ahead with a plan to take a key town in northern Syria, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Monday, in a sign that a(...)

A woman flees with her children amid Turkish bombardment on Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ayn in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border. Photograph: Delil Souleiman

Turkey began its promised military incursion into northeast Syria on Wednesday as US president Donald Trump defended his decision to withdraw US troop(...)

 Kurdish YPG militiamen taking part in a military parade in Qamishli, Syria, on March 28th. Turkey insists the YPG is a threat as it is an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Syria has criticised a US-Turkish plan to establish a buffer zone to separate Turkish and US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria and castigated Sy(...)

 People pass in front of a banner with pictures of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Binali Yildirim, AKP’s local candidate, in Istanbul on Tuesday. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Official results in local elections that appear to have delivered a blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s dominance over Turkey have been pushed ba(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey, in April 2017. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has claimed victory over the Islamic State terror group in Syria as the White House said it had begun to pull US troops out (...)

Official results in the Turkish presidential election showed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 53 per cent, enough to spare him a runoff against his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, who won 31 per cent. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

With his decisive victory in national elections at the weekend, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tightened his grip on power and accelerated(...)

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