Smoke rises from the site of US-led air strikes in the town of Sinjar, Iraq. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters

Kurdish forces backed by US air strikes have seized the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State (IS), giving the jihadists’ opponents an impo(...)

Istanbul supporters celebrate AKP victory .... President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains determined to introduce controversial executive presidency,  although his stunning elction victory has still left him short of the supermajority  he needs in parliament. Photograph:  Ozan Koseozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Two disconcerting indicators for the future of Turkish democracy have flown under the radar in the week since Sunday’s surprising parliamentary electi(...)

Musicians play as supporters wait for Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu at Ataturk airport in Istanbul on Tuesday. Turkey’s long dominant AK Party scored a stunning election success at the weekend. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Following a failed government-forming process, Turkey’s worst-ever terrorist attack and the return to war with militant Kurds, how is it Turkey’s AK P(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A supporter of the ruling AK Party holds a scarf with a slogan that reads, “Man of the nation – Ahmet Davutoglu”, in reference to the prime minister, during an election rally in the central Anatolian city of Konya, on Friday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey goes to the polls on Suday for the second time this year following months of fractious political wrangling, deadly bombings and a return to war(...)

Turkey in turmoil: Protesters hold placards that read “We know the killer” as Turkish riot police block their way on Tuesday. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

Kurds in Turkey have found themselves increasingly singled out for violence, as the death toll from Saturday’s twin bombings in Ankara is expected to (...)

Relatives mourn  during the funeral for a victim of Saturday’s Ankara bomb attacks in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Burak Kara/Getty Images

Turkey is focusing on Islamic State in its investigation into a twin bombing that killed at least 128 people in Ankara, while investigators are close (...)

Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)  behind a barricade during clashes with Turkish forces. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

The embers of a dormant war have reignited in southeast Turkey with devastating effect just weeks before crucial parliamentary elections. Last Monday,(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  shakes hands with Belgian PM Charles Michel during a meeting at the Chateau of Val-Duchesse in Brussels on Tuesday. Turkey’s leader began his  European tour in Strasbourg last Sunday. Photograph: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Belga

The picturesque Alsatian town of Strasbourg is used to finding itself at the centre of political activity when thousands of MEPs and Eurocrats descend(...)

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