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Republican People’s Party candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu during a campaign rally in Istanbul on Wednesday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Millions of voters in Istanbul go back to the polls for a controversial mayoral election re-run on Sunday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party t(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Abdullah Gul: announcement of return to ranks of the ruling AK party signals start of scramble for power. Photograph: Reuters/Umit Bektas

Hours after Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected to the Turkish presidency, the man he is to succeed, Abdullah Gul, announced he was returning to the r(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to members of ruling AKP party. Photograph: Umit Bektas/EPA

Tayyip Erdogan today declared his candidacy for a more powerful presidency which rivals fear may entrench authoritarian rule but supporters, esp(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Tayyip Erdogan welcomes Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani before a meeting at Mr Erdogan’s office in Ankara on Monday. Umit Bektas/Reuters

President Hassan Rouhani, whose country’s relations with Turkey have been strained by the Syrian civil war, said in Ankara yesterday that Iran would m(...)

Relatives mourn during the funeral for the victims of a mining disaster in Soma, Turkey.   Rescuers are still trying to reach parts of the coal mine in Soma, 480 km southwest of Istanbul.  Photograph:  Ahmet Sik/Getty Images

The operator of the Turkish mine where 284 workers were killed this week in Turkey‘s worst ever mining disaster said today there was no negligence on (...)

Turkish riot police clash with protestors during a demonstration for the victims of the Soma mine explosion, in Istanbul. Photograph:  EPA/Ulas Yunus Tosun

If Tuesday was a day of shock and Wednesday one of anger, then yesterday was when hope was lost forever for more than 100 trapped miners in the easter(...)

A protester is kicked by Yusuf Yerkel, advisor to Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, as special forces police officers detain him during a protest against their visit to Somaon Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters/Mehmet Emin Al/Depo Photos

The political fallout from Tuesday’s mine explosion in western Turkey intensified yesterday with thousands of workers joining protest strikes and d(...)

 Relatives mourn during the funeral for the victims of a mining disaster. Photograph: Ahmet Sik/Getty Images

Loudspeakers broadcast the names of the dead as rows of graves were filled in this close-knit Turkish mining town today, while thousands protested in(...)

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