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Ahmet Davutoglu and wife Sare Davutoglu in 2016: said when he decided to raise his voice, no mainstream Turkish station would broadcast him. Photograph: Gokhan Tan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party is wrought with “widespread unhappiness”, his former prime minister has warned as he raised the prospect(...)

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(...)

Supporters of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan at a   Yes rally for the upcoming referendum in Izmir. Phtograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Much like the vast mosque he has commissioned atop one of Istanbul’s highest hills, president Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters hope a referendum on Sunday (...)

Supporters of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan sit on a statue of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, as they shout slogans and hold flags during a demonstration against the  failed coup attempt, at Taksim Square, in Istanbul on Wednesday. Photograph:  Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

On the streets of Turkey, an atmosphere of defiance prevails. Each night since the failed coup rattled the country last Friday, thousands of people ha(...)

A deputy commander in a Syrian Turkmen brigade  holds handles from a parachute of the downed Russian warplane near the northern Syrian village of Yamadi: Turkey has reportedly apologised to Russia over the incident  which occurred last November. Photograph:  Reuters/Stringer

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has apologised to Russian leader Vladimir Putin over last year’s shooting down of a Russian air force jet by Turkey’s(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan: “When Turkey is under attack from terrorist organisations and the powers that support them directly, or indirectly, the EU is telling us to change the law on terrorism.” Photograph:  Murad Sezer/Reuters

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the European Union on Friday that Turkey would not make changes to its terrorism laws required under a deal to cur(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves  a press conference  on Thursday. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

Turkish politics and a deal with the European Union on migrants are likely to face testing weeks following the announcement that prime minister Ahmet (...)

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves a news conference at his ruling AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey. Mr Davutoglu had offered only lukewarm support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s vision for a presidential system and his departure follows weeks of tensions. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced on Thursday he would not stand again as leader of the ruling AK Party, bowing out as President Recep (...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel with Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu after visiting a refugee camp in Turkey late last month. Photograph: Steffen Kugler/EPA

The announcement by the European Commission that it has provisionally backed visa-free travel for Turkish citizens marks the latest stage in the EU’s (...)

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