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Supporters of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan attend a pre-election rally in Sarajevo on Sunday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has brushed off an alleged assassination threat and concerns over Ankara’s growing role in the Balkans, as he a(...)

Paramedics carry a wounded person from the rubble of a mosque in Kilis, Turkey, near the border with Syria on Wednesday. Photograph: Can Erok/DHA-Depo Photos via AP

Turkey urged the United States on Thursday to halt its support for Kurdish YPG fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria, so(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: said it was his government’s “duty to drown this terrorist force before it is born”. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused the US of forming a “terrorist army” that it was Turkey’s duty to “drown”, after Washington anno(...)

Syrian first aiders and civil defense volunteers hold placards and photos showing victims of the recent alleged chemical attack Khan Sheikhoun. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

Postmortem results have confirmed that chemical weapons were used in an attack which killed at least 72 people in Syria’s Idlib province, after US pre(...)

People walk in front of a billboard posted in Taksim square after the failed coup attempt displaying the words Hakimiyet Milletindir (Sovereignty belongs to the people/nation)  in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images.

Turkey has formally arrested 32,000 people in its investigation of a religious movement the government blames for staging a military coup attempt on J(...)

A man holds a flag with the portrait of Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Sunday. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey will release 38,000 prisoners under a penal reform announced on Wednesday after the arrest of tens of thousands of people suspected of links to(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Binali Yildirim: told parliament that “This parallel terrorist organisation will no longer be an effective pawn for any country. We will dig them up by their roots.” Photograph: Erhan Ortac/Getty Images

Turkey’s purge of public servants widened further yesterday when 15,000 people were suspended from the education ministry and the deans of the countr(...)

Paramedics push a stretcher at Turkey’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following an attack on June 28th, 2016. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

The attack on Ataturk airport in Istanbul airport is another setback for Turkey’s already fragile tourism industry. Last month saw the biggest slump(...)

Forensic police work the explosion site at Ataturk airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A total of 36 people were killed and 150 more wounded in Tuesday’s attack on Istanbul’s main international airport, broadcaster HaberTurk said, citing(...)

 Binali Yildirim, and his wife Semiha,  arriving for the extraordinary congress of the ruling AK Party (AKP) where he was voted leader. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party has elected Binali Yildirim as chairman and prime minister in a move viewed as strengthening Presid(...)

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