Riot police officers at the entrance of the  courthouse during the trial of 475 defendants, including generals and fighter jet pilots, in Sincan, Ankara, Turkey. (AP Photo)

A Turkish court sentenced military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed (...)

In Istanbul, billboards display huge photos of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who, as the domestic economy has unravelled, has blamed external cultural and political forces. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Three women wave sticks with miniatures of their national flag. The crescent moon on its red backdrop flutters. Behind them, a line leads to a discolo(...)

Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s treasury and finance minster, promised to “transform” the country’s economy and to “rein in inflation”, but lacked specific details. Photographer: Stringer/Bloomberg

A spat with the United States and a deepening economic crisis plunged Turkey’s lira to an all-time low against the dollar on Friday, despite its finan(...)

Cumhuriyet chairman Akin Atalay  and his wife Adalet Atalay speak to journalists after being released from Silivri prison outside of Istanbul on Thursday. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

A Turkish court has convicted journalists and other senior staff members from an opposition newspaper on terror charges, in a case that has exacerbate(...)

More than a year after the attempted military coup against Turkey’s government, trials have begun of 486 of those said to have been directly involved (...)

Defendants  are accompanied by police  they arrive for their trial over a failed coup in Turkey last year. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images.

Nearly 500 suspects, including a number of generals and military pilots, have gone on trial in Turkey accused of leading last year’s failed coup attem(...)

Andrew Gardner, of Amnesty International’s,  speaks to media  in front of Istanbul’s courthouse. A Turkish court  ordered that six human rights activists  remain in custody for aiding a terror group.  Photograph:  AFP/Getty

The German government has expressed concern over the arrest of a German human rights activist in Turkey who has been accused by the authorities of ter(...)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a referendum campaign rally in the southeastern city of Kahramanmaras. Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish celebrities enjoy the same level of obsession and scrutiny as in most other countries, but now many are wading into politics ahead of a deeply(...)

Fethullah Gulen’s family home in Korucuk, eastern Turkey. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Off the main highway 28km east of Erzurum in eastern Turkey, a hail storm whipped up by an icy gale beats down on the ploughed ground. The local bus (...)

Supporters of the  Cumhuriyet newspaper, an opposition secularist daily, whose editor and 12 senior staff have been detained, protest in front of its headquarters in Istanbul at the weekend. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkish police detained the editor and a dozen senior staff from the main secularist opposition newspaper on Monday, a day after 10,000 more civil ser(...)

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