Demonstrators  gather in front of Istanbul’s courthouse after philanthropist and activist Osman Kavala, was jailed for life. Photograph:  Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images

Turkish opposition leaders vowed to overturn jail sentences against philanthropist Osman Kavala and seven others convicted at the end of a case that (...)

 Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu: “There’s huge unemployment, life is expensive, people cannot make ends meet.”  Photograph: Alp Eren Kaya/Republican People’s Party

For years, Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu suffered ridicule for his mild-mannered demeanour and failure to make inroads at election afte(...)

Turkish riot police clash with protesters opposed to  Turkish president Erdogan’s appointment of party member Melih Bulu as the new rector of Bogazici University in Istanbul.  Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

More than 150 people were arrested during protests at one of Turkey’s top universities, in a sharp escalation of a stand-off between students and staf(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan: his government is already short of cash and has depleted reserves shoring up the Turkish lira over the last year. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/Pool

For weeks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has presented Turkey’s performance in handling coronavirus as one of the world’s most successful, as he maint(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a  meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Turkish Presidential Press Service/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised a decision to repeat Istanbul’s mayoral election, which his party narrowly lost, saying a rerun would (...)

Supporters of Ekrem Imamoglu, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate for Istanbul mayor, wave Turkish flags during a rally on Monday.  Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey’s local elections were marred by “organised crime” at ballot boxes in Istanbul, raising the possibility(...)

A tank crashes into a car as people take to streets in Ankara, Turkey during a protest against an attempted military coup on July 16th, 2016. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s two-year state of emergency came to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists continue human rights campai(...)

Supporters of Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party,  attend a rally in the Maltepe district of Istanbul. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the(...)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his wife Emine Erdogan and their grandchildren at a polling station in Istanbul. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory after voters approved by a slim majority constitutional changes that would introduce a preside(...)

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 (...)

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