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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, next to his wife Emine Erdogan, at the presidential complex in Ankara on Monday  as he was sworn in as head of state. Photograph:  Kayhan Ozer/AFP/Getty Images

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gained the power to appoint the governor of Turkey’s central bank and hundreds of other senior officials, unnerving markets a(...)

Supporters of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan await his arrival at a victory rally in Turkey’s capital Ankara. Photograph: Elif Sogut/Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West’s “crusader mentality” on Monday, after European monitors criticised a referendum to grant h(...)

A man cries as he carries a coffin at a funeral for victims of Saturday’s attack on a Kurdish wedding party that left more than 50 dead in Gaziantep, Turkey. Photograph:  Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty

A suicide bombing that killed at least 51 people at a wedding party in the southern city of Gaziantep was carried out by an Islamic State affiliate ag(...)

A pro-government demonstrator holds a scarf reading the name of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a march towards the Asian side of the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

The Turkish government has sought to assure its citizens and foreign allies that it will not embark on a wave of repression after criticism of its res(...)

Protesters hold the national flag aloft in the aftermath of the attempted coup.  Photograph: EPA

Turkey’s western allies have warned it against using a crackdown on coup plotters to purge political opponents and stifle dissent. More than 8,000 p(...)

Women wave Turkish flags as they gather in Taksim Square in Istanbul on Sunday. Stocks and bonds slumped as markets opened for the first time since the crisis erupted. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Shares in Istanbul have opened down by 2.5 per cent following Friday’s attempted coup in Turkey. The Turkish lira, which initially fell by nearly 5 (...)

British prime minister David Cameron chairs a trade summit as he sits with US president Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel  at the G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Turkey, South Africa and Russia have demanded explanations from London that British spies have intercepted their diplomats and politicians at every tu(...)