Anti-riot police patrol the streets of Kadikoy, a liberal district on Istanbul’s Anatolian shores, during a protest on Sunday against Turkey’s offensive in Syria against Kurdish forces. Photograph: Ozan Kose/Getty Images

There was a time, not terribly long ago, when I could leave my former apartment in Kadikoy, saunter down the street to the nearest bakery and return w(...)

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s mausoleum – the Anitkabir –  was built as a monument to the founder of Turkey. But  is Atatürk’s vision for Ankara now being erased?

The Bayram holiday that in Turkey follows the Muslim holy month of Ramadan sees thousands descend on Ankara to pay their respects to Mustafa Kemal Ata(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  has rejoined the ruling AKP  after a nearly three-year absence. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his first 100 days last week as head of Turkey’s new regime by reverting to membership in the ruling Justice and (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Fairfield , Connecticut, on August 13th. Photograph: Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters

During the first decade of this century, Donald Trump began doing business with an unlikely partner – Bayrock, a New York property developer founded (...)

Seculer supporters of the main opposition Republic Public Party (CHP) rally at Taksim Square, in Istanbul, on Sunday.  Photograph: EPA

The purge of suspected supporters of a failed military coup has escalated in Turkey as rights groups claim detainees are being subjected to torture, b(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan: He  could dangerously weaken the armed forces by mounting a purge. Photograph: Kenan Gurbuz /Reuters

A crackdown on Turkey’s failed military coupists could be exactly the wrong strategy for president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to employ in dealing with opp(...)

Strictly speaking, a Turk? Boris Johnson on the Brexit campaign trail in London on May 12th. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

I’m late for lunch in Beylerbeyi on the Asian side of Istanbul, but Sinan Kuneralp is the perfect gentleman. Courteous to a fault, he’s worried about(...)

Armenian clergy walk as they attend a commemoration ceremony for Armenians who lost their lives during mass killings under the Ottoman Empire, at the Temple complex of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kotchekov/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed his sympathy to the Armenian people on the centenary of massacres which resulted in the deaths of up to 1.5 mill(...)

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