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 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a campaign rally for a ‘Yes’ vote in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, Istanbul.  Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/AFP/Getty Images

March 26th, 1999, was a turning point in Turkey’s history, though only those in the presence of Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Friday afternoon knew it. (...)

Turkish army tanks move towards the Turkish-Syrian border yesterday, as clashes intensified with Islamic State militants. Photograph: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Turkey is gearing up for a bigger role in the fight against Islamic State (IS), which could include sending Turkish troops into Syria and Iraq. But co(...)