People pass in front of a banner with pictures of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Binali Yildirim, AKP’s local candidate, in Istanbul on Tuesday. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Official results in local elections that appear to have delivered a blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s dominance over Turkey have been pushed ba(...)

A boy stands next to a poster of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Sunday. Photograph:  Sedat Suna/EPA

Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought to project confidence to the supporters massed beneath him as he spoke from the balcony of his ruling party headquarters i(...)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he prepares to deliver a speech  in Istanbul, on Sunday, following the local elections. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Long before he became a populist strongman with pretensions to regional leadership, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the classic local fixer-politician. The f(...)

Supporters of the Turkey’s main opposition party attend a local election rally in Istanbul this week. Local elections are scheduled for March 31st. Photograph: EPA

The battle waged by Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan against currency speculators is a classic pyrrhic victory. The show of resolve by the self-styled st(...)

Moves by Turkey to stymie activity in the money markets in an apparent attempt to halt short selling in the currency has added to investor concerns. Photograph: Reuters

Fears that Turkey is burning through its holdings of dollars to stem a plunge in the lira ahead of national elections at the weekend drove the currenc(...)

Supporters of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) at an election campain rally  in Batman, south east Turkey, on March 12th. Photograph:  Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

When police came to arrest her as the campaign for Turkey’s local elections got under way, Berivan Kutlu was not surprised: it was the third time the (...)

Mourners carry a casket  during funerals for some of the 50 victims of the mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

Burials for the 50 people killed the New Zealand terrorist attack have begun in Christchurch as the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, returned to the ci(...)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  greets supporters during an AK Party  local election campaign rally in Izmir. Photograph: Turkish Presidential Press Service/AFP/Getty Images

The New Zealand government has criticised Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after he repeatedly showed video footage of the Christchurch mosqu(...)

Well-wishers light 49 candles as they pay respects to victims outside the hospital in Christchurch on March 16, 2019, after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city the previous day. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP

A three- and four-year old are among the victims of the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand carried out on Friday. New Zealan(...)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch in New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Baker

The nationalities of some of the victims of the terrorist attack on Muslim worshippers in New Zealand have begun to emerge as anxious relatives and fr(...)

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