Ahmet Davutoglu and wife Sare Davutoglu in 2016: said when he decided to raise his voice, no mainstream Turkish station would broadcast him. Photograph: Gokhan Tan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party is wrought with “widespread unhappiness”, his former prime minister has warned as he raised the prospect(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan waving to supporters  at  AK Party headquarters  in Ankara  after his decisive election victory. Photograph: Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan struck a defiant tone following his victory in elections on Sunday that have paved the way for a new presidenti(...)

Official results in the Turkish presidential election showed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 53 per cent, enough to spare him a runoff against his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, who won 31 per cent. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

With his decisive victory in national elections at the weekend, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tightened his grip on power and accelerated(...)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he leaves his residence in Istanbul, Turkey June 24th, 2018. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in Turkey’s presidential election, but the opposition called the announcement premature, as not all ballots h(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  greets supporters: his victory would usher in a new executive presidency in which the role of prime minister would be abolished. Photograph:  Srdjan Suki/EPA

Anyone driving the streets, highways and byways of Istanbul in recent days would be led to believe there’s just one candidate standing in Turkey’s pre(...)

Muharrem Ince, Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) candidate in the June 24th presidential  election, with a shoeshiner in Istanbul. Photograph: Huseyin Aldemir

For a country with declining democratic credentials, Turkey’s politicians have shown remarkable interest in asking the public for its say. Local and (...)

In calling a snap election for June 24th, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan can claim credit for an economic boom while neutralising political opponents and taking a final step towards his long-cherished executive presidency. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

In calling a snap election for June 24th, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has seized the moment to tighten his authoritarian grip on a divided (...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Wednesday, as he announced snap elections. Photograph: EPA/Turkish presidental press office

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called snap elections, bringing Turkey’s parliamentary and presidential polls forward by more than a year as concerns grow ab(...)

The scene after an explosion in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Friday that killed nine and wounded more than 100. Photograph: IHA via AP

Turkish authorities arrested the leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party in a terrorism probe on Friday, drawing European and UN c(...)

The Kurdish HDP’s co-chairman, Selahattin Demirtas, who has been indicted on charges of promoting terrorist propaganda and insulting the Turkish state. He faces a five-year jail term. Photograph: Lukas Lehmann/ EPA

In the shadow of a countrywide purge and campaign of arrests following last month’s failed coup d’etat, Turkey has escalated its operations in restive(...)

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