The "Justice and Development Party" is the largest political party in Turkey. It was forged in 2001 by the merger of several conservative, islamist and nationalist parties.
There has been controversy in Turkey over whether the party is committed to the secular principles enshrined in the constitution - despite their Islamist origins. Here you can find a compilation of all DW content referring to the AKP.
Ahead of Turkey's presidential election, author Ece Temelkuran praises her compatriots' unbroken spirit. She says it is a model for all who have begun to experience the maddening absurdity of right-wing populism.
In an interview with DW, Sevim Dagdelen said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was deliberately creating tension ahead of the vote in June. The snap elections are being held during an extended state of emergency.
Hundreds of police officers have taken part in raids across Germany targeting the Osmanen Germania boxing club. Officials say the group is involved in violent crime and has ties to Turkish President Erdogan's government.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come under criticism for telling a small girl dressed in a military uniform that she would be honored if she were "martyred" for Turkey. Erdogan spotted the weeping-and-saluting 6-year-old Amine Tiras while delivering a speech at his ruling party's congress.
Ankara's mayor, Melih Gokcek, has stepped down, becoming the sixth mayor to resign as Turkey's Erdogan purges his party's ranks. Erdogan appears to be worried about a string of elections in 2019.