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.
Turkey is amid local elections for control of the country's main cities. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading his AK party's campaign to tighten his grip on power. However, with Turkey sinking into recession this month's election could yet prove to be the biggest challenge to the president. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to hold greater powers than any other Turkish leader has seen in decades. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder was among the dozens of world leaders attending the lavish ceremony.
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.