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Does Rand Paul Have a Point? Does Trump Look Like Gollum?

Rand Paul has compared Donald Trump to the fictional character of Gollum. FP made a meme comparing the two to decide if he's right.

Dispatch

The Islamic State Hits Turkey Where It Hurts

The terror group is ramping up its fight against Ankara. Its latest battleground: the Turkish economy.

Interview

The Men in the Middle

Two young, charismatic leaders in Israel and Turkey are taking on right-wing governments and trying to transform their countries' politics. Can they change the Middle East without firing a shot?

Passport

Top Turkish Cleric: Islamic State and Prophet Mohammed Cartoons Cause Equal Damage

The head of Turkey's religious authority said Monday that both the Islamic State and the Prophet Mohammed have been equally as damaging.

Argument

It Is, By Far, The Worst Time to Be a Turkish Journalist

A doctor on trial for comparing President Erodgan to Gollum is only the most visible example of Ankara's growing crackdown on freedom of expression.

Report

A Gas-Powered Rapprochement Between Turkey and Israel

After five years of discord, Ankara and Jerusalem are ready to mend ties, driven in no small part by Turkey’s desire to get access to Israeli natural gas.

Report

For Israel and Its Neighbors, Energy Finds Power Big Dreams

The race is on to develop gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean, but big energy finds fuel strife as often as peace.

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