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Inside Turkey's Reckless Gas Game with Russia

Europe hoped Turkey could help the continent wean itself off Russian fuel. But Ankara might have other plans.

Passport

Follow the Roads, Railways, and PIpelines on China's New Silk Road

Beijing's multi-billion dollar integration project aims to connect China to Europe with a network of roads, railways, pipelines.

The Cable

Senior U.S. Diplomat Raises ‘Dumb Blonde’ Incident with Turkish Officials

The State Department has responded with a mix of opprobrium and humor after the mayor of Turkey’s capital city referred to State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf as a “stupid blonde” for criticizing the way Turkish police tactics handled a 2013 demonstration.

The Cable

Despite Campaign Pledge, Obama Won’t Call 1915 Killings of Armenians ‘Genocide’

U.S. officials speaking to Foreign Policy said the White House had contemplated recognizing the genocide and alerted State Department officials who deal with Turkey to prepare for the potential diplomatic blowback.

Argument

The United States cannot stop genocide as long as policymakers and human rights advocates stick to black-and-white narratives

The United States cannot stop genocide as long as policymakers and human rights advocates stick to black-and-white narratives.

Dispatch

Is Turkey Getting Cozy With Iran?

Turkey's president once brought his country closer to Iran. Now, despite hand-holding and smiles, he finds himself facing off against the Islamic Republic in a regional war.

Report

The Pot of Gold at the End of the Iranian Rainbow

Companies far and wide are drooling over the prospect of an opening to Iran. But doubts over the nuclear deal and the future of sanctions still dampen Tehran’s hopes for an early rehabilitation.

Argument

Who’s Going to Save Turkey’s Economy?

The Turkish economy is in dire straits. But its leadership is showing no interest in serious reform.

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