Shadow Government

Erdogan’s Deadly Ambitions

The Turkish president has revived a civil war, purged opponents, and buried a corruption investigation, all in an effort to consolidate power. Will his drive to rule send the country over the edge?


How Low Will Erdogan Go?

Turkey’s voters are, once again, about to spurn their president. How he reacts will define the country’s future.

The Cable

U.S. Officials Authorize Families of American Personnel Near Key Turkish Air Base to Leave

The State Department authorized families of U.S. workers in southern Turkey to leave voluntarily.


The Emerging-Market Beauty Pageant

From China to Mexico, investors are increasingly looking not for deals, but strong macroeconomic policy.


Turkish Court Brings Terror Charges Against Two Vice News Reporters

Turkey has arrested two Vice News reporters on terror charges; they may serve up to four-and-a-half years in prison.


Turkey’s Kurdish Guerrillas Are Ready for War

With peace negotiations in tatters, the insurgency's leaders are preparing for a long and bloody conflict against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.


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Turkey’s War Within

As Ankara approaches a crucial political moment, an insurgency threatens to spiral out of control in the country’s Kurdish regions.

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