Erdogan isn’t the root of Turkey’s troubles. It’s a deep-seated cycle of repression and revenge — with no end in sight.
Steven A. Cook is the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His new book, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East, was published in June.
The focus on the century-old accord is a product of bad history and shoddy social science -- and it’s surely not the cause of the region's dysfunction.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is playing politics with the centennial of the Armenian genocide.