Turkey Capitalizes on Afghanistan Distraction to Attack Kurdish Forces in Syria
Turkish airstrikes in Syria have escalated over the last month as the world concentrates on a different crisis.
Turkey’s Refugee Problem Is Reaching a Breaking Point
Turkey’s population is exhausted, and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will only make anti-refugee sentiment more central to the country’s politics.
Erdogan’s AKP: We Didn’t Start the Fire
Why Turkey’s ruling party views environmentalism as a threat.
The Balkans Don’t Believe the EU Anymore
The European Union’s next candidates for accession have realized the process is leading nowhere—and are acting accordingly.
Taliban Takeover Seen as a Boon for Human Smugglers
Along one part of the Turkish border, hundreds of new Afghan migrants show up every day.
‘We Fell Off the Face of the Earth’
Opposition politicians are disappearing into Turkey’s massive new prison system.
Edi Rama Is Building Bridges to Europe—or Nowhere
As an artist, he dreamed of the West. As Albanian prime minister, the West is letting him down.
Cracks Are Growing in the Erdogan Regime
Turkey is more politically unstable today than at any other point in recent years.
How Serbia Became China’s Dirty-Energy Dumping Ground
Belgrade is vital to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. But as China takes over old industrial sites, Serbian citizens are suffering the environmental consequences.
In Bosnia, Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied
The terrible truth is decades after the Bosnian War, the world has become too accustomed to war crimes.
Turkey’s Left-Wing ‘Squad’ Is Coming for Erdogan
A new party is betting that unabashed leftist politics is the only way to defeat the president.
Russia Thwarts U.S. Bid to Expand Syrian Aid Corridors
But the rival powers strike a compromise that prevents catastrophic shut-off of lifesaving aid to Syrians.
Turkey Will Never Recognize the Armenian Genocide
It’s time for Yerevan to shift gears and work toward rapprochement with Ankara.
Biden to Prod Putin on Syria Relief
Russia’s blockage of aid deliveries threatens to make Syria’s humanitarian disaster the worst it’s been since the war began.
In Meeting With Erdogan, Biden Holds the Power
And he should use it to push for these three changes.
Bosnia Is Heading Toward Another Meltdown
EU and U.S. neglect is allowing Russia to fan ethnic flames.
Greece Is Making a Comeback in the Eastern Mediterranean
Sensing the tide turning against Turkey, Athens is reviving itself as a diplomatic force.
For Turkey’s Armenians, Biden’s Genocide Declaration Makes Little Difference
A century after the mass killings, Armenians in Turkey are still outcasts.