Erdogan

A stairwell at Fatih University in Istanbul on March 7, 2013. (Photo by Monique Jaques/Corbis/Getty Images)

The Geography of Gulenism in Turkey

As trials against the Gulen movement wrap up, a look at how deep its influence really was.

Enes Kanter heads for the net as Cristiano Felicio of the Chicago Bulls defends at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 5, 2018 in New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Why the New York Knicks Keep Dunking on Erdogan

The 7-foot center Enes Kanter has become a symbol of Turkey's never-ending purge—and a potential assassination target.

A participant holds a banner with photos of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in front of the presidential palace during a demonstration on Dec. 21, 2018.

Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback

With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the funeral ceremony for Turkish soldier Musa Ozalkan on Jan. 23, 2018 at Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque in Ankara.

Don’t Blame Everything on Erdogan

The Turkish government doesn’t have a soft spot for the Islamic State, and Ankara stands to lose more than anyone if the terrorist group makes a comeback.

Members of a Turkey-backed Syrian militia near the Northern Syrian city of Manbij, on Dec. 30. (Anas Alkharboutli/Picture Alliance/ Getty Images)

The United States Can’t Rely on Turkey to Defeat ISIS

Erdogan wants to confront the Kurds, not the Islamic State. Outsourcing the battle to Ankara will endanger America.

U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by National Security Advisor John Bolton as he speaks about the FBI raid at his lawyer Michael Cohen's office in Washington, D.C., on April 9. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump’s ‘Stunning’ About-Face on Syria

Bowing to Turkey, the U.S. president moves to withdraw all troops.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on October 30, 2018 in Berlin.

Abiy Ahmed Is Not a Populist

The Ethiopian prime minister’s opponents fear that he’s an African Erdogan. His rhetoric and policies suggest he’s more of a liberal democrat.

Cumhuriyet editor in chief Can Dundar speaks to media as he arrives at a courthouse for trial in Istanbul on April 1, 2016. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

‘To Be a Journalist in Turkey Means You’re Ready to Sacrifice Everything’

On the podcast: the price one Turkish newspaper editor is paying for angering President Erdogan.

The Rev. Andrew Brunson, escorted by Turkish plainclothes police officers, arrives at his house in Izmir on July 25. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

Erdogan May Have Freed Pastor Brunson, But Turkey’s Economy Is Still Trapped

Even if Trump lifts sanctions now, the lira won’t recover for a long time.

U.S. President Donald Trump reaches to shake Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hand before a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 21, 2017 in New York City. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S.-Turkey Relationship Is Worse Off Than You Think

The alliance between Washington and Ankara needs to be saved—and easy fixes won't cut it.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, on July 9. (Stringer/Getty Images)

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

On the podcast: An American who was in Turkey during the coup attempt is accused of being one of the plotters.

A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves a flag against an electronic billboard during a rally in Ankara on July 18, 2016.(Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The Myth of Erdogan’s Power

Far from a sultan, the Turkish president is hemmed in by the nationalists who back him—and they don’t want him to get too close to Russia.

An exchange office worker counts Turkish lira banknotes in Istanbul on June 8, 2015. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey’s Losing Economic War

Ankara blames Washington for its financial troubles, but it is fighting the wrong enemy.

The chairman of Turkey's  Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu (R), speaks with Muharrem Ince (L), as they attend the Party's 36th ordinary congress in Ankara, on February on 3, 2018.

Turkey’s Opposition Lost to Erdogan, Then It Lost Its Mind

Since the June election, the country’s various opposition parties have collapsed into chaos, leaving the president without a credible challenger.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels on July 11. (Tatyana Zenkovich/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Hits Turkey With Sanctions Over Jailed Pastor

The measure will further sour ties between two NATO allies.

Musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi (C) is joined by other activists on July 11, 2018 in Kampala, Uganda during a protest against a controversial tax on the use of social media.

Africa’s Attack on Internet Freedom

While Washington turns a blind eye, autocrats across the continent are muzzling their citizens online.

Flags with the logo and the World Cup 2018 mascot Zabivaka are seen in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow on June 30, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)        (Photo credit should read VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Read FP’s Coverage of the 2018 World Cup

War is politics by other means — and so is the World Cup.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan sign agreements in Ankara on December 18, 2013. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

Strongmen Die, but Authoritarianism Is Forever

It’s reassuring to think authoritarian governments depart with their leaders. It’s also wrong.

A pedestrian lights a cigarette as he walks past banners with portraits of Turrkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and the leader of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahceli in Istanbul on June 19.

Get Ready for a More Aggressive Turkey

Erdogan’s new partner in parliament — the ultranationalist MHP — will make Ankara a more belligerent and intransigent ally.

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