Turkey Can’t Host Syrian Refugees Forever
Voters across the political spectrum have become hostile toward the millions of people who fled Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his opponents are now responding with tough talk on repatriation.
Turkey Is Helping, Not Deporting, Syrian Refugees
The Turkish government provides millions of Syrians with health care and education. A multilateral political solution is needed and demonizing Ankara won’t help.
Erdogan Plays Washington Like a Fiddle
As U.S. policymakers worry about their special relationship with Ankara, Turkey’s president knows it's already dead.
Turkey’s Deportation Policy Is Killing Syrian Refugees
Ankara once welcomed millions of Syrians as “guests.” Now, as anti-refugee sentiment rises, they are being sent back across the border, where they face danger and death.
Trump Can’t Stop Putin From Poaching U.S. Allies
The United States failed to stop Russia’s S-400 sale to Turkey despite having the tools to do so. Don’t be surprised if the Kremlin continues to use arms sales to extend its influence.
Turkey Is a Bad Place to Be an Influencer
Anxious about its failure to establish cultural hegemony, the Erdogan government is going after internet stars.
Who Lost Turkey?
The blame for Ankara’s antagonistic stance to Washington lies with both sides, a product of decades of misunderstandings.
Imamoglu Won the Vote, but Can He Save Istanbul?
The new mayor will preside over a city that people are fleeing in droves.
What Istanbul’s Voters Want
AKP and CHP supporters have the same priorities. So why are they so divided?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Has Met His Match
Turkey’s soccer-obsessed president is engaging in a last-ditch effort to help his party hold on to power in Istanbul. Can Ekrem Imamoglu beat him at his own game?
Turkish Democracy Can’t Die, Because It Never Lived
The country’s political system doesn't deserve the laments it’s recently received.
The Istanbul Rerun Isn’t About the Mayor. It’s About Turkey’s Future.
The controversial decision to hold a new mayoral election after Erdogan’s party narrowly lost has divided the ruling AKP and further imperiled Turkey’s democratic credentials.
Erdogan’s Long Arm in Europe
Turkey is seeking influence and votes throughout the EU and spreading ideas that imperil efforts to integrate the Turkish diaspora.
Erdogan Is Writing Checks the Turkish Economy Can’t Cash
The president’s stimulus programs may help him stay in power, but they will cost his country in the long run.
In Turkey, Erdogan Is Still Calling All the Shots
The president’s coalition partners aren’t pulling him to the right. They’re doing his bidding.
It’s Not Too Late to Stop Turkey From Realigning With Russia
Strains in U.S.-Turkish relations are leading Erdogan into Putin’s embrace. Smart diplomacy and defense assistance can bring America’s NATO ally back into the fold.
Erdogan’s Worst Enemy Is His Only Ally
The real winner of Turkey’s local elections is the ultranationalist MHP party.
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