The Making of a Kurdish Mandela
By keeping a key challenger in jail, Turkey’s government risks making Selahattin Demirtas an even more popular and formidable opponent.
Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Is Hostage-Taking
The West knows what Ankara is up to, but won’t call it by its name.
Vladimir Putin’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment
Russia's highly-touted peace conference to end the war in Syria was an utter debacle.
The Kurdish Explosion Is Unleashing Demons
The United States needs to put a stop to this flashpoint before it’s too late.
Syria’s Kurds Are Not the PKK
Amid the war against the Islamic State, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is bombing our villages and soldiers on an entirely false pretense.
Trump’s Plan to Arm Kurds Lays Bare the Strategic Vacuum in Syria
The administration’s plan to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State could further inflame tensions between Washington, Ankara, and Tehran.
Deadly Suicide Bombings Rock Istanbul Airport, But Unclear Who to Blame
The death toll is rising in an attack on Turkey's international airport in Istanbul.
Watch: Turkey’s Parliament Erupts into Another Fistfight
Pro-Kurdish lawmakers are fighting to stay in Parliament.
In Erdogan’s Turkey, Everyone Is a Terrorist
For the president, there's no difference between critics and suicide bombers.
Turkey’s government has plenty of scapegoats for the current violence. But it should start by looking in the mirror.
When Peace Is Bad Politics
Not that long ago, Turkey's ruling party was willing to talk peace with the Kurds. But voters had other ideas.
Erdogan’s Big Night
The Turkish president's party defied the polls, guaranteeing its political dominance for years to come.
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?