Erdogan’s Heir Apparent Isn’t a Problem
Turkey’s minister of defense is a staunch nationalist—but that doesn’t mean he’s anti-Western.
Erdogan Might Be Too Sick to Keep Leading Turkey
Evidence is growing that Turkey’s president is ailing—and that could be bad news for the country’s politics.
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.
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.
Cracks Are Growing in the Erdogan Regime
Turkey is more politically unstable today than at any other point in recent years.
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.
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.
Erdogan Is Digging a Hole He Can’t Escape
Plans to build a new channel through Istanbul will come with serious domestic, international, and environmental costs.
Stop Giving Erdogan a Veto Over U.S. Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Biden can do the right thing because Turkey has lost strategic significance.