Turkey Is Hungry for War With Cyprus
Erdogan has rarely been so weak at home—or so aggressive with his neighbors in the Mediterranean.
The United States’ Problems Aren’t What You Think They Are
America’s decline resembles nothing so much as the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Presidential candidates should take note.
Turkish Democracy Can’t Die, Because It Never Lived
The country’s political system doesn't deserve the laments it’s recently received.
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U.S. relations with Iran continued to unravel as South Africa went to the polls.
Erdogan Just Committed Political Suicide
By overturning an election in Istanbul, he may have triggered a Turkish Spring.
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.
The White House Won’t Empower Women. Sudan’s Protests Will.
From Khartoum to Warsaw, demonstrators are demanding basic equality while the Trump administration wages a war on women’s rights.
Israel’s Refusal to Recognize the Armenian Genocide Is Indefensible
Both Armenians and Jews have been the victims of premeditated mass murder. The Israeli government must put justice before political expediency and call the crime by its name.
Russia Has Won the Information War in Turkey
The Kremlin doesn’t even need fake news to push its agenda on Turkish social media. Because domestic disinformation is rampant, Moscow has managed to infect both sides of the debate.
Russia’s Gas Web Ensnares Europe
New pipeline projects throughout the Middle East could boost Russian influence there while also ensuring the country’s role as the prime supplier of energy to Europe.
The Trials of Patrick Shanahan
After months of uncertainty, Trump’s acting defense secretary is making his presence felt inside the administration.
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FP’s latest on the turmoil in Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election, and Julian Assange’s arrest.
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.
U.S. Lawmakers Talk Turkey to Ankara
New legislation is aimed at forcing the recalcitrant 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.
For Afghan Refugee Women, There’s No Escape From Violence
Thousands of women have set off on their own for Turkey, but harassment from Afghan men often follows them to their new country.
U.S. and Turkey Escalate Feud Over Russian Missile System
Erdogan may be using the S-400 dispute with Washington to deflect attention from problems at home.