Putin Plays Erdogan Like a Fiddle
In the increasingly close relationship between the Russian and Turkish presidents, there’s one clear alpha.
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.
Tensions Spike as Turkey Threatens Syria Offensive
U.S. defense secretary says a Turkish incursion would be “unacceptable.”
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.
Greece Is Getting Good at Geopolitics
How souring ties between Ankara and Washington benefit Athens.
Turkey’s Big Energy Grab
Ankara is eyeing the gas reserves around Cyprus, causing yet more international tensions.
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.
The World This Weekend
Japan and South Korea continue a historic dispute while Turkey exits the F-35 program amid tensions with the United States.
Who Lost Turkey?
The blame for Ankara’s antagonistic stance to Washington lies with both sides, a product of decades of misunderstandings.
The United States and Turkey Peer Over the Cliff
With the cancellation of F-35 sales to Turkey, relations between Washington and Ankara have reached a new low. Here are our top reads on how things got so bad—and what comes next.
F-35 Sales Are America’s Belt and Road
The United States uses the fighter jet program to further its own influence while leaving allies dependent.