Turkey’s Intervention in Syria Will Slow Assad, But It Won’t Stop Him
Ankara's latest move might slow the Syrian regime's Russian-backed onslaught on Idlib, but the tyrant will remain on the throne so long as the world turns a blind eye.
Greece Accidentally Steered Into a Foreign-Policy Crisis
Turkey is redrawing its borders in the Aegean—and the Greek government is failing to do much about it.
As America Shuts Its Doors, Afghan Refugees Are Stuck in Turkey
The Trump administration has made it nearly impossible for Afghans who aided U.S. troops to claim asylum in the United States. Instead, thousands who aided Americans on the battlefield are stranded in a country that doesn't want them.
In Turkey, a Battle Over Infrastructure Could Shape the Next Presidential Race
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive to build a new canal to bypass the Bosphorus faces a formidable opponent: Istanbul mayor and likely presidential contender Ekrem Imamoglu.
Erdogan’s Purges Have Replaced One Islamic Sect With Another
Turkey expelled alleged sympathizers of Fethullah Gulen from government jobs after the 2016 coup attempt. Other Islamic sects, and one in particular—the Menzil—are now filling the vacuum.
Turkey Must Stop Meddling in Armenian Church Affairs
The Turkish government is imposing its political preferences when it comes to selecting the leaders of the country’s minority groups—and posing a threat to religious freedom.
Newly Aggressive Turkey Forges Alliance With Libya
Erdogan’s latest bid to reshape the Mediterranean provides military support to Tripoli against Russian-backed rebels.
Greenlighted by Trump, Turkey Invades Syria
Five essential reads on the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria.
Who Exactly Is Turkey Resettling in Syria?
Ankara claims it’s helping displaced Syrians return home. Kurds and international observers accuse Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government of demographic engineering.
Turkey Pitches Plan to Settle 1 Million Refugees in Northern Syria
Questions arise as to whether Erdogan’s $26 billion megaproject is intended to clear his border of Kurds.
Kurdish Commander Calls on Trump to Prevent ‘Ethnic Cleansing’
The SDF’s Gen. Mazloum Abdi wants international observers to stop Turkish-backed forces from displacing the Kurds.
U.S. Lawmakers Move to Punish Turkey for Buying Russian Missile System
Congress stopped short of imposing sanctions but signaled it may act unilaterally if Trump does not.
Turkey Begins Resettling Refugees in Northeastern Syria
Continued reports of atrocities by Turkish-backed forces raise concerns about ethnic cleansing.
The Fight for ISIS’s Old Territory Is Just Beginning
A host of forces including Turkish and Iranian proxies to Russian troops and Syrian government forces are jockeying for control of the lands that once were held by the Islamic State.
Don’t Blame Turkey for NATO’s Woes
Emmanuel Macron thinks the Atlantic alliance is brain-dead, but its problems have deeper roots than the recent U.S.-Turkish spat over Syria.