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Retribution Breeds Retribution. Putin's Syria Policy And The Killing Of The Russian Ambassador To Turkey.

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Russian President Vladimir Putin intervened militarily in Syria in September 2015 by launching what the Russian media dubbed Operation Vozmezdie (Retr...

Turkey Detains 18 Over Izmir Attack

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.06.2017 | World

Turkish police detained 18 people in connection with Thursday’s gun and bomb attack which killed two people in the city of Izmir and Ankara has no d...

Weekend Roundup: The Berlin Attack Has Sealed The Political Fate Of Europe

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.23.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Europe was already reeling from major terror attacks in Brussels, Paris and Nice as well as Brexit and the defeat of the political establishment in th...

Turkish Police Detain Six After Russian Ambassador Shot Dead

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 12.20.2016 | World

ANKARA ― Turkish police detained six people over the killing of the Russian ambassador, state media said on Tuesday, widening a probe to relatives o...

13 Soldiers Killed And Dozens Wounded In Turkey Car Bomb Attack

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.17.2016 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 more were injured when a car bomb hit a bus transporting off-duty military personnel i...

Turkish Police Shoot Attack Suspect Near Israeli Embassy

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 09.21.2016 | World

ANKARA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A would-be assailant was shot and wounded near the Israeli embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Wednesday, an Israeli...

U.S. Forces Enter Syrian Town, Then Withdraw, Rebel And Monitor Groups Say

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.17.2016 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A small number of U.S. forces entered the Syrian town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on Friday as part of operations to...

Ankara Illuminates And Moves

James Sanders | Posted 08.03.2016 | Style
James Sanders

While in the middle of festival season, flea markets, outdoor food parties, and every other kind of big thing that outside in the summer, I find myself in an ocean of Ankara and dashikis -- and it isn't exclusive to one group of people anymore. This trend has gone mainstream.

Why Is Erdogan Being Demonized In The West?

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Many masks have slipped since Turkey's failed military coup last Friday, such that a great many on the right and the left alike, who never tire of eulogising about democracy and human rights, the masses, and people power have been exposed as little more than pseudo-liberals and fake democrats.

Turkey's Coup Attempt Had Nothing to Do With Restoring Democracy or Human Rights. Sorry?

Riley Waggaman | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Riley Waggaman

Despite the shocked reactions of your worldly Facebook friends, there was nothing particularly surprising about the recent coup attempt in Turkey. For...

Relief, And Fear, Grip Turkey After Bloody Coup Attempt

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.16.2016 | World

ISTANBUL ― It would have been easy to mistake this cosmopolitan Turkish city for a war zone last night: Political upheaval, bloody clashes and the d...

Should The United States Support The Military Coup In Turkey?

John A. Tures | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The American people typically have little stomach for a military coup. But given the undemocratic nature of the Erdogan regime, Turkey may have had no choice.

Photos From Turkey’s Streets Show Chaos After Military Claims Control

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.02.2017 | World

Turks across the country took to the streets Friday night, answering pleas to confront the Turkish military as it attempted to take power in a coup. ...

Celebrations In Damascus After Turkish Army Says Takes Power

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.15.2016 | World

BEIRUT, July 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of cheering people took to the streets of Damascus early on Saturday and celebratory gunfire erupted after Turkey...

In Turkey, You Can Still Attack Armenians in Public: Parliamentarian Garo Paylan in Danger

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Christopher Atamian

Armenian Parliament Member Physically Attacked Former AGOS Journalist Garo Paylan, one of three ethnic Armenians in the Turkish Parliament, was attack...

My Whirlwind Tour of Turkey and a Syrian Refugee Camp

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Yasmina Blackburn

I was honored to be chosen along with my friend and colleague, photojournalist, Sadaf Syed, and journalists from around the world, to attend the DS Ce...

Enough With the "I Am" Memes Already

Sezin Koehler | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Sezin Koehler

Let's get something straight: Unless you're Parisian, French, or live(d) there, no, you are not Paris. To be Parisian -- to be from anywhere, really -- is to understand the cultural complexities of that identity that cannot be subsumed or learned with a pithy solidarity meme on social media.

They Gave A Sick Puppy A Peaceful Place To Die — But She Lived Instead

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.02.2016 | Good News

When Mary and her three daughters moved to Ankara, Turkey, for her husband's job, they decided they wanted to do something to give back to their new c...

'Je Suis Turkey'

Kelly James Clark | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

To be trite and obvious, Turks are people, too. Muslim lives count as much as Christian lives. The death of a promising young Ankaran is as tragic as the death of a promising young Parisian.

An Inhospitable Turkey

Zeynep Lokmanoglu | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Zeynep Lokmanoglu

Living in Turkey today means going out into the street and not fearing death more than you would on any given day. Living in Turkey means trying not to live with the realization that you are living in a war zone under the pretense that it's a civilized place.

The Reality of Turkey's Pakistanization

A.Kadir Yildirim | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
A.Kadir Yildirim

Increasingly, Turkey is being viewed "as part of the Middle East rather an island of security outside of it." The phrase, "Pakistanization of Turkey", has been frequently invoked in the recent past, particularly within the context of Turkey's relationship with jihadist groups in Syria.

We Prayed For Paris -- But What About Ankara?

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.14.2016 | World

When masked gunmen opened fire on the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, the world responded with "Je Suis Charlie...

Who Is Blowing Up Turkish Cities One By One?

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

The attacks appear to mark a new era in Turkish history, with a popular government unable to stem the violence haunting ordinary people in large, urban areas. The singularities the Erdogan government has ascribed itself, such as the political and economic stability, seem to be slowly fading away.

Deadly Explosion Rocks Turkey's Capital Of Ankara

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.13.2016 | World

ANKARA, March 13 (Reuters) - A car bomb tore through a crowded transport hub in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Sunday, killing at least 32 people an...

Kurdish Militant Group Claims Responsibility For Ankara Bombing

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

ISTANBUL, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A Kurdish militant group once linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility on Friday for t...