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Erdogan Is In Syria With A Green Light From The U.S. And Iran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

Erdogan's Turkey, which was an ally of the West and the Gulf, is today an ally of whoever provides support for Erdogan's authoritarian hold on Turkey, such as Russia.

Should We Send A Man We Know Is Innocent To His Death Abroad?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
John A. Tures

In the movie Judgment at Nuremberg, a Nazi judge has to answer for sacrificing an innocent man to appease the bloodlust of an angry crowd, swearing he had no idea how it would lead to the Holocaust.

Turks Should Question The Official Narrative That Gulen Was Behind The Coup

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

It is my understanding that this line of defense has already become an official narrative of the government. When confronted by Western officials, Turkish government ministers keep repeating this: 80 million believe it was a Gulenist job. You may not want to lose the Turkish people.

Turkish Tanks Roll Into Syria, Pushing Islamic State Out Of Key Border Town

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.24.2016 | World

KARKAMIS, Turkey/ANKARA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of Islamic State’s last ...

Erdogan: US Has 'No Excuse' To Hold Onto Gulen

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 08.24.2016 | World

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said he would tell U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that Washington has “no excuse” for not handing ove...

Is America Losing Turkey?

David Hearst | Posted 08.24.2016 | World
David Hearst

In the dying days of Boris Yeltsin's presidency, the great and the good in Washington scratched their heads and asked themselves: "Who lost Russia?"

Invite Turkey To Leave NATO: Ankara Shares Few Values Or Interests With The West

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.23.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Turkey's brief democratic moment is ending.

The Turkish Designer And His Evil Eyes

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 08.23.2016 | Arts
Tara Kangarlou

In a bloody season where Turkey's vibrant summer has given way to the turbulent environment caused by frequent terrorist attacks -- including this wee...

Turkey Formally Requests Extradition For U.S.-Based Cleric Gulen

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.23.2016 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Turkey has formally requested the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cler...

Who Led The Turkish Putschists?

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Yavuz Baydar

Four-week threshold has been passed and, looking deeply into the most important question on the botched coup in Turkey, we still are left wondering who orchestrated this bloody attempt.

Turkey's Erdogan Fails The Test Of Democracy

Maria Armoudian | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Maria Armoudian

The test of a leader's commitment to democracy is not in peaceful and agreeable times but in times of dissent and disagreement. And Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has failed the test.

Erdogan Mending Fences Across the Middle East Post-Failed Turkey Coup

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 08.16.2016 | World
Tara Kangarlou

Perhaps, Turkey's apparent readiness to adopt a constructive role in resolving this conflict may now help to step some of the negative repercussions it has spawned. A pragmatically-minded President Erdogan's recent moves may signal such a strategic rethink, back toward Turkey as a regional peacemaker.

Turkish Police Raid 44 Firms In Coup Probe: State Media

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 08.16.2016 | World

Turkish police launched simultaneous raids on 44 companies in Istanbul on Tuesday and had warrants to detain 120 company executives as part of the inv...

Turkey-Russia: The Sultan and the Tsar Need for Each Other

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Battle of Aleppo has changed the parameters of bargaining between Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Recep Erdogan, forcing the tsar and the sul...

The Risks Of Speculation: Turkey's Coup That Wasn't

Joe Lauria | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
Joe Lauria

More than two weeks after Turkey's dramatic failed coup, what exactly happened remains shrouded in mystery leaving only speculation that has hardened into "fact" in the absence of convincing evidence.

Beyond The Turkish Coup

George Friedman | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
George Friedman

Erdoğan is restructuring Turkish institutions, from the military to schools to the media, in ways that will support whatever moves he chooses to make. His long-term intentions - the ends toward which he is restructuring Turkish institutions - are unclear.

Turkey Warns U.S. That Rising Anti-Americanism Will Only Be Calmed By Gulen’s Extradition

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 08.09.2016 | World

Anti-American sentiment among Turks is on the rise and can only be calmed by the United States extraditing the Muslim cleric Ankara accuses of orchest...

Putin Meets With Erdogan To Renew Ties After Turkey's Failed Coup

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.09.2016 | World

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his visiting Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan he hoped Ankara could f...

Erdogan Threatens EU-Turkey Refugee Deal Could Collapse

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.08.2016 | World

PARIS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Turkey’s migration agreement with the European Union may collapse if the EU does not keep its side of the deal on visa waiv...

Erdogan-Putin: Ready to Settle Scores with the US and Europe

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

When the tsar Vladimir Putin meets with the sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan next week in Moscow in the latter's first foreign visit following the failed c...

Turkey's President Erdogan Holds Gigantic Rally In Istanbul

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.08.2016 | World

ISTANBUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan told a rally of more than one million people on Sunday that July’s failed coup would be a miles...

Turkish Pundits' West-Bashing Won't Make 'Drift To Autocracy' Debate Go Away

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Yavuz Baydar

The values of journalism are universal; and only those who abide by them find a common ground in pursuing, and revealing, the truth. The rest is a dirty alliance between propagandists and stenographs of power.

Weekend Roundup: A War Hero and a Nobel Scientist Trump Muslim Stereotypes

Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week, three events -- the continuing political brawl over Donald Trump's indecent assault on the grieving parents of an American war hero, who was a Muslim; the death of one of the world's leading scientists, who was a Muslim; and a new intervention by Pope Francis in defense of the Muslim community -- all challenge the narrative that reduces Muslim identity to acts of terror. (continued)

Turkey In Crisis: A Reminder Why U.S. Shouldn't Constantly Meddle Abroad

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Turkey's dubious evolution should remind Americans how hard it is for U.S. officials to play social engineers to the world. Instead of constantly meddling in hopes of "fixing" other nations, Washington should step back when its interests are not vitally affected.

Fethullah Gulen -- His Vision, Our Response

Alon Goshen-Gottstein | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Alon Goshen-Gottstein

How many times have I heard the rhetorical question -- where are the "good" Muslims? Where are the "moderate" Muslims? The millions who follow Fethullah Gulen have an answer, and it is Mr. Gulen.