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The Fall of the Would-Be Emperor

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Turkey has the potential of becoming a significant global power, but to realize that, Erdogan must change course or leave. His arrogance, though, and self-styled piousness will prevent him from doing either and deny Turkey its deserving place to play a constructive role on the global stage.

Sophia Jones

Despite Legal Gains, Turkish Women Are Still Dying Over The Right To Divorce

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Serdar Gocmen didn't hesitate last year when he killed his wife with a kitchen knife, witnesses say. He walked into the Cumhur Hair Salon ...

No, Erdogan, Muslims Didn't Discover America Either

Craig Considine | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Craig Considine

Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish politician, recently claimed that Muslims discovered America before Columbus. It's a pretty stupid statement -- "we discovered America" -- and one that people and groups continue to make.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Turkey, Reluctant Partner In Obama's ISIS Strategy, Frustrates U.S. Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Turkey, with its resources, geographic position and potential regional sway, is uniquely suited to be the West's key partner against the...

Is Anybody Out There?

Emre Celik | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Emre Celik

It's unfortunate when an organization tasked with providing help to the needy must ask for help itself. It's even more unfortunate when the help it seeks is rooted in deliberate and systematic suppression.

Why the UN Rejected Turkey's Bid for a Security Council Seat?

Harut Sassounian | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Harut Sassounian

By ignoring all these legitimate reasons for Turkey's failure to win the Security Council seat, Foreign Minister Cavusoglu falsely attributed his country's defeat to its reluctance to abandon "its values for the sake of getting more votes."

Turkey's 'Road to Damascus' Moment

Scott Ritter | Posted 10.24.2014 | World
Scott Ritter

If there is ever going to be a solution to the problem of the Islamic State that has a hope of preserving the current geo-political structure of Mesopotamia and the Levant, it rests with the survival of Bashar al-Assad's regime and the resurgence of Syria as a viable national player in the region.

Does Turkey Fear the Kurds More Than ISIL?

Michael Hughes | Posted 10.23.2014 | World
Michael Hughes

Part of the problem is that the U.S. has made the Kurds the centerpiece of its strategy to defeat ISIL in Syria, which Turkey fears will empower and strengthen Kurdish elements that want to overthrow the Turkish state.

Sophia Jones

Why Turkey Will Let Iraqi Kurds, But Not Turkish Kurds, Fight Extremists In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- For weeks, Turkey has barred Turkish Kurds from crossing the border into Syria to defend their ethnic fellows in Kobani against the Islami...

Turkey Would Oppose U.S. Arms Transfers To Kurds

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 10.19.2014 | World

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey wouldn't agree to any U.S. arms transfers to Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic militants in Syria, President Rec...

Should Turkey Remain in NATO After the Fall of Kobani?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Erdogan must be made to understand that if his increasingly authoritarian and benighted regime, one that strays ever farther from the secular foundations of Kemalism, is to preserve its chance to forge the economic partnerships with Europe, that chance passes through Kobani and its defense: That chance depends on the aid delivered to the heroines and the heroes of the beleaguered city.

Turkey Complies With U.S. Demand In Fight Against ISIS

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, f...

Kobani Cabal -- When It Comes to ISIS, All Politics Are 'Glocal'

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

ISIS is a bipartisan cause. This president needs and deserves help. Before the congressional mid-terms, time to bring in seasoned, mature reinforcements to help President Obama do the job he pledged the American people he would do without U.S. boots on the ground: destroy and defeat ISIS.

Joe Biden Apologizes For Saying Turkey Admitted To Border Security Failures In ISIS Fight

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden phoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday to offer a mea culpa for his recent remarks on Turkey's role in con...

Erdogan Demands Apology From Biden After ISIS Comments

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologized Saturday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was angry over comments in wh...

Sophia Jones

Turkish Riot Police Detain ISIS Sympathizers After Protesters Clash On Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Turkish riot police wearing helmets and carrying plastic shields entered Istanbul University Wednesday morning to respond to another clash...

Hate Speech is Undermining Turkey's Fragile Democracy

Emre Celik | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Emre Celik

Erdogan has employed a multidimensional effort to intimidate, silence and otherwise persecute every institution or individual remotely associated with Gulen.

Sophia Jones

Turks Held By The Islamic State: 'It Was A Fine Line Between Life and Death'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

DALAKCI, Turkey -- They waited inside the consulate for days like sitting ducks until the masked invaders of the Islamic State finally came for them. ...

Turkey Signals Major Shift On ISIS

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab operations against the ...

Sophia Jones

As U.S. Strikes Syria, Turkey Shies Away From Fighting Islamic State

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- When the United States asked Turkey to join a coalition to fight the Islamic State, Turkey answered with a resounding no, citing concern o...

For US, Turkish Leaders Are Not Reliable Friends

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

Washington must push Ankara to do more as part of their strong alliance, including fighting the so-called Islamic State militants, but it must at least wait and see how this internal reckoning within the ruling AKP turns out before it makes any enduring engagement with the Turkish government in other spheres.

Turkey To Keep Details Of ISIS Operation A Secret

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Is...

ISIS: Illusions Versus Reality

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Regardless of the soundness of the president's strategy, to ensure greater success in defeating ISIS, three distinct interlinked aspects must be factored in. Acting accordingly will permanently degrade ISIS and prevent it from rising again to pose a serious threat to our allies in the Middle East and Western security in the future.

The Greek Secret

Andy Manatos | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Andy Manatos

Amid the degeneration and loss of freedom and wellbeing of millions, an ember of civility and civilization in the form of a video entitled "The Greek Secret" has emerged. It is sweeping around the world.

Stoking the Fire: Anti-Semitism and Intellectuals in Today's Turkey

Umut Özkırımlı | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Umut Özkırımlı

The Turkish government and its "organic intellectuals" have been stoking the fire of polarization and exclusion for quite some time now. Yet the fire of anti-semitism, and more generally racism, bears few resemblances to other fires.