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Abdullah Gul: Egyptian Muslims Should Not Fear Secularism

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.25.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

"Turkey's position on Iran's nuclear program is crystal clear: We are categorically opposed to the presence of weapons of mass destruction in our region. Attempts to develop or acquire WMDs might well trigger a regional arms race."

Turkey's New Activism in the Former Ottoman Lands and Continuing PKK Attacks

Tulin Daloglu | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Tulin Daloglu

Turkey's fight against terrorism, or its attempts to bring a peaceful end to the Kurdish dilemma can not and should not be considered separate than the massive changes occurring at Turkey's borders.

Turkish Pride

Shai Baitel | Posted 11.09.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

While Erdoğan calls Israel a "spoiled child" it seems that he is actually the spoiled child, throwing tantrums when his strategies don't work out as planned, he doesn't get his will or is actually blamed for his actions.

The Arab Spring Reshuffles Turkey's Cards

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.15.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

Turkish PM Erdogan finds himself today trapped between his friendships with unpopular Arab and Iranian leaders and the public in those countries who is now crossing into democracy and poised to accuse him of double standards.

Will Turkey Remain an American Ally?

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua W. Walker

The central role of Turkey in WikiLeaks revelations has caused further apprehension in U.S.-Turkish relations -- at an already tense moment in the alliance.

Nuclear Deal With Iran All for Show

Emma Belcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Emma Belcher

If the Obama administration's goal is to build support for harsher sanctions by making Iran appear recalcitrant, proposing a stillborn deal disguised as engagement is a shrewd approach.

Turkey's Schizophrenia

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

A major unanswered question is if Turkey wants to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with the West and stay committed to its democratic friends and allies. The EU and the United States are holding their breath to find out.

Can Turkey Defuse Iran's Nuclear Challenge?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

If successful, Turkey will have averted a potential regional conflagration, safeguarded its security and economic interests, and solidified its role as the leading bridge between East and West.

A Taste of Turkish Delight

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

A story is circulating among denizens of Washington foreign policy watering holes that a rupture between Turkey and Iran is on the horizon. But in all this static, the Turkish perspective gets lost.

Turkey Moves Away From The West

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Nichole Sobecki | GlobalPost ISTANBUL -- Turkey has long been the bridge between Europe and the East, between the Christian and Muslim worlds. Th...

Ahmadinejad's Foray to Turkey

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

Is it possible that Turkey, as a neighbor of Iran with shared interests in the stability of the region and with superior cultural understanding may be in a better position to appeal to Iranian senses?

Mediating the Nuclear Impasse

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

For Iran's own best interests, its contentious leaders would be well advised to tone down their anti-Israeli threats and find a diplomatic solution to its suspected nuclear weapons program.