The European Union is desperate to keep immigrants outside its borders, which essentially means keeping them in Turkey, and is willing to pay any pric...
ISTANBUL -- Turkey's downing of a Russian military jet will help little in improving this much strained relationship. But it can clarify the basic political tensions which Turkey's Turkish and Kurdish politicians need to come to terms with, and get over, if they want to forge a new mode of coexistence inside Turkey's borders.
This week, the nation stopped to give thanks. And not a moment too soon because it's especially important to remember all we're grateful for in the midst of news about a gunman opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic, the release of a video of a teenager being killed by police with 16 shots, rising hostilities between Russia and Turkey, and a political candidate making fun of a reporter's disability -- then denying it -- in a race turned ugly with xenophobia. All the more reason to count our blessings, not just at Thanksgiving, but every day -- especially now that science has confirmed the incredible health benefits of gratitude. And finally, as we head into a presidential election year, let's also be really grateful that we have the power to elect our leaders and reject those who don't reflect our values.
Turkish fans twice in two months disrupted moments of silence for victims of Islamic State attacks in Ankara and Paris in a demonstration of the kind of intolerance bred by religiously-cloaked authoritarianism in countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
Would the result have been different had Turkey not chosen to shoot down a Russian plane which may have veered momentarily -- and this in the Turkish version, mind you -- into its territory? We'll never know.
rom Putin's standpoint any developments that potentially isolates Turkey diplomatically, creates turmoil in NATO or underscores the lack of American leadership is a win. In the meantime, the Obama Administration continues to insist that "ISIL is being contained". Is it any wonder than no one believes them?
We don't know that Turkey's firing at the jet was premeditated as Russia claims but we do know that Russia's violation of Turkish airspace was premeditated.
The nations that need to work together are not working together. By not working together, they are undoing some of the advances that each other make, allowing ISIS to operate in the cracks and disagreements.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you're probably about to eat a lot of food with your family and then fall asleep on the couch while watching football -- but do you really know what this holiday is all about?
Despite all the fury generated on the campaign trail by the ISIS attacks and the failures of American strategy to date, there is little that any of the candidates have suggested that differs much from what we have been doing so far.
The most likely explanation for Erdogan's astonishing decision to launch an attack on a Russian aircraft was to thwart and strangle at birth the nascent indications of a possible grand coalition being formed to combat ISIS, involving the United States, France and Russia.
This Monday, animal advocates released a shocking investigation showing widespread cruelty at what some would consider the most unlikely of places -- a top-rated Whole Foods turkey supplier.
Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays for food, but it can also be monotonous. Often the same recipes are made over and over again -- and nothing is more commonly copied than the Thanksgiving turkey. Traditions are great, but isn't it time to mix it up?
Thanksgiving dinner is the most anticipated cooking/eating event of the year. But don't let the stress of creating a perfect meal get you down. Have a calm, stress free holiday and spend more time with your family by following these simple tips!
The First World War started over less. Jets from Turkey, a member of NATO, shot down a Sukhoi 24 fighter from Russia, a state with around 7,700 nuclear warheads, over Turkey's border with Syria.