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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.

Erdoğan After The Coup

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

Will the victory over the tanks draw Turkey in a new cycle of violence and authoritarianism? Or will it become the wakeup call the moderate forces of his party who were marginalized needed, to restore Erdogan, who confirmed his great strength and his weakness, to a sensible route?

Another Military Comedy of Errors

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The U.S. remains the greatest military power on the planet, but what does that even mean, given the last nearly 14 years of woeful performance, mishaps, defeats, disappointments, and endless war?

Syria's Fault? Confusion Arises Over Downed Turkish Jet

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

ANKARA, July 12 (Reuters) - Turkish armed forces statements over the loss of a warplane off the Syrian coast last month are fuelling speculation the...

Taking Advantage of Ankara's Resurgence with NATO

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 07.25.2012 | World
Joshua W. Walker

At a time when Western leadership is being questioned, encouraging Turkey's emergence as a responsible transatlantic partner in regional stability has never been more necessary.

'Pink Certificate' Required For Turkish Military Exemption

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Being a gay man officially means you're exempt from the otherwise mandatory years of Turkish military service. However, as the BBC is reporting, t...

The End Of The Kemalist Affair?

Slate | Christopher Hitchens | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

To read of the stunning news, of the almost-overnight liquidation of the Ataturkist or secularist military caste, and to try to do so from the standpo...

Head Of Turkish Armed Forces Resigns

Posted 09.28.2011 | World

  ANKARA, July 29 (Reuters) - The head of the Turkish armed forces General Isik Kosaner along with the heads of the ground, naval and air forces hav...

Inshallah, Cairo Will Be More Like Ankara Than Tehran

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

Often lost in the debates about Turkey's potential as a model is the fact that Ankara did not transform itself overnight to a flourishing market-democracy. It has been almost a century in the making.

The Sick Man Upon the Bosphorus: Déjà Vu?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Getting a cold shoulder from the West on several fronts, Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan is opting for the warm reception of Iran and other proponents of a pan-Islamism.