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Turkish Teen Accused Of Insulting President Freed From Custody

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A high school student who was jailed for allegedly insulting Turkey's leader was released from custody on Friday after his arr...

Reports: Turkish Teen Arrested For Insulting President

AP | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a teenager was taken away from his school and detained by police for allegedly insulting Turkish Pre...

Turkey's President Decries Birth Control As Form Of Treason

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

ISTANBUL, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has described birth control as a form of "treason," saying it threatened the country's b...

Why the Syrian Refugee Crisis is the Greatest Humanitarian Disaster of Our Time

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Negar Mojtahedi

Harsh winter weather is fast approaching in the Middle East. If the member states of the United Nations don't do something soon, the world's failure to deal with the catastrophe that is spilling out of Syria's civil war, could soon reach historic proportions.

Betrayal and Resentment: The Lost Love Between Erdogan and the West

OpedSpace | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
OpedSpace

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems determined to prove that western civilization is a scam. Last week he declared that Muslim seafarers had discovered America centuries before Columbus and even built a mosque on the hills of Cuba.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Bad News For U.S.-Turkish Cooperation: ISIS May Have Launched Attack From Turkey

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any day now, the U.S. and Turkey may finally reach an agreement on jointly combating the Islamic State. But in the meantime, Turkey appe...

How to Lose to the Islamic State: Obama Administration Considers Deploying Troops to Iraq, Focusing on Assad in Syria

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The administration appears to have lost its collective mind. The president has added ground forces to the battle in Iraq and the military has suggested introducing thousands more. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel might be lucky having been left at the curb.

The Four Musketeers: Khamenei, Netanyahu, Putin and Erdogan

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Alon Ben-Meir

As it happened, Ali Khamenei, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan were all walking in one of the UN's corridors.

Sophia Jones

Turkish President Says Women And Men Can't Be Equal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Gender equality is “against nature,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a controversial speech at an Istanbul women’s co...

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 12.23.2014 | 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 12.24.2014 | 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 12.23.2014 | 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 12.19.2014 | 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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 12.06.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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...