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Turkey US Relations

Tough Love for Turkey's Prime Minister Erdoğan

David L. Phillips | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Friends must be honest. It's time for some tough-love from the West. The Obama administration must be steely-eyed, seeing Turkey as it is -- not as it was -- or how Washington wants it to be.

Is Turkey's Crippled Media Freedom on Table When Obama Meets Erdoğan?

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Yavuz Baydar

Given the importance of Turkey as a critical regional player, its status as the negotiator with the European Union and the reform process which is going on for years, every such move to keep its media in leash only exposes it more as an issue to be addressed decisively.

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.

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.